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.

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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.

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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
WCB Court Lunch March 2024

1 March 2024WCB Court Lunch March 2024

Butchers' Hall
12.30pm for 1pm. Lunch to finish by 3.30pm, 30 minute Stirrup cup to follow

Group Captain Jonathan Hough, Commanding Officer of RAF Northolt, will lead the Military themed celebratory lunch with our three affiliated service units.

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City Food & Drink Lecture 2024

11 March 2024City Food & Drink Lecture 2024

Guildhall, London
5.30pm - 9.45pm

Simon Roberts, CEO of Sainsbury's, will be keynote speaker at the prestigious City Food & Drink lecture 2024, which will be held at the magnificent Guildhall, London.

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United Guilds Service & Lunch 2024

15 March 2024United Guilds Service & Lunch 2024

St Paul's Cathedral & Butchers' Hall
To be seated by no later than 10.45am St Paul's Cathedral. 12.30pm for 1pm Butchers' Hall

The Annual United Guilds service for Livery companies and guilds is a unique event at St Paul's Cathedral, when The Master will take part in the procession. A wonderful 3-course lunch at Butchers' Hall will follow the service.

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WCB Court Lunch April 2024

5 April 2024WCB Court Lunch April 2024

Butchers' Hall
12.30pm for 1pm

Springing into a new season, we look forward to welcoming The Rt Hon Mark Spencer MP as our guest of honour at the April Court lunch

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Master's Charity Ball 2024

3 May 2024Master's Charity Ball 2024

Guildhall, London
6.30pm - 12.30am

Are you red-dy? Grab your Early bird tickets by 31 January for our 2024 annual fundraiser for our Livery and the Master's Chosen Charity, Huntington's Disease Association

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Election of Sheriffs & Lunch 2024

24 June 2024Election of Sheriffs & Lunch 2024

Guildhall & Butchers' Hall
Arrive from 11am to be seated by 11.30am for the Election, approx 1.15 for Lunch

SAVE THE DATE: Liverymen are summonsed to attend the Election of Sheriffs at Guildhall. A two course lunch will follow at Butchers' Hall, pre-book your places now!

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Meat Industry Invitational Golf Tournament 2024

11 July 2024The Meat Industry Invitational Golf Tournament

Essendon Country Club, Hertfordshire
Registration 8.30am. Play begins 9.30am

Open to everyone in the meat industry, join colleagues and friends for our annual golf tournament for the trade.

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Election of Lord Mayor 2024

30 September 2024Election of Lord Mayor & Lunch 2024

Guildhall & Butchers' Hall
11.15am - 1pm, followed by lunch

SAVE THE DATE: Liverymen are summonsed to attend the Election of Lord Mayor at Guildhall. Lunch at Butchers' Hall is available to book following the event.

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Dates for your diary

Upcoming WCB Virtual Events

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Upcoming Hybrid Events

  • POSTPONED 23 Jan 24 - Choice Cuts (Harper Adams University & via Zoom)

Upcoming WCB In person Events

  • 2 April - Boar's Head Ceremony & Lunch
  • 3 May - Master's Charity Ball
  • 7 June - Court & Livery Lunch
  • 5 July - Court & Livery Lunch
  • 2 August - Younger Generation Court Lunch
  • 6 Sept - Court & Livery Lunch
  • 12 Sept - Common Hall

Upcoming Sporting Events

  • 3 March 2024 - Inter-Livery Bridge Tournament
  • 15/16 May - Inter Livery Clay Shoot - West London Shooting School
  • 7 June - Inter-Livery Rifle Shooting - Bisley
  • 11 July 2024 - Meat Industry Invitational Golf Day

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See what WCB societies & activities you can enjoy. Don't see something for you? Let us know and we'll try to make it happen.

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See why so many people enjoy our famous Carvery Luncheons. A wonderful occasion in Butchers' Hall with roast beef the star attraction.

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