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Freedom and Livery Ceremonies – 21 Mar 24

On 21 March we were delighted to hold Freedom and Livery ceremonies in the Court Room at Information Technologists’ Hall. Eight applicants were admitted to the Freedom of the Company and six Freemen made their declarations and were clothed in Livery. Congratulations to all our new Freemen and Liverymen. After the formal proceedings, a reception…

United Guilds Service – 15 Mar 2024

The annual United Guilds Service (UGS) started after the Second World War to celebrate and give thanks for all the City Livery Companies. This years’ service took place on 15 March and saw St Paul’s Cathedral filled to capacity with Masters, Wardens, and Company members, together with the City of London Corporation. The Master, Upper…

Livery Careers Showcase, Guildhall, London – Mon 26 & Tue 27 Feb 2024

The Worshipful Company of Nurses was delighted to provide a stand for two days at this year’s Livery Careers Showcase at Guildhall. The purpose of the event is to show primary and secondary school students the sorts of careers that are available in the many varied industries represented by the Livery Companies. The event gives children, young…

Mariana Campilho

London’s Air Ambulance Charity share news of Scholar, Mariana Campilho

London’s Air Ambulance Charity reports that our scholar, Mariana Campilho, is clearly making a very positive contribution in her new role. Mariana was granted a prestigious award by The Company of Nurses Charitable Trust Scholarship Programme in 2021. With our support, Mariana undertook the Masters (MSc) degree run by the Institute of Pre-Hospital Care (IoPHC),…

Freedom and Livery Ceremonies – Wed 7 Feb 2024

On Wednesday 7 February, the Worshipful Company of Nurses held a Freedom ceremony in the Court Room at Information Technologists’ Hall. We were able to welcome fifteen applicants who made their declarations and were granted Freedom of the Company. We were delighted that within this number, there was a mother and daughter, both being installed…

Deirdre Barr

Deirdre Barr DL

The Master is delighted that Deirdre Barr, Court Assistant and Military Liaison Officer of the Worshipful Company of Nurses, was commissioned as a Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London on 1 December 2023. She has been appointed to the team of Deputy Lieutenants for Greater London and has been honoured for her positive contribution to volunteering.…

Visit to the Florence Nightingale Foundation Offices – Mon 11 Dec 23

Just before the start of the pandemic, the current Master of the Worshipful Company of Nurses, Elizabeth Bardolph, presented the Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF) with a portrait that was painted of her in her second year of nurse training at St Thomas’ Hospital. The Master and Past Master, Fran Davies, were delighted to attend the…

Military Trophy Winner 2023, Major Domini Barrett

The Master was delighted to present Major Domini Barrett with the Worshipful Company of Nurses Military Trophy and a framed certificate at the Company Dinner on Wednesday 22 November. Domini is a paediatric nurse at Salisbury Hospital. She has 32 years unblemished service in the Army Reserve, including two tours in Afghanistan, and is currently…

Master’s three day weekend; The Silent Ceremony, Lord Mayor’s Show and Remembrance

The Silent Ceremony On 10 November the Clerk and I attended the Silent Ceremony at Guildhall.  This is an ancient ceremony dating back 800 years when the newly elected Lord Mayor is officially admitted as the Lord Mayor of the City of London.  It is conducted in complete silence. As well as representatives of the…

Military Affiliation Weekend, Aldershot 27-30 Oct 23

During the weekend of 27-30 October Deirdre Barr, Military Liaison Officer for the Worshipful Company of Nurses, and I were guests of the Commanding Officer, Lt Col Kevin Forbes, and Major Domini Barrett, Senior Nursing Officer of 306 Hospital Support Regiment. We were based at St Omer Barracks in Aldershot, where we were invited to…