City of London

United Guilds Service

The annual United Guilds Service at St Paul’s Cathedral celebrates the work of the City of London’s livery companies.


The Bishop of London Dame Sarah Mullally, the Dean of St Paul’s Andrew Tremlett and Lord Mayor Michael Mainelli gave readings at the service.


Ward Beadles of the City of London. One of the duties of the Ward Beadle is to inform Aldermen of any person of ‘bad and evil life’ or hucksters of ale, or persons keeping a brothel. In this respect they are something akin to a police officer.

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