United Guilds Service at St Paul’s Cathedral, and Lunch at Plaisterers Hall

Friday 1st April 2022

Another annual event that had fallen victim to Covid, St Paul’s was packed to the rafters for a service celebrating the City and the Livery. The service also reflected on other cities, particularly in Ukraine, where there is currently little to celebrate. Many of the attendees had been at the Mansion House the night before, and some were therefore looking a little jaded. Our row was full, with 3 out of 4 Wardens, the Clerk and two Past Masters (Miller and Gower-Smith). After the service, we all de-camped to Plaisterers Hall for a fine lunch. I am pleased to say that the Tobacco Pipe Makers’ table was the last to leave, and we were therefore joined by the Master Plaisterer herself, and her Consort, hopefully for our good company but, on reflection perhaps, to chivvy us along and out the door …