OMP Club Night – Meet our Military Affiliates

On Zoom

As a Livery, we are lucky to have an interesting range of military affiliate units, from the historic HAC, to Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, 47 Squadron and the SBS, as well as two cadet units. Their roles and histories are fascinating and offer much for us to be proud of. Court Assistant Ian Davies is our SMiLO (Senior Military Liaison Officer) and has kindly agreed to come and brief us on each unit. The zoom link for the evening is as follows:- If your computer asks, the meeting ID is 814 8957 1856; the Passcode is 246532.

OMP Club Night – Winter Quiz

On Zoom

We are lucky enough to have two excellent Quiz Masters in our ranks and this time it will be Beverley Turner who will come and crack the whip over us for an hour of festive puzzles and teasers. So bring your brain and a pen, and come and enjoy the pleasure of besting your fellow Members and guests! The zoom link for the evening is as follows:- If your computer asks, the Meeting ID is 822 8903 6833; the Passcode is 2MGH2H.

Carol Service and Supper

St Margaret, Lothbury Lothbury, London

Our Master is delighted to be holding our annual Carol Service and supper at St Margaret (on Lothbury, EC2R 7HH, just behind the Bank of England), which is not only a beautiful and historic, 12th century City church, but also that of our Institute (plus five Liveries and two Wards!). The Rector there is our good friend, The Reverend Prebendary Jeremy Crossley. The church is Grade 1 listed and has exceptionally fine 17th Century woodwork, thought to be by Grinling Gibbons. St Margaret is a fine setting for this important occasion in our Livery year, which for many of us marks the start of the Christmas season. After the service the Master has arranged for a delicious buffet supper to be served in the church hall. There will be a feast of Christmas food and drink, with mince pies and other festive goodies much in evidence, along with plenty of nice wines and other temptations! Consorts and guests are obviously extremely welcome. Dress is smart business wear and (plus warm overcoats for all!). Tickets are £49 each and will be invoiced after booking. Please book by Monday, 6th December. The Church’s website is here.  Direction and a map are here.

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Christmas Supper and “Would I Lie to You?”

Chartered Accountants’ Hall One Moorgate Place, London

This will be our first in-person OMP event in quite a while and should prove a most enjoyable occasion. We will start at 6pm with a few rounds of relaxing drinks down in the Club at Chartered Accountants’ Hall, before repairing to a separate room for another riotous (and possibly libellous!) episode of “Would I Lie to you?”, skilfully compèred by our own Clive Stevens. Then, when we have finished ritually humiliating the panel of highly-skilled liars (allegedly!), we will return to the Club at about 7.30pm, for a two-course Christmas Dinner with turkey and all the trimmings, plus some Xmas pud to follow. Guests are very welcome – frankly anything to try and raise the tone a bit!

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Royal Society of St George Christmas Banquet

Mansion House Walbrook, London

We have close links with the City Branch of the RSSG, and they are always very welcoming, whenever we join one of their events. This one is always special, because it is traditionally the last big bash at Mansion House, before the staff and LM all collapse exhausted for Christmas. Music will be supplied by the London Banqueting Ensemble, and the choir from St Stephen Walbrook – there are always carols! The main speaker will be the Recorder of London, Judge Mark Lucraft, who can be a most amusing raconteur. The Lord Mayor, Lady Mayoress and both Sheriffs will also be in attendance and the evening is always extremely lively. Tickets cost £145 each, and dress is white or black tie.

Inter-Livery Ski Trip

Morzine Haute-Savoie

This unlikely inter-livery event is always organised by the Ironmongers and consists of three days of gentle competition, in which standards vary from the respectable down the wobbly snow plough. The resort is friendly and unpretentious and the skiing is excellent. This year, we plan to enter a team.

Curry Night at The Oriental Club

Oriental Club Stafford House, 11 Stafford Place, London

Our splendid Social Sub-Committee have arranged a real treat for us at the Oriental Club. Founded in 1824 by British officers and officials posted overseas, the Club is a well-known private members' club located in Stratford House, an impressive Grade 1-listed mansion house just off Oxford Street. The Club has been home to many famous members, perhaps most notably its first President - the Duke of Wellington. It is still a thriving Club, housing a library and art collection, as well as a well-stocked bar and restaurant, and it now counts almost 3,000 members. Thanks to our contacts at the Oriental Club, they have kindly provided their Library and anteroom for a private dinner and drinks reception, limited to 40 of our members and guests. Over the years, the Oriental Club has built an enviable reputation for its extensive curry menu. We have therefore designed a special curry menu for the evening, providing a choice of meat and vegetarian dishes. The price for our three-course special menu, accompanied by three drinks, has been capped at £65. This is sure to be a popular event, so tickets have been limited to four per member.

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