Welcome to the Worshipful Company of Bakers
The Bakers' Company can trace its origins back to 1155 and is the City of London's second oldest recorded guild.
The Company’s membership is drawn from those living and working in the City of London; from those working in the Baking Industry or Allied Trades and from those who wish to support charitable activities and see history and tradition maintained.
The Bakers’ Company continues to be closely involved with the baking trade and a high proportion of its members are Master Bakers or Allied Traders.
However, an equally high proportion have City, not Trade, backgrounds. Both are equally welcome as this combination of backgrounds enriches the Company.
Through the Benevolent Fund and individual member’s activities the Company is heavily involved in charitable works.
The Lord Mayor’s Summer Bulletin to the Livery, which comes with the Lord Mayor’s best wishes for a good summer break.
Coronavirus update as at
Tuesday 27 July 2021
Bakers' Hall reopened for both Company events and outside events on Monday 17 May 2021 and we were delighted to welcome guests to Bakers’ Hall for events with people seated at tables for up to six, or two households.
We can happily accommodate up to 48 guests in the Livery Hall on this basis for catered functions of all kinds including corporate meetings, anniversaries, celebrations and weddings, City events, and Masonic lunches and dinners.
On Monday 19 July 2021, all remaining restrictions were lifted, and we are back to normal at last, hosting your events for up to 90 guests.
If you would like further information about arranging events at our beautiful Hall, please visit https://www.bakers.co.uk/hall-hire or speak to our Events Manager, Martina, on 020 7623 2223.
It will be such a pleasure to see Bakers' Hall busy again after the past year of lockdown.
With kind regards
Clerk to the Worshipful Company of Bakers
Invitation: Royal Yeomanry Band Concert 2021
Master's Letter July 2021
Election of Sheriffs recording
Following Common Hall on 24 July 2021: Election of Sheriffs, where Alderman Alison Gowman and Alderman Nicholas Lyons were formally elected to the office of Sheriff, please be advised that an edited recording of the event is now available to view on the Livery Committee website via the button below.
City of London eShot - Things To Do and Win!
Blue Marble Training at Shoreditch Trust
Announcement to the 'Songs and Music in the City' of London
Dear Gallant and Learned Clerks to the several City of London Livery Companies,
We are pleased to announce the culmination of our two-year project titled ’Songs and Music of the City of London’ - the latest concise guide to the City of London’s cultural offer. We are publishing in eBook format initially, hardback will follow in the early Autumn.
The attached document provides further details, including how to purchase the guide online from Apple, Amazon or Payhip. We are indebted to the many City institutions that have contributed content or helped us with fact finding and review. Particular thanks must go to Sir Andrew Parmley and to the late Sir Roger Gifford for their support.
The launch of this guide is timed to precede the final stage of the Government’s roadmap for easing social-distancing restrictions (who among us doesn’t have our fingers crossed!) and is intended to signpost and highlight the immense array of organisations, events and venues where songs and music are performed in the Square Mile.
We commend the guide to the Livery and welcome all feedback.
Yours in fellowship
Paul Jagger (@CityandLivery) - Court Assistant WCIT
Julian Cable (@TheCityMinstrel) - Liveryman WCMusicians
Songs and Music in the City of London
The Virtual Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch 2021 Programme
Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch 2021 - Summary of Events
Livery Kitchen Initiative
Due to growing demand, please order your cookbooks via the link to the Drapers'Company website (in the flyer) as they can no longer take email orders. Pre-ordering will close on 19th March and hope to have the cookbook published and in the post to recipients by the end of April.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the courses below are subject to cancellation or postponement. We will advise at earliest possible date.
Bursary Courses 2021 - 2022
Bakels Innovation Centre: Tuesday 14th – Thursday 16th September 2021
The Worshipful Company of Bakers is delighted to announce a further course at the Bakels Innovation Centre located at Bicester on Oxfordshire.
Overseas Summer Course Richemont: 24th -29th April 2022
It is with regret the Worshipful Company of Bakers announce the Richemont School Course has been reset to 24th -29th April 2022.
Please be advised this course is now fully booked.
The School of Artisan Food at Welbeck 18-22 July 2022.
This will be a 4-5 day course. Application forms are not yet available - Watch this space!