During May Captain (now Colonel Sir) Tom Moore received the Freedom of the City of London, in recognition of his phenomenal COVID-19 fund-raising on behalf of NHS charities, with which we are all very familiar.

The ceremony was the first of it’s kind to be done on-line, due to COVID-19 restrictions and was streamed on-line on YouTube. You can view it at:



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Following the success of the on-line ceremony for Capt Sir Tom and in view of the continuing COVID-19 restrictions, all candidates for the Freedom of the City of London now have the option of receiving their Freedom via an on-line ceremony, using the Microsoft Teams software.

As a result any Freemen of the Lightmongers Company who have not yet received their Freedom of the City of London and who are interested in doing so via an on-line ceremony please ring the Chamberlain’s office, 020 7332 3055 or email Murray Craig, the Clerk to the Chamberlain’s Court: murray.craig@cityoflondon.gov.uk