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The Guild's annual Carol Service was again held in the marvellous Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula - a spectacular venue. As the parish church of Her Majesty's palace and fortress, the Tower of London and a 'Royal Peculiar', the Chapel is under the direct jurisdiction of the Sovereign. Rev'd Cortland Fransella, assistant priest, took the service whilst the Choir of the Chapels Royal led and entertained us with a number of festive favourites along with some solo pieces, accompanied by the organist, Christian Wilson, who also delivered a rousing organ postlude, which gained warm applause. The music was under the direction of the Master of Music, Colm Carey. The lessons were delivered by Guild members Mr Stephen Haylock, Mrs Janet Bridden, Mr Timothy Milward, Mr Peter Allcard (The Master) and the Rev'd Fransella, who also gave a thought provoking sermon regarding the Christmas Message. Afterwards, some 140 Guild members and guests mingled and exchanged festive good wishes over a glass of wine and mince pies, before departing into the cold London air to make their way home to prepare for the Christmas period, with the 'Christmas Message' providing some food for thought. Photos of the event can be found here.

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Annual Banquet at Guildhall

"A veritable tour de force; stunning atmosphere, seriously impressive food and a funny judge..what’s not to like!
Well done everyone" - Mrs J.D.

"A triumph" - Mr A.W."

"..a brilliant evening at Guildhall last night. The event was spectacular and we, our guests and everyone around us enjoyed it tremendously. A great highlight of a fantastic year" - Mr J.H.

"A magnificent evening was had by all" - Mr K.B.

"It really was the most wonderful and unforgettable evening " - Mrs K.J.

"It was a great privilege to be present of Friday evening on such a splendid occasion.  What a truly stunning and memorable evening. The organisation, the pageantry and the attention to detail was remarkable. A and I enjoyed it all enormously" - C H.C.


Master's Final Dinner at Fishmongers' Hall
"Just a line to say how much we enjoyed the dinner last night, super seat thank you! Please convey our thanks to the Master for a wonderful evening, superb food and company and thank him for all his events over the past year, we have had great times.
We now look forward to the next year, different venues and events." - Mr P.B.

Reception and Supper at Grocers' Hall
"My guests and I really really enjoyed the Ceremony and the dinner at Grocers’ Hall last evening, I am still on a high with sheer pleasure, you, everyone there so kind and welcoming". Mrs A R

"It was good to meet you at last and on such an excellent evening in one of the nicest Livery Halls in the City.  Thank you for making it such a special evening for M and me.   It was so well organised and enjoyable.   The food was first class and the company good as well". Mr D B

RNLI Demonstration and Supper at the Little Ship Club
"Thank you SO much for arranging a most enjoyable evening. Once again, I was able to catch up on friends and make new acquantainces - all thanks to you for the excellent place settings.  The weather was kind to us, the food was amazing and everybody around our table was very happy with the service and the meal."  Ms V H

"Following the interesting demonstration Guild Members and their guests retired back inside the Little Ship Club for a stunning two-course supper with some excellent wine and tremendous companionship discussing the RNLI’s great work being achieved on the tidal Thames.​" Mr D K
 
 

 

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