In Memoriam Simon Leschallas

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On Thursday 17th October a Thanksgiving Service for the life of Simon Leschallas was held in Southwark Cathedral. Simon was a most popular man, both in the Livery as a Past Master Distiller and a Past Master Vintner (in the Phoenix year) as well as in his business career as a Champagne brand specialist. The […]

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 […]

Supporting Our Lord Mayor

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Update 31st July 2018 As of today, 2600 individuals have registered for the ‘Wellbeing in the City’ programme. Over 200 organisations have registered or expressed interest. Our Chairman Mark Chambers is setting a good example and has signed up several leading City businesses to the programme. NB. Important note. There has been a change in […]

Wellbeing in the City  Brief

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One in five adults will experience suicidal feelings at some point in their life, and City workers are no different. Through their partnership, Samaritans and the Lord Mayor’s Appeal will deliver an interactive learning experience tailored to workers in the City of London that will give employees the skills they need to manage their own […]

The Phoenix Masters Come of Age

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  On Monday 18th September the Phoenix Masters Association held its first Annual General Meeting in the Court Room of Girdlers’ Hall. 65 members attended and heard that subscriptions have been received from 107 Past Masters from the Rt Hon Alderman Lord Mountevans’ year as Lord Mayor. A lively programme of events has been held […]

The Phoenix Masters’ Association – Purpose?

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THE PHOENIX MASTERS’ ASSOCIATION  – PURPOSE?                    David Pearson IPM Marketor 18.9.17 The Phoenix Masters Association (Lord Mountevans’ year) was formed as all Past Masters Associations are for the purpose of maintaining social interaction. But a number of us, and I’m always very suspicious when people start that way, because the number could be “one”,  but […]

The Phoenix takes flight at Inaugural Dinner

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On Monday 13th March the Hon Mrs Emmeline Winterbotham, Immediate Past Master Skinner, graciously hosted The Phoenix Masters Inaugural Dinner in the beautiful surroundings of Skinners’ Hall. No less than 133 members and their partners attended the dinner representing 70 of the City’s Livery Companies. Our President the Late Lord Mayor and his wife Juliet […]