It was a pleasure to arrive at the Guildhall Church of St Lawrence the Jewry on 12th December, to be welcomed a beautifully decorated Christmas tree! Inside there was the warmth of people greeting each other happily; members, friends and guests removing their outer clothes while the Master and Wardens were being clothed!
Like last year, the Architects’ Company shared its Carol Service with the Worshipful Company of Constructors and the Guild of Entrepreneurs, so the church was full to bursting, which made the evening all the more special.
Thanks to my fellow Wardens for their support on the night, especially to the Renter Warden, Chris Dyson, who looked magnificent sporting both a gown and eye patch! Thanks also to our Hon Chaplain, The Rev Canon David Parrott who also looked magnificent sporting a gown and tattoos!!
Thanks also to Martha Grekos for reading so beautifully during the service.
The music at St Lawrence Jewry is always splendid and this year the choir and organist treated us to some wonderful pieces: Bach’s Wachet Auf and In Dulci Jubilo; Rutter’s Wexford Carol; Willcox’s Sussex Carol and Darke’s In the Bleak Mid-Winter.
The congregation also sang many of the most popular carols, loudly and merrily, before setting off to Davy’s wine bar with the Entrepreneurs for a drink and some festive nibbles! Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!