St Paul's Day 2024 Livery Service and Luncheon

25th January 2024

St Paul’s Day 2024

At the St Paul’s Day Court Meeting of the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers held on Thursday 25th January 2024 at Tallow Chandlers’ Hall, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:

Master, Dr Christopher Frank Howard Bishop;

Upper Warden, George Edward Smith;

Renter Warden, Christopher Worth Newenham;

Renter Warden Elect, Christopher White,

Admiral Sir Philip Jones, GCB, DL was elected as a Liveryman of the Company Honoris Causa.

Following the Court Meeting, the Annual Livery Service led by the Honorary Chaplain, The Reverend Canon Thomas Woodhouse was held at St Mary Abchurch, where the Master took the Oath of the Master and was presented with the Master’s Badge and Symbols of Office.

The St Paul’s Day Preacher was The Rt Reverend Dr Jane Steen – Bishop of Lynn

The Choir was under the direction of Philip Berg, MVO, FRCO, ARCM

Master of the Music, The King’s Chapel of the Savoy

The Master, Dr Christopher Frank Howard Bishop and Past Master Dr Donald Cryan Hon, LLD., together with the Immediate Past Master, Matthew Charles Hancock and the Clerk, Sarah Murnane all spoke at the Livery Luncheon which followed and was served at Tallow Chandlers’ Hall where a most convivial ambience prevailed.

The Fruiterers’ Dessert which adorned the tables had been kindly donated by BerryWorld and displayed by Liveryman Peter Thomas.

St Paul's Day 2024

St Paul's Day 2024

St Paul's Day 2024
Fruit Baskets Kindly Donated by Prescott Thomas Ltd