United Guilds Service, St Paul’s Cathedral – Friday 11th March

The 74th Service of the United Guilds of the City of London was once again held in St Paul’s Cathedral attended by the Master Wardens, Members of the Court and guests.

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As the Bishop of London said in his sermon this is one of the most colourful events in the City calendar with Masters, Prime Wardens, the Lord Mayor, his Sheriffs and other High Officers of the City and the Armed Services all in full regalia sat in the body of the Cathedral. Sadly photography is not allowed so those not attending cannot see the effect of this finery.

But we did manage to sneak this photo taken inside the Cathedral

The Master flanked by his Wardens

The Master flanked by his Wardens


 

Some impression of the colourful nature of the event can be seen in this picture taken outside the Cathedral after the Service

Some impression of the colourful nature of the event can be seen in this picture taken outside the Cathedral after the Service

The Master & Wardens and their Ladies after the Service

The Master & Wardens and their Ladies after the Service

A plethora (?) of Past Masters

A plethora (?) of Past Masters

After the Service we moved on to the Stationers’ Hall for a Reception and Lunch
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With a good sprinkling of the Fellowship for which the Fruiterers are rightly famous!

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