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About the Guild of Mercers' Scholars

"To encourage former pupils of Mercers’ Foundation and Associated Schools and others to become Freemen and Liverymen"

The Guild of Mercers’ Scholars is a voluntarily-run Guild in the City of London, made up from alumni and associates of the Mercers’ Company’s cluster of schools. Amongst its principal objectives is enabling its members to become Liverymen of City Companies.

Objectives

The objectives of the Guild of Mercers’ Scholars, set down in our Constitution, are as follows.

  • To encourage former pupils of Mercers’ Foundation and Associated Schools and others to become Freemen and Liverymen: and to select, if possible, a Livery Company appropriate to their own trade or profession
  • To uphold the ancient customs, ceremonies and traditions of the City of London
  • To foster a sense of good citizenship, by service to the Guild, to one’s own Livery Company, and to the Corporation of the City of London
  • To support in every possible way the ideals of good craftsmanship
  • To do such things as shall be conducive to the weal of the Guild

The Court

The Guild is arranged along the lines of a Livery Company, and so is run by an elected Court, consisting of a Guild Master, Renter Warden, Junior Warden, an Honorary Clerk and Honorary Treasurer and additional Assistants as deemed necessary. The Court meets four times a year within 21 days of each quarter day, Lady Day, Mid Summer Day, Michaelmas Day and Christmas Day.

The Guild Master and Wardens are advised by Guild Assistants who are Past Guild Masters, one Guildman representing each of the Foundation and Associated Schools and Court Assistants who are Guildmen progressing through the court in order of precedence.

The Guild’s Constitution can be viewed here.

 

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