The Office closes after work on Wednesday 10th August and returns on Tuesday 30th August.
On Saturday 3rd September, 26,000 breezeblocks will tumble their way through a 7km route in the City of London. To achieve this monumental project we need 600 volunteers – yes, 600! We are also on the look out for volunteers to take part in London’s Burning, a festival of arts and ideas at the centre of the Great Fire 350 season of commemorative events.
We would love for livery members to get involved and be part of history as we mark an extraordinary moment in the life of the City.
To find out more and register, please visit:
London’s Burning: https://volunteerteam.london.gov.uk/opportunities/7985
More details click here
Monday 17th October • NOTE THE DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED•
It's back after seven amazingly successful “Plumbers’ Table” lunches at Ironmongers’ Hall (over 40 attended the last one) we are organising an eighth. Open to all liverymen, their business and private guests, wives and partners. Remarkable value and no need to book weeks in advance! but please do book by telephone: Direct with Paulina Sowa at Ironmongers’ Hall (020 7776 2302) or On-line at: Paulina.Sowa@ironmongers.org – by Wednesday 5th October For details click here.
The Master Elect, Brian Wadsworth, writes "Another splendid Plumbers’ year has flown past and on 19th October I shall be installed as Master for the ensuing year in St Magnus-the-Martyr Church, Lower Thames Street. Robert Burgon will be installed as Upper Warden and Dame Fiona Woolf DBE, DL as Renter Warden. We all look forward to the honour of serving our ancient Company. Following the Installation Service, my wife Anne and I would be delighted to welcome you to our Champagne reception at Vintners’ Hall, Upper Thames Street, which will be followed by a three-course luncheon with wine in the historic main hall."
Click here for the programme and booking form
A letter to the Liverymen of the Company can be found in the Members only section. Log in (top right on the Home page) then in the My Company section go to From the Master and Clerk and download the letter.
The Service of veneration to the Patron Saint of the Company, St Michael the Archangel, will be held this year at 11am on Sunday 2nd October 2016 at St Magnus-the-Martyr Church, Lower Thames Street, EC3R 6DN. The Master hopes that as many Liverymen as possible will wish to join her and bring their families. This year there will be a guest preacher, the Reverend Owen Higgs, Vicar of St Gabriel's Church, Warwick Square, Pimlico.
Following the Service our Company Chaplain Cardinal Rector the Reverend Father Philip Warner has invited us all to join him, the guest preacher and the congregation for a 2-course lunch with wine in the crypt.
Details & booking click here.
The answer is found in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6 which recognises importance of safe drinking water and effective sewage disposal for all. Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in. There is sufficient fresh water on the planet to achieve this. But due to bad economics or poor infrastructure, every year millions of people, most of them children, die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene. Water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation negatively impact food security, livelihood choices and educational opportunities for poor families across the world. The answer requires improved plumbing which in turn requires trained plumbers and education in water hygiene. We support our craft and those who practice it wherever there is a need. For more click here
To provide the local school with sanitation facilities, rain water harvesting facilities whilst also addressing the behaviour of hand washing to support a life-time impact in the village of Oboase Wawase, a remote rural village in Ghana.
During 2015 - 2016 we targeted the children and teachers of the village of Oboase Wawase and using resources and education we ingrain the washing of hands with soap following toilet use and before food preparation. The project began with a three page written agreement between our local staff, teachers in the local school and the community of Oboase Wawase. Then with the help of our local & international volunteers, who work alongside our team of Ghanaian builders we built a three toilet block within the school. Together we had a vision of what the village school of Oboase Wawase could be and with your support we transformed a village school in poverty to a place where a child has a much better chance of staying healthy. The success of the project is seen the now healthy village children. To read the full report click here.
The organisers state "We would like to thank the Worshipful Company of Plumbers for sponsoring this amazing project."
If you wish to find out more about out charity and make a donation however small please click here.
A hurdle or a high jump?
It does not quieten down in the Summer. Read all about it by clicking here.