Tuesday, 16 February 2021
Tickets: Free For Stationers
Ticket deadline: 5 February 2021
Shrove Tuesday Service followed by Cakes and Ale In accordance with the bequest of Alderman John Norton, Master of the Company in 1607, 1611 and 1612, cakes and ale (and other victuals) will be provided to members of the Company before Lent. You are invited by the Master and Wardens to accompany them to the Chapel of St Faith in the Crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral to attend a private service for the Stationers’ Company. This year, we will be gathering at Cutlers’ Hall, Warwick Avenue, EC4 (100 yards up from Stationers' Hall), to which you are cordially invited.
This year, the preacher will be The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster. The singing, as usual, will be led by the Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy choir. The service will take place in the morning of Shrove Tuesday, before Cakes and Ale. Tea and coffee will be served in Cutlers' Hall from 10.15 am, before the Court, Liverymen and Freemen line-up in the Hall, to process to the Cathedral at 11.00 am precisely. The service will commence at 11.15 am.
Following the service, a buffet lunch will be served at Cutlers' Hall from 12.15 pm.Unfortunately, this year, due to the amount of space available at Cutlers' Hall, Stationers members will be given priority for places. Guests (including spouses) will not be invited to attend unless space becomes available. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and you will be notified if the event is fully booked. Attendance slips should be returned by Friday, 5 February 2021 at the very latest.