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 Guild of Nurses is now entering its third year. It hardly seems possible. We have come a long way in a short time. Huge thanks are due to our Freemen and followers who have worked tirelessly and given such support enabling the Guild to become established and in good health. In common with all livery members, we are about enhancing the standing of our profession, supporting and funding charitable and benevolent causes, and supporting the Lord Mayor and the City of London Corporation. Nurses can be very proud to now be included in the City Livery Movement.

All trained Nurses, from every speciality, whether just starting out their career or retired are most welcome to apply. Neither age nor geographical location is a barrier to joining. You can be as active as your time and other commitments allow. Please explore our website to learn more about us and the Livery Movement. The Membership section gives details on how you can apply, either as an annual or quinquennial freeman. The events page will give you an idea of our busy social calendar and exciting educational opportunities. As Freemen you will be included in all our activities, receive an annual calendar of events and regular newsletters. The website is continually updated giving information on forthcoming events plus extra ones and news items.

Recognition of the Guild by the Court of Aldermen was the first step towards becoming a fully registered Livery Company for Nurses. 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 can be found on the website as to the next stage.

The Guild of Nurses will continue to embrace the ethos and traditions of the Livery world and we look forward to on going support from our profession and members. The Company of Nurses Charitable Trust Fund (Registered Charity 1170982) has been established and will consider applications for grant aid from individuals and organisations. This is an essential component of the progression of the Guild to that of Company without Livery and then to the Worshipful Company of Nurses within the City of London. More information about the charitable work of the Guild, its core objectives, or how to make a donation, can be found on the website. Our aim is in creating a legacy for the generations of nurses who follow.

Please do join us - a warm welcome awaits




Helen Pickstone

Past Events

Dedication of the Nursing Memorial at the National Arboretum – 4 June 2018

The Memorial depicts caring hands holding up the world.   The names of nearly 1300 nurses who died during the conflicts are inscribed. The National Arboretum in Staffordshire is the site of the new Nursing Memorial, which honours all the nurses who died in the two World Wars. The beautiful memorial, which depicts the world…
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Festival of the Sons and Friends of the Clergy – 15 May

The charity now known as the Sons and Friends of the Clergy has its origins in the seventeenth Century. The first Festival was held in 1655 and there has been a Festival every year since then. It is believed that this fact makes it the oldest service of its kind in the Anglican Communion.  The…
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Florence Nightingale Service – 13 May

Florence Nightingale Annual Commemorative Service at St Margaret’s Church, East Wellow, Hampshire.  The Nightingale family lived at nearby Embley Park, and Florence always considered it her favourite family house. The Nightingale memorial is fairly easy to spot. It stands south of the church and is a typical Victorian monument, in the shape of a church…
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