This was led by the new Priest in Charge for St Peter upon Cornhill and our new Hon. Chaplain – the Revd. John Cross
Hymn Praise the Lord, the king of salvation
Lesson Psalm 125 – The President
Hymn Thou Art the Way
Lesson St Matthew 16. v13-19 – The Master
Hymn Thou are the Christ, O lord
Hymn Through all the changing scenes of life
179 Members and Guests in addition to the 13 Ward Club Guests enjoyed. the Civic Lunch in the presence of the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, Sir Christopher Collett and Lady Collett along with Sheriff Simon block and his lady.
For the first time in some years the club put the Catering out to tender
Town and County Catering
Brookes Outside Caterers
and our Standard Caterer for many years, Payne and Gunter who we decided to go with.
Dressed Selsey Spider Crab – Rosemount Estate Chardonnay, 1988
Contrafillet of Scotch Beef,Button Mushrooms, Tomato Horseradish – Chateaux Candale 1985
Coffee – Petits Fours -Taylor’s LBV (Late Bottled Vintage) or Armagnac J. de Malliac VSOP
The reply on behalf of the guests was given by Sir Kerry St Johnston, Bart. Chairman of PandO Containers. In 1985 he was awarded the Lansing Bagnall Gold Medal by the Institute of Material Handling for his pioneering work in the introduction of containers globally. Main Board Director of P&O and the TRPacific Investment Trust.
Although it would appear that everyone enjoyed the food, atmosphere…. there were problems with timings. The Lord Mayor left before the end of the speeches. This had happened as per the letter from the Common Cryer and Sergeant at Arms in 1984, 1986 and 1987 It was agreed to cut the number of speeches down to three (had been 5) and advise the Toastmaster very specifically re timing issues so all goes smoothly in 1990.
This was followed up by a more informal letter this time addressed to the Hon Sec.
“Three speeches are quite adequate
Toastmaster and Caterer must be aware that they are responsible for timekeeping
The Manager should attend the Master at all times and NOT disappear during the Meal with the Toastmaster, who had to be summoned by your Master”
Suggestion that a full Schedule be prepared listing all the individual timings for toasts, speeches be issued to all those involved by the Hon.Sec