The Guild of Nurses

The City of London Guild of Nurses

For the Nursing Profession - past, present and future

Forthcoming Events

(The downloads on this page are either in pdf format or as a Word (.docx) document. Ipad users will require a separate App from the App Store to read Word documents. Word documents have been included to make it easier for you to complete the forms)

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.


Thursday 27th June 5.30-8.00pm Cutlers’ Hall, Warwick Lane, London, EC4M 7BR

Education and Professional Development Event - The Journey from Guild to Livery: Next steps

Free event. Refreshments from 5.30pm

This evening event will explore how mediaeval Guilds evolved into Livery Companies and what we collectively need to do to complete that same journey.

Our Honorary Clerk, John Allen, will provide an illustrated talk to be followed by an open discussion about the way forward.  So please come and contribute.  Please book onto this free event by clicking on this link here.

As an introduction to this evening’s event, please see John’s informative article “The Road to Livery” in the latest edition of The Lamp, available to read online here.


Wednesday 10th July 2019

Our second visit to London’s Air Ambulance Helipad at the Royal London Hospital Whitechapel preceded by a curry lunch in Brick Lane at 12 noon. 

Our April visit to the Helipad was very popular and oversubscribed but we do still have a few places available on this second tour. The day will start with a two-course lunch at midday at City Spice restaurant (Bangladeshi cuisine) in Brick Lane. There will be a 15-minute walk from the restaurant to the Royal London Hospital where our visit to the Helipad will start at 2pm. The tour will last approximately an hour.

This event is now fully booked.


Tuesday 16th July

Freedom Ceremony, 6pm, Cutlers’ Hall, Warwick Lane, London, EC4M 7BR followed by an evening reception

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 6pm and be followed by an evening drinks and canapés reception. Further details and the booking form can be downloaded from here. [Word] [pdf]

Closing date for applications is 2nd July 2019.


Thursday 25th July 2019

Tour of the Royal Hospital Chelsea with lunch beforehand

We are delighted to have organised a private tour around the Royal Hospital Chelsea; the 300 year old Wren designed home of the Chelsea Pensioners. We will meet at 11.40am before our lunch in the café and tour starting at 1.30pm. Cost of the tour is £25 per person with lunch to be paid for individually on the day. Guests welcome. Further details and booking form are available here. [Word] [pdf]


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


Thursday 26th September 2019

Education and Professional Development Forum Conference, 11am-5pm

Chartered Accountants’ Hall, Moorgate Place, London EC2R 6EA

Please put this date into your diaries - further detail for this event will be given in due course.


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.