The Guild of Nurses

The City of London Guild of Nurses

For the Nursing Profession - past, present and future

Forthcoming Events

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Details of how to apply for events will appear on this web site approximately 6 weeks before the event.

Freedom Ceremonies

Two or three ceremonies will be held every year when members will have the opportunity to be granted Freedom of the Guild. Freedom of the Guild is a privilege that is conferred for life and demonstrates your commitment to the Guild of Nurses. These ceremonies will be advertised below and will usually be followed by a reception which is open to all Freemen and their guests.


Monday, 11 February 2019
Evening Dinner at The House of Commons gives a wonderful opportunity to dine in the Palace of Westminster.

Wednesday, 6 March
Education and Professional Development Forum. This is expected to include: Regulation of the Profession, Standards of Nurse Education and Exploring Volunteer and Outreach Opportunities for the Guild.

Monday, 11 March
Freedom of the Guild Ceremony at 15.30 at Guildhall followed by afternoon tea for all Guild Freemen and their guests.

Saturday, 23 March
City Walk through Middle Temple, Inner Temple and the Temple Church built by the Knights Templar as their European Headquarters.

Monday, 1 April
Visit to London’s Air Ambulance Helipad, 11.00 at The Royal London Hospital. A curry lunch in Whitechapel follows. This is also on July 10th - 10 places on each date.

Wednesday, 1 May
Annual Assembly of the Guild of Nurses at Guildhall.

Friday, 10 May
The Guild of Nurses Anniversary Banquet on board HQS Wellington, the Livery Hall of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners.

Monday, 20 May
Another popular tour of The Palace of Westminster. The Jubilee Café is open for refreshments afterwards and seats are available in the Public Gallery to view business in the House of Commons.

Early June
A tour around the Royal Hospital, Chelsea with lunch included. Date to be confirmed in January.

Thursday, 27 June
Education and Professional Development Forum. This is expected to include the History of Nursing.

Wednesday, 10 July
The second visit to London’s Air Ambulance Helipad at 14.00 at The Royal London Hospital with a curry lunch in Whitechapel before the tour.

Friday, 20 September
Education and Professional Development Conference.

Saturday, 21 September
A fascinating City walk around some of the City of London’s churches.

Wednesday, 2 October
Tour of the Museum of Military Medicine, Keogh Barracks, Aldershot followed by lunch and a talk on nursing in a war zone by Guild Freeman Col. Jane Carey Harris.

Monday, 14 October
The Guild of Nurses Annual Church Service with a sermon by the Bishop of London, at St Lawrence Jewry Church, Guildhall Yard.

Monday, 18 November
Another opportunity to dine in the Palace of Westminster.

Friday, 29 November
Another chance to see the Tower of London’s famous Ceremony of the Keys at 21.30 preceded by supper at a nearby restaurant.