The reputed foundation of St Peter’s is AD 179. The Ward Club sponsored the 18th Centenary Service in conjunction with the Ward of Cornhill. The Lord Mayor Sir Kenneth Cork) and Lady Mayoress were present, with the The Right Rev. and Right Hon. The Lord Bishop of London – preaching. The event was overseen by Rector, The Rev Alan Cook, who I believe was also our Ward Club Chaplain.
Hymn Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation.
Anthem – Rejoice in the Lord.
Lesson – The Lord Mayor.
Hymn And did those feet, in ancient time.
Sermon – The Bishop of London.
Hymn Thy hand, Oh god has guided.
The Blessing – God be in my head and in my understanding
Left – Top – with glasses – our future Lord Mayor and Vice President – Sir David Howard, looks amazingly similar to his son – Robert Howard CC of Lime Street Ward and then Alderman of Cornhill Ward (2018)
Approx 40 Members and Guests of the Club participated along with the other attendees. This was followed by a “Fork” Lunch , at the Bank next door. TSB (Trustee Savings Bank). An Organ Restoration Fund was created seeking to raise £20,000.