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Our Master this year is Dame Fiona Woolf

I will continue the forward-thinking promotion of present and future plumbers in their service to society, charities and care of water resources.

Supporting the Craft

Historic lead crafts still have a place in modern society. Witness them in our museum at Amberley..

Latest news

  • Read about the City in Cityview

    Posted on 24th June 2019 Read about the City in Cityview

    You can download the latest edition of Cityview by clicking here.   In this issue: Wholesale markets proposed consolidation, Plastic-Free City, Fantastic Feats and 30 years of managing Hampstead Heath.

  • City Beerfest - Admission FREE

    Posted on 7th June 2019 City Beerfest - Admission FREE

    Lest you hadn't heard, this year’s City Beerfest, in aid of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, is taking place in the Guildhall Yard on Thursday 18 July between 1230 and 2100.  Sixteen breweries will be there providing the finest beers for your enjoyment.  The Brewers’ Company would be delighted if you and as many Liveryman as possible would come along to enjoy the great beer, good food and lively atmosphere.

    For more details click here.

  • The Plumbers’ Company Charity - Opportunity to join as a new Trustee

    Posted on 29th May 2019 The Plumbers’ Company Charity - Opportunity to join as a new Trustee

    An invitation to Liverymen of the Plumbers' Company.

    If you would like to get more involved in the superb support we provide through our Charity in changing lives for the better, then this opportunity could be for you! Do you have a passion for helping others and superb organisational skills that could help bolster the work of the Trustees?

    As part of our new 5-year strategic plan and our desire to enhance the work we do, the Trustees of The Worshipful Company of Plumbers' Charitable and Educational Trust are inviting members of the Company to apply for the position of Trustee.

    Interested?  Find out more by clicking here.

  • Plumbing and Health are Universal Partners

    Posted on 28th May 2019 Plumbing and Health are Universal Partners

    Dr Tedros, WHO Director General, stated during this event that “If we do not get the basics right, how can people trust us with anything else.” First do no harm: why water, sanitation and hygiene must be a priority for quality healthcare, protecting patient safety and tackling antibiotic resistance”

    The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene  (WASH) in health care facilities resolution was unanimously approved at the 72nd World Health Assembly on 20–28 May 2019.  Member States committed to developing national roadmaps, setting and monitoring targets, increasing investments in infrastructure and human resources and strengthening systems to improve and sustain WASH services in health care facilities. During the discussion of the resolution, 32 countries spoke and highlighted the fundamental role of WASH in health care facilities for achieving universal health coverage, improving quality of care and in preventing the spread of antimicrobial resistance.

    See suggested actions by clicking here,

  • Meet the Cadets

    Posted on 23rd May 2019 Meet the Cadets

    Meet the Cadets  CMS, Cannon Place - Tuesday 25th June 2019

    The Plumbers' Company is delighted to have an affiliation with the Richmond Sea Cadets. We see them at our annual Mansion House Banquet when they provide a very smart "Carpet Guard", but we never have very long with them. We would all like to get to know them better and find out what we can do to enhance the relationship with these excellent young people and their leaders. Perhaps we can inspire some future plumbers amongst them!
    To that end, we have organised a "speed dating" evening at the Master's office where the Cadets, their leaders and volunteers, Liverymen and their guests and some plumbing apprentices can get to know each other and find out what excites us all - enthusiasm is very infectious! We will be able to explore what support would make a real difference so that we can build on the relationship and learn more from our apprentices.

    Booking form click here.

  • The Summer Festival at Stationers’ Hall Tuesday 9th July 2019

    Posted on 23rd May 2019 The Summer Festival at Stationers’ Hall Tuesday 9th July 2019

    The Master, Dame Fiona Woolf and her consort, Nicholas, invite you to join them for our Summer Festival dinner in the historic Stationers' Hall. The evening will commence at 6.30 pm with drinks and a reception in the beautiful gardens of the hall (weather permitting.)  The first Hall of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers was destroyed in the Great Fire of London being replaced by the current building circa 1670. It was re¬modelled in 1800 and is Grade I listed. Restored after damage caused by enemy action in 1940, the Hall today is one of the most beautiful in the City.
    The speaker will be Patrick Jenkins, financial editor of the Financial Times who oversees the FT's coverage of financial services. He writes a weekly column on the sector, edits a weekly diary, hosts a weekly banking podcast and is very much a City Insider. At a time when journalism is under scrutiny, he will speak about the role of the journalist today and 'fake news'.

    Fo details and booking click here.

Recent events

  • The Master’s Weekend - 2

    The Master’s Weekend - 2

    Trains – huge and small, dinner on station platforms 4 & 5, boats on the river in beautiful sun, a soaring cathedral and a moving evensong, dinner with two Lord Mayors – one current the other our Master, a visit to Mansion House.  All this happened in York at the Master’s Week End.  If you missed out book early in the future, every year is different.  We had a great time with tremendous fellowship, renewing friendships and forming new ones in the Company.  Click here for more.

  • Two Liverymen recognised by the CIPHE

    Two Liverymen recognised by the CIPHE

    The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) held their 2019 Annual General Meeting on Saturday 22nd June.  It was announced that the Institute members had voted Christopher Northey as President for 2019 and Melville Gumbs as Vice President.  They were duly installed and will serve for the next twelve months.  Chris and Mel are both Liverymen in the Worshipful Company of Plumbers and they are heartily congratulated.

  • The Master’s Weekend is under way

    The Master’s Weekend is under way

    This afternoon the Master led a group of Liverymen and their wives, partners, consorts to a highly informative visit to the National Railway Museum in York. We heard about the history of the museum, saw exhibits,  both large and small, and dined on platforms 4 & 5.  More to follow


  • Death of Liveryman James McIntyre

    Liveryman James McIntyre died on 31 May: he has been a member since 1986.  The funeral has already happened and was attended by Liveryman Bernard Bateman.  Our thought are with his wife and family.