Worshipful Company of Paviors
Dating back to 1276, the Worshipful Company of Paviors is one of the City of London Livery Companies that evolved from medieval guilds and were responsible for the regulation of wage control, labour conditions and industry standards. The Paviors were responsible for roads. Today, Livery companies play a significant role in City life by providing charitable giving and networking opportunities.
City of London Corporation
The City of London Corporation supports and promotes the City as a business centre and provides local authority services among many other responsibilities. The corporation’s structure includes the Lord Mayor who is the City of London’s mayor and leader of the City of London Corporation, the Court of Aldermen which is an elected body forming part of the City of London Corporation, the Court of Common Council, and the Freemen and Livery of the City.
The Guildhall Lodge Number 3116 was established in 1905 for the Aldermen and Common Councillors of the City of London. To date, no less that 78 Masters of this distinguished lodge have also been Lord Mayors of the City of London. The Installation meeting is held at Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor. Members of the Paviors Lodge are invited to attend the Installation, which is followed by dinner in the magnificent Egyptian Hall.
The London Charterhouse is a historic complex of buildings in Smithfield, London built in 1371. It began as a Carthusian monastery which later became a mansion for wealthy nobleman. In 1611, Thomas Sutton bought the site and established the foundation that now bears his name. It occupies land to the north of Charterhouse Square, and lies within the London Borough of Islington.
Sister Livery Lodges
Around a fifth of the City of London’s 110 Livery Companies have their own masonic lodge. During their year in office, every Livery Lodge Master is invited to attend each of the Sister Livery Lodges as an honoured guest. The City of London Installed Masters’ Lodge meets at the Guildhall and is made up of over 300 Liverymen who have been Masters of a masonic lodge. Wellington Livery Masters Lodge 6991 exists for the benefit of Masters and Past Masters of City Livery Companies.