The Worshipful Company of Turners

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


Woodturning Connect 2023, biennial exhibition and competitions

Call for Entries! Use our next competitions to CONNECT with a London audience and potential buyers to get your name known. They will be held at Pewterers' Hall with judging on 18th October, and a public view day on 19th October. Read more »

Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch – Auction Items

Please place your bids here for these stunning items made generously in aid of the Soldiers' Charity by Carlyn Lindsay, Helen Bailey and Reg Hawthorne. Read more »

Turners’ Award at Cockpit

Designed for aspiring or established turners, the Award will help the winning turner by providing the space and time to grow their business, increase profitability and develop their profile. Read more »


The Turners’ Company Charity

For 400 years (from bread for the poor in Ludgate in the 1600s, to supporting students suffering ‘device poverty’ during Covid 19), the Company’s history describes how, from its earliest days “the Turners, in common with most other Livery Companies, inherited a tradition of charity and benevolence”. Read more »

How you can support the Charity

On joining the Company, every Freeman is asked to promise that they will give an annual sum of at least £150 to the Charitable Trust, and if, as a Freeman or Liveryman, you are not already doing this, please do so. Read more »

Support & donations in 2020 & 2021

Throughout the 2020-2021 pandemic, the Charity has supported a number of good causes, including Livery Schools Link, a fundraising campaign to help buy laptops and tablets for the most disadvantaged students in secondary schools who are suffering device poverty. Read more »

Public events

Easter Sunday at St Bride’s Church

Our Dawn Service on Easter Sunday, 9th April followed by egg-rolling in Fleet Street is one of the most evocative events in our yearly calendar enjoyed both by our congregation and visiting tourists. Read more »

Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch

Get your tickets for the CITY's hottest event, 30th March - raising funds to meet the current urgent need to support veterans of HM Armed Forces into employment. Read more »

Wren 300 Exhibition

Wren 300 is a multi-faceted celebration of the life and work of the renowned British architect, mathematician, astronomer and scientist Sir Christopher Wren, marking the tercentenary of his death in 2023. This exhibition is free, and takes place on 15th and 16th April in Trinity College, Oxford. Read more »

Members' events

Members only event

Max Carey Trust Weekend

We have arranged for Company members to receive a weekend of tuition in woodturning at the Max Carey Trust from 28th to 30th April 2023. All abilities can be accommodated from absolute beginner to very proficient. Please book through the members area if you are wanting to learn to turn! Read more »

Members only event

Spring Dinner

This year the Spring Dinner will be held at Ironmongers' Hall on Thursday 20th April 2023 at 6.15pm for 6.45pm. Read more »

Members only event

Court and Master and Clerk’s Lunch

The Masters’ and Clerks’ Luncheon will take place after the meeting of the Court which meets at 11 am on Thursday 23rd March at Cutlers' Hall. Masters and Clerks of various Livery Companies will be invited as official guests of the Company, Read more »


The Turners’ Company and the Crown Jewels

A Past Master of the Turners’ Company, Professor James Tennant, Mineralogist to Queen Victoria, supervised the recutting of the legendary Koh-i-Noor diamond. He transformed it from a large, flawed gem to the fabulous 105.6 carat oval brilliant to be seen in the Queen Mother’s Crown today. Read more »

Lady Gertrude Crawford, a remarkable turner

Lady Gertrude Eleanor Crawford was borne into an aristocratic family of turners but established her own mark as a lady turner at a time in history when it was very much a man’s world but proved she was as good as any of them. She was recognised by the Turners’ Company for her skill as […] Read more »

The Turners’ Consort

The Turners’ Company charity has commissioned a ‘consort’ of eight turned medieval-style recorders. Made by Tim Cranmore, one of the UK’s leading instrument makers, the Turners' Consort will be loaned to the Guildhall School of Music & Drama for teaching and student performances. Read more »

About the Company


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. Read more »

The Master’s Letter

It is a great honour to have been elected Master of the Turners’ Company on Ascension Day, Thursday 26 May, in the Company’s 418th year. The Election Court included Master Emeritus Richard Levy, who introduced me to the Turners’ Company in 2006. Read more »

The Turner Magazine

The Turner is the annual magazine of the Turners' Company. Subjects include the Company and its members, the craft of turning, educational and charitable activities and the City of London. The March 2022 edition is available to view now online. Read more »


March 30, 2023
April 2, 2023
April 9, 2023
April 15, 2023
  • Wren 300 Exhibition
    April 15, 2023 to April 16, 2023
    12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    at Trinity College, Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BH, UK

April 16, 2023
April 20, 2023
  • The London Symphony Orchestra, Concert
    April 20, 2023
    6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    at Barbican Centre, Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS, UK

  • Spring Dinner
    April 20, 2023
    6:15 pm - 10:30 pm
    at Ironmongers' Hall, Off Shaftesbury Pl, Aldersgate St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8AA, UK

April 21, 2023
April 25, 2023
April 28, 2023
  • Max Carey Trust Weekend
    April 28, 2023 to April 30, 2023
    8:30 am - 9:30 am
    at Max Carey Woodturning Trust, 35 High St, Portishead, Bristol BS20 6AA, UK

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