Summa Inter Mediocria
A unique, genuine bespoke experience
“Come and spend time with us at the guild with exclusive access to behind the scenes ceremonial and court life.”
In the centre of Norwich, medieval England's second city stands the lodge of The Guild of St. Stephen & St. George dating from the C14th. Here stonemasons are trained on a 7 year apprenticeship by their master in the same manner they have been through the ages.
The Guild itself dates from the 936 AD Gild Moot ordered but King Athelstan. Our current master comes from a guild formed in 1096 and has direct links to its foundation through the master/apprentice relationship. From our C15th lodge tower and within a short walk are our neighbours and partners the C11th-C12th Norman castle and the medieval Cathedral.
Being a working guild on any day we could receive a visit from a German journeyman or French Compagnons. Through our full ceremonial calendar you could witness and be part of a Gild Moot, a mystery play, a guild procession, one of the guilds ceremonies or just the everyday exchange between master and apprentice. We are not re inactors, our master works on projects across the world and our apprentices are working toward their masterpiece and possibly one day a blue ribbon.
‘A Week Within a Working Medieval Craft Guild’
Day 1 – Saturday
Greeting at Lodge
Tea and cake at King of Hearts Café
Evening… time to rest and unwind after travel
Day 2 – Sunday
Morning: Optional – Church service at Cathedral w Master attending/ self-directed exploration (with STP information leaflet)
Sunday Dinner with the Master & Clerk – Roast – Assembly House
Afternoon: Architectural walk around Norwich
Evening – self-directed
Day 3 – Monday – Craft Day
Morning: 9 start – Long breakfast with the Master
On the banker in the medieval church
Working alongside Master and apprentices of guild
Day 4 – Tuesday
Day 5 – Wednesday
Procession & other guild event
Artefacts: Boleyn Bible
Museums – access to collections/ discovering medieval graffiti archaeology
Day 6 – Thursday – Craft Day
Banker day (incl. working on a medieval building)
Lunch – options?
Evening – Adam & Eve Pub lunch and drinks
Day 7 – Friday
Life of the craft ‘Common Hall’ – Court