Company Calendar

The Company runs a comprehensive programme of events throughout the year, many of which are open to all Freemen, while others are attended by the Master, in his official capacity, and by the Court. The full key to all events is as follows:  


Inter-Livery Shoot 2019

This will take place  on Wednesday 15 May 2019. If you wish to take part or need further information please email Court Assistant Ted Gradosielski who is organising Team Watermen.      


New Vicar for All Hallows by the Tower

Rev’d Katherine Hedderly  has been announced as the new Vicar of All Hallows. Katherine is currently Associate Vicar for Ministry at St Martins in the Field where she has been since 2009. The exact date for Katherine to join All Hallows, with her husband and family, will be announced shortly but is likely to be before … read more


Freemen’s Christmas Luncheons

Our Freemen’s Christmas Luncheons at Watermen’s Hall have once again proved extremely popular. Despite the event being held on three successive days – 18, 19 and 20 December – we only have space on 20 December remaining. The menus for each day are listed here but please note that these are not yet confirmed in … read more


Quarterly Court & Luncheon

Quarterly Court & Luncheon – 9 January 2019 The first Court Lunch of the New Year takes place immediately after the Court meeting on 9 January, when the Master’s Guest and speaker will be Commander Sarah Oakley RN, Commanding Officer of the Fisheries Patrol Squadron. Once Court Members have been accommodated there are usually a few seats … read more


Freemen’s Events 2019

Please click on the link, where available, to download the flier for each event. January 22 Burns’ Night Celebrations ‘ 29 Doggett’s Emblem and Rowing Awards February 19 Annual Dinner 22 Journeymen Freemen and Partners Dinner March 12 Freemen’s Luncheon April 25 Freemen’s St George’s Luncheon October 13 Freemen’s Benefactors’ Luncheon December 17/18/19  Freemen’s Christmas … read more


Crossings on the River

New Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf Crossing  A consultation has taken place regarding a new bridge between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf for cyclists and pedestrians. The next phase commences later this year, when stakeholders will be consulted once again. Watermen will be concerned about the impact a bridge would have on river traffic and navigation on … read more


Visiting Watermen’s Hall

We are now taking reservations for guided tours of Watermen’s Hall for March and April 2019. Each 1.5 hour tour includes expert guidance on the history, artifacts and memorabilia of the Company and its Georgian Hall, and is followed by light refreshments. Tours normally take place on a Monday and and are for parties of … read more


Annual National Service for Seafarers

This annual Service was started by Capt. R. Hubbard in 1905 when he suggested in a letter to newspapers that on the centenary of the death of Nelson it would be a fitting occasion for the inauguration of an annual seamen’s service at St Paul’s. Some 113 years later the Annual National Service for Seafarers … read more


The PQs

In 2016 the Court decided to wind up the very successful ‘500 Club’ – the group of Freemen whose donations had financed the Company’s 500th Anniversary celebrations. However, a number of those Freemen indicated that they were keen to continue making voluntary contributions to support the Company’s objectives. The result was a new fund, to … read more


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