7 April, 2014

United Guilds Service

St Pauls cathedralThen we proceeded to St Paul’s Cathedral (via a coffee or two) for the United Guilds Service, which as usual was a wonderful occasion.

Rousing hymns, a stirring sermon from the Dean of St Paul’s about the difference between appearances and the substance of people, and a new anthem specially commissioned by the Founders’ Company to mark the 400th anniversary of the granting of their Royal Charter in 1614.

Then on to lunch at Stationers’ Hall where 22 Woolmen had a very jolly party among the 260 odd liverymen and their families who were there.   And then I drove back to South Wales again through the most appalling traffic – it took me four hours – and the only consolation was when Radio 4 announced that Jonathan Dimbleby was on his way to Chepstow for Question Time and he was stuck in the traffic as well.

Bill Clark – Master, Woolmen’s Company