The Order of St. Stanislas
The Grand Priory of
Great Britain and Associated Territiores
Due to the Covid-19
It is regretted that all our planned activities for 2020 have had to be cancelled
Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Order
29th March - 2nd April 2019
We will be holding several events over the week end of the 29th March to the 2nd April 2019 to celebrate the Orders 40th Anniversary. All members, family, friends and supporters are all cordially invited.
As this is such an important event, with dignitaries and members attending from our worldwide St. Stanislas community, we are asking all of you to please ensure, that we have a good representation from the United Kingdom.
The events dates, times and costs are summarised below, and are contained in full in the accompanying PDF:
Friday 29th March 2019
There are two options available:
Option 1: 8.00pm – Guided City Walk Tour of Jack the Ripper places in London
Option 2: 9.30pm – The Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London (limited to 10 places). Option 2 is primarily for people who have never attended the ceremony before.
Saturday 30th March 2019
The Order’s 40th Anniversary Investiture Service will be held At the Church of St. Anselm & St. Caecelia, Kingsway, 70 Lincoln’s Inn Field, London WC2A 3JA. Followed by the 40th Anniversary Banquet and Ball at the Imperial Hotel, 38-51 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0DG.
The Service of Investiture will take place at 2.00pm.
All post holders and members attending are requested to be in the church at 1.30pm for rehearsals.
1pm Postulants are to assemble at the Church. Please report to the Secretary General, Dame Diana Causton.
1pm – 1.20pm Postulants Vigil Service.
1.15pm Members assemble at the Church where robing can take place.
2.00pm – 3.30pm Service of Investiture.
18.30 Reception at The Imperial Hotel – Barbarella Bar
19.00 - 21.30 Banquet – Includes a 3 course meal with wine.
20.30 – 23.30 There will be a 5 piece group with a singer to entertain us and for dancing the evening away.
21.30 - 23.00 Open bar. Please Note: There will be 2 bottles of wine on the table, but there is a cash bar for any drinks you may wish to purchase during the evening.
There will be a raffle during the meal to raise funds for St. Stanislas Charities. Please can you donate a raffle prize to help us with our Fundraising. Thank you very much for your generous donation, help and support, it is much appreciated.
You will need to book directly with the Imperial London Hotel or the Royal National Hotel for overnight bookings. Both have different room prices so please check before you book.
Sunday 31st March 2019
Private guided tour of Windsor Castle(Lunch not included in the overall weekend price)10.00 am A private (52 seat) coach will pick up attendees booked for Windsor Castle at the Royal National Hotel Expected return to the Hotel by 7pm
Monday 1st April 2019
Thames River Cruise to Greenwich Painted Hall (Lunch not included in the overall weekend price).
11.00am Everyone attending this event meets at the entrance of the Royal National Hotel. We will take a bus or share taxis to the Embankment to catch the boat. Expected return to the Hotel by 6pm.
Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Everyone leaves for home after breakfast at the hotel.
TOTAL COST FOR THE FULL WEEKEND £200 per person. To be paid in advance to the Secretary. If you are only attending the Banquet and Ball the cost is £100 per person. Please note: this price does not include overnight accommodation.