Our mission is defined by the Three Cs:
City – We support the Lord Mayor and the City of London – both in the governance of the city, and its ancient traditions. The Livery is the electorate of senior civic offices, such as the Lord Mayor, the Sheriffs and the City of London Corporation, all of which are elected annually at Common Hall in Guildhall. All Liverymen are encouraged to exercise this right.
Charity – Charity has long been the mainstay of a livery company. Giving something back to the industry and society that has nurtured us is an important part of being a Freeman or Liveryman. On joining the Company, we ask members to support our charitable giving and to give regularly to our Charitable Trust. A sum of £10 per month is suggested, but members can choose the amount that’s right for them. We have our own Charitable Trust, details of which can be found on the Charity Commission website.
Church – Worship has traditionally been important to livery companies. The Company church is St. Lawrence Jewry next to Guildhall. This Guild Church is also the official Corporation of London church, and the Company hold two services there annually. However, these days, members are free to follow their own faith, or none.