Our AGM precedes our 75th Anniversary event (see Events web-page) which begins at 6.15pm. You will need a ticket to attend the Anniversary.
Please notify our Clerk if you intend to attend either or both of these events by Monday 20th June at the latest. (firstname.lastname@example.org or, email@example.com). Updated Agenda to be emailed shortly.
Your summons to our Annual General Meeting:
You are hereby summoned to the 2022 Annual Meeting, which will be held as follows:
In the Council Chamber at Barnard’s Inn, home of Gresham College and formerly of the Mercers’ School.
On Thursday 30th June 2022 commencing at 5.00pm.
The agenda is as follows:
1. Roll Call and apologies for absence
2. Minutes of the Annual Meeting 2018 and matters arising (to follow)
3. Elections to the Court
4. Guild Master’s Report
5. Treasurer’s Annual Report & Accounts (Attached)
6. GMS Charitable Trust Report
7. Social Report
8. Other Business
Attendance £0.00: Last booking date Thu 30th Jun 2022 05:00 pm
The Master and the Court of the Guild of Mercers' Scholars are pleased to invite you to a marvellous evening of entertainment to celebrate the Guild's 75th anniversary at Barnards Inn on Thursday 30th June. This promises to be a delightful start to the summer break and a long-overdue opportunity for Guild members to gather together and socialise on one of the first occasions since the pandemic began to wane.
Commencing at 6:15pm, the evening will feature musical entertainment from students across the Mercers' network of schools followed by a drinks reception and buffet dinner. The Guild will then take the opportunity to welcome formally into the Guild all who were bound as Apprentices and granted freedom as Guildsmen during the period of lockdown and restrictions over the last two years. Our special guests will entertain and inform you about the history of the Guild before the evening draws to a close at 9pm.
We will be hosted by the attentive staff at Bernard Inn, chosen especially because of the historic links between the Guild and the site of the Mercers School, where it was founded. It also symbolises the growing and heartening development of relations between ourselves and Gresham College, the present residents of the site.
Tickets are available at the competitive price of 35 pounds per head and can be booked via the link below.
Members of the Guild should take note that the Guild's AGM will take place at 5pm in the Conference Room at Barnards Inn prior to the formal commencement of the evening.
Anniversary dinner £35.00: Last booking date Thu 23rd Jun 2022 05:00 pm
The Master-Elect, Mr Daniel Subramaniam and the Court have the pleasure of inviting you to the Guild of Mercers' Scholars Installation Dinner on Thursday 6 October 2022 at the historic Ironmongers' Hall.
The evening will commence at 7:00pm with a drinks reception in the beautiful wood-panelled drawing and luncheon rooms, with dinner being served at 7:30pm in the spectacular banqueting hall. Underneath stained glass windows, chandeliers and the ornately plastered ceiling, we will enjoy a paired-wine dinner with an interlude for musical entertainment from students of the feeder schools of the Guild. The night will conclude at 10:30pm. With the Ironmongers Hall having been awarded 'Best Historic or Livery Hall Venue' at the London Venue and Catering Awards in November 2021, this 'country house in the heart of London' will no doubt play host to a most enjoyable and memorable evening. Tickets are priced at £110 for guildmen and guests and £55 for apprentices. The dress code is black tie or mess dress with miniatures.
The Guild's annual general meeting will be held at the Hall prior to the drinks reception. Further details will be circulated by the Clerk in due course.
forward to welcoming you to the highlight of our social calendar.
Guildmen and Guests £110.00: Last booking date Thu 29th Sep 2022 09:00 pm
Apprentices £55.00: Last booking date Thu 29th Sep 2022 09:00 pm
Look ahead and book early for the Guild's annual carol service!
The Master and Court of the Guild of Mercers' Scholars invite you to join them at 6:30 pm on Friday 2nd December for a festive evening of traditional carols sung by the accomplished choir of St Paul's Girls' School. Enjoy a break from the pressures of the festive season and relax and recall the spirit of Christmas before catching up with friends over mince pies, canapes and drinks. This year our service will again be held at the beautiful Grade I-listed St Margaret Lothbury in the heart of the City of London.
Tickets are priced at just 18 pounds per person for this exclusive evening. Apprentices are invited to attend for free but should book tickets in order to confirm the number of places.
The Master also welcomes any apprentice or apprentice master attending who may wish to perform a traditional reading. Please contact the Social Assistant Jack Armitstead directly by Monday 28 November to confirm your interest: firstname.lastname@example.org .
We very much look forward to seeing you for this final event of the year.
Service, canapes and drinks £18.00: Last booking date Fri 02nd Dec 2022 08:00 pm
Apprentices (free attendance) £0.00: Last booking date Fri 02nd Dec 2022 08:00 pm