Forthcoming Events

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Please note details of how to apply for events will appear on this web site approximately 6 weeks before the event.

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

Freedom Ceremonies

Freedom ceremonies will be held periodically throughout the year when new applicants will have the opportunity to be granted Freedom of the Company. Freedom of the Company is a privilege that is conferred for life and demonstrates your commitment to The Company of Nurses. These ceremonies will be advertised below and will usually be followed by a reception which is open to all Freemen and their guests.

If you are interested in applying to become a Freeman of The Company of Nurses, please go to the Joining our Company page of this website and complete a Membership Application form



Please note that all dates may be subject to change due to Covid-19 restrictions.

If you require assistance to access our virtual events conducted via the video conferencing facility Zoom, please email [email protected] . We are happy to help.


Tuesday 8th December 7pm

Company of Nurses Christmas Quiz

Please join us for The Company of Nurses virtual Christmas quiz 2020. The quiz will take place on Tuesday 8th December at 7pm and will last approximately an hour and a half.

Brace yourself………! We have been lucky enough to secure Mother Christmas and her husband Paul as our quiz hosts for this special occasion. Not only that, but two of Santa’s little helpers, Linton and Rydon will be on hand to keep score. The quiz will be a Christmas themed quiz but will also cover a wide range of topics so get your thinking cap on! Whilst not compulsory to dress up, please feel free to adorn Christmas hats, bauble earrings, tinsel garlands etc etc.  Festive nibbles and tipples of your choice will add to the fun.

Ideally, you will be a team of 2 or maximum 3 and singletons are also most welcome to join. You do not all need to be in the same household as we will be holding the event by Zoom and time will be given between rounds to liaise via WhatsApp or other forms of messaging.

We will send out joining details a few days before the quiz, but in the meantime, please email [email protected] with the following details;

  • Your team name
  • The number of people in your team
  • Your team email address/addresses

We really hope that you can join us for this quiz on the 8th December.




Thursday 25 February

Visit to Apothecaries’ Hall with coffee and lunch

Tuesday 9 March

Freedom Ceremony and afternoon tea, Guildhall

Tuesday 16 March

Meet & Greet Evening, City Winebar

Friday 19 March

United Guilds Service, St Paul’s Cathedral

Event Cancelled

Wednesday 24 March

Education and Professional Development Event

Wednesday 28 April

Court Meeting and Annual Assembly of The Company of Nurses

Wednesday 5 May

Anniversary Banquet, Vintners’ Hall

Tuesday 11 May

Festival Service of the Clergy Support Trust, St Paul’s Cathedral

Wednesday 12 May

Florence Nightingale Commemorative Service, Westminster Abbey

Wednesday 9 June

Visit to Fan Museum, Greenwich and afternoon tea

Wednesday 23 June

Education and Professional Development Event

Saturday 10 July

City Walk

Wednesday 21 July

Tour of The Charterhouse and gardens followed by tea and cake

Wednesday 1 September

Visit to West Norwood Cemetery, one of the most magnificent in London

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 September

Embley Park Weekend which will include a black tie dinner in Florence Nightingale’s childhood home and a visit to the family church at East Wellow.

Sunday 26 September

Sheep Drive across London Bridge

Wednesday 6 October

Education and Professional Development Event

Wednesday 13 October

The Company of Nurses Annual Church Service

Saturday 23 October 

City Walk

Saturday 13 November

The Lord Mayor’s Show

Thursday 18 November

Black tie dinner at Barber-Surgeons’ Hall

Thursday 25 November

Visit to the newly refurbished Poppy Factory in Richmond




W/C 21 February

Visit to Fishmongers Hall with lunch

W/C 7 March 

Freedom Ceremony and afternoon tea, Guildhall

W/C 21 March

Visit to The Ceremony of the Keys with supper

Wednesday 30 March

Education and Professional Development Event

Friday 1 April

United Guilds Service, St Paul’s Cathedral

Thursday 28 April

Court Meeting and Annual Assembly of the Company of Nurses

W/C 2 May

Anniversary Banquet