The Worshipful Company of Turners

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

United Guilds Service

This uplifting service in St Paul's started in 1943, when the twelve great Companies decided to hold an annual service in the City of London. In the presence of the Lord Mayor, the Sheriffs and Aldermen, it is one of the few occasions when all the Livery companies and Guilds gather together.

17 June 2018

Ypres and Battlefield Tour

To recognise the centenary of the cessation of hostilities in the First World war there will be a Company visit to Ypres and the surrounding battlefields on17th to 19th June 2018. The visit will include the Last Post at Menin Gate with a wreath laying party supplied by the Turners.

28 February 2018

The Richard Gardner Williams Banquet and Common Hall

The Richard Gardner Williams Banquet will be held on Wednesday 28th February at Apothecaries’ 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.

15 January 2018

Court Dinner

All members of the Court and Masters Emeriti are invited to join the Master, Wardens and their ladies at the Court Dinner which will take place on Monday 15th January 2018 at Watermans’ and Lightermans’ Hall, commencing at 6.45 pm for 7.15 pm.

15 December 2017

Brigantes Winter Gathering

The Brigantes reception and supper will be held in the 650 year old Grade 1 Listed Merchant Adventurers Hall, followed by the annual Christmas Concert in the Nave of York Minster on Friday 15th December. Also enjoy the delights of York for festive shopping and beautiful surrounding countryside.

13 December 2017

Musicians’ Carol Service

For the last few years the Musicians’ Company have shared their annual carol service with us which this year is held at St Michael’s Cornhill on 13th December.  The Musicians very much see this as a joint service and it would be good if as many Turners as possible could attend.

18 December 2017

The Turners Company Livery Dinner

The Company’s Livery Dinner will be held at Skinners' Hall on Monday 18th December. This year we again are being joined by the Lord Mayor. This is always a very popular event so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

29 November 2017

City Face2Face with Penrose Halson

Penrose has spent a lifetime working with and for the Livery, no wonder she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. Her recent fame as author of "Marriages are made in Bond Street" has only added to the glamour of her life. Come and meet Penrose on 29th November before Hollywood whisks her away!

17 November 2017

Patronal Service and Luncheon

The Patronal Service on 17th November, is the annual service held at St Brides Church, 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. Lunch afterwards will be held at Apothecaries' Hall.

02 November 2017

Turning against Torture

This exhibition will consist of turned items that have been made from timber from the Royal Greenwich Park by professional turners, including members of the Company and the RPT. The Events Committee has arranged a private viewing of the exhibition on Thursday 2nd November at the Greenwich Gallery.

20 October 2017

Learn to turn with the Max Carey Trust

Max Carey was a proficient woodturner for 70 years, providing encouragement and advice to would be turners. The Events Committee are pleased to announce that they have arranged another turning weekend at the Max Carey Trust turning workshop in Portishead, Bristol from 20th to 22nd October.

15 September 2017

LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair, Berkeley Square

Since its inception in 2009, the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair has grown to become a foremost international showcase for art and antiques. It takes place from 15-20 September, and Deputy Master Nicholas Somers has arranged for Turners to receive complimentary tickets to the Fair.

03 October 2017

Turners Company Livery Luncheon

The Master and Wardens would like to invite Company Liverymen to the annual Company Livery Luncheon, to be held in Apothecaries' Hall on Tuesday 3 October 2017. This is an informal lunch for Liverymen and their guests and an ideal time to introduce potential new members to the Company.

26 September 2017

Dowgate Fire Station Visit

26 September is the new date for the Company visit to the Dowgate Fire Station, the last remaining, fully operational, fire station in the City of London. There is a full programme of events followed by lunch. If you would like to go on the visit please register your interest with the office.

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