Those of you who were at the Banquet in March will recall the Master announced that he would be joining the Lord Mayor and the CEO of Lloyds in abseiling from the top of the Lloyds’ Building on 19th September. To take part in the abseil he has to raise at least £500, so if you feel able to sponsor him you may do so on-line at www.doitforcharity.com/jdallimore; alternatively, you may send a cheque to the Clerk’s Office. Cheques should be made out to ‘The Lord Mayor’s Appeal 2014’.
The June/July issue of the bi-monthly Livery Briefing, published by Guildhall on behalf of the Livery Committee, and intended for all liverymen can be found by clicking here.
“It’s a city where an unrivalled collection of heritage landmarks, spanning 1,000 years of history, blends beautifully with striking 21st century architecture. A city alive with an inclusive atmosphere, compact enough to make you feel at home in days, but with enough sights, local delights and cultural vibrancy to entertain you for weeks.” The Masters visit to this amazing city will show us all of this and more! further details can be found by clicking here.
On 27th July, the W C of Plumbers are organising a day at the Weald and Downland Museum with the Lord Mayor attending. As you should all know, we have an exhibit there – a stained glass studio - which will be manned by David Whyman assisted by PM Phillida Shaw. It is open to all and has been publicised by the Clerk’s office.Further information can be obtained by Clicking here.
The Masters Diary
Wednesday looks as though it was a day and half!
Remember these all promote The WC of Glaziers as well as the Masters planned Abseil down the Lloyds Building in .
Tuesday lunch – W C of Masons for their Court Lunch at Mercers Hall
Tuesday dinner – W C of Engineers for their Annual Awards Dinner at Goldsmiths Hall
Wednesday – W C of Needlemakers and W C of Glass Sellers 350th Anniversaries. Evensong at St Pauls Cathedral with Lord Mayor and Aldermen, followed by Beating Retreat in Guildhall Yard, followed by a Reception in Guildhall Library.
Thursday – Imperial Society of Knights Batchelor Annual Service of Dedication in the Chapel of St Faith in the crypt of St Pauls Cathedral (immediate past Lord Mayor Roger Gifford making his vows), followed by a Reception at Apothecaries Hall.
Interesting experience as the Knights paraded from St Pauls to Apothecaries in Ceremonial Crimson Capes, Ceremonial Sword etc, followed by the Masters wearing badges.
There is a wish to follow the custom of presenting the Sherriff's-elect with a Chain of Office and Badge.
A Committee has been formed for this purpose, and those Citizens and Liverymen who wish to be associated with this expression of goodwill and wish to know more should click the following links. Click here or Click here
On Saturday, he attended the Spitalfields’ Music Summer Festival for a performance of Crowd Out, with 1,000 performers drawn from the local community – fascinating event.
On Monday evening, he was able to give one of our ‘free’ days at the Hall to the Mayor of Southwark for Southwark’s Armed Forces Day. It comprised a short Ceremony of Remembrance conducted by the Bishop of Southwark, followed by a ceremony bestowing the Freedom of the Borough on The Princess of Wales Royal Regiment, this was followed by awards to a number of cadets and a closing speech by General The Lord Dannatt. There was then a Gala concert with the Air Cadet Singers, The Memphis Belles (Andrews Sisters Tribute) and the Military Wives Choir, followed by a Civic Reception.
Finally yesterday along with a number of us he attended the election of the Sheriffs at Guildhall, followed by lunch at the Founders’ Hall, then a Flag Raising Ceremony in Guildhall Yard with the Lord Mayor, followed by a meeting called by Sheriff Elect and Master Glass Seller Dr Andrew Parmley to discuss additional funding for the Livery Apprenticeship Scheme.
Congratulationsto Liveryman Philip Sturrock who was awarded the MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
The following statement was issued by Philips company.
In March 2014 Mr Sturrock stood down as Chair of Trustees of the United St. Saviour’s Charity in Southwark. The Charity, incorporated under Henry VIII in 1540, exists to provide accommodation for the elderly and alleviate disadvantage in North Southwark. During Mr Sturrock’s chairmanship a new director was appointed, the staff team extended and charitable grant-making multiplied fourfold. The Charity added the trusteeship of a neighbouring almshouse to its existing almshouse provision. In 2013 the Charity was voted Winner of Southwark Council’s Good Landlord Housing Hero Awards.
Mr Sturrock was also (2010-2013) the Chair of the Wandle Housing Association which maintained 7000 homes in South London and developed new homes for rent. Mr Sturrock is a Trustee of Southwark Cathedral Development Trust and a member of its Fundraising Council.
Philip Sturrock’s other interests are in the field of education and business advice to Government. Philip is Chair of Governors at Queen Mary’s Grammar School, Walsall, an ancient grammar school founded in 1554, and Council Member and Chair of Finance at the Institute of Education, London University. He also serves on the Industrial Development Advisory Board and the Investment Committee of the British Business Bank, both within the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.
Mr Sturrock said that the MBE was a great honour but that the success of his work depended entirely on the efforts of other volunteers and staff and tribute should be paid to their loyalty and commitment. He was pleased and proud to have served with inspirational people.”
St Peter's Day Court & Dinner - Monday 30th June 2014
Our guest speaker will be The Rt Revd Lords Bishop of Norwich, Graham James. Bishop Graham who has been an active member of the House of Lords since 2004. The Glaziers will be visiting Norwich Cathedral, October 9th - 12th so it is expected that there will be a lot of interest in the Bishops words. Further details about the event can be found by clicking here.
The visit to Greenwhich which took place on the 14th in some of the best weather so far this summer was apparently a great day. Those of us who were unable to attend will unfortunately have to wait to hear from others about the River trip, the Cutty Sark and the Painted Hall. The Web Master will post something as soon as he gets any report about it.
The Awards evening held on 6 May inspired us all, not only by the way it showed the way the Craft continues to develop, but also the by level of recognition there is for the use of Stained Glass in many diverse architectural situations. Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge provided the possible site for the use of this years Stevens Competition and after an initial interest by 40 artists, entries were received by 23. Congratulations to all the winners, particularly Jayne Ford who not only won the Stevens Award but also an award for Craftmanship. The Award for Presentation was collected by Muna Zuberi and the Award for Excellence by Sandie Gallagher. This year the judges had such great difficulty giving the Ashton Hill Award that they presented 2, to both Mylene Vigneron and Julia Gonyou. While they gave a Special Award to David Mola Morales.
There will be further information about the awards at a later date on the Awards web page, so look out for that.
The Master of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers, Liverymen, Freemen and their guests are invited to this joint networking event with the members and guests of the Institute of Directors, City of London. This will be held in the River Room at Glaziers' Hall with its unique riverside location and fine views of the City of London on at18:30 to 20:30. Tuesday, 20 May 2014.
Further details can be found by Clicking here.
The City of London Briefing will now be available on a bi monthly bases through these pages. Why not keep up to date with what is happening with the Cities Liveries by clicking here. Please take your cameras to record the day for our Facebook pages.
The Company invites Liverymen and Freemen, and their Spouses and Partners, to attend the annual prize-giving and Reception at Glaziers’ Hall on Tuesday 6th
The Annual Awards is one of the points in the year where the Craft and the Worshipful Company touch, and it is normally a very enjoyable evening. This year the Competition results have been reported as exceptionally good, and there is the added attraction of a short Presentation by Douglas Hogg, the creator of the jubilee window in the Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy which a number of Members of the Company saw on a visit last year. Further details and a Booking form can be found by clicking here.
We return to the Hall for this Court Dinner, the first evening dinner on Home Turf since November's Installation. Following the receiving line, held between 7.00 & 7.15 pm, there will be welcome drinks in the Livery Hall. This will be followed by a three course dinner accompanied by good Claret, and Port passed in the Glaziers' engraved decanters.
There will be the popular 'stirrup cup' available after dinner, in the London Bridge Room, providing a chance for members & guests to mingle with those to whom they have not yet spoken.
The Response on behalf of the guests will be made by Derek Smedley, Master of Wine.
The Master continues to work on the Liveries behalf and as can be seen from what follows during April. An event I know he is particularly looking forward to is the BSMG Conference at Glaziers Hall over the 7th and 8th.
27 March Masters’ and Clerks’ Lunch at the Tallow Chandlers’ Hall
3 April Lord Mayor’s Banquet at the Mansion House
4 April United Guilds Service at St Pauls followed by combined Liveries Lunch at Glaziers’ Hall
7/8 April BSMGP Conference, including L:ecture and Dinner on 7th.
10 April Lord Mayor’s Curry Lunch
10 April Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards Spring Dinner at Butchers’ Hall
15 April Guildable Manor ‘A Breakfast with Terry Waite’ at Roast Restaurant, Borough Market
24 April Merchant Tailors of York Annual Banquet
28 April Glaziers’ Court Dinner.
THURSDAY 12TH TO SUNDAY 15TH OF JUNE 2014
The Master’s visit in June will take us to the wonderful wine growing region of Burgundy, where we will be staying in either the Sofitel Grand Hotel la Cloche, in the Place Darcy, or if extra numbers require it, the Best Western Hostellerie du Chapeau Rouge, in Rue Michel. The Hotels are about 250m apart and near the station, in the provincial Capital of Dijon, “The Ducal City”. We will also visit several local attractions as well as the nearby town of Beaune. Further details are available by clicking here
It seems a good idea to publish the Master Diary for the last month which shows exactly how busy he has been on the both the Company's and the Industries behalf.
The Annual Banquet at The Mansion House in the presence of the Lord Mayor with the Principal guest speaker being Councillor the Lady (Victoria) Borwick A.M., F.R.S.A will take place this evening, in the presence of the Master, Wardens and many Glaziers and their partners.
Details of the Masters visit to Burgundy have been released today, click here for full information. This looks like being a really interesting visit and we are sure that members will need to book speedily to ensure a place.
The Spring Issue of The Glazier is now available through the Magazine Pages of the website. This very interesting 16 page issue includes an interview with the new Master who reveals his objectives during his year in office. These include greater involvement of the membership at events as well as making the Livery more attractive to younger members and growing the membership. The Issue also includes very useful and important information about the new Identity Guidelines, the BSMGP Conference in April, also a very interesting piece by Steve Clare about the teaching of stained glass and another by Samantha Enstone teh Managing Director of Glaziers Hall.
The Treloar’s Annual Charity Gala Dinner is to raise funds for “The Treloar Trust” which provides education, care, therapy, medical support and independence training to young people with physical disabilities from all over the UK and overseas. Their aim is to prepare these young people for adult life, giving them the confidence and skills to achieve their full potential.This year’s event will take place at Mansion House on Wednesday 8th October 2014 and they are hoping to raise £75,000 for a specially adapted minibus. To find more details of the event click here.
The Annual Banquet on 24 March will not only be attended by the Lord Mayor The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf CBE and her consort, but also by the Deputy Mayor of London Councillor the Lady (Victoria) Borwick A.M.,F.R.S.A. So those attending look like having a glittering evening at the Mansion House.
The court has agreed that members who are under 40 should be fined at a reduced rate details of which can by found by clicking here.
The Golf Societies planned program for 2014 as well as information about its Officers is now available in the Golf Society pages. Why not check it out and contact the Secretary about joining them for a round or two?
The raised awareness and growing interest about the work of the company is being reflected in the considerable numbers of 9 new Freemen and 4 new Liverymen to be installed at the St Paul's Court on 27 January. We know that they will find us a very sociable Company and look forward to meeting them at events throughout the years to come.
One of our Artists, Emma Blount, will be seen on TV on Sunday afternoon at 4pm, in Songs of Praise she was filmed as as she works on a window for a church that was rebuilt after burning down - St Nicholas, Radford Semele.
All the latest copies of "The Glazier" are available through the Newsletter section of the website.
The Calender of events for 2014 has been circulated electronically by the Clerks office. This will give you Glazier Company members the opportunity to consider the events during the Christmas fortnight and make sure they have them marked in their diaries. There are some really interesting events this year including a Masters visit to Burgundy and Norwich as well Traditional events such as the Annual Banquet at the Mansion House in the presence of the Lord Mayor. This years Golf Society events are at particularly interesting venues and the Cutter will be participating in the Great River race and the Tudor Pull. All in All there is something for everyone's taste and interest.
Master John Dallimore was Installed at the Installation Court Dinner on Thursday 28 November. This event is always popular and this year 164 Liverymen Freemen and their guests enjoyed the evening, which included an inspiring address of the Haggis by the Upper Warden.
Dr Neil Moat, Architectural and Stained Glass Historian has taken over the role of Secretary from Susan Mathews who has very successfully carried out this role for a number of years.
The programme of events for the Master's year 2013-14 is now available on the Events page.
The Stained Glass Museum is raising money to purchase four stained glass panels by the significant twentieth-century British stained glass artist Geoffrey Clarke, RA (b. 1924). For further details click here
The latest briefing from the Livery Committee can be read here. The Livery Committee was established to look after relations between the Livery Companies and the Civic City. The briefing gives an indication of some of the issues it covers.