Master’s Diary


6th October

Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers’ Disneyland send-off

27th October
Installation Court General and Livery Dinner – Mansion House

6th November 

Royal British Legion Garden of Remembrance – St Paul’s

Lunch at Watermen’s Hall – Watermen’s Hall

Thanksgiving Service for the Lord Mayor – St Stephen Walbrook

8th November

Horners’ Company Ralph Anderson Lecture – Royal Society of Medicine

11th November

Lord Mayor’s Show

15th November

Management Consultants’ Company Global Symposium

22nd November

Pan Livery Breakfast meeting – Mercers’ Hall

Festival of St Cecilia – Westminster Cathedral

Lord Mayor’s Briefing for Masters & Clerks – Mansion House

Sir Lionel Denny Lecture, with Master’s Lady – Barber-Surgeons’ Hall

23rd November

Election Committee; Events & Marketing Committee

24th November

BMN Awards Luncheon – Hilton Park Lane

30th November

Mercers’ Livery Concert – Mercers’ Hall

6th December

3PWRR Carol Service – Canterbury Cathedral

7th December

Reception to launch Big Curry Lunch

8th December

Lunch with Her Majesty’s Judges – Old Bailey

Carol Service & Supper

14th December

City Centre’s Winter Warmer

19th December

Service of Nine Lessons & Carols, followed by Supper


9th January

Plaisterers’ Dinner for Masters & Clerks – Plaisterers’ Hall

10th January

Careers’ talk at Lammas School

15th January

Lunch with incoming & outgoing COs of 3PWRR

18th January

Livery Company Lunch – Grocers’ Hall

24th January

Master’s Committee & Court meeting – Painters’ Hall

1st February

Education & Training Sub Committee

5th February

Lord Mayor’s visit to Treloar’s

6th February

Livery Schools Link Showcase – Guildhall

12th February

Development Committee meeting – Ironmongers’ Hall

13th February

Inter-Livery Pancake Race – Guildhall

22nd February

Election Committee & Events Marketing Committee meetings

World Traders’ Tacitus Lecture – Guildhall

27th February

PR Company Dinner, Clerk only (Master snowed in) – Apothecaries’ Hall

2nd March

Commissioning of HMS FORTH

5th March

Lunch with Colonel Brennan Dwyer (3PWRR) and PM Day

Lynn Painter-Stainers’ Private View, with Master’s Lady (& IPM & his Lady) – Mall Galleries

8th March

I0BM 50th Anniversary Reception

Hackney Carriage Drivers’ Spring Court Dinner, with Clerk – Carpenters’ Hall

12th March

Construction Liveries Group meeting – Carpenters’ Hall

Modern Livery Companies Spring Dinner, with Senior Warden – Watermen’s Hall

14th March

Mansion House Scholarships Reception, with Master’s Lady & Clerk – Mansion House

Carpenters’ Livery Spring Dinner, with Master’s Lady & Clerk – Carpenters’ Hall

15th March

Lord Mayor’s Dinner for Masters – Mansion House

16th March

Chester Boyd Livery Breakfast, with Master’s Lady & Clerk – Stationers’ Hall

United Guilds’ Service & Lunch – St Paul’s

19th March

Master’s Committee, Court meeting & City & Awards Luncheon – Vintners’ Hall

21st March

Plumbers’ Company Annual Banquet, with Master’s Lady – Mansion House

22nd March

Solicitors’ Company Banquet, with Master’s Lady – Mansion House

28th March 

Treloar Talks, with Master’s Lady – Glaziers’ Hall

5th April

Private Dinner and Tour with Sheriff and Mrs Redcliffe, with Master’s Lady – Old Bailey

11th April

Big Curry Lunch – Guildhall

12th April

Meeting with CEO of Rainy Day Trust

13th April

Commissioning of HMS Forth, with Master’s Lady and others – Portsmouth Naval Dockyard, followed by Commissioning Ball

16th April

Charity & Education Committee meeting, Election Court, Annual Divine Service, Reception & Supper – Watermen’s Hall

24th April

BMF Parliamentary Reception – Strangers’ Dining Room, House of Commons

27th April

Funeral of Liveryman John Ward

30th April

Development Committee meeting – Ironmongers’ Hall

2nd May

Lecture by Lord Mayor, with Clerk – Chartered Accountants’ Hall

3rd May

Company Golf Day

9th May

View Day – St Bartholomew the Great and Bart’s Hospital

10th May

Tylers’ and Bricklayers’ Company Annual Guest Dinner, with Master’s Lady – Merchant Taylors’ Hall

11th May

Red Cross Flag Day collection

12th May

Installation of Bishop of London, and Reception, with Master’s Lady – St Paul’s Cathedral and Guildhall

15th May

Festival of the Sons of the Clergy & Supper – St Paul’s Cathedral & Local restaurant

16th May

Inter-Livery Clay Shoot

Bart’s View Day Service & Reception

17th May

Inter-Livery Golf ‘Prince Arthur Cup’ – Walton Heath

18th May

BMJ Industry Awards – The Brewery

19th May

3 PWRR Albuhera Dinner, with Master’s Lady – Canterbury

22nd May

Visit to Neasden Temple

23rd May

Pewter Live Livery Reception, with Clerk – Pewterers’ Hall

Reception re result of Big Curry Lunch, with Master’s Lady – Carpenters’ Hall

26th May

Visit to York Races

5th June

Buckingham Palace Garden Party, with Master’s Lady

6th June

Education and Training Sub Committee meeting

Master’s Reception for members retired from the industry – Aldermen’s Dining Room, Guildhall

7th June

Election Committee & Events & Marketing Committee meetings

8th-10th June

Ironbridge Livery Weekend

11th June

Pan Livery meeting – Mansion House

18th June

Livery Committee Dinner, with Clerk – Ironmongers’ Hall

20th June 

Livery Education Conference – Staple Inn Hall

Livery Schools Link AGM – The City Centre

21st June

Master’s Committee, Court meeting & Summer Luncheon – Carpenters’ Hall

25th June

Election of Sheriffs & Lunch – Guildhall, followed by Painters’ Hall

Armed Forces Flag-Raising – Guildhall

26th June

Evensong & Reception for Incorporated Church Building Society – St Paul’s Cathedral

4th July

Chartered Architects’ Election Court Dinner – Skinners’ Hall

6th-8th July 

Master’s Weekend – Durham

9th July

Sheriffs’ & Recorder’s Fund AGM – Old Bailey

13th July

Talking to group at Fulham Boys’ School

19th July

Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor Service & Reception – St Paul’s Cathedral & Apothecaries’ Hall

Historic Pub walk & supper

24th July

Meeting with Immediate Past Master Educator & others re training for careers etc – College Hill


10th August

Meeting of Trustees – Lords Taverner

18th August

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

29th August

Livery Companies Pairs Golf Event – Moor Park, Rickmansworth

10th September

Charity & Education Committee & Education & Training Sub Committee meetings

Modern Companies Autumn Dinner – Tallow Chandlers’ Hall

11th September

Election Committee & Events & Marketing Committee meetings

13th September

Walk of all Livery Halls for Masters

15th September

Beckenham & Penge SCU Mess Dinner

17th September

Lord Mayor’s Golf Day

19th September 

Lunch for new Liverymen & Freemen – Private Members’ Dining Room, Guildhall

21st September

[Sheriffs’ Ball – Guildhall]

25th September

Master’s Committee, Court meeting & Court Consorts’ & Guests’ Luncheon – Barber-Surgeons’ Hall

27th September

Paviors’ Company Dinner – Mansion House

29th September

3PWRR Livery Day?


30th September

Sheepdrive across London Bridge

1st October

Election of Lord Mayor & Lunch – Guildhall, followed by Painters’ Hall

8th October

Construction Liveries Group – Carpenters’ Hall

25th October

Installation Court & Dinner – Merchant Taylors’ Hall