Encouraging trainee plumbers

Our Charity encourages trainee plumbers through the provision of bursaries and awards.Click the yellow button below.

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The Master, Brian Wadsworth "Fellowship, Charity, City and trade – the Plumbers are thriving. Get the most from your Livery: turn out, join in, enjoy"

Supporting the Craft

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

Latest news

  • Forgotten Password

    Posted on 3rd April 2017

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  • Water Quality, do we take it for granted?  Our Annual Lecture

    Posted on 23rd May 2017 Water Quality, do we take it for granted?  Our Annual Lecture

    On the 3rd of July at the  Royal College of Physicians in London , Marcus Rink, Chief Inspector of the Drinking Water Inspectorate, will deliver the Worshipful Company of Plumbers 2017 Annual Lecture.  This will be followed by a drinks reception  and an excellent dinner . The evening will end at approximately 9.30 pm.
    The Drinking Water Inspectorate was established in 1989 to regulate public water supplies and is responsible for assessing the quality of drinking water in England and Wales. The Inspectorate is responsible for assessing the quality of drinking water in England and Wales, taking enforcement action if standards are not being met, and taking appropriate action when water is unfit for human consumption.

    Marcus Rink has nearly 30 years of experience working in health, environment and the water industry, he has been with the Drinking Water Inspectorate since 2002. From 2008 to 2015 was responsible for the operational regulation in England and Wales as Deputy Chief Inspector.  He is also the UK member of the European Microbiology Expert Group and chair of the Strategic Board of the Standing Committee of Analysts.

    A marvelous opportunity to introduce colleagues and friends to the Worshipful Company of Plumbers.  Click here for further information and booking form.

  • Visit the home of the Code Breakers - Bletchley Park

    Posted on 10th May 2017 Visit the home of the Code Breakers - Bletchley Park

    Bletchley Park offers a fascinating insight into the most secret War; a battle of raw intelligence which the enemy never discovered, let alone suspected that Britain and her allies might have won.  A party of the Plumbers' will visit on Tuesday 6th June.  Flyer and booking form  click here

  • Good News for your paper fivers!

    Posted on 10th May 2017 Good News for your paper fivers!

    If you still have a paper £5 note you do NOT have to take it to the bank, instead all you need to do is put it in an envelope together with a Gift Aid form for the Plumbers' Charity (www.plumberscompany.org.uk) then send it to the Clerk for our Charity.  

    A great way to save a trip to the bank!

  • From the Rt Hon The Lord Mayor, Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley

    Posted on 26th April 2017 From the Rt Hon The Lord Mayor, Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley

    On the 8th September I am going to undertake one of the most frightening things that could ever befall a Lord Mayor – I am going to abseil down the Cheese Grater building (all 225 meters) and I am petrified of heights! I am doing this to raise funds for my Lord Mayor’s Appeal that  will support LSO Discovery programme, St Paul’s Music Outreach and Music in Hospitals, educating young people, using music to develop the skills and talents that young people need to succeed in 21st century Britain.

    I would really like you to sponsor me BUT PLEASE DO NOT SPONSOR ME FOR MORE THAN £10 this is really important as I would like to break some records (not any bones or individual wallets) and I know how generous you are to so many charities.   What I would really like you to do is pass it on to 5 of your fellow Freemen, Liverymen or friends; there are over 30,000 Liverymen – just imagine the funds I could raise if they all donated £10!  Please click on https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Andrew-Parmley

  • Court Luncheon with Masters and Clerks Tuesday 9th May 2017

    Posted on 13th April 2017 Court Luncheon with Masters and Clerks Tuesday 9th May 2017

    On Tuesday 9th May the Master, Wardens and Court of Assistants will host our Company’s first Masters and Clerks luncheon at Carpenters’ Hall, to which we have invited the Masters and Clerks of other Livery Companies with whom we enjoy a particularly close relationship and who kindly extend invitations to our Master and Clerk during the year.
    This will be a splendid opportunity to meet and socialise with many of our fellow Livery Companies. Neil Kerfoot from Village by Village will be our guest speaker and will provide an update on our Charity’s good works in Ghana, bringing fresh water, basic sanitation and hygiene education to remote villages.

    Click here for flyer and booking.

Recent events

  • Death of Maud Whitting

    Many liverymen will have met Maud who was the wife of Liveryman Ivan Whitting,  Maud Whitting passed away on 10 May.  Both she and Ivan were keen supporters of the Bridge Ward Club and there will be a service of remembrance and thanksgiving at the church of St Magnus the Martyr at 1:30 pm on Friday 2 June.

    If you wish to attend please notify Andrew Dyke of the Bridge Ward Club at bwc@bridgewardclub.org.uk

    No flowers but donations (if desired) to Cancer Research UK, c/o W Uden & Sons, 19 Chatsworth Parade, Petts Wood, BR5 1DF

  • A Parson-Naturalist, an English novelist, an Antarctic explorer and a Plumbers’ Social Visit.

    A Parson-Naturalist, an English novelist, an Antarctic explorer and a Plumbers’ Social Visit.

    Have you guessed where the Master and twelve accompanying lioverymen and their wives visited?  The Parson-Naturalist was Gilbert White, the  English novelist Jane Austen and the Antarctic explorer Lawrence Oates.  The party visited Chawton and Selborne in Hampshire where these luminaries of English history are remembered. Click here for futher details.

  • Masters, Clerks and our Charity

    Masters, Clerks and our Charity

    The Luncheon following the last Court Meeting was a Masters and Clerks luncheon when the Masters (M) and Clerks (C) from the Worshipful Companies of Ironmongers (M&C), Wax Chandlers (M&C), Painter-Stainers (M&C), Masons (M&C), Innholders (RW), Blacksmiths (M&C), Basketmakers (Prime Warden &C), Furniture Makers (M&C), Chartered Surveyors (M), Actuaries(MElect), Engineers (M&C) , Lightmongers (M&C), Environmental Cleaners (M&C), Constructors (M&C) were our Company guests.  This is an example of our City involvement and was an ideal opportunity to share and learn from the experiences of different Companies.

    The principal guest was Mr Neil Kerfoot, the Chief executive and Founder of Village by Village.  The Plumbers' Company through our charity have been assisting Village by Village to build sanitation and to provide hygiene education at  Tuam Guaso in Ghana.  The photo (click here for larger picture) shows that phase 1 has been finished with the  completion of the toilets.

    Yes, the Plumbers' Company believes in our Craft, the City, Charitable activity and Fellowship and we achieved an aspect of all our objectives in one lunch gathering.   Why not attend the next Masters and Clerks Luncheon next year?  It is open to all the Company.

  • Awards and Grants by the Plumbers’  Charity

    The Trustees approved Bursaries for 4 students from Croydon College who were presented with a voucher for £1000 each ( of which sum half was provided by the Charity ) on 19th April at the ceremony that took place at the Plumbers’ Statue.

    Awards approved were

    £1,000 – Richmond Sea Cadets
    £500 – Sheriffs’ and Recorders’ Fund (for ex-offenders). The Clerk will undertake further discussions with the Fund and indicate to them that the Trustees would be happy to consider any further application by them for additional funds for a scheme for training plumbers.
    £1,500 – Guildhall School of Music