Our Court & Officials  

The Court controls the activities of the Masons’ Company under the guidance of a Master, Upper Warden and Renter Warden (The Officers).  Other members of the Court include several Past Masters plus Court Assistants who have not passed the chair. 

We have a number of committees covering Finance, Craft & Training, Awards, Communications, Membership, Development Fundraising and Sponsorship and Social matters all of which report to the Court. We also run two independent charities the trustees of which are members of the Company.

The Master and Wardens are elected annually in June.

Officers for 2017-18

Peter Clark Andrew Bowles Christopher Radmore
Master Upper Warden Renter Warden

                                

Photographs by Michael O'Sullivan.

The full range of photos taken by Micharl O`Sullivan at Common Hall on 13th June 2017 can be seen by clicking on icon below (opens in new window) then selecting "Livery Companies" from the list (quite easy)

Message from The Master Peter Clark

"Members of The Livery,

My earliest recollection of our Company was on a cold day in December 1996 when I was asked to meet with our then Clerk in his offices in North London. Little did I realize where such a meeting might lead in the next 20 years.

I am deeply honored to be elected as your Master for the ensuing year and will do everything in my power to uphold the traditions that our Company has established since inception in the fourteenth century.

The Company as a whole is increasing in size with the growing number of Liverymen, a rising number of Freemen as well as the establishment of Yeoman Masons. Our support for the City is developing and our new office is firmly established at the heart of our efforts.

Our volunteers who work so hard within our committees are firmly committed to the development of our company in line with the Strategic Review. The work of our charities is enormous and members will now know of the vast range of donations which are given to supporting the training of stonemasons and the various bodies, which underpin their training. None of this can be achieved without the generosity of individual members and I do earnestly encourage each member of the company who does not make a charitable donation to one of our two charities to do so now. In doing so you help the trustees to support our ancient craft.

One of my initiatives during the year ahead is to foster fellowship amongst all members of the Company. Various events, some old and some new, have been arranged and they will allow time for friendships to be developed even further. For those members who are unable to attend on a regular basis contact will be made so as to ensure that everybody feels that they belong to a caring organsation.

I look forward to meeting all of you in the year ahead and serving you and the company to the best of my ability."

Peter Clark                                                                                                    June 2017

Officials of the Company

The overall running of the Company is the responsibility of the Clerk.  This he achieves with the assistance of the Administrator in the office and the Beadle at formal Company functions.

 

 
Giles Clapp   Ted Prior
Clerk   Beadle & Toastmaster

 

 

   

The Masons Company office administrator in support of The Clerk is Ms Jacqueline Oakley