Belton House Christmas Light Show 2020







St Magnus-the-Martyr Planter

A gift to our company church to say thank you to Father Philip Warner, our company chaplain, for all his support.

The Lord Mayor’s 2020 Christmas Message
The Master’s 2020 Christmas Message

A personal message from the Master for this unusual festive break.

A Christmas Message

A Christmas message from your Master, Wardens, Immediate Past Master and Clerk. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from us all!

Patience Thomson – Obituary

A stunning and moving tribute to a quite remarkable woman. Patience was married to the Father of our Company, Past Master David Thomson. This article first appeared and is reproduced courtesy of The Times.

A Christmas Message from our Company Chaplain

We had hoped to be seeing Father Philip in our company church St Magnus-the-Martyr this Christmas to enjoy our carol service, but the Covid-19 outbreak prevented it. In it’s place, he has recorded this message for us.

Graham Wrightson

It is with much sadness that we have learnt of the death of Liveryman Graham Wrightson. His daughter Margaret advised us that he passed away on 19 November; Graham was 94 years old and had been a member of the company since 1987.  Our thoughts are with Margaret and all his family.

Plumbers, Plague , Pestilence & Opportunities

Past Master Professor Rodney Cartwright gave a fascinating and thought provoking presentation on past and present epidemics through the company’s history and measures to control them, many of which involved “plumbing”.

Patience Thomson

It is with great sadness we have to announce the death of Patience Thomson, the wife of the Father of our Company, Past Master David Thomson.  Patience passed away on Saturday 21 November. We send our heartfelt condolences to David and all their family.

Carols for the City

The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman William Russell

invites you to

Carols for the City

5:30pm – Tuesday 8 December 2020

Spanish Cheese and Wine Tasting

Another really enjoyable virtual social gathering with some very tasty selections to nibble and sip. And we now know how to eat cheese properly!

9 King Edward Street



Why should this unexceptional London street be of interest to the Plumbers’ Company? The answer is both straightforward and curious: over a period of some hundred and thirty years no fewer than nine Masters of the Company and three Company Beadles lived and worked there or else had links to it.

Virtual Lecture – Why Water Efficiency Matters

The Plumbers have held their first virtual lecture. A portent of things to come?

Liveryman Dr Susanne Lee at International Healthcare Conference

Liveryman Dr Susanne Lee, Chair of the Royal Society of Public Health Water Special Interest group, will be chairing a session at the Federation Infection Society and Healthcare Infection Society International 2020, which will take place online between Monday 9 – Wednesday 11 November 2020.

Two New Corporate Members

We welcome Overbury plc, the UK’s leading office fit out and refurbishment specialist and Catchpole & Rye, the luxury bathroom ware manufacturer, to our exclusive corporate membership group.

Master and Wardens Re-Installed Virtually

The Court met virtually on 22 October 2020 to re-instal the Master and Wardens virtually; a first in our history.

The Master’s October 2020 Letter

The Master has sent us his latest missive as he prepares to enter his second year. A hard copy has also gone out in the post, with the calendar of events brochure for next year.

The planter goes to Wisley

After much delay, because of the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, we have now been able to present our latest decorative lead planter….to RHS Wisley. Where will our next planter go?

The Lord Mayor’s October 2020 Bulletin

The Lord Mayor, Alderman William Russell, has sent us a message.

St Magnus Heritage Fund Grant

Many congratulations to St Magnus the Martyr, our company church, for earning a Heritage Fund UK grant to stream its Mass to a worldwide audience.

Liveryman Charles King RP

It is with much sadness we have to announce the death of Liveryman Charles King RP. He died peacefully at the age of 84 years after a long illness and had been a member for 39 years. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Re-election of the Lord Mayor

The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman William Russell, has been re-elected to serve a second year in office.

Virtual wine tasting

Fourteen members and their partners enjoyed a relaxing evening at home sharing a bottle or two hosted by Master of Wine, Victoria Stephens-Clarkson.

APPWG Virtual Meeting – Devolution in the Water Industry

The All Party Parliamentary Water Group is holding a virtual meeting on “Devolution in the Water Industry – What can the regions learn from one another?”  from 4pm to 5pm on Tuesday 6 October 2020.

Lockdown Quizzes

All the Lockdown quizzes published on the “Liverymen & Members’ Corner are now available here to see.

Virtual Autumn Lecture – Water Efficiency into the Future

All Liverymen and members are invited to join the first ever Worshipful Company of Plumbers Autumn Lecture to be held via Zoom webinar and kindly hosted by the CIPHE on Wednesday 28 October 2020 from 18.00 – 19.15.

A Bulletin from the Lord Mayor

Please see the latest message to the Livery from the Lord Mayor, Alderman William Russell.

A new message from our Almoner

Caroline Walsh, our Almoner, has sent a new message to everyone as we enter the next phase of the coronavirus outbreak.

Lord Mayor’s Show 2020 – Cancelled

Sadly, even the scaled-back televised Lord Mayor’s show from the Guildhall Yard has now had to be cancelled due to Covid-19.