Livery Companies


Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths

The Company motto sums up the pride with which the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths views its Craft. Bound by an enthusiasm for the Art and their support for the City of London, the Company now comprises some 250 Liverymen and 80 Freeman (“Liverymen” and “Freemen” being used generically to denote both ladies and gentle-men.)

There are many different reasons for wishing to join the Company.  Some Liverymen have a strong family tradition spanning many generations (as can be noted in the patterns of father and son in thePast Prime Warden lists.) They may be working blacksmiths, whether newly apprenticed, recently qualified, or highly experienced, or retired blacksmiths. Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths website.


Worshipful Company of Carpenters

The Carpenters' Company is a City of London Livery Company. It received its first royal charter in 1477, and was granted a coat of arms in 1466.

The Company was orginally established as a medieval trade guild to safeguard the welfare and interests of carpenters in the City of London. Today, charitable activities and support for the craft of woodworking through scholarships, competitions and the Building Crafts College are the two cornerstones of its work.

The Carpenters’ Company is the senior construction trade company amongst the City Livery Companies, and maintains close links with the carpentry profession and other building trades. Worshipful Company of Carpenters website.


Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects

It is the 98th livery company of the City of London. Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects website.

Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors

Established in 1977 for Chartered Surveyors and property professionals. Their mission is to be the Livery Company of first choice for members of the surveying profession.

The Livery Company plays a full role in supporting the governance of the City, the election and activities of the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs, promoting links with a number of other organisations who are engaged with the property business and with charitable works. Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors website.


The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass

Dedicated to the preservation of stained glass and the skills necessary to produce this beautiful art form. The history of the Company dates back to 1328 and it was granted a Royal Charter by Charles l in 1638.

Members range from highly skilled crafts people to those who simply enjoy an involvement in the worthy and important cause in protecting a vital part of Britain’s heritage. Individual and corporate membership packages available. The advantages of being a member include opportunities to participate in events such as lectures and cultural events related to stained glass, attendance at dinners and lunches run by the Company and weekend visits to some of the most important stained glass sites. The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass website.


Worshipful Company of Masons

The Worshipful Company of Masons is one of the Ancient Livery Companies of the City of London, ranked thirtieth in order of precedence. Founded in early medieval times its members have been involved in the creation of most of the iconic stone buildings and structures in the Cities of London and Westminster.

The craft of stonemasonry is alive today and the Company is at the forefront of supporting that craft. Worshipful Company of Masons website.


The Worshipful Company of Paviors

The Paviors are 56th in order of precedence of the City Livery Companies. The Company's roots date to the 15th century and records of Paviors in the City of London date back to 1276.

Today Liverymen participate in a full programme of social, educational and charitable functions.

Paviors meet quarterly for dinner in one or other of the great Livery Halls in the City of London with colleagues and invited guests. Royal Charter was granted in February 2004. The Worshipful Company of Paviors website.


Worshipful Company of Plaisterers

The Worshipful Company of Plaisterers was originally formed as a trade guild of the City of London to regulate the quality of plastering in the City and to safeguard the welfare and interests of plasterers. Today, charitable activities and support for the craft of plastering through annual awards and training bursaries are the two cornerstones of its work. Worshipful Company of Plaisterers website.


Worshipful Company of Tylers and Brickmakers

The Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers encourages excellence in the tiling and bricklaying industries and has awardsfor outstanding tiling and brickwork, as well as for individuals training for NVQs and higher qualifications in the craft.

The Triennial Awards honour the best examples of brickwork, roof tiling or slating, and ceramic tiling in buildings completed within the previous three years inside the area bounded by the M25.

As one of the ancient Livery Companies of the City of London, numbered 37 in the order of precedence, it has an active charitable, educational and social programme.

The Company received its first Royal Charter in 1568, although its roots go back to the fifteenth century, and its Livery (membership) currently stands at approximately one hundred and fifty. Worshipful Company of Tylers and Brickmakers website.


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