The Guild of Nurses

The City of London Guild of Nurses

For the Nursing Profession - past, present and future

"When you’re a nurse you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours. "


Benefits of Membership

See the many benefits of joining The Guild of Nurses.

Come and Join The Guild

To help nurses past, present and future.

Who Are We ?


A group of nurses who wish to promote the nursing profession.

The Nurses Charitable Trust

Making a difference. Learn more and donate to this beneficial charity.

From The Master


The establishment of the Guild of Nurses has been a wonderful achievement, Huge thanks to our Freemen and followers who have supported this endeavour from the beginning. All Livery members share a common purpose – to enhance the standing of our diverse professions, to support and fund charitable and benevolent causes and to support the Lord Mayor and the City of London Corporation. Nurses can be very proud to now be included in  the City of London Livery movement.

Applications to join us are welcome from all trained nurses from every nursing specialty - whether you are just starting in your career or retired. Neither age nor geographical location is a barrier to joining. You can be as active as your time and other commitments allow. Please do explore our web site to learn more about us and the Livery movement;  our Membership section gives details of how you can apply to join us as either an annual or Quinquennial Freeman and the Events section will give you a flavour of our busy social calendar.  As a Freeman, you will be included in all our activities, receive an annual calendar of events and regular newsletters.

Recognition of the Guild by the Court of Aldermen was the first step towards becoming a fully recognised Livery Company for Nurses.  2018 brings us to the end of the beginning of our long journey.  We need to work together to establish the Guild as a Company without Livery so that we can continue to further the work of nurses who have gone before us, offer support to nurses when and where it is needed and contribute to the professional development of nursing today.  Further details on the next stage and the obligations and requirements, which must be fulfilled, can be found on the web site.

The Guild of Nurses will continue to embrace the ethos and traditions of the Livery world and we look forward to ongoing support from our profession and members.   We will develop the work of The Company of Nurses Charitable Trust Fund (Registered Charity 1170982).  This is an essential component of the progression of the Guild to that of Company without Livery, and then to Livery Company status within the City of London.  More information about the charitable work of the Guild, its core objectives and information on how to make a donation, can be found on the website.  In this way, we are creating a legacy for the generations of nurses who follow.

Do join us – a warm welcome awaits you!




Brenda Griffiths

Past Events

Visit to Sir John Soanes Museum

Friday 23rd February 2018 Our visit to Sir John Soanes Museum was preceded by lunch at the Fields Bar and Kitchen in Lincoln’s Inn Fields who serve a delicious range of freshly made meals and excellent coffee. We were glad that Hilary had reserved us tables as it is understandably popular despite being hidden among…
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Working with the Cavell Trust

The Guild of Nurses was honoured to be invited to join the Working With scheme run by The Cavell Trust.  The Court voted unanimously to support this initiative, which will build on our current organisational links and enable us to contribute appropriately to a body that shares our values and benevolent aspirations. Edith Cavell was…
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Red Cross Christmas Market

At the end of November, the Guild were delighted to support the Red Cross Christmas Market at Guildhall. Many City Livery Companies support the market by selling wares relevant to their trades and along with Foodiefest, celebrity chefs, live music, demonstrations and commercial stalls make this an important and exciting biennial City event. The Guild…
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