The Worshipful Company of Turners

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

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!

Learn to Turn at The Woodturning Shop

Liveryman Les Thorne is offering a one-day experience of turning at The Woodturning Shop, Hampshire at a reduced price of £125 pp, available only to Company members and their guests, on 21st January and 18th February. Please book directly with Les.

Common Hall and Richard Gardner Williams Banquet

The Richard Gardner Williams Banquet will be held on Thursday 23rd February at Girdlers' Hall. The banquet is held in memory of the Company’s benefactor, Richard Gardner Williams whose legacy in 1931 provided the financial support to enable the Company to build and flourish.

Court Dinner

All members of the Court and Masters Emeriti are invited, to join the Master, Wardens and their guests at the Court Dinner which will take place on Thursday 19th January 2023 at The Army & Navy Club, Pall Mall.

Livery Dinner

The Company’s Livery Dinner will be held at Haberdashers' Hall on Monday 19th December 2022. This is your chance to visit the inside of one of the more modern livery halls, and it's stunning especially at Christmas. Please book through the members area in the usual way.

The Musicians’ Company Carol Service

The tradition of sharing the Musicians' Company Carol service at St Michael's Cornhill will take place again this year on Thursday 15th December. The Musicians very much see this as a joint service and it would be good if as many Turners as possible could attend.

Patronal Service and Lunch

To be held on 24th November at St Bride's Church, this is the annual service when members of the Company and their families come together to remember and celebrate the lives and fellowship of Company members no longer with us.

Max Carey Trust Weekend of Turning

We have again arranged for Company members to receive a weekend of tuition in woodturning at the Max Carey Trust, Portishead from 4th to 6th November 2022. All abilities can be accommodated from absolute beginner to very proficient.

The Musicians’ Company Annual Evensong

The Worshipful Company of Musicians are holding their Annual Evensong service at St. Paul’s Cathedral by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter, on Wednesday, 5th October at 5.00 pm.

Livery Luncheon

To be held on 27th September, this is an informal lunch for Liverymen and their guests and an ideal time to introduce potential new members to the Company. There will be an opportunity to welcome our new Liverymen who will have been presented with the livery at the Court meeting preceding the lunch.

Ballad Walk the Craft of Medieval London

The 2022 Turners walk has been some months in the making. Featuring Medieval ballad and folk researcher Vivien Ellis and acclaimed Blue Badge Guide Dafywd Wyn Phillips, this walk will take place on 21st September starting at Guildhall Yard.

Simulating Talent through Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, A Seminar

The current Platinum Master’s year group had a Zoom call discussing Diversity and Inclusion at the end of March. The consensus from that discussion was that a follow up face to face seminar would be helpful. This will be held at Mercers' Hall on 21st July, all Liverymen welcome.

Court and Summer Reception

Be prepared to be wowed at the Company Summer Reception on 14th July where you will be able to view and purchase work from our bursary award winners 2022. We will again enjoy wine and canapes in the special atmosphere of Apothecaries' Hall courtyard. 

Election of Sheriffs

All Liverymen are invited to attend Common Hall at Guildhall, on Friday 24 June for the Election of the Sheriffs. The office of the Sheriff is the oldest civic office in the City (older even than the office of the Lord Mayor itself). Tickets are limited to 30, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Election Court and Dinner

After a decision taken by the Court of Assistants in 2020, the Election Court Dinner was due to be opened up to all Liverymen and Freemen. This dinner open to all members was postponed so will now happen on Thursday 26th May 2022. Please join us to celebrate the new Master's accession to the post.

Thai Burma Railway Talk and Dinner

"From the fall of Singapore to the surrender of Japan my father was a POW under the Japanese. Learning more about this period of his life and those whom he served with has been a lifelong journey of discovery." Col Rob Lucas will deliver his fascinating talk on 12th May at the Army & Navy Club.

Livery Dinner at Trinity House

Due to the cancellation of the Company’s Livery Dinner before Christmas, it will be now held at Trinity House on Thursday 5th May. We will keep your booking, unless you request a refund. If you didn't book for the Christmas event, but would now like to attend in May, please book via the website.

Spring Dinner

This year the Spring Dinner will be held at Barber Surgeons' Hall on Wednesday 13th April 2022 at 6.30pm for 7.00pm. This dinner provides members with the opportunity to invite spouses, partners, family and friends to enjoy the conviviality of a Turners’ evening.

RPT AGM and Craft Meeting

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO ONLINE, and will start at 14.00. Open to all Company members, please book if you are interested to attend, and a link will be emailed to you nearer the time.

Common Hall and Richard Gardner Williams Banquet

The Master and the Wardens wish to invite you to the Richard Gardner Williams Banquet to be held on Thursday 24th February at Saddlers’ Hall. The banquet is held in memory of the Company’s benefactor, Richard Gardner Williams, whose legacy in 1931 provided the Company with financial support.

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