The newly formed Marketing and Social Committee will meet for the first time this afternoon Tuesday 10 December at Glaziers Hall. This committee which is formed by the merging of a number of others, will work to raise the companies profile, as well as providing first class events and promoting membership. Commenting on the development the Chairman, David Stringer Lamarre said "this is a new way forward for the company and I am sure the consolidation of committee members time and efforts will prove of positive value,"
As the Festive season develops The Master attended The Launderers carol service on Monday Evening the 9th of December a Traditional event which was very enjoyable and during which further reference was made by the Dean to the Queens recent visit to view the Diamond Jubilee window donated by The Worshipful Company of Glaziers.
On Saturday evening the Master attended a service to dedicate this church, where the Trust gave £1K towards the £6.5K cost of restoring the glass (Clayton & Bell), work which was done by Bob Holloway, Chapel Studio. Alf Fisher was also involved in giving them advice.
Dedication was by the Bishop of Southwark, the Dean of Southwark was there and guests included Simon Hughes MP, the Deputy Mayor and a local councilor, who is a Freeman.
The Glaziers Christmas Luncheon will be held on 16 December at 12.30pm for 1.00pm in the Main Hall.
This event will offer pre-lunch drinks and the usual high quality Lunch accompanied by a choice of wines to assist with the festive spirit. The Plum pudding will be welcomed with carols, accompanied by the Deputy Master whilst the Clerk will lead the company in the singing of the 12 days of Christmas. It is also hoped that the event will allow the opportunity to entertain the crew of The Master Glazier.
Monday 2nd December Christmas starts here for many Liverymen when the Treloars School hold a Charity Concert at Glaziers Hall. This is the first event in the Masters Calender and is always well attended.
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.
The latest edition of The Glazier, the newsletter of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass is available to download here.