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

""Reception and Supper at Grocers' Hall
"My guests and I really really enjoyed the Ceremony and the dinner at Grocers’ Hall last evening, I am still on a high with sheer pleasure, you, everyone there so kind and welcoming". Mrs A R

"It was good to meet you at last and on such an excellent evening in one of the nicest Livery Halls in the City.  Thank you for making it such a special evening for M and me.   It was so well organised and enjoyable.   The food was first class and the company good as well". Mr D B

RNLI Demonstration and Supper at the Little Ship Club

"Thank you SO much for arranging a most enjoyable evening. Once again, I was able to catch up on friends and make new acquantainces - all thanks to you for the excellent place settings.  The weather was kind to us, the food was amazing and everybody around our table was very happy with the service and the meal."  Ms V H

"Following the interesting demonstration Guild Members and their guests retired back inside the Little Ship Club for a stunning two-course supper with some excellent wine and tremendous companionship discussing the RNLI’s great work being achieved on the tidal Thames.​" Mr D K
 
 

 

Guild News View All News

Carol Service at St Vedast alias Foster and Reception at Dion

Published - Tuesday 18th December 2018

The Guild’s Annual Carol Service was held in the Church of St Vedast alias Foster and more than 80 members......continue reading

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Master's Christmas Newsletter 2018

Published - Thursday 13th December 2018

Dear Guild member

As we look back at our annual Guildhall Banquet, which took place on Monday 10th December, and look......continue reading

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Annual Banquet Guildhall 2018

Published - Monday 10th December 2018

The Banquet is the highlight of the Guild's year and we were privileged that The Rt Worshipful The Lord Mayor......continue reading

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