Apply for membership


You can apply for membership here using our online form.

You can also download and complete a Direct Debit form which we will use to collect your annual subscription and, if you wish, payment for Guild events.

Otherwise download the Membership Application Form  and, once complete, send with the appropriate amount, to our postal address. Please see our fees page for details of lifelong or yearly membership and discounted volumes of the Guild's history.
 

What happens next?

 

We consider membership applications every two weeks.

Every applicant is advised of the outcome within a few days of the application being submitted to the Court.

Successful applicants are invited to participate in the Joining and Welcoming Ceremony, which takes place at Tallow Chandlers' Hall during a Court Meeting. Many new members then continue their celebrations by attending the dinner which follows.

We send new members the latest edition of The Freeman (the Guild's journal) and an invitation to take part in forthcoming events. The complete cycle does not usually take more than a month.

Our Members

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Annual Banquet at Guildhall

"A veritable tour de force; stunning atmosphere, seriously impressive food and a funny judge..what’s not to like!
Well done everyone" - Mrs J.D.

"A triumph" - Mr A.W."

"..a brilliant evening at Guildhall last night. The event was spectacular and we, our guests and everyone around us enjoyed it tremendously. A great highlight of a fantastic year" - Mr J.H.

"A magnificent evening was had by all" - Mr K.B.

"It really was the most wonderful and unforgettable evening " - Mrs K.J.

"It was a great privilege to be present of Friday evening on such a splendid occasion.  What a truly stunning and memorable evening. The organisation, the pageantry and the attention to detail was remarkable. A and I enjoyed it all enormously" - C H.C.


Master's Final Dinner at Fishmongers' Hall
"Just a line to say how much we enjoyed the dinner last night, super seat thank you! Please convey our thanks to the Master for a wonderful evening, superb food and company and thank him for all his events over the past year, we have had great times.
We now look forward to the next year, different venues and events." - Mr P.B.

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

Admissions Ceremony October 2019

Published - Wednesday 16th October 2019


The Master welcomed 22 new members and their guests at a lovely Joining and Welcoming Ceremony at Tallow Chandlers' Hall.......continue reading

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City Giving Day Picture Quiz

Published - Tuesday 15th October 2019

Congratulations to Guild member Brian Stratton who who correctly identified all of the locations in the City Giving Day Picture......continue reading

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Soldier of the Year 2019

Published - Wednesday 2nd October 2019

The Master visited the 253 Provost CoY RMP at their Tulse Hill Barracks.  During the visit he, and his wife......continue reading

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