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RAF Club Lunch with Helen Whittaker - Monday 20th October

We have received an invitation form from the RAF Club, who are hosting a Club Lunch with Helen Whittaker, who will be talking about her amazing window installation.

For those who didn’t make our visit there during Colin Freeman’s year, this is an excellent opportunity to view the window and hear about the ideas behind the design.

  Bookings are made directly with the Club; membership is not necessary; booking form attached,   or contact Sarah O’Connor, Events and Digital Marketing Executive.

Royal Air Force Club 128 Piccadilly, London W1J 7PY.  Tel: 0207 399 1042  I  F: 0207 629 1316 I


Stephen Shaw walked the Thames Path!

 Stephen walked from the source of the Thames to the Barrier in 10 days!

He was raising money by sponsorship for the AHOY Centre where the Master Glazier is berthed. A full report of this Stephens' achievement will be published and circulated separately and you can sponsor Stephen through the Clerk.



The Master will Abseil down the Lloyds Building!


Those of you who were at the Banquet in March will recall the Master announced that he would be joining the Lord Mayor and the CEO of Lloyds in abseiling from the top of the Lloyds’ Building on 19th September.  To take part in the abseil he has to raise at least £500, so if you feel able to sponsor him you may do so on-line at; alternatively, you may send a cheque to the Clerk’s Office.  Cheques should be made out to ‘The Lord Mayor’s Appeal 2014’.


To Livery Company Clerks and Members of the Livery Committee

The June/July issue of the bi-monthly Livery Briefing, published by Guildhall on behalf of the Livery Committee, and intended for all liverymen can be found by clicking here.



 It’s a city where an unrivalled collection of heritage landmarks, spanning 1,000 years of history, blends beautifully with striking 21st century architecture. A city alive with an inclusive atmosphere, compact enough to make you feel at home in days, but with enough sights, local delights and cultural vibrancy to entertain you for weeks.” The Masters visit to this amazing city will show us all of this and more! further details can be found by clicking here.


the Weald and Downland Museum

On 27th July, the W C of Plumbers are organising a day at the Weald and Downland Museum with the Lord Mayor attending.  As you should all know, we have an exhibit there – a stained glass studio - which will be manned by David Whyman assisted by PM Phillida Shaw.  It is open to all and has been publicised by the Clerk’s office.Further information can be obtained by Clicking here.

The Masters Diary 


Wednesday looks as though it was a day and half!

Remember these all promote The WC of Glaziers as well as the Masters planned Abseil down the Lloyds Building in .  

Tuesday lunch – W C of Masons for their Court Lunch at Mercers Hall

Tuesday dinner – W C of Engineers for their Annual Awards Dinner at Goldsmiths Hall

Wednesday – W C of Needlemakers and W C of Glass Sellers 350th Anniversaries.  Evensong at St Pauls Cathedral with Lord Mayor and Aldermen, followed by Beating Retreat in Guildhall Yard, followed by a Reception in Guildhall Library.

Thursday – Imperial Society of Knights Batchelor Annual Service of Dedication in the Chapel of St Faith in the crypt of St Pauls Cathedral (immediate past Lord Mayor Roger Gifford making his vows), followed by a Reception at Apothecaries Hall. 

Interesting experience as the Knights paraded from St Pauls to Apothecaries in Ceremonial Crimson Capes, Ceremonial Sword etc, followed by the Masters wearing badges.



Sherriff's-Elect Chain of Office and Badge

There is a wish to follow the custom of presenting the Sherriff's-elect with a Chain of Office and Badge.

A Committee has been formed for this purpose, and those Citizens and Liverymen who wish to be associated with this expression of goodwill and wish to know more should click the following links. Click here  or Click here


The Master continues to work representing us


On Saturday, he attended the Spitalfields’ Music Summer Festival for a performance of Crowd Out, with 1,000 performers drawn from the local community – fascinating event.

On Monday evening, he was able to give one of our ‘free’ days at the Hall to the Mayor of Southwark for Southwark’s Armed Forces Day.  It comprised a short Ceremony of Remembrance conducted by the Bishop of Southwark, followed by a ceremony bestowing the Freedom of the Borough on The Princess of Wales Royal Regiment, this was followed by awards to a number of cadets and a closing speech by General The Lord Dannatt.  There was then a Gala concert with the Air Cadet Singers, The Memphis Belles (Andrews Sisters Tribute) and the Military Wives Choir, followed by a Civic Reception.

Finally yesterday along with a number of us he attended the election of the Sheriffs at Guildhall, followed by lunch at the Founders’ Hall, then a Flag Raising Ceremony in Guildhall Yard with the Lord Mayor, followed by a meeting called by Sheriff Elect and Master Glass Seller Dr Andrew Parmley to discuss additional funding for the Livery Apprenticeship Scheme.


Liveryman Philip Sturrock Honoured

Congratulationsto Liveryman Philip Sturrock who was awarded the MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

The following statement was issued by Philips company.

In March 2014 Mr Sturrock stood down as Chair of Trustees of the United St. Saviour’s Charity in Southwark.  The Charity, incorporated under Henry VIII in 1540, exists to provide accommodation for the elderly and alleviate disadvantage in North Southwark. During Mr Sturrock’s chairmanship a new director was appointed, the staff team extended and charitable grant-making multiplied fourfold.  The Charity added the trusteeship of a neighbouring almshouse to its existing almshouse provision. In 2013 the Charity was voted Winner of Southwark Council’s Good Landlord Housing Hero Awards.
Mr Sturrock was also (2010-2013) the Chair of the Wandle Housing Association which maintained 7000 homes in South London and developed new homes for rent.  Mr Sturrock is a Trustee of Southwark Cathedral Development Trust and a member of its Fundraising Council.
Philip Sturrock’s other interests are in the field of education and business advice to Government. Philip is Chair of Governors at Queen Mary’s Grammar School, Walsall, an ancient grammar school founded in 1554, and Council Member and Chair of Finance at the Institute of Education, London University. He also serves on the Industrial Development Advisory Board and the Investment Committee of the British Business Bank, both within the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.
Mr Sturrock said that the MBE was a great honour but that the success of his work depended entirely on the efforts of other volunteers and staff and tribute should be paid to their loyalty and commitment. He was pleased and proud to have served with inspirational people.”


St Peters Court & Dinner

St Peter's Day Court & Dinner - Monday 30th June 2014

 Our guest speaker will be The Rt Revd Lords Bishop of Norwich, Graham James. Bishop Graham who has been an active member of the House of Lords since 2004. The Glaziers will be visiting Norwich Cathedral, October 9th - 12th so it is expected that there will be a lot of interest in the Bishops words. Further details about the event can be found by clicking here.


Masters Visit to Greenwhich

The visit to Greenwhich which took place on the 14th in some of the best weather so far this summer was apparently a great day.  Those of us who were unable to attend will unfortunately have to wait to hear from others about the River trip, the Cutty Sark and the Painted Hall.  The Web Master will post something as soon as he gets any report about it.


The Awards Evening

The Awards evening held on 6 May inspired us all, not only by the way it showed the way the Craft continues to develop, but also the by level of recognition there is for the use of Stained Glass in many diverse architectural situations. Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge provided the possible site for the use of this years Stevens Competition and after an initial interest by 40 artists, entries were received by 23. Congratulations to all the winners, particularly Jayne Ford who not only won the Stevens Award but also an award for Craftmanship. The Award for Presentation was collected by Muna Zuberi and the Award for Excellence by Sandie Gallagher.  This year the judges had such great difficulty giving the Ashton Hill Award that they presented 2, to both Mylene Vigneron and Julia Gonyou.  While they gave a Special Award to David Mola Morales.

There will be further information about the awards at a later date on the Awards web page, so look out for that. 


"Glaziers" welcome the IoD City of London

The Master of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers, Liverymen, Freemen and their guests are invited to this joint networking event with the members and guests of the Institute of Directors, City of London. This will be held in the River Room at Glaziers' Hall with its unique riverside location and fine views of the City of London on at18:30 to 20:30. Tuesday, 20 May 2014.

Further details can be found by Clicking here.


“Maritime Greenwich” on Wednesday 14th of May

 The Calling notice for the Master’s Visit to Greenwich, can be found

The City of London Briefing will now be available on a bi monthly bases through these pages. Why not keep up to date with what is happening with the Cities Liveries by clicking here. Please take your cameras to record the day for our Facebook pages.


ANNUAL PRIZEGIVING – TUESDAY 6 MAY 2014 from 4.30pm.  

The Company invites Liverymen and Freemen, and their Spouses and Partners, to attend the annual prize-giving and Reception at Glaziers’ Hall on Tuesday 6th

The Annual Awards is one of the points in the year where the Craft and the Worshipful Company touch, and it is normally a very enjoyable evening.  This year the Competition results have been reported as exceptionally good, and there is the added attraction of a short Presentation by Douglas Hogg, the creator of the jubilee window in the Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy which a number of Members of the Company saw on a visit last year.  Further details and a Booking form can be found by clicking here.



St Mark's Dinner at Glaziers' Hall

Monday 28 April 2014:  


We return to the Hall for this Court Dinner, the first evening dinner on Home Turf since November's Installation. Following the receiving line, held between 7.00 & 7.15 pm, there will be welcome drinks in the Livery Hall. This will be followed by a three course dinner accompanied by good Claret, and Port passed in the Glaziers' engraved decanters.

There will be the popular 'stirrup cup' available after dinner, in the London Bridge Room, providing a chance for members & guests to mingle with those to whom they have not yet spoken.

The Response on behalf of the guests will be made by Derek Smedley, Master of Wine.


Masters Diary for April

The Master continues to work on the Liveries behalf and as can be seen from what follows during April. An event I know he is particularly looking forward to is the BSMG Conference at Glaziers Hall over the 7th and 8th.

27 March                      Masters’ and Clerks’ Lunch at the Tallow Chandlers’ Hall

3 April                           Lord Mayor’s Banquet at the Mansion House

4 April                           United Guilds Service at St Pauls followed by combined Liveries Lunch at Glaziers’ Hall

7/8 April                        BSMGP Conference, including L:ecture and Dinner on 7th.

10 April                         Lord Mayor’s Curry Lunch

10 April                         Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards Spring Dinner at Butchers’ Hall

15 April                         Guildable Manor ‘A Breakfast with Terry Waite’ at Roast Restaurant, Borough Market

24 April                         Merchant Tailors of York Annual Banquet

28 April                         Glaziers’ Court Dinner.



The Master’s visit in June will take us to the wonderful wine growing region of Burgundy, where we will be staying in either the Sofitel Grand Hotel la Cloche, in the Place Darcy, or if extra numbers require it, the Best Western Hostellerie du Chapeau Rouge, in Rue Michel. The Hotels are about 250m apart and near the station, in the provincial Capital of Dijon, “The Ducal City”. We will also visit several local attractions as well as the nearby town of Beaune. Further details are available by clicking here


Masters Diary March.

It seems a good idea to publish the Master Diary for the last month which shows exactly how busy he has been on the both the Company's and the Industries behalf.

4 March. City of London Guides lecture and reception
7 March. SIM banquet Mansion House
11 March. Plumbers Banquet Mansion House
17 March Painter Stainers Prize giving Mall Galleries
24 March Company Annual Banquet
25 March ‎ evensong and dedication of Robert Anning Bell windows at Gray's Inn Chapel. These are the windows which were taken out of the chapel on outbreak of war and found their way into the repository. They were restored by Caroline Benyon.
26 March. Livery visit to Treloar School and College with Lord Mayor


24 March, The Annual Banquet.

The Annual Banquet at The Mansion House in the presence of the Lord Mayor with the Principal guest speaker being Councillor the Lady (Victoria) Borwick A.M., F.R.S.A will take place this evening, in the presence of the Master, Wardens and many Glaziers and their partners. 


The Masters trip to Burgundy in June

Details of the Masters visit to Burgundy have been released today, click here for full information. This looks like being a really interesting visit and we are sure that members will need to book speedily to ensure a place.


The Spring Issue of The Glazier Newsletter

The Spring Issue of The Glazier is now available through the Magazine Pages of the website. This very interesting 16 page issue includes an interview with the new Master who reveals his objectives during his year in office.  These include greater involvement of the membership at events as well as making the Livery more attractive to younger members and growing the membership. The Issue also includes very useful and important information about the new Identity Guidelines, the BSMGP  Conference in April, also a very interesting piece by Steve Clare about the teaching of stained glass and another by Samantha Enstone teh Managing Director of Glaziers Hall. 


Treloar’s Annual Charity Gala Dinner.

The Treloar’s Annual Charity Gala Dinner is to raise funds for “The Treloar Trust” which provides education, care, therapy, medical support and independence training to young people with physical disabilities from all over the UK and overseas. Their aim is to prepare these young people for adult life, giving them the confidence and skills to achieve their full potential.This year’s event will take place at Mansion House on Wednesday 8th October 2014 and they are hoping to raise £75,000 for a specially adapted minibus. To find more details of the event click here.


Glaziers' Annual Banquet at the Mansion House.

The Annual Banquet on 24 March will not only be attended by the Lord Mayor The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf CBE and her consort, but also by the Deputy Mayor of London Councillor the Lady (Victoria) Borwick A.M.,F.R.S.A. So those attending look like having a glittering evening at the Mansion House.



British Society of Master Glass Painters conference, Stained Glass:the State of the Art.

The forthcoming two day conference being held at Glaziers Hall, which is organized by the B.S.M.G.P. is very much a joint effort with our Worshipful Company.  This has been greatly facilitated by the generous gift of the usage of Glaziers Hall by the Master Glazier John Dallimore, and forms an integral part of the annual programme during his term of office, the theme of which lays great emphasis on the art and craft of stained glass, and the work of our newly established charitable foundation.  Bookings for the event, details of which are available by clicking here and viewing the attachment, as well as on the BSMGP website

New Rates for Under 40s

The court has agreed that members who are under 40 should be fined at a reduced rate details of which can by found by clicking here.


The Golf Society

The Golf Societies planned program for 2014 as well as information about its Officers is now available in the Golf Society pages.  Why not check it out and contact the Secretary about joining them for a round or two?


Rush To Join the Company!

The raised awareness and growing interest about the work of the company is being reflected in the considerable numbers of 9 new Freemen and 4 new Liverymen to be installed at the St Paul's Court on 27 January.  We know that they will find us a very sociable Company and look forward to meeting them at events throughout the years to come.


TV inclusion of Glaziers Work

One of our Artists, Emma Blount, will be seen on TV on Sunday afternoon at 4pm, in Songs of Praise she was filmed as as she works on a window for a church that was rebuilt after burning down - St Nicholas, Radford Semele.  


The Glazier

 All the latest copies of "The Glazier" are available through the Newsletter section of the website.


The Calender of Events 2014

The Calender of events for 2014 has been circulated electronically by the Clerks office.  This will give you Glazier Company members the opportunity to consider the events during the Christmas fortnight and make sure they have them marked in their diaries. There are some really interesting events this year including  a Masters visit to Burgundy and Norwich as well Traditional events such as the Annual Banquet at the Mansion House in the presence of the Lord Mayor.  This years Golf Society events are at particularly interesting venues and the Cutter will be participating in the Great River race and the Tudor Pull.  All in All there is something for everyone's taste and interest.


New Master starts his year.

Master John Dallimore was Installed at the Installation Court Dinner on Thursday 28 November.  This event is always popular and this year 164 Liverymen Freemen and their guests enjoyed the  evening, which included an inspiring address of the Haggis by the Upper Warden.


Glaziers Trust

Dr Neil Moat, Architectural and Stained Glass Historian has taken over the role of Secretary from Susan Mathews who has very successfully carried out this role for a number of years.  


The Social Programme

The programme of events for the Master's year 2013-14 is now available on the Events page.

The Stained Glass Museum

Geoffrey Clarke, RA

Stained Glass Appeal

The Stained Glass Museum is raising money to purchase four stained glass panels by the significant twentieth-century British stained glass artist Geoffrey Clarke, RA (b. 1924). For further details click here

Livery Committee Briefing

The latest briefing from the Livery Committee can be read here. The Livery Committee was established to look after relations between the Livery Companies and the Civic City. The briefing gives an indication of some of the issues it covers.

New Grants towards Accreditation

Grants are now available to professional glaziers towards professional accreditation with ICON (the Institute of Conservation). Read more.