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. "


We are pleased that all tickets have been sold for the anniversary banquet and the application process for this event is now unfortunately, closed.

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

Poppy Factory Visit – 12 April

Thirty members of the Nurses’ Guild and some guests visited the Poppy Museum for a very interesting afternoon. Our visit started with lunch – a bowl of soup and apple pie with custard (yum) – followed by a fascinating talk by Brian who gave us a real insight into the work of the Poppy Factory…
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Suffragette Walk – 24 March

On Saturday 24th March 23 of us met at Bow Lane tube statin to follow in the footsteps of brave rebel women; the East End Suffragettes, led by our blue badge guide Mo, who was suitably dressed for the part. First stop was to see the restored Minnie Lansbury Clock. She was a suffragette, later…
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United Guilds Service – 16 March

For the first time since the Guild was recognised by the Court of Aldermen, the Guild of Nurses was thrilled and extremely proud to be a part of the annual United Guilds Service at St Paul’s Cathedral this year and what a super ceremonial occasion this was. The Master, Upper Warden, Renter Warden and 16…
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