Sunday, 10 October 2010
'Rules for the Conduct of Life' - modern version from a church with no Sunday services - 30th September 2010
If you are a Freeman of the City of London, you will have been given a copy of this publication, written for apprentices in about 1740. Of course although the context has changed, the values haven't.
The Guild Vicar at St Lawrence Jewry, Canon David Parrott, has rewritten the Rules into modern English to make them more readable, especially for young Freemen. The new edition will be launched at a lecture on 29th November at 6pm. More details from firstname.lastname@example.org.
StLJ is a Guild Church i.e. it doesn't have a parish but serves a particularcommunity, in this case all those who work for the Corporate of London, especially those in Guildhall. Most of their services take place during the week because hardly anyone is there over the weekends.