Master’s Diary


20th October
Installation Court  General  & Livery Dinner – Drapers’ Hall

27th October
Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor Ceremony & Reception, with retired Clerk – St Paul’s Cathedral & Apothecaries’ Hall

29th October
3PWRR Livery day in Canterbury

1st November
Vintry & Dowgate Wards Club Civic Lunch, with Master’s Lady

7th November
Royal British Legion Garden of Remembrance, with Clerk – St Paul’s Cathedral

11th November
Silent Ceremony – Guildhall

12th November
Lord Mayor’s Show, with Company float; part of Guard of Honour for Lord Mayor at Mansion House

14th November
Lord Mayor’s Banquet, as guest of Clerk – Guildhall

16th November
Lord Mayor’s Briefing for Masters & Clerks, with Clerk – Mansion House

Master’s Lady at reception with Lady Mayoress – Guildhall

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

17th November
Master’s Committee Meeting

Actuaries’ Livery Lecture – Staple Inn Hall

22nd November
Election Committee & Events & Marketing Committees

23rd November
Festival of St Cecilia Service, with Master’s Lady & Clerk – Westminster Abbey

25th November
Builders’ Merchants News Awards – Hilton

5th December
Cutlers’ Company Sex-centenary Service & Reception, with Clerk – St Bartholomew the Great & the Old Bailey

3PWRR Carol Service & Supper, with Master’s Lady – Canterbury Cathedral

9th December
Company Carols Service & Supper – St Peter ad Vincula & Old Hall, Lincoln’s Inn

15th December
Education & Training Sub-Committee meeting

20th December
Service of Nine Lessons, Carols & Livery Supper – St Bartholomew the Great & Haberdashers’ Hall


26th January
Court of Assistants at 1:45pm Painters’ Hall. Evening tour for all: Whitechapel Bell Foundry at 5:30 for 6:00pm.

7th February

Reception re Lord Mayor’s Show, with Clerk – Mansion House

8th February

‘In the Spotlight with Martha Kearney, in aid of Sheriffs’ & Recorder’s Fund, with Master’s Lady – Old Bailey

13th February

Lord Mayor’s Gresham Lecture – Old Library, Guildhall

15th February

Lunch with the Judges – Old Bailey

20th February

Development Committee meeting

22nd February

Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects’ Annual Lecture – The City Centre

23rd February

World Traders’ Tacitus Lecture – Guildhall

28th February

Inter-Livery Pancake Race in Guildhall Yard, noon

2nd March

Election Committee meeting, Events & Marketing Committee meeting, Summer Ball Working Party meeting

3rd March

Memorial Service for PM Barry Jackson – Lincoln Cathedral

6th March

City Guides’ Derek Melluish Memorial Lecture – St Lawrence Jewry

7th March
Lunch with Colonel Andy Betts, CO of 3PWRR (with PM Day)

9th March

Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers’ Spring Livery Dinner, with Clerk – Carpenters’ Hall

13th March
Court of Assistants at 10am. City and Awards Luncheon – Apothecaries’ Hall. Tour for guests. Liverymen, Freemen and guests.

24th March
Meeting of Trustees at College Hill.

31st March
United Guilds Service – St Paul’s Cathedral, noon. Buffet Lunch – Carpenters’ Hall. Liverymen, Freemen and guests.

Election Court General – Trinity house at 5pm, Liverymen and Freemen. Annual Divine Service at 6:30pm – H.M Tower of London. Reception & Supper- Trinity House. Liverymen, Freemen and Guests.

4th May
Company Golf Day – Hadley Wood. Liverymen & Freemen

9th May
Festival of Sons of the Clergy, St Paul’s Cathedral at 5:30pm. Supper at a local venue. Liverymen, Freemen and Guests.

12th-14th May
Master’s Weekend – Birmingham. Liverymen, Freemen and Guests.

17th May
Inter-Livery Clay Shoot – Holland & Holland

18th May
Prince Arthur Cup (Inter-Livery Golf Competition) Walton Heath Golf Club.

2nd June
Inter-Livery Rifle Shooting – tbc.

7th June

Walk across Hampstead Heath. Visit to Kenwood House, including tea. Liverymen, Freemen and Guests.

23rd-24th June

Heritage Skills Festival – Lincoln Cathedral.

26th June

Election of Sheriffs – Guildhall, noon. Luncheon at Painters’ Hall. Liverymen.

14th July
Court of Assistants at 2pm – Skinners’ Hall. Tour for guests. Reception and Summer Ball at 6:30pm. Liverymen, Freemen and Guests.


22nd September
Meeting of Trustees at College Hill.

26th September

Court of Assistants at 11am and Court Ladies’ Luncheon at Stationers’ Hall. Tour for guests. Court and Guests.

29th September

Election of Lord Mayor – Guildhall, noon. Luncheon at Painters’ Hall. Liverymen.

27th October
Installation Court General at Mansion House at 5pm. Liverymen & Freemen. Tour for guests. Livery Dinner at 7pm. Liverymen, Freemen and guests.