Membership

Eligibility

All Freemen of the City of London are eligible to apply for membership of the Guild (please note that Freedom of the City is granted only by the City of London).

To join the Guild, applicants must already be Freemen of the City of London.

The object of the Guild is to bring together Freemen of the City of London for the purpose of Charity, Benevolence, Education and Social Activities. A prestigious journal, “The Freeman”, sent to all members in April each year (or on joining), includes reports on the previous year’s activities and gives details of the forthcoming year’s programme. The Guild’s programme of events ranges from historical evenings, dinners and receptions in historic locations, to an Annual Banquet with the Lord Mayor at Guildhall and an Annual Service in the City. The programme affords members and their guests the opportunity to meet fellow Freemen and to visit places not generally accessible to the public. Visits are arranged privately, with experts on hand to explain surroundings and history. Members have no obligations with regard to the programme. They may apply to attend any of the functions which are of interest, either on their own or with guests.  Members of the Guild are also eligible to apply for membership of the City Livery Club and the City Livery Yacht Club.

Membership applications are considered by the Court of Assistants at their regular meetings, which are held five times a year.. Successful applicants are invited to a subsequent Court Meeting to participate in the Ceremony of the Loving Cup and to receive their Warrants of Membership.

Our Members

""Forman's Smokery Visit
"That was a fabulous visit" - Ms. A.L.
"We wanted to say thank you for arranging  such a lovely event. We had a great time and something we would probably never have done on our own account" - Ms F.P.
"Just a line to say thanks to everybody for a most enjoyable and instructive outing today. Please pass on my thanks to the Master; it was a splendid way to launch his year of office!" - Mr R.B.

 

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Annual Service 2018

Published - Thursday 3rd May 2018

The Master was delighted that the Dean of St Paul's The Very Revd Dr David Ison conducted the Guild's Annual Service......continue reading

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Supper & World of Faberge

Published - Thursday 3rd May 2018

The Master invited his good friend Sarah Faberge, great-granddaughter of Peter Carl Faberge the Russian jeweller, famous for his Faberge eggs, to......continue reading

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Master's Lunch and The Royal Collection - RAC Club

Published - Tuesday 24th April 2018

The Master, having a passion for all thing motoring, took 50 Guild members and their guests to the RAC club......continue reading

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