Application for consideration as a candidate for Yeoman Mason  

The Worshipful Company of Masons

Application for consideration as a candidate for Yeoman Mason

"Applications to be admitted as a Yeoman Mason in The Worshipful Company of Masons are first considered by The Worshipful Company of Masons’ Craft and Training Committee, which then recommends those candidates working in stone in the UK considered worthy of being Yeoman Masons to the Court of the Company that takes the final decision on those admitted as a Yeoman Mason.

You should be approved as long as you demonstrate on your application form that you meet the requirements set out below.

The Company’s Standing Orders define "Yeoman Mason" as “Any person who has been granted this status by the Court under Standing Order 8.”  These were amended at Epiphany Court on 12 January 2016 and at Mid-Summer Court on 5 July 2016. You should therefore demonstrate on the application form if you meet any of the following requirements:

·        You have been an apprentice or student supported by the Company, who has qualified at NVQ3 level or equivalent and who is currently working in stone in the United Kingdom.

·        You have voluntarily helped in promoting the Company [ Ironbridge or the Weald & Downland Museums or are an apprentice masons who took part during events like Livery Showcase].

·        You are a holder of the Duke of Gloucester Award or been awarded a Prize by the Company.

·        You are a stone mason or stone carver whose work has been acknowledged by any Award Scheme supported by the Company, such as The Master Craftsman’s Certificate.

·        You are a lecturer in stone related topics at approved colleges.

A Yeoman Mason shall enjoy the following privileges:

• Association with the Company - marked by the issue of a certificate.

• Opportunities to meet, perhaps once or twice a year, with other Yeoman Masons and to hear from leading members of the craft within the Company about latest techniques, job opportunities, training courses etc.

• To receive the Company Newsletter, the Annual List of Members and any other suitable publications as directed by the Court.

Yeoman Masons may make application to become a Freeman of the Company and I hope that they might want to do so.  More information available on request.

Court Assistant Martin Low

Chairman, Craft and Training Committee


Please complete the two page application form if you meet the membership criteria to be admitted as a Yeoman Mason, sign it and return it to:

Court Assistant Martin Low, Chairman, Craft and Training Committee, c/o The Worshipful Company of Masons, 8 Little Trinity Lane, EC4V 2AN

The original form should be printed, signed and posted to the above address. Alternatively you may scan it and then return your signed application form as a pdf copy by email to:

(Please put “Application to be a Yeoman Mason: Your name” in the title of the email)

The next Court meetings where applications might be considered on the recommendation of the Craft and Training Committee are as follows:

 ·      Mid-Summer Court on Tuesday 11 July 2017

·        Epiphany Court on Tuesday 9 January 2018

Please click on the link to download the guidance note and application form. click here"

I attach copies of the combined guidance note and application form in Word and pdf formats.



Martin Low

Chairman, Craft and Training Committee

The Worshipful Company of Masons