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Visit to the Florence Nightingale Foundation Offices – Mon 11 Dec 2023

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…

Mansion House dinner with the King and Queen – Wed 18 Oct 23

At the invitation of the City of London Corporation, on 18 October, the Master was privileged to represent the Worshipful Company of Nurses at a dinner in the Mansion House in the gracious presence of Their Majesties The King and Queen. The dinner marked the contribution of the civic institutions of the City of London…

The Worshipful Company of Nurses Annual Church Service – Wed 18 Oct 2023

On the afternoon of Wednesday 18 October Liverymen and Freemen came together to celebrate our profession at the Annual Church Service. This year it was held at the Church of St Bartholomew the Less, which sits within the grounds of St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City of London. Prior to the service the Company had…

Freedom and Livery Ceremony – 18 Oct 23

On Wednesday 18 October the Worshipful Company of Nurses held a Freedom Ceremony followed by a buffet lunch at the Information Technologists’ Hall. We were delighted that three applicants made their declaration and were granted Freedom of the Company followed by six Freemen making their declaration as Liverymen. Our Livery is growing in numbers and…

Commemorating Edith Cavell 1865-1915 – Wed 18 Oct 23

On Wednesday 12 October, invited guests, members of the public and around 17 Freemen and Liverymen of the Worshipful Company of Nurses gathered at the statue of Edith Cavell in Trafalgar Square to commemorate her life and contribution to nursing. She is celebrated for treating wounded soldiers from both sides of the First World War…

City Harvest Livery Food Initiative

We have received an update from City Harvest and the Livery Food Initiative which makes for interesting reading. The Company of Nurses has contributed to this worthwhile cause since 2020. Read the update here

Freedom and Livery Ceremonies – 28 Sep 2023

On Thursday 28 September the Worshipful Company of Nurses held a Freedom ceremony in the lovely surroundings of the Members Dining Room at Guildhall. Ten applicants made their declarations and became Freemen of the Company. This was closely followed by sixteen Freemen being made Liverymen by the Master, thus adding to the Worshipful Company’s growing…