We aim to improve and safeguard the skills of our industry, and to take care of representatives and their dependants in times of need. This solemn promise to our Company and community is summarised in The Master’s address to new members:
“The ancient watchwords of the city are fellowship, relief and truth. The purpose of all ancient City livery companies was to support the Church, dispense alms to the needy and supervise and regulate the practice of their skill. You will be required to prove your zeal by a regular attendance at our functions and services of worship, together with regular support to our charities.”
We are one of over 100 livery companies in the City of London today. Our survival is achieved by doing what we’ve always done: fostering our trade in a wider context, serving our Church, and supporting our City.