We ended a full but enjoyable day by attending the service of thanksgiving for the Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor at St. Stephen Walbrook, the Lord Mayor's Parish Church.


Many Masters and their Consorts were present at this magnificent church and it was lovely to mingle with them prior to the commencement of the service, to catch up. I am very quickly getting to know a number of Masters of my year, which is very pleasing.

The service was conducted by Reverend Stephen Baxter, the Priest-in-Charge and The Reverend Prebendary Jeremy Crossley gave a very amusing sermon in which he told us that his strict orders were to not exceed 5 minutes on pain of being confined to drinking only orange juice at the reception which followed! Six minutes later, Jeremy was anticipating his orange juice! There followed a generous reception in the church, with bubbly donated by the Don Restaurant and very tasty canap├ęs, where we continued chatting to Masters of various Livery Companies for a further hour or so. This was a very enjoyable ending to a busy but wonderful day.