Royal British Legion Remembrance Service
Every Livery Company in the City supports the Royal British Legion, and all the Masters and Clerks are invited to attend the RBL's annual ceremony at their Garden of Remembrance in the churchyard of St Paul's Cathedral. On the morning of Monday 7 November, the Bowyers' Master and Clerk duly assembled for this ceremony, which involves all the Livery Masters in turn coming forward in threes to place a small cross and poppy in the Garden, in the presence of the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs, the Dean of St Paul's, the British Legion Standards and the Band of the Welsh Guards. It was a most moving occasion.
Mercian Regiment 22K Ultimate Challenge
The Bowyers' Company provides financial support each year for the Benevolent Fund of our affiliated army unit, The Mercian Regiment, and we are also happy to provide further individual support as and when we can. One such opportunity is currently in progress: four very fit soldiers from 2 Mercian, based in Chester, are on an 'ultimate Mercian challenge' to raise awareness for Combat Stress, requiring each of them to run 22km per day for 22 days, stopping for 22 push-ups every kilometer. They hope to raise £22,000, and would be extremely appreciative if any of us Bowyers might be able to add our support. Donations may be given online via the secure link https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ultimatemercianchallenge
About the Bowyers
The Worshipful Company of Bowyers is one of the older and smaller of the City of London's livery companies. We celebrate our piece of history, we work hard at our charitable activity, and we provide a convivial sociable environment that keeps our members engaged... Find out more
Wednesday 23 November
Bangers' Bar & Grill
Monday 5 December
Bowyers' Carol Service
St Botolph Bishopsgate
City of London News
In Guildhall on Michaelmas Day, the assembled City Liverymen elected Dr Andrew Parmley, Alderman and Musician, to be the next Lord Mayor. He takes office at the Silent Ceremony on Friday 11 November, the day before the Lord Mayor's Show.
The City of London Livery Committee publishes a bi-monthly 'Livery Briefing' newsletter intended to be of interest to all City Liverymen. Download the October 2016 Briefing.