Installation of Master Cutler 2023/2024
Tuesday 3rd October 2023 marked the installation of our new Master Cutler, Mr Charles Turner DL, with the ceremony held at Cutlers’ Hall, followed by a service in Sheffield Cathedral and a luncheon in the Hall afterwards.
Dame Julie Kenny DBE DL, our outgoing Master Cutler, has had a remarkably successful year. She and the Hallamshire Mistress, Mrs Rachel Abbott have relentlessly worked to promote manufacturing and engineering throughout the South Yorkshire Region. One of Dame Julie Kennys’s aims was to become a more inclusive and diverse company to recognise the different companies and people The Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire represents. An aim which the new Master Cutler and Wardens will also carry on into their year.
The Master Cutler highlighted the Company’s mission to promote charity, education, and skills as they have been part of the Company’s mandate since 1624 and are still relevant today. During the Master Cutlers year, The Company of Cutlers will celebrate their 400th anniversary on St George’s Day, 23rd April 2024. Such celebrations will include various events throughout 2024 to commemorate this historic milestone.
Photo Courtesy of Andrew Cox Photography From L-R – Past Hallamshire Mistress, Mrs Rachel Abbott, Junior Warden, Professor Keith Jackson, Senior Warden, Mr Philip Rodrigo, Master Cutler, Mr Charles Turner DL, Mistress Cutler, Mrs Sarah Turner, Immediate Past Master, Dame Julie A Kenny DBE DL, Past Consort, Mr Iain Hall.
The 384th Master Cutler, Mr Charles Turner DL, would like to express his gratitude to Dame Julie A Kenny DBE DL for all of her efforts throughout her exceptional year as Master Cutler, alongside her Consort and the Hallamshire Mistress.