The Worshipful Company of Turners

Supporting the Craft, City and Charity for over four hundred years

About the Company

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One of the oldest Livery Companies in the City of London, the Turners’ Company was already a guild in the 12th Century. To this day the Company continues to celebrate and support the ‘art or mysterie’ of turning.

Wizardry in Wood

Exhibitions and Competitions

Showcasing the best contemporary and traditional turning, the first Wizardry in Wood exhibition was held by the Company in 2004 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of its Royal Charter.

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Bursary Awards

The Turners Company is pleased to offer one or more Bursaries worth up to a combined value of £10,000 to assist talented turners to achieve or develop their professional aspirations and to enhance their future career opportunities.


St Bride's Church, Fleet Street

News of St Bride’s

Latest information in from The Reverend Canon Dr Alison Joyce, new Rector of St Brides and Chaplain to the Company, on future events from our City church.

Eleanor Lakelin Spring News

National Trust Commission for Turners’ Cockpit Arts Winner

This summer, on the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo, Eleanor Lakelin will be presenting a collection of beautiful vessels crafted from a great cedar tree planted by the Duke of Wellington in 1827 which had to be felled at the National Trust property, Kingston Lacy.

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Ringing the Bells of St Pauls

The trip was well attended and all present seemed to enjoy the itinerary. The cathedral went out of their way to welcome us, and we were escorted both by Mr David Bassford the secretary to the bellringers and Martin their Bell Captain.


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Members only event

Summer Reception

Our Summer Reception will be held this year on the evening of 21st July in Apothecaries' Hall. This is an opportunity for members to welcome the new Master, Nicholas Edwards, and to meet with friends.

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Members only event

Election of Sheriffs

Liverymen of at least one year’s standing are invited to attend the election of the Sheriffs at Guildhall on Wednesday 24th June 2015.


London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican London

Alderman Sir Paul Judge invites you to the 2015 City Livery Concert at the Barbican on Sunday 5th July.



A fisherman’s tale

Turners with even a passing interest in fly fishing can take great pride in the Company’s association with the Ustonson Dynasty: Royal Warrant Holders and suppliers of fishing tackle to three British monarchs, George IV, William IV and Queen Victoria.

Baroness Burdett-Coutts' garden party

Their romance outraged Queen Victoria: The story of Ashmead Burdett-Coutts and the Baroness

William Lehman Ashmead Bartlett Burdett- Coutts was Master of the Turners’ Company for two years, from May 1888 to May 1890. When only 30, he married the Baroness, who was then 67 years old. Queen Victoria was outraged, calling it the mad marriage.

Dartmoor hut

Back to the early Bronze Age

In 2011 an early Bronze Age, 4000 years old cist burial chamber was discovered on Dartmoor. Inside were the cremated remains of a female and, almost uniquely for this period, well preserved grave goods including four lathe-turned ear studs.


St Bride's Fleet Street, Annual Wren Talk
June 10, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8AU, United Kingdom

June 17, 2015 to June 20, 2015
11:00 am - 5:00 pm at Coombe Trenchard, Lewdown, Okehampton, Devon EX20 4PW, United Kingdom

Election of Sheriffs
June 24, 2015
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

St Bride's Fleet Street Jazz Concert
June 25, 2015 to June 26, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm at St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8AU, United Kingdom

WIW 2016 meeting
June 29, 2015
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Finance and Standing Committee
July 1, 2015
11:30 am - 3:30 pm at The Skinners Hall, 8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, London EC4R 2SP, United Kingdom

St Bride's Fleet Street Summer Party
July 2, 2015
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8AU, United Kingdom

Turners Golf Day
July 9, 2015
9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Woodcote Park Golf Course, Meadow Hill, Bridle Way, London, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 2QQ, United Kingdom

Court & Summer Reception
July 21, 2015
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Apothecaries Hall

RPT selection panel
July 27, 2015
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

RPT meeting
July 27, 2015
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Finance and Standing Committee
September 9, 2015
11:30 am - 4:00 pm

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