During the year the Coventry Freemen’s Guild holds a number of social, ceremonial and fundraising events.

The link called “Dates for your Diary” (below) will take you to the list of new events being staged by the Guild or where members of the Guild are involved.

Pease refer to your Guildsman magazine for contact details of the Warden who is responsible for each event.

Dates for your Diary 2018 – 2019

Clicking on one of the page links (below) will take you to an explanation of these types of events or the report of a past event:

The Apprentice of the Year Competition (January)

Ladies Night (February)

Charity Awards Night (March)

The Annual Banquet Weekend (May)

The Senior Freemen’s Evening (June)

The Skittles Night (August)

The Christmas Dinner (December)

Coventry Guild outings and visits

The Junior Warden organises the Guild outings and visits. This Warden’s contact details are in your latest issue of “The Guildsman” magazine.

To find out more about these events please go to the Guild Outings page



5 thoughts on “Events

  1. Who do I contact to book a place at an event. I am an ex apprentice and current Freeman of the City of Coventry. I cannot see anywhere to book a place.

    • Dear Simon,
      Although you say that you are a Freeman of Coventry you will need to become a member of the City of Coventry Freemen’s Guild in order to attend our events.
      The details of how to become a member are set out on this web site.
      I have just sent you an email letting you know about our Guild meetings, events and how to gain access to our social calendar. I will look forward to your reply and hope that you take the opportunity to join the Guild.
      Best wishes,
      Steven Morson (Senior Warden and Chamberlain)

    • All Guild members will have received the latest “Guildsman” magazine. Inside each magazine there is a page called “Dates for your Diary”. This page shows you the list of future events, with the date and venue. Next to each event is a two letter code for the Guild Officer who is organising that event. Below this table of events is a guide to which Guild Officer is being referred to by the code (i.e. their initials). For example if I am organising an event my initials are SM. You can then go to the page called “Addresses to Note” (towards the back of The Guildsman magazine) where you will find the address and telephone number for that Guild Officer.
      From Steven Morson (Senior Warden and Chamberlain)

  2. I joined the Freeman’s Guild in November, I’m led to believe that there is a ‘formal’ ceremony for joining the Freeman’s Guild in October, will I be automatically notified about the details or do I need to apply?
    Also is there an events calendar for 2018?

    Many thanks, Tony Cunningham.

    • Hi Tony,
      As you have recently joined the Freemen’s Guild you should automatically be invited to the next Guild Admission Court, along with your family and friends, in order to take part in the formal ceremony. As you may already be aware, this ceremony is in the presence of The Lord Mayor of Coventry as well as The Master of our Guild. It has very ancient traditions, such as the oath you swear and the Ceremony of the Loving Cup.
      In 2017 the Guild was honoured by the admittance of HRH The Duke of Gloucester, who became a Companion of the Guild during a Guild Admission Court. Although it was very special day for all of us in the Guild, the Admission Court that day was attended by other Freemen who were taking the oath as new members of the Guild, along with His Royal Highness. So it was a very special day for these Freemen and their families too.
      I will send your request to our Membership Secretary to make sure that you are already on the list to be invited to the next Guild Admission Court and I look forward to being a member of our Court who will be delighted to look after you, your family and friends, on that special day.
      Best wishes
      Steven Morson
      Immediate Past Master of the Guild
      and Webmaster

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