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Dinners & Protocol

Allocution - the Preamble at the start of livery dinner speeches

Allocution especially relating to the Lord Mayor Locum Tenens - a view

Approved caterers at Guildhall

Badges - the wearing thereof

Caterers - an introduction to City caterers at livery halls

Decorations - when to specify their use, and related thoughts

Dress Codes - a guide for the newcomer to formal occasions in the City

Grace - Laudi Spirituali - words & music, with melody (see below for words only)

Masters & Clerks’ Dinner and apostrophes

Medals, the wearing thereof - some guidance from the Royal British Legion

Music - at livery dinners

National Anthemwords & music

Photography - use of professionals

Please pass the port - a light hearted but helpful note on the etiquette of port at dinner

Processing- and other thoughts for the hosts and beadle

Seating plans - some principles, protocol, and etiquette 

Speeches - the Basics

Styles of Address - some guidance

Toasts - the Detail

Vade Mecum - re-published in 2013, by the Clerks’ Association.

Vade Mecum - first published in 2000, and not updated.

VIPs, Processing etc (see also notes above on Allocution, Speeches, Toasts and Photography)

Grace (Note, no word AND twixt honour, glory in penultimate line)

(from The Laudi Spirituali, AD 1545)

For these and all Thy mercies given,

We bless and praise thy Name O Lord:

May we receive them with thanksgiving,

Ever trusting in Thy word;

To Thee alone be honour, glory;

Now and henceforth for evermore.

A link to the melody is at the Music note above.


© Nigel Pullman 2019