2017 Court and Installation Luncheon

The installation of the new Master

Date: 10th October 2017

Venue: Haberdashers Hall

Installation 2017
The Master, Wardens, Clerk and Beadle outside St Bartholomew the Great church

Installation Tuesday October 10th 2017

On October 10th Julian Sayers was installed as the 66th Master of the Company following in the footsteps of Philip Wynn. The installation, which was held at the Priory Church of St. Bartholomew the Great in Smithfield, was preceded by the service of Harvest Thanksgiving where the interesting sermon was given by the Reverend David Creasey focussing on his enjoyable experience as Chaplain to the Company. The ceremony of installing the new Master included the appointment of Rosie Carne as Senior Warden and David Bolton as Junior Warden for the coming year.

The luncheon was held, as usual, at Haberdashers Hall with excellent food and wines with grace given by the Master’s Chaplain the Reverend Dr. Gordon Gatward. The Master spoke about his vision for his year in office with great emphasis on our educational support and Past Master Wynn responded with an interesting summary of his enjoyable experiences during his tenure including visiting HMS Defender in dry dock.