The Worshipful Company of Butchers and City Livery Events

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Being a member of the Worshipful Company of Butchers offers a range of special opportunities for fellowship and networking.


Not only does the Company organise large scale events, such as the Master's Charity Banquet but throughout the year a number of other events big and small are organised. From a private tour of St Paul's Cathedral, wine tastings, a lavish dinner at Warwick Castle, festive carol services and a day at the races.

The Court of the Worshipful Company of Butchers meets monthly in order to discuss the management of our Livery company. After business is attended to, everyone can look forward to a wonderful lunch as Liverymen and their guests join the Master and Court for an afternoon of great food, wine and company.


It's the focal point each month and a time when people from all types of businesses and backgrounds come together. A butcher, manufacturer, lawyer, CEO or publisher, you never know who you will meet.

The ceremony and traditions that go with a Court Lunch make it all the more special. Dignitaries and special guests are regularly invited by the WCB to create what is a monthly date not to be missed.

Speakers invited to Court Lunches can come from many backgrounds. Previous speakers have included:

  • Broadcaster and journalist, Martin Bell
  • Ian Wright CBE, chief executive of the Food & Drink Federation
  • Loyd Grossman CBE, chef and broadcaster
  • Penny Marshall, ITV News social affairs editor
  • Charles Dunstone, chairman of TalkTalk

June 2019

24 June 2019The Election of Sheriffs at Guildhall

Guildhall, followed by lunch at Saddlers’ Hall
1:00pm - 3:00pm

The annual Election of Sheriffs at Guildhall is one of the City of London’s most important occasions.

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July 2019

4 July 2019WCB July Court Lunch 2019

Stationers' Hall
12:30pm - 3:30pm

Our July Court Lunch will take place at Stationers’ Hall when the Company will welcome Sir Peter Kendall, Chairman of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board as the guest speaker.

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Save the date

WCB September Court Lunch

Friday 6th September 2019, Butchers’ Hall

Common Hall

Thursday 12th September 2019, Butchers’ Hall

Election of Lord Mayor Lunch

Wednesday 2nd October 2019, Butchers’ Hall

WCB October Court Lunch

Friday 4th October 2019, Butchers’ Hall

WCB November Court Lunch

Friday 1st November 2019, Butchers’ Hall

Lord Mayor’s Show Lunch

Saturday 9th November, Butchers’ Hall

WCB December Court Lunch

Friday 6th December 2019, Butchers’ Hall

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See what WCB societies & activities you can enjoy

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Join us for our famous Carvery Luncheon

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