United Guilds Service and Lunch (at Plaisterers Hall)
The annual livery service to be held on 24th March 2022 at St. Paul’s Cathedral followed by drinks and lunch at Plaisterers’ Hall
This special annual livery service will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral at 11.15am. Entrance is by ticket only and we have a limited number of allocated seats and you will need to be seated by 10.45am at the latest.
Drinks and lunch will be at 12.45pm for 1.00pm at Plaisterers’ Hall, One London Wall, EC2Y 5JU, close to the Cathedral.
Bookings allow one Freeman plus one guest (2 in total). Please contact the Clerk if you wish to bring more than one guest. The price is £95.00 to include both the service donation and lunch.
Court members should be gowned and badged, and Freemen should wear their Company ties on this occasion.
About the service
The UGS was first held in February 1943 as a coordinated response to the challenges faced by the City of London following the Blitz of 1940-41.
It was also a reminder of the religious origins of the Guilds. The first service to be conducted was held on Lady Day – 25th March 1943 – the first day of the year by the old calendar.