Click hereElection of the Lord Mayor & lunch Thursday, 29th September 2016 Guildhall 1145 followed by Lunch in Painters'' Hall St Michael’s Day Service Sunday, 2nd October 2016 St Magnus the Martyr Church 1100
This lovely Wren Church in Lower Thames Street is the spiritual home of the Plumbers' Company. It is here that we are a Worshipful Company and where our year starts with the installation of a new Master every October. Who, however, was St Magnus? If you click here you will find the answer and learn about the connection with the Orkneys.
The church web site is www.stmagnusmartyr.org.uk/
The Royal Society for Public Health announces their next free water webinar is coming up on Tuesday 6th September at 1.00pm BST entitled 'Legionnaires Disease & Legionella Guidelines: A Global Update?’
Speaker: Dr Susanne Lee, Director of Leegionella Ltd
Chaired by: Dr Birgitta de Jong, Senior Expert, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Registration is open at: https://event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1106127
* A memorial service (evensong) will be held for the late Sir Robert Finch at St Paul’s Cathedral on 21st September at 5pm.
* Shrieval Chain Appeal 201 from Alderman Sir Michael Bear, Chairman, Alderman William Russell Shrieval Chain Appeal
"How delightful to see Alderman Peter Estlin and Alderman William Russell elected as Sheriffs for the coming year at Guildhall on 24th June. As Chairman of Peter’s Chain Appeal, it gives me pleasure to invite you, in line with City tradition, to contribute towards the cost of his Shrieval Chain of Office and I attach the Appeal letter." Click here
My girls (Wife Sue, Daughters Jo and Pippa) and Pippa's boyfriend Sam are attempting PLOD - a 40 mile hike in the South Downs on 17th July (Sue's birthday!) starting at midnight on the 16th July. It's going to be quite a challenge and it's in aid of Action Medical Research for Children. I'm the support team to provide food, water, blister plasters! etc at each of the check points en route. The team is called the M and N's (one Morris and 3 Nash's!).
If you would like to support us and the charity they are supporting please go to the website page www.action.org.uk/sponsor/MandNs .
* Read the lates Livery Briefing from the Livery Committee by clicking here.
* Join the Launderers' for their Annual Lecture on Monday 19th September by Kevin Maynard, Station Manager of the RNLI Tower Lifeboat Station It is FREE. Click here for details and booking form.
* Consider membership of Broad Street Ward Club, our Ward Club. Click here to find out about the Ward Club
* Join Liverymen from other Companies in the City Livery Club. Details click here.
* A memorial service for the late Sir Gavyn Arthur, 675th Lord Mayor of London, will take place at 2.45pm on Monday 17th October 2016. The service will be held at Temple Church. A Choral Evensong is being held in memory of the late Sir Richard Nichols, on Thursday 30th June at 5pm at St Giles Cripplegate.
Past Steward Mike Horwood has reported "I completed the course in 6hrs 50 mins, albeit 5.5 miles longer [118.5 miles] because a number of us were misdirected! I really hope we can raise a decent amount for our charities." He was competing in the Lakesman Triathlon (click here) in order to raise money for the Plumbers' Charity. If you have not already supported him you can find details on our web site by clicking here. Please support this magnificant effort by Mike.
Show your support for Mike by sending to the Clerk a cheque payable to Please pay to The Worshipful Company of Plumbers Charitable and Educational Trust or by BACS to The Royal Bank of Scotland of 62/63 Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8LA (Bank Sort Code: 16–00–15) for the credit of The Worshipful Company of Plumbers Charitable and Educational Trust (Account number: 23161802). Please reference either as Mike Horwood.
In 2009, the Master (now the WebMaster) felt very honoured at the dedication of the new bells ceremony in St Magnus the Martyr Church to name the treble bell, Michael, in response to a question from the Bishop of London, Richard Chartres. The Bishop, who is well known to many Livery Companies, has recently announced his retirement. Richard Chartres became the 132nd Bishop of London in November 1995. The Bishop has written to clergy and parishes across the Diocese of London to share the timetable for his retirement, with his last public engagement as Bishop of London being Candlemas at St Paul’s Cathedral on February 2nd 2017. The Bishop, who has held the post for over twenty years, will continue his work and engagements as normal until Christmas and will continue to hold the post of Dean of HM Chapels Royal until the appointment of the 133rd Bishop of London.
The Worshipful Company of Plumbers wishes him well in his retirement and thanks him for all his leadership and work within the City of London. To see the picture more clearly click on the header.
Practising Sabrage. Past Steward John Carnaby practising his skills with a sword on a bottle of champagne at the Old Bailey,
The St Michael Medallion is made to a person who, or organisation which, has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of Plumbing. John was recognised in 2010.
The City then the Isle of Man including a trip round the TT course on a Trike. Click on header for full blog.