Forthcoming Events

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All those who join will be offered a warm and friendly welcome into The Worshipful Company of Nurses and there are many opportunities for Liverymen and Freemen to meet other members of the Worshipful Company. A wide range of social activities is organised throughout the year for members and their guests. Functions are often held in venues that are not readily accessible to members of the public, some within the great Livery Halls of the City of London.

If you are not already a Freeman of the Company and are interested in applying to become a Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Nurses, please go to the Joining our Company page of this website and complete a Membership Application form

Freedom Ceremonies

Freedom ceremonies will be held periodically throughout the year when new applicants will have the opportunity to be granted Freedom of the Worshipful Company. Freedom of the Worshipful Company is a privilege that is conferred for life and demonstrates a commitment to The Worshipful Company of Nurses. Invitations to Freedom ceremonies will be sent to new applicants. The ceremony is usually followed by a reception which is open to guests.

Fellowship Networks

The Worshipful Company of Nurses also encourages members to build local fellowship networks. Please log in to the members' directory to see who lives nearby and perhaps invite them to share a cup of coffee or lunch and enjoy a friendly meeting of fellow members. If you would like to discuss how to hold a fellowship event or ask more questions, please email clerk@companyofnurses.co.uk 

Please note that application forms for events will appear on this website approximately 6 weeks before the event.

To view the Worshipful Company of Nurses events terms and conditions please click here.

To view the Liverymen and Freemen’s Guide for Guests please click here.

Please note that all dates may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances




Tuesday 16 April 2.30pm
Visit to meet the Company of Pikemen & Musketeers of the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) and tour of Armoury House, City Road, London EC1Y 2BQ
Please join us for a fascinating tour of the Honorable Artillery Company’s home, the beautiful and historic 18th century Armoury House near Moorgate.  Armoury House is set in a large garden complete with the City’s only cricket ground. It is home to the Company of Pikemen & Musketeers, the Lord Mayor’s ceremonial bodyguard. Members will be given a private conducted tour by the Pikemen, hear about their history and that of the HAC, and view their armoury, museum, panelled Long Room and art collection. The visit will conclude with tea and cake in the Medal Room. The cost of this event is £45 per person.

This event is now fully booked.


Tuesday 23 April 5.30pm (Please note that this date has changed from that previously published)
Court Meeting and Annual Assembly
The Annual Assembly of the Worshipful Company of Nurses will take place at Information Technologists’ Hall, 37a Bartholomew Close, London EC1A 7JN. The agenda for the meeting has been circulated separately by email.  Please note, that this meeting will be in person.  The City expects all formal meetings to be held in the City. The exception to hold on-line and hybrid meetings was a temporary allowance for Covid. This has now been withdrawn. Please let the Clerk know if you intend to be present by emailing clerk@companyofnurses.co.uk. The last day to book to attend and notify the Clerk of any other business is Tuesday 9 April.


Thursday 2 May 2024 6.30pm
Anniversary Dinner - Preceded by the Installation of the new Master
Apothecaries’ Hall, Black Friars Lane, EC4V 6EJ
To celebrate the anniversary of becoming a Worshipful Company and to mark Florence Nightingale’s Birthday, the Master and Wardens invite you to dine with them in the elegant and ancient surroundings of Apothecaries’ Hall. As is our custom, the installation of the new Master will take place immediately before dinner. The principal guest will be Dominic Reid, the Pageant Master for the City of London, who has been Pageant Master of the Lord Mayor’s Show since 1992. This event is open to all Freemen of the Company of Nurses, and their guests. We are expecting a high demand for tickets and applications will be accepted on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis. For more details please see the invitation here and an application form is here [pdf] [Word]. Closing date for applications is Friday 5 April. The Master and Wardens very much hope you will be able to join them on this occasion.

This event is open to Liverymen and Freemen.


Wednesday 5 June 2024, 11am
Call the Midwife
Walking Tour, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TY
This is an exciting opportunity for members of the Worshipful Company of Nurses to be guided around the Historic Dockyard at Chatham. This is where the last 13 series of Call the Midwife have been filmed. The tour is overseen by the Call the Midwife producers and features a chance to see props, sets, and costumes. This is a 90-minute walking, all-weather tour. Full details and an application form are in the flyer here. [pdf] [Word]


Wednesday 19 June 2024
Education and Professional Development Event (In person 4pm, Virtual from 6pm)
St Joseph’s Hospice, Mare Street, London E8 4SA
Join us in person for a visit to St Joseph’s Hospice, Hackney, one of the oldest Hospices and the only Hospice in the City of London. Liveryman Jane Naismith, Director of Clinical Services and Joint Chief Executive is organising a short tour of the unit. This will be followed by a hybrid presentation that members unable to attend in person, can join via Zoom. Please apply by emailing education@companyofnurses.co.uk . Please specify if you intend to attend in person or whether you would like the Zoom invitation sent to you to attend virtually. The evening will finish at approximately 8pm.


Monday 1 July
Meet the Master Luncheon at Ironmongers’ Hall


Sunday 29 September
Sheep Drive & Livery Fair
For more details of this event, please see the City Diary