United Guilds Service

Friday 16th March 2018

St Paul's Cathedral

The United Guilds Service is now in its 76th year. The first service was held in 1943 to lift the spirits of the City following the Blitz. It is an opportunity for the City to dress up in gowns and provide a photo opportunity for the tourists outside. This year, companies number 73 to 82 were invited to process with the Great Twelve. It was an honour to be part of the procession. I was delighted that we had filled our row. As always, the music was superb and the sermon could not be criticised for being too brief.

After the service, the Mistress accompanied the Clerk, IPM and Immediate Past Mistress, PM Mark Gower-Smith and Paul & Sharon Taberer to Stationers' Hall for lunch.