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.

Wednesday, 6 March

Education and Professional Development Event 5.30pm-8pm , Guildhall Free event. Refreshments from 17.30

We have two interesting speakers for the evening.

Future Frontiers: Fabia Carole brings for discussion the work of this organisation as one of the opportunities for Guild members to participate in a volunteering capacity to undertake outreach work into Schools. This organisation is experienced in training volunteers through a designated programme which equips the volunteer to provide outreach work into schools. Volunteers would work within the Future Frontiers programmes. This is a development for the Guild as we move through the journey to become a Livery Company.

Please come to listen and to consider joining one of the ventures we are proposing for our outreach work with young people as they make choices about future careers and employment

Rebecca Garnett, a Guild member and Case Examiner for the Nursing and Midwifery Council, is involved in case review for the Fitness to Practice activities of the organisation. She is providing the nurses perspective of this very important work for our exploration.

Please book onto this free event by clicking on this link here.

Monday, 11 March 

Sparkling Afternoon Tea Reception and Admission to the Freedom Ceremony of the Guild of Nurses 3.30pm

This event is open to all Guild Freemen and their guests as well as those members wanting to be admitted to the Freedom of the Guild. The Freedom ceremony will commence at 3.30pm and be followed by afternoon tea. Further details and the booking form can be downloaded from here [Word] [pdf]

Closing date for applications is 25th February.

Saturday, 23 March 

City Walk around Middle Temple and Inner Temple 11am

Our City Guide will take us on a genteel walk taking in the sights and history of the Temple Church and the gardens and buildings of Middle Temple and Inner Temple. The walk will last about two hours. Details of how to book on to this walk are here. [Word] [pdf]

 Friday March 29th 2019

United Guilds Service [Tickets are ONLY available to Freemen of the Guild]

We are delighted that Freemen of the Guild have been given the opportunity to attend this years United Guilds’ Service at St Pauls Cathedral. This is one of the highlights of the Livery Calendar and is attended by the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, Aldermen, Masters and Wardens of all the Livery Companies and Guilds in the City of London. A collection will be taken in aid of the Cathedral Foundation but the service is free to attend. Gift Aid envelopes will be forwarded to those attending the service.

We are also delighted that an invitation has been extended by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries for Guild Freemen to attend lunch in Apothecaries’ Hall afterwards. The cost for this is £65 per head, payable in advance. If you would like to attend the Service and/or the lunch, please download the proforma here. [Word] [pdf] Closing date for applications is 21st March.

Monday 1st April 2019

Visit to London’s Air Ambulance Helipad at the Royal London Hospital Whitechapel followed by a curry lunch in Brick Lane 11am


We are pleased that the visit to the London Air Ambulance Helipad has been so popular and all places on this visit have now been taken. We realise that some Freemen and members may be disappointed not to be able to go on this visit but we do have another tour booked on July 10th 2019.

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, 13 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.

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

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

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.