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The Master invited Guild members and guests to join him at The Charterhouse, with its buildings dating from the 14th century. We had the opportunity to attend Evening Prayers in the Chapel, which were led by The Preacher, Robin Isherwood. It was a joy to read the service from a version of the prayer book dating from 1662 and the service in the beautiful chapel was both moving and uplifting.
Dominic Tickell, the Development Director, showed us a beautiful tapestry that had been designed with elements drawn by local primary school children, before being professionally woven. This project had been specifically supported by our Master, Neil Redcliffe and his Lady, Emma.
Tours of the Charterhouse and courtyards then followed, each taken by a resident “Brother”. The tours revealed layer upon layer of history in the wonderful rooms. After the tour we savoured excellent canapes and bowl food. In all, a fascinating and really enjoyable visit.

Photos, courtesy of Peter Holland Photography, can be seen here https://www.guild-freemen-london.co.uk/gallery/home/charterhouse

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