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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

  • Visit tio the Science Museum Tuesday 17th September 2019

    Posted on 16th July 2019 Visit tio the Science Museum Tuesday 17th September 2019

    The Master, as a Trustee of the Science Museum Group, has arranged a special tour of the two new galleries in the Science Museum in South Kensington.  ‘Science City 1550-1800’ shows some of the ideas, knowledge and techniques that preoccupied London in a period of transformation while the spectacular new Winton Gallery looks at the fundamental role of mathematics in today’s world.
    The event starts at 1030 with refreshments and an introduction: guided tours of the two galleries (in two groups of 20) will wrap around a light lunch.  Later, there will be time for individual exploration.
    Please click here for the attached flyer and application form – to be used for all applications, mailed or scanned to the company office.  Note that numbers are limited to 40, so early application is recommended.

  • Her Majesty’s Commission of Lieutenancy for the City of London

    Posted on 26th June 2019 Her Majesty’s Commission of Lieutenancy for the City of London

    Her Majesty's Commission of Lieutenancy for the City of London - Modern and Relevant - Another Piece of City History! As Liverymen, we love the history of the City and its institutions but know that their success depends upon remaining modern and relevant. Her Majesty's Commission of Lieutenancy for the City of London is another, little known example, with a history and modern role of using what, today, we might call soft power and collaboration.

    Read more from the Plumbers' Master, as published in the June edition of the Livery Committee’s newsletter "Livery Briefing", by clicking here.  For complete Briefing click here.

  • 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,

Recent events

  • The Summer Festival

    The Summer Festival

    The final formal function of the Plumbers’ livery year is the Summer Festival.  This year it was held in the magnificent and historic Stationers’ Hall.  The hall was begun in 1670 but later underwent many alterations and improvements including a major restoration in 1857 due to wartime damage.
    We assembled in the delightful garden to enjoy a glass of champagne in the ward summer weather. Dinner was held in the Livery Hall with musical entertainment provided by Hamish Dustagheer, British pianist, organist and choral director.  Most recently, Hamish has directed chapel music at Lancing College.  He was previously Maestro di Cappella of the Archdiocese of Malta, resident at St John's Co-Cathedral, the Conventual Church of the Knights of Malta. 
    The Upper Warden elect, Nick Jones, welcomed our guests and the reply was given by Patrick Jenkins who was appointed Financial Editor and Assistant Editor at the Financial Times in January 2014.  In this role, Mr. Jenkins shapes the FT's overall financial coverage, with a focus on financial services and investment. He gave us some interesting insights into the world of journalism.  The Master, Dame Fiona Woolf, concluded the evening by looking back over the livery year and thanking all those who had made it such a success.

    Photos of the evening can be obtained from the photographer by clicking here,

  • The Summer Court Meeting

    The Summer Court Meeting

    The Court held their Summer Meeting prior to the Summer Festival in Stationers’ Hall.  This is the Court meeting when the election of the officers for the next year are held.  We now have Master elect Peter Rumley,  Upper Warden elect Nick Jones, Renter Warden elect Paul Nash, Senior Assistant David Adams and re-elected Clerk Adrian Mumford and Beadle Peter Thompson.  David Adams will become the Senior Assistant at the Ladle Dinner in November. Towards the end of the meeting, six new Liverymen were clothed in the Livery and given a hearty welcome.

    Our support for the craft and trade of plumbing was recognised by the presentation of a Master Plumber Certificate to Adam Brady, a practising plumber from Dublin.  Master Craftsmen were key people in the building crafts as far back as the 13th century. Records show that in the 16th century each Master Craftsman was responsible for his own work and the training of apprentices. For exercising such skill and supervision a Master Plumber would receive a shilling a day and an appropriate livery (distinctive clothing).  The modern Master Certificates were first introduced in 2001 by a partnership of City & Guilds, Livery and as a result of much hard work by Past Master Geoff Marsh. Companies and Professional Bodies. The Master Plumber Certificate was followed by similar programmes for other Livery Company associated crafts.

  • Never to old to work with lead!

    Never to old to work with lead!

    We welcome many and varied groups to the Plumbers’ Workshop in the “Gin” (short for engine) building at the Amberley Craft Museum. There are coach parties for schools, holidaymakers and various groups such as the University of the Third Age. There are also family groups such as parents or grandparents with children of all ages, married couples or the experts finding out more about their craft.  Read about 82 year old Michael achieving an ambition at the Plumbers Workshop by clicking here.

  • Welcome to six new Liverymen

    Welcome to six new Liverymen

    At the Court meeting on 9th July 2019, the following were clothed in the Livery - William Frederick Poole-Wilson  (Architect) , James Stephen Foster OBE  (Chartered Accountant), Jason Clark  (Lift distribution company) , Prof. Timothy Edward Gocher  (Investment Fund) , Dr Susanne Lee  (Consultant Clinical Scientist)  & Mark Killy  (Water Regulations Manager).  We give them all a hearty welcome.  They bring to the Company a wide range of knowledge and skills illustrating one of our strengths in not being restricted by the craft, profession or trade of our Liverymen.  Could you become a Liveryman in the Worshipful Company of Plumbers?  Click here to find out more.