|Crypt, Chapel of St Faith|
The service was well worth the soaking however – wonderful pageantry, soaring fanfares, the three symbols of knighthood being carried in the procession – the Sword; the Spurs; and the Pennons.
We were privileged to be able to listen to some beautiful anthems sung by the Choir as well as an excellent Address by Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London.
|Courtyard, Apothecaries Hall|
Afterwards, we walked the short distance to Apothecaries Hall, for a lunchtime post - Service Reception. Apothecaries Hall was a splendid and historic venue for the Reception, being the oldest extant livery hall in The City of London, with the first- floor structure and arrangement of the Great Hall, Court Room and Parlour remaining as built between 1668 and 1670.