Encouraging trainee plumbers

Enjoy a career in plumbing from plumber to Chartered Engineer. We can help you. Click the yellow button below.

Our Master this year is Robert Burgon

I will serve the Company in its promotion of the plumbing industry, its charitable activities and support for the City of London institutions.

Supporting the Craft

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

Latest news

  • Office Summer Break

    Posted on 30th July 2018

    The Office will be closed from the end of  Wednesday 8 August opening again on Wednesday 29 August.

  • GDPR - Our Privacy Notice

    Posted on 24th April 2018

    In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation the Plumbers’ Company Privacy Notice can be found by clicking here.

  • The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers Ravenscroft Lecture

    Posted on 13th August 2018 The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers Ravenscroft Lecture

    The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers in pleased to announce details of our yearly Ravenscroft Lecture on 3rd October.  The Master and Wardens cordially invite your Master, Wardens, Court and Members to attend this fascinating insight into the world of the English/French glass-blowing rivalries of the 17th to 19th centuries.

    Full event details and booking/payment form are attached. Click here.  Note applications for tickets direct to the Clerk at the Glass Sellers, not the Plumbers.

  • Musical Delights from the City Music Foundation

    Posted on 13th August 2018 Musical Delights from the City Music Foundation

    On Friday 16th November we're holding a fundraising event at Guildhall Art Gallery and the Roman Amphitheatre.  Actor Simon Callow, soprano Joan Rodgers and pianist Roger Vignoles, three of our celebrated and generous patrons, join to bring you an evening of entertainment through the letters and music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. His correspondences, in particular those with his family and his patron (Nadezdha von Meck, whom he never met!), tell us so much about this troubled man and his searing music.  As well as letters and songs, the evening will include Tchaikovsky’s string sextet Souvenir de Florence performed by an ensemble of City Music Foundation Artists.  Tickets will include drinks and canapés.

    More from the CMF click here.

  • The first Past Master to become Lord Mayor of the City

    Posted on 31st July 2018 The first Past Master to become Lord Mayor of the City

    In 1892, Sir Stuart Knill Past Master of the Plumbers’ Company (1886, 1892, 1893 & 1894) became the Lord Mayor of the City in 1893-3.  Find out more by clicking here.


  • License to Plumb

    Posted on 29th July 2018 License to Plumb



    In the latest edition on page 40 of the HVP magazine,  http://ebooks.hvpmag.co.uk/hvp0718_ebook/, Tim Sainty, CIPHE Membership Director, explores whether the UK should introduce a licensing system for plumbers.  This has been the aim of the Worshipful Company of Plumber since the 1800s. In countries such as the United Staes, Hong Kong, Germany and Australia, it is a legal requirement for plumbers to be licensed. In order to become licensed in these countries an individual must undergo extensive formal training.

    To read the article go to the HPV Mag web site shown above or click here.

Recent events

  • Death Of Past Master John Lawrence-Mills

    It is with much sadness we have to announce the death of Past Master John Lawrence-Mills who passed away on 30th July just before his 90th birthday, which would have been on 19th August. John had been a Liveryman since 1978 and served as Master from 1992 to 1993.  The funeral will be on the 15th August at Stogumber Church, near Taunton, Somerset at 11.30am. Family flowers only please. Donations to the Churches Conservation Trust or Hope for Kids International, c/o Grandfield & Son, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater, TA5 1HZ.

    A full eulogy and memorial information will be announced in due course.

  • Death of ex-Liveryman Peter Haddon

    The office has just been informed by his daughter Fiona that ex-Liveryman Peter Haddon passed away on 2nd July 2018. He retired due to poor health in 2013, but had been a Liveryman for 27 years from 1987.  The clerk has sent the Company’s condolences to the family.



    We had a glorious and sunny Thursday at New Zealand Golf  Club near Woking for the  annual Worshipful Company of Plumbers Golf Day. (Click here for a full report).

  • Last Blog before the summer hols!

    Last Blog before the summer hols!

    In spite of the hot weather we have another Blog from the Master.  The last before September.  Read it by clicking here or here for all 36 Blogs.