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ANNUAL PRIZEGIVING – TUESDAY 6 MAY 2014 from 4.30pm.  

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.



St Mark's Dinner at Glaziers' Hall

Monday 28 April 2014:  


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.


Masters Diary for April

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.



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


Masters Diary March.

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.

4 March. City of London Guides lecture and reception
7 March. SIM banquet Mansion House
11 March. Plumbers Banquet Mansion House
17 March Painter Stainers Prize giving Mall Galleries
24 March Company Annual Banquet
25 March ‎ evensong and dedication of Robert Anning Bell windows at Gray's Inn Chapel. These are the windows which were taken out of the chapel on outbreak of war and found their way into the repository. They were restored by Caroline Benyon.
26 March. Livery visit to Treloar School and College with Lord Mayor


24 March, The Annual Banquet.

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. 


The Masters trip to Burgundy in June

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 Newsletter

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. 


Treloar’s Annual Charity Gala Dinner.

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.


Glaziers' Annual Banquet at the Mansion House.

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.



British Society of Master Glass Painters conference, Stained Glass:the State of the Art.

The forthcoming two day conference being held at Glaziers Hall, which is organized by the B.S.M.G.P. is very much a joint effort with our Worshipful Company.  This has been greatly facilitated by the generous gift of the usage of Glaziers Hall by the Master Glazier John Dallimore, and forms an integral part of the annual programme during his term of office, the theme of which lays great emphasis on the art and craft of stained glass, and the work of our newly established charitable foundation.  Bookings for the event, details of which are available by clicking here and viewing the attachment, as well as on the BSMGP website

New Rates for Under 40s

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 Society

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?


Rush To Join the Company!

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.


TV inclusion of Glaziers Work

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.  


The Glazier

 All the latest copies of "The Glazier" are available through the Newsletter section of the website.


The Calender of Events 2014

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.


New Master starts his year.

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.


Glaziers Trust

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 Social Programme

The programme of events for the Master's year 2013-14 is now available on the Events page.

The Stained Glass Museum

Geoffrey Clarke, RA

Stained Glass Appeal

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

Livery Committee Briefing

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.

New Grants towards Accreditation

Grants are now available to professional glaziers towards professional accreditation with ICON (the Institute of Conservation). Read more.