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This Diary is maintained and edited by Nigel Pullman, whom you may contact at nrpullman@btinternet.com to advise errors or omissions. Weblinks from event organisers to their own website URL are particularly welcomed.

An explanation of the principals determining inclusion or exclusion of events in the Diary may be read at this link.

Following the election of the Lord Mayor at Michaelmas, a number of ceremonies occur, leading to the LM Banquet on the Monday following the LM Show. All these (eg incl Silent Ceremony etc) are described at this note.


Lunches in Livery Halls. See note at foot of page.

To see the dates of  the Court of Common Council meetings, follow this link.

To view the Lord Mayor’s Appeal programme of events, click here.

To see the Lord Mayor’s programme of overseas visitsclick here.


City/Livery Diary 2021 - 2022

A note about all ceremonial relating to the installation of the new Lord Mayor (mainly aimed at livery masters) may be read at this link


NOVEMBER 2021

1st November - All Saints' Day

Tuesday 2nd November - Inter-Livery Real Tennis Tournament at Queen's Club.  (organised by the Brewers’ Company)

Monday 8th November - Garden of Remembrance at St Paul's Churchyard 

Thursday ** November - Ralph Anderson Lecture at the Royal Society of Medicine London W1G 0AE (organised by the Horners' Company)

Friday 12th November - Silent Ceremony at Guildhall - swearing in of the new Lord Mayor. Email

Saturday 13th November - Lord Mayor's Show 


Sunday 14th November - Remembrance Sunday 

Monday 15th November - Lord Mayor's Banquet 


Wednesday 17th November - Help Musicians UK’s  Festival of Saint Cecilia service at ** (11am) (organiser) [For a backgrond note on this event, please visit the Clerks' Almanac, and look in the Church, Sport, Trade folder]

Wednesday 24th November - Lord Mayor's Briefing to Masters and Prime Wardens, and their Clerks, at Mansion House 

Wednesday 24th November - Fellowship of Clerks Autumn meeting at Painters’ Hall (Secretary email)


DECEMBER 2021

Monday 6th December - Wellbeing of Women Christmas Fair at Drapers' Hall

x December  - Entrepreneurs’ Raleigh Lecture at Drapers’ Hall (organised by the Guild of Entrepreneurs)

Saturday x December - Brigantes Winter Gathering   (organiser email)

25th December - Christmas Day


JANUARY 2022

Friday ** January  - City New Year Service at St. Michael's Church Cornhill (Vestry Clerk)

Saturday ** January - Lord Mayor's Children's Party at Mansion House (by invitation)

18th January - Clerks' Forum in the Livery Hall in Guildhall (organised by the Livery Committee)

Wednesday 19th-Friday 21st January - Inter Livery Ski Championships at Morzine (organised by the Ironmongers' Company)


FEBRUARY 2022

2nd February - Candlemas

2nd February - City Briefing in the Livery Hall in Guildhall

tba February - Playing Card Games Evening for Junior Wardens at Vintners' Hall (organised by the Makers of Playing Cards

Thursday 10th February - Young Livery Inter-Livery Quiz (organised by the Guild of Young Freemen)


tba February - City Food Lecture at Guildhall (by invitation only)

Thursday 24th February - Tacitus Lecture in Guildhall (organised by the World Traders' Company)

tba February - Lord Mayor’s visit to Treloar’s, accompanied by invited Masters (contact Treloar’s)


MARCH 2022

Tuesday 1st March - Shrove Tuesday: Inter Livery Pancake Races in Guildhall Yard (organised by the Poulters' Company)

Monday 7th March - Inter livery Bridge Competition at Drapers' Hall (organised by the Makers of Playing Cards Company) 


tba March -  Lynn Painter-Stainers Art Prize at the Mall Galleries, SW1 (Monday th March – Private View and Prize Giving)

Thursday ** March - Spital Sermon at St Lawrence Jewry [For a backgrond note on this event, please visit the Clerks' Almanac, and look in the Church, Sport, Trade folder]

8th March - International Women’s Day 

Monday 14th March - Modern Companies Dinner at ** Hall (organised by the Educators' Company

Tuesday 15th March - Fellowship of Clerks AGM at Saddlers’ Hall (Secretary email)

Wednesday 16th March - Treloars Gala Dinner at Mansion House (email Treloar’s for tickets) 

March - ‘Treason, Trial & Error’ review at the Old Bailey, in aid of the Sheriffs' & Recorder's Fund

tba March – City Water Debate at Guildhall (organised by the Water Conservators’ Company)

25th March - Lady Day

Sunday 27th March - Mothering Sunday

Sunday 27th March - British Summer Time begins. Clocks spring forward.

Thursday 31st March - Lord Mayor's Banquet for Masters & Prime Wardens at Mansion House


APRIL 2022

Friday 1st April - United Guilds' Service at St Paul's Cathedral 

Friday 15th April - Good Friday

Sunday 17th April - Easter Day

xx April - Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch at Guildhall, in aid of Service Charities.

xx April - Cobham Lecture at the RAF Club, by invitation (organised by the Air Pilots' Company)

23rd April - St George's Day

25th April - ANZAC Day 

Monday 25th April - Zurich Sechseläuten Spring Festival

Sunday xx April  - London Marathon 


MAY 2022

Monday 2nd May - Early May Bank Holiday 

Tuesday  10th May (tbc)  - Festival of the Sons of the Clergy at St Paul's Cathedral - 

May - Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace 

Tuesday 10th May -  City Briefing in Livery Hall at Guildhall

Wednesday 11th May - Barts View Day Service at St Bartholomew the Great, and at the Hospital 
(organised by the Barts Charity)

Tuesday 17th May - Fellowship of Clerks Spring meeting at TBA (Secretary email)

Thursday 19th May - Inter livery Golf at Walton Heath "Prince Arthur Cup" (organised by the Coachmakers' Company

[Note, there are many other inter livery golf events arranged throughout the year]

Wednesday  and Thursday 18th & 19th May - Inter livery Clay Shoot at Holland & Holland ground (organised by the Environmental Cleaners' Company)

May - Red Cross collection on London Bridge. Masters meet at Fishmongers’ Hall (organised by the Red Cross 020 7877 7604) 

May - Young Inter Livery & Freemen’s Shoot at Holland & Holland ground (organised by the Environmental Cleaners' Company)

Saturday  May - Inter livery Regatta at Cowes (organised by the City Livery Yacht Club


May - Pewter Live at Pewterers' Hall (organised by the Pewterers' Company)


Thursday 26th May - Ascension DayBeating the Bounds at All Hallows by the Tower

May - Great XII Sailing Challenge at Seaview, IoW

Thursday 2nd June - Friday 3rd June -  Jubilee Bank Holiday (replaces late May Bank hol)


JUNE
 2022

Thursday 2nd June - Friday 3rd June -  Jubilee Bank Holiday

Friday **th June -  Inter livery Rifle Shooting Meet at Bisley (organised by the Bakers' Company

Friday 10th June to Sunday 12th June Livery Masters’ Weekend 
(hosted by the Cutlers of Hallamshire

17th-18th June - Becket Pageant for London in Guildhall Yard and  Livery Crafts Fair (organiser email)

**th June - Milo Lecture (organised by the Chartered Architects’ Company)

**th June - Knollys Rose Ceremony (organised by the Watermen & Lightermen)

**th June - Northern liverymen Brigantes Breakfast (organiser email)

**th June - Admiral of the Port’s Challenge (organised by the Thames Traditional Rowing Association TTRA)

tba June - Inter Livery Croquet (organised by the Founders' Company)

tba June - Livery Education Conference at Staple Inn, followed by LSL AGM (organised by Livery Schools Link)

**th June - Armed Forces Flag Raising Day

24th June  - Election of Sheriffs at Guildhall  (detailed guidance for masters 

** - Livery Showcase Event at Guildhall (organised by Livery Schools Link)


JULY 2022

tba July - City Beerfest in Guildhall Yard

tba July - Distillers' Company City Debate at Vintners’ Hall  (organised by the Distillers’ Company)

tba July - Jailed & Bailed, at Old Bailey and Tower of London (organised by the Red Cross 020 7877 7603) 

tba July - City of London Church Walk (organised by the Plumbers' Company)

tba July  - Cart Marking, in Guildhall Yard

Third week in July - Swan Upping, on River Thames

tba July - Ray Jeffs Golf competition at Hartley Wintney (organised on behalf of Livery Schools Link)


AUGUST 2022

tba August -  Summer Music Festival at St Lawrence Jewry

Monday 29th August - Summer Bank Holiday


SEPTEMBER 2022

tba September - Doggett's Coat & Badge Race (organised by the Fishmongers’ Company)

tba September - Walk of All Livery Halls for Masters  (organised by the Environmental Cleaners' Company)


tba September - Inter livery Clay Shoot at Holland & Holland ground (organised by the Environmental Cleaners' Company)

tba September - Inter Livery Tennis, at Queen's Club (organised by the Feltmakers' Company) 


Monday th September - Modern Companies Dinner (organised by the xx Company

19th September - City Briefing in Livery Hall in Guildhall 

tbah September - Spirits Tasting and Master Classes at Vintners’ Hall  (organised by the Distillers’ Company)

tba September - Fellowship of Clerks Bi-annual Workshop at the Guildhall Club (Secretary email)

tba September - Sheriffs’ Ball at Guildhall (to reserve tickets email the Lord Mayor’s Appeal)

tba September - Open House London weekend

tba September - Gala Dinner for Treloars at Mansion House (book tickets) 

tba September -  City Giving Day

tba September - Actuaries' Lecture at Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn WC1V 7QJ (organised by the Actuaries' Company)

tba September  - Tymms Lecture at the RAF Club  (organised by the Air Pilots' Company)

21st September -  Wardens & Court Assistants Course  

28th September  - Admission of Sheriffs at Guildhall

Sunday 25th September - Sheep Drive across Southwark Bridge (organised by the Woolmen's Company

29th September  - Election of Lord Mayor at Guildhall (detailed guidance for masters)

A note about all ceremonial relating to the installation of the new Lord Mayor (mainly aimed at livery masters) may be read at this link


OCTOBER
 2022

Friday tbc October - Children’s Magical Taxi Tour send-off from Canary Wharf, (organised by the Hackney Carriage Drivers' Company

 October - Art in the City at Painters’ Hall, Free entry 11am – 4pm (organised by the Painters’ Decorative and Fine Art Society (PDFAS)

 October - Musicians' Company Evensong at St Paul's Cathedral (organised by the Musicians' Company)

October - Quit Rents Ceremony at the Royal Courts of Justice

 October -  Mithras Lecture at Bloomberg European HQ, 3 Queen Victoria Street (organised by the Arts Scholars' Company)

 18th October - Fellowship of Clerks Autumn meeting at TBA. (Secretary email)

Sunday 30th October - British Summer Time ends. Clocks fall back.

tba October - Inter-Livery Real Tennis Tournament at Queen's Club.  (organised by the Brewers’ Company)


NOVEMBER
 2022

1st November - All Saints’ Day

Monday 7th November - Garden of Remembrance at St Paul's Churchyard (organised by the Royal British Legion)  [For a backgrond note on this event, please visit the Clerks' Almanac, and look in the Church, Sport, Trade folder]

Thursday xx November - Ralph Anderson Lecture at the Royal Society of Medicine London W1G 0AE (organised by the Horners' Company)

A note about all ceremonial relating to the installation of the new Lord Mayor (mainly aimed at livery masters) may be read at this link

3rd November - City Briefing in Livery Hall at Guildhall

Friday 11th November - Silent Ceremony at Guildhall - swearing in of the new Lord Mayor. Ticket applications  on line during te month of August only or email

Saturday 12th November - Lord Mayor's Show 

Sunday 13th November - Remembrance Sunday. Livery masters’ involvement at St Paul’s/Royal Exchange coordinated by the Fruiterers’ Company

Monday 14th November - Lord Mayor's Banquet 


tba November  – Denny Lecture at Barber-Surgeons’ Hall (organised by the Barbers’ Company, in alternate even numbered years)

Wednesday xx November - Lord Mayor's Briefing to Masters and Prime Wardens, and their Clerks, at Mansion House 

tba November - Help Musicians UK’s annual celebration of music (previously known as the Festival of Saint Cecilia) at TBC (11am) (organiser) [For a backgrond note on this event, please visit the Clerks' Almanac, and look in the Church, Sport, Trade folder] 

DECEMBER 2022

Monday tbc December - Wellbeing of Women Christmas Fair at Drapers’ Hall  

Saturday tbc December - Northern liverymen Supper, and Christmas concert in TBA, (email the Organiser)

Sunday 25th December - Christmas Day

Monday 26th December - Boxing Day 

Tuesday 27th December  Christmas Day (substitute holiday)


JANUARY 2023

Friday  January  - City New Year Service at St. Michael's Church Cornhill (Vestry Clerk)

Saturday  January - Lord Mayor's Children's Party at Mansion House (by invitation)
 

 January - Clerks' Briefing at Guildhall (organised by the Livery Committee)

 January - Inter Livery Ski Championships at Morzine (organised by the Ironmongers' Company)


FEBRUARY 2023

Monday tbc February - Playing Card Games Evening for Junior Wardens (organised by the Makers of Playing Cards

2nd February - Candlemas

tba February - City Briefing in Livery Hall at Guildhall

tbc February -  Wardens & Court Assistants Course   at Guildhall

tbc February - Young Livery Inter-Livery Quiz (organised by the Guild of Young Freemen)

Tuesday 21st February - Shrove Tuesday: Inter Livery Pancake Races in Guildhall Yard (organised by the Poulters' Company)

tbc February - City Food Lecture at Guildhall (by invitation only)

Thursday 23rd February - Tacitus Lecture in Guildhall (organised by the World Traders' Company)


MARCH
 2023

Monday 6th March - Inter livery Bridge Competition at Drapers' Hall (organised by the Makers of Playing Cards Company) 


tba March -  Lynn Painter-Stainers Art Prize at the Mall Galleries, SW1 (Monday *th March – Private View and Prize Giving)

tba March - Lord Mayor’s visit to Treloar’s, accompanied by invited Masters

Thursday *th March  - Spital Sermon at St Lawrence Jewry

Monday tba March - Modern Companies Dinner at *** Hall  (organised by the Tax Advisers' Company)

Sunday 19th March - Mothering Sunday

Thursday 23rd March - Lord Mayor's Banquet for Masters & Prime Wardens at Mansion House

Friday 24th March - United Guilds' Service at St Paul's Cathedral [For a backgrond note on this event, please visit the Clerks' Almanac, and look in the Church, Sport, Trade folder]  


25th March - Lady Day

Sunday 26th March - British Summer Time begins. Clocks spring forward

tba March - Fellowship of Clerks AGM (Secretary email)


APRIL
 2023

7nd April - Good Friday

9th April - Easter Sunday

tba April - Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch at Guildhall, in aid of Armed Services charities. Tickets

Monday tba April - Zurich Sechseläuten Spring Festival

23rd April - St George’s Day

25th April - ANZAC Day 


MAY 2023

Monday 1st May - Early May Bank Holiday

Monday tba May - Playing Card Games Evening for Junior Wardens at Drapers' Hall (organised by the Makers of Playing Cards

Tuesday 9th  May  - Clergy Support Trust Festival  -  [For a backgrond note on this event, please visit the Clerks' Almanac, and look in the Church, Sport, Trade folder]

Wednesday 10 th May - Barts View Day Service at St Bartholomew the Great, and at the Hospital 
 (organised by the Barts Charity)

tba  May - Inter livery Clay Shoot at Holland & Holland ground (organised by the Environmental Cleaners' Company)

Thursday 18th May - Ascension DayBeating the Bounds at All Hallows by the Tower

Saturday  May - Inter livery Regatta at Cowes (organised by the City Livery Yacht Club

 May -  City Briefing

Thursday  May - Inter livery Golf at Walton Heath "Prince Arthur Cup" (organised by the Coachmakers' Company

[Note, there are  several other inter livery golf events arranged through the year]  

tba May - Pewter Live at Pewterers' Hall (organised by the Pewterers' Company

Monday  29th May - Spring Bank Holiday

May/June - Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace 


JUNE 
2023

6th June - 77th Anniversary of D Day

June Ironbridge Livery Weekend 
(organised by the Ironbridge Gorge Museum)

 June - Fellowship of Clerks Spring meeting at . (Secretary email)

TBA June  - Admiral of the Port’s Challenge

TBA June - Knollys Rose Ceremony (organised by the Watermen & Lightermen)

24th June  - Election of Sheriffs at Guildhall (detailed guidance for masters)

24th June - Armed Forces Flag Raising Day in Guildhall Yard


JULY 2023

tbc July -  Inter livery Rifle Shooting Meet at Bisley (organised by the Bakers' Company)

tbc July - City of London Church Walk (organised by the Constructors' Company)

tbc July  - Cart Marking, in Guildhall Yard

tbc July  - City Beerfest, in Guildhall Yard

Third week in July - Swan Upping, on River Thames

tbc July - Ray Jeffs Golf competition at Hartley Wintney (organised on behalf of Livery Schools Link)

tbc July - Annual Spirits Tasting and Master Classes at Vintners’ Hall (organised by the Distillers’ Company) 

AUGUST 2023

tba August -  Summer Music Festival at St Lawrence Jewry

Monday 28th August - Summer Bank Holiday


SEPTEMBER 2023

 September - Jailed & Bailed, at Old Bailey and Tower of London (organised by the Red Cross 020 7877 7603) 

Monday September - Modern Companies Dinner at tba (organised by ) 

 September - Doggett's Coat & Badge Race (organised by the Fishmongers’ Company)

 September - Inter Livery Tennis, at the Hurlingham Club (organised by the Feltmakers' Company) 
 

 September - Sheriffs’ Ball at Guildhall (to reserve tickets email the Lord Mayor’s Appeal)

 September - Walk of All Livery Halls for Masters  (organised by the Environmental Cleaners' Company)


tbc September - Gala Dinner for Treloars at Mansion House (online booking

tba September - Open House London weekend

tbc September - Actuaries' Lecture at Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn WC1V 7QJ (organised by the Actuaries' Company)

September -  Wardens & Court Assistants Course at Guildhall

Sunday  24th September - Sheep Drive across London Bridge (organised by the Woolmen's Company)

 September Goldsmiths’ Fair week 1

Thursday 28th September - Admission of Sheriffs at Guildhall

Friday 29th September  - Election of Lord Mayor at Guildhall (detailed guidance for masters)

OCTOBER
 2023

 October - Children’s Magical Taxi Tour send-off from Canary Wharf, (organised by the Hackney Carriage Drivers' Company)

 October - Art in the City at Painters’ Hall, Free entry 11am – 4pm (organised by the Painters’ Decorative and Fine Art Society (PDFAS)

 October - Musicians' Company Evensong at St Paul's Cathedral (organised by the Musicians' Company

October - Goldsmiths’ Fair week 2

 October - Quit Rents Ceremony at the Royal Courts of Justice

 October -  Mithras Lecture at Bloomberg European HQ, 3 Queen Victoria Street (organised by the Arts Scholars' Company)

 October -  City Briefing in Livery Hall at Guildhall

Sunday 29th October - British Summer Time ends. Clocks fall back.

Lunches in Livery Halls

There are several halls which offer regular weekly or monthly lunches for liverymen or freemen and their guests, of any company. They need to be booked in advance, and details of some are below:

Little Ship Club & City Livery Club, every Friday, book on 020 7248 2800 or online

Ironmongers' Hall, every Monday Book here

Watermen's Hall, mid Friday each month from The Cook & The Butler - Date Details here

Butchers' Hall,  telephone 020 7248 1163 or  e-mail Sarah Levy Date Details here


How to remember the dates of the Quarter Days:

Assuming one knows they fall in March, June, September and December, then a way of getting the exact day is to count the number of letters in each month.

So Lady Day in March – five letters in March, so 25th

Similarly Midsummer Day in June – four letters in June, so 24th (election of Sheriffs)

And Michaelmas in September – nine letters in that month, so 29th (election of Lord Mayor)

However it doesn’t work in December, but we all know when Christmas Day is!!

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