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.

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2020

Tuesday 12th May

Florence Nightingale commemorative service at Westminster Abbey.

Event cancelled due to Coronavirus outbreak. Rescheduled for Wednesday 4th November 2020

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Thursday 14th May

The Guild of Nurses Anniversary Banquet at Apothecaries Hall, Black Friars Lane, London EC4V 6EJ

Event cancelled due to Coronavirus outbreak.

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Wednesday 3rd June

A private guided tour around the 40 acres rural West Norwood Cemetery, one of the seven most magnificent cemeteries in London.

Event cancelled due to Coronavirus outbreak.

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Wednesday 24th June

Education and Professional Development Event.

Event cancelled due to Coronavirus outbreak.

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Saturday 4th July

City walk with a Florence Nightingale theme in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of her birth. During the walk, we will discover many of the places in London linked to Florence Nightingale.

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Tues 14th July

Freedom Ceremony at 6pm. tbc

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Saturday 5th September

Another opportunity to take one of the popular City Walks.

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Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September

Embley Park Weekend which will include a black tie dinner in Florence Nightingale’s childhood home and a visit to the family church at East Wellow.

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Wednesday 30th September

Education and Professional Development Event.

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Wednesday 14th October

The Guild of Nurses Annual Church Service, at St Lawrence Jewry Church, Guildhall Yard.

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Tuesday 27th October

Join us for a fascinating visit to the British Library where we hope to see their collection of Florence Nightingale’s personal letters.

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Wednesday 4th November

Florence Nightingale commemorative service at Westminster Abbey.
This has been provisionally rescheduled for Wednesday 4th November

Wednesday 18th November  

A wonderful opportunity to dine in Barber-Surgeons’ Hall in the City from 6.45pm for 7.15pm to celebrate The International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.