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The Worshipful Company of Bakers welcomes new members from both the trade and city. Discounted membership is available for applicants under 40 years with further discounts for those under 30.

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About Us

The Worshipful Company of Bakers is as active today as at anytime since our first written record in 1155.

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Charitable Activities

Central to what we do, our charitable activities embrace Trade, City and community.

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Education & Industry

Encouraging young people to train as bakers and supporting them when they enter the industry remains a key objective for the Worshipful Company of Bakers.

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Hire Bakers' Hall

5-100 people, office space, meeting rooms, receptions, exhibitions, lunch or dinner, formal or informal - Bakers' Hall caters for all. 
Any availability of the hall subject to government Covid ruling.

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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.

Master’s newsletter – December 2021

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Season's Greetings from City, University of London

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Coronavirus Update

Wednesday 15th December 2021

Dear All,

Facemasks at Bakers’ Hall

In line with the government’s “Plan B” coronavirus restrictions related to the Omicron variant, we now encourage you to wear a face covering when moving around the Hall. If attending events such as lectures or presentations, you are also encouraged to wear a face covering whilst seated. We would also suggest that before attending a function at Bakers’ Hall everyone should do a lateral flow test.

As a Covid security measure, we will ensure that our rooms are well ventilated but this may mean some rooms feel cooler than usual. An enhanced cleaning programme, especially focusing on high touch surfaces and communal facilities, remains in place.  

There are currently no restrictions on receptions, buffets, event numbers, table numbers, or table spacing so we can host events for up to 90 guests. If a measure of ’social-distancing’ is preferred, 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. 

If you would like further information about arranging events at our beautiful Hall, please visit or speak to our Events Manager, Martina, on 020 7623 2223.

The government has advised everyone to enjoy the festive season as usual but some will feel uncomfortable with hand-shaking so please do not feel offended should your offered hand be declined.    

With kind regards 

Lance Whitehouse 

Clerk to the Worshipful Company of Bakers

Master's Newsletter 26 November 2021

WCB presents a set of whisky decanter and glasses to Alderman Nicholas Lyons
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Invitation - Carol Service and Supper on Tuesday 14th December 2021

Invitation - Carol Service and Supper on Tuesday 14th December 2021
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Letter from the Lord Mayor, Alderman William Russell and the Lord Mayor Elect, Alderman Vincent Keaveny

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The Bakels Innovation Centre is a large state-of-the-art facility
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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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the courses below are subject to cancellation or postponement. We will advise at earliest possible date.

Bursary Courses 2022

Bakels Course Wednesday 14th – Friday 16th September 2022 is at the Bakels Innovation Centre at Bicester in the UK.

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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.

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