How to apply

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 during our Court Meetings, held five times a year.

Every applicant is advised of the outcome within a week of the meeting at which their application is considered.

Successful applicants are invited to participate in the Joining and Welcoming Ceremony, which takes place at Tallow Chandlers' Hall during a Court Meeting.

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 three months.

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
 
 

 

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