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Bringing the silversmiths’ of the City of Sheffield together

Published: 4th January 2019

  

The annual Mary Parsons Charity Service took place on the 27th December 2018 at The Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Paul. The service was taken by the Dean The Reverend Peter Bradley and Reverend Captain Mike Reeder. The service was well attended by beneficiaries of the charity and guests. Following the service everyone enjoyed refreshments, and the opportunity to talk about silversmithing in the city past, present and future.

The Sheffield Assay Office now administers this unique charity for retired silversmiths’ of the city and Assay Master, Ashley Carson who has been the Chairman of the Mary Parsons Charity since 1993 comments:

"Over the years we have had a strong desire to keep this worthwhile charity going. It now relies on donations and support from the Sheffield Assay Office and the trade. The service is a great occasion to bring the silversmiths’ of the City of Sheffield together to give thanks for their skills and craftsmanship”

For anyone wishing to make a donation, cheques should be made payable to 'Mary Parsons Charity' and sent to:

Sheffield Assay Office, Guardians' Hall, Beulah Road, Hillsborough, Sheffield, S6 2AN

You can find out more about the Mary Parsons Charity here.


The Sheffield Assay Office was established in 1773, under an Act of Parliament and today the company assays and hallmarks the precious metals - silver, gold, platinum and palladium. Sheffield Assay Office is one of only four UK assay offices who all work to uphold the Hallmarking Act of 1973 and continue to ensure consumer protection for customers purchasing precious metals.

To find out more about the whole range of services offered by Sheffield Assay Office, such as our hallmarking and analytical services, please email us at info@assayoffice.co.uk or complete the contact form on our website at http://www.assayoffice.co.uk/contact-us,

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