The Guild of Mercers' Scholars

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.

By engaging with pupils and former pupils of the Mercers’ Cluster of schools, the Guild of Mercers’ Scholars aims to demonstrate and promote helpful reciprocal communication, outreach and recognition with the Worshipful Company of Mercers and amongst all members and partners.

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

Aims and Objectives

To encourage former pupils of schools in the Mercers’ Cluster of schools and others to become Freemen and Liverymen: and to select, if possible, a Livery Company appropriate to their own trade or profession.

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 citizenship.

o do such things as shall be conducive to the ethos of the Guild.

Equality and Diversity

It is the policy of the Guild to treat candidates and Guild members fairly, taking account of race, religion or belief, sex, gender reassignment status, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, disability, or age. We are committed to ensuring our Guild is inclusive and all its members promote:

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.

Who is eligible to join the Guild?

"Former pupils of the Mercers' School, and schools within the Mercers' Cluster"

The Court welcomes applications for membership from former pupils of the Mercers’ School, and schools within the Mercers’ Cluster:

The Assistant Clerk (Membership) will be pleased to send information regarding membership and offer assistance and advice in obtaining the Freedom of the City of London.

Please email clerk@theguildofmercersscholars.com if you have any further questions.

The Mercers' Grant || Charitable Trust || Apprenticeship Scheme

Latest News

Virtual Installation Dinner

Virtual Installation Dinner

Virtual Installation Dinner

GMS - May Update

GMS - May Update

Summer events with the Guild of Mercers' Scholars

GMS - Virtual Tour

GMS - Virtual Tour

Last 2 spaces remaining!

View all News >>

There are many other news categories which you can view on this page. Or you can search for a word or a phrase on this page.