At 6pm, a service of evensong will be held at the Church of All Hallows’ by the Tower to commemorate the life, legacy and patronage of St. Ethelburga. The service features music and liturgy particular to the feast day of the Guild’s Patron Saint, who was the 7th Century Abbess of Barking and founder of a convent on the site of All Hallows’. Her life and witness to enterprise and the service of others is celebrated in the context of this Anglican service, but all Freemen (of any faith, and none) are very warmly encouraged to attend.
At the end of the service (which will last about 45 minutes), the Master will swear-in the Reverend Canon David Parrott as the Guild’s new Hon. Chaplain, and some modest refreshments will be served.
Dress code: come as you are
Cost: None, but donations are encouraged