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Charter Day 2019

Charter Day 2019

CGS Year 7 students along with those from Merchants and Colston's attended Charter Day on Monday 11th November.  Charter Day itself commemorates the granting of the Royal Charter by Edward VI in 1552, endorsed by Charles I in 1639. On this day, the new Master of the Society for the ensuing year takes office and together with two Wardens, twelve Assistants and the Treasurer, are sworn in at Merchants’ Hall after the service in the Cathedral.

The custom of handing out buns to the pupils of the Merchant Schools is thought to be derived from a similar tradition practised at Christ’s Hospital. Every year our CGS students donate their buns and 10 pence piece to a local homeless charity.