Our Master, Richard Green, in front of the High Altar at Westminster Abbey. He led us to the famous St Cecilia Service, which takes place late every November at St Paul’s, Westminster Abbey or Westminster Cathedral and raises huge sums for Help Musicians UK.

Most Liveries and other City Civic bodies attend, and it is the only occasion in the year when the choirs of all three great churches combine to sing together.


We Are

The profession’s Livery Company. We raise ever-rising sums for charity, support our profession, help govern the City of London and enjoy each other’s company.

ICAEW Members are welcome to contact the Clerk to discuss joining. Our Royal Charter allows us unlimited Freemen and 350 Liverymen. All are valued.

Personal merit, a willingness to contribute in a collegiate environment and donate to good causes, and a pleasant personality are all we ask of applicants.

The Company has four “pillars”, or principal aims:-

  • Charitable: To give something back to society, to direct our efforts and funds to relevant sustainable causes and communities and to leverage the skills and experience of our Members;
  • City Civic: To contribute to the governance of the City of London Corporation, and to participate actively in the life of the City;
  • Business and professional: To promote the values and objectives of the profession, to nurture leadership and to influence the broader business debate; and
  • Fellowship: To engage effectively with our Members, with the broader Livery movement and with our profession, whilst enjoying ourselves.

We also promote seven key values: integrity, friendship, leadership, giving back, trust, citizenship, and linking the past, present and future.