Garden of Remembrance Service – St Paul’s

Monday 8th November 2021

The Masters of most of the City Livery Companies gathered outside St Paul’s Cathedral for a service of remembrance of our service men and women who had died in conflict and, indeed, for all those whose lives have been affected by war or terror. We were joined by the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs and representatives of the Royal British Legion; the band of the Grenadier Guards played. It was an incredibly moving and poignant service, at the end of which we all planted a cross of remembrance in the garden. (I had the pleasure of meeting the new Master Scientific Instrument Maker, Charles Holroyd, who told me that two of our Past Masters, Walter Kahn and Rolf Christophersen, were guests at his wedding. He was delighted to hear that Rolf was still going strong …)