The Worshipful Company of Scriveners

The mediaeval regulations and ordinances for the governance of the Scriveners Company (as for all other Livery Companies) were to ensure the integrity in business, and the competence in practice, of those engaged in the craft thus strengthening their position and enhancing the confidence of members of the public using their services. Notaries appear as members of the Company from 1392 onwards, when it issued new ordinances to coincide with the appointment by the Archbishop of Canterbury as Papal Legate of laymen as papal and imperial notaries.

As with all other Livery Companies in the City of London the Scriveners have moved ‘on line’ over the last year to keep in contact with its membership. All the Court and committee meetings have continued but held by Zoom. As far as possible the Company, under its current Master, has striven to substitute the major annual events with online gatherings. In addition, the Master has published two Newsletters in lockdown which are available here for you to read.

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Latest News

Congratulations to Attilio Medda
who has been awarded the Peter Esslemont Prize for Calligraphy and Illumination 2019.
It was presented on 25 February 2020 at the Scriveners' Quill Pen Reception for the Sheriffs at the Old Bailey
along with the prizes to the winners of the Karen Nehammer Handwriting Competition for Schools 2019.
Master Painter-Stainer and Lady Brewer at Barber-Surgeons' Hall, Autumn Dinner 2019 Lord Mayor's speech, Spring Dinner 5 April 2019 The Master and Master Plaisterer. Ald Alison Gowman, Barber-Surgeons' Hall, Autumn Dinner 2019 Capt Cooper (London Scottish), Wg Cdr Roberts (LXX Sqn RAF), Renter Warden


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Please click on the links below to download the PDF documents.
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Issue 32, Summer 2020

Issue 31, Spring 2019

Issue 30, Autumn 2018

Issue 29, Spring 2018

Issue 28, Autumn 2017

Issue 27, Spring 2017

Issue 26, Autumn 2016

Issue 25, Spring 2016

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