Yesterday evening, I was most honoured to be invited to the service at St Bride's Church to welcome Sports Journalists from around the world to the London 2012 Olympics.

And a very moving service it was, with the choir delighting us with renderings of The Impossible Dream and Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now and an address from Sir Michael Parkinson, who also lit an Olympic candle that will burn in St Bride's Church for the duration of the Olympic and Paralympic games.

The service, and the reception at Stationers' Hall afterwards, were sponsored by the Sports Journalists' Association (SJA) and BT and, thanks to their generosity, we all enjoyed a memorable evening. I am hoping that the Company can now build a closer relationship with the SJA.

Amongst the guests were a smattering of Liverymen, including Past Master John Waterlow, the Under Warden Ian Locks, Eric Davies and the ever-present Pádraig Belton.

I was very pleased to see the Stationers' Company, once again, join with St Bride's Church at an event focused on the world's media industry. Together we represent the heart and the home of this industry.

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