Sheriffs’ Ball, 20th September 2019

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The Phoenix Masters took a table at the Sheriffs’ Ball at the Guildhall in support of our own Sheriff Liz Green as she came towards the end of her shrieval year. Mark Chambers reports that “It was a really cracking event and certainly worth attending. Liz was in great form and ended up singing Dancing […]

City Giving Day, 24th September 2019

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The momentum we helped develop has continued as the Lord Mayor Peter Estlin’s target of 400 was comfortably achieved with 424 organisations taking part, a further increase of 35%. But it is not just quantity but also quality as organisations gain confidence in how best to motivate their staff to participate. A group of five […]

AGM and Dinner 10th September 2019

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The Phoenix Masters armed themselves for the year ahead The 3rd Annual General Meeting of the Phoenix Masters Association was held at Armourers’ Hall courtesy of Colonel David Wynne Davies, Past Master Armourer & Brazier. Honorary Vice President Dr Christine Rigden was again in the chair. But first a Special General Meeting was held in […]

The Lord Mayor’s River Progress 28th September 2019

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Phoenix PM Tallow Chandler Nicholas Bull had organised a Phoenix rowing boat to join the flotilla accompanying the QRB Gloriana from Chelsea Harbour finishing up mooring by HMS President by Tower Bridge. The Lord Mayor and his entourage would have travelled on the Gloriana. With less than 24 hours’ notice the event was cancelled owing […]

The Phoenix Masters Take Up Arms

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On Thursday 16th March a small but perfectly formed group of Phoenix Masters and Firebirds visited the College of Arms. The College of Arms is the official heraldic authority for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and much of the Commonwealth, and as well as being responsible for the granting of new coats of arms, it maintains […]

Phoenix Masters hold premier dinner at Premier Company’s Hall.

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On Thursday 14th March the Phoenix Masters were entertained for their third annual Spring Dinner by the Mercers’ Company. No less than 106 members and Firebirds were present including our President Lord Mountevans and Lady Mountevans, our Vice-President past Sheriff Christine Rigden and her husband Stephen, and present Sheriff and Phoenix Master the Honourable Elizabeth […]

The Phoenix Masters have a Sparkling Evening

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On Thursday 15th November 47 Phoenix Masters and Firebirds gathered for a Champagne Tasting at the showroom of Lutron EA Ltd in Finsbury Pavement. The evening was hosted by Champagne Henry de Vaugency – the house that brought us the Cuvée Phoenix we have all enjoyed so much! The tasting was led by Pascal Henry, […]

Phoenix Masters Supporting Our Civic Leaders

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On 28th September a goodly number of Phoenix Masters attended the Admission of the Sheriffs at Guildhall. Afterwards the new Sheriffs Alderman Vincent Keaveny and The Hon Elizabeth Green invited them to the Sheriffs’ Breakfast in the Old Library. For those familiar with the Silent Ceremony, where the only words spoken are a brief declaration […]

Report on the Phoenix Masters Association 2nd AGM & Dinner

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“The Phoenix Masters Show Their Cutting Edge” The Phoenix Masters Association held its 2nd Annual General Meeting and Dinner on Wednesday 19th September at Barber-Surgeons’ Hall courtesy of Past Master Barber Geoffrey Preston. Our President Jeffrey Mountevans sent his apologies as he had to attend a meeting with Navy chiefs in Portsmouth. Our Vice President […]