This year, at the Installation Court, Dr David John Giachardi was installed as Master, Martin Andrew Muirhead as Upper Warden, Michael Ian Birrell as Renter Warden whilst Last year’s Master, Gordon Warwick Haines MBE became Deputy Master. Prior to this, The Reverend Gary Bradley was installed as our Honorary Chaplain. Freemen Dr Jonathan Hudson Dowson and Robert William Alexander Pinchen were admitted as Liverymen.
We install our new Master every year on Candlemas Day, the day in the Church Calendar marking the Virgin Mary presenting the infant Jesus in the Temple. After the installation Court, the Master and Wardens processed to the Church of St James Garlickhythe for the Election Day Service which was taken for the first time by our new Chaplain, the Reverend Gary Bradley.
Then the congregation returned to Painter’s Hall for a reception and convivial Luncheon. During his maiden speech as Master, Dr Giachardi told us about his Charity for the year, Sands the Stillbirth and neonatal death Charity, and how he is looking forward to his year ahead.
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