The Loriners' Company Today

The Company is a fellowship of men and women who are Free of the Company and the City, and therefore, by definition, Citizens of the City of London, regardless of where they live. The Loriners' Company's main activities are:

  • City of London
  • Trade (Lorinery)
  • Education
  • Charitable

How to join

For more information on the Company and how to join please go to the page How to become a member of the Company or contact the Clerk.

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The membership of the Worshipful Company of Loriners is made up of Liverymen and Freemen who come from all walks of life – all of whom share an interest in the Horse and the City of London.

Members are initially admitted to the Freedom of the Company, and once they have been made Freemen of the City of London they become Liverymen. A fine is paid on admission to the Company.

The total number of Liverymen is fixed by the Company’s Ordinances at 500. The Company’s strength lies in its diverse membership, all of whom have something to contribute, and much to gain by way of fellowship.

New members are proposed by fellow Liverymen, and the Clerk is able to assist with introductions where necessary. The Company is proud to have The Princess Royal as an Honorary Liverymen. She was Master in 1992.

Liverymen may be invited to join the Court, the governing body of the Company, and thus may eventually become Master.

The Court consists of the Master, two Wardens, Past Masters and Assistants, and is served by the Clerk, Honorary Chaplain, and Beadle.

Liverymen meet at least four times a year for social functions following meetings of the Court.

The Company does not have a Hall. This is often an advantage, however, in that we have the opportunity to visit many of the other Company Halls on these occasions, and the annual Livery Banquet is held at the Mansion House by courtesy of the Lord Mayor.

The Livery Committee arranges a programme of less formal social activities during the year. In common with other Companies, Liverymen are involved in the election of the Lord Mayor and the Sheriffs, and have the opportunity to support the policies of the Court of Common Council.