Becoming a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Farmers is regarded as a remarkable privilege and carries with it responsibilities and opportunities. Every Liveryman will have obtained the Freedom of the City of London before being clothed as a Liveryman by the Court.
Applicants require a sponsor who has known them for at least five years, and a seconder who has known them for at least three years and both must be Liverymen. The Clerk can provide a membership list which can be used to identify Liverymen known to prospective applicants. In exceptional cases an applicant who is unable to provide a sponsor or seconder may be invited to attend an interview.
Sponsors will arrange for potential applicants to attend a livery luncheon in order to experience our fellowship and following lunch they will have the opportunity to meet the Master and a small Panel. If as a result it is agreed to proceed with an application, the Clerk will provide an application form for completion.
You can download a more detailed guide to the process of becoming a member by following this link - Membership Proposer and Seconder's Guidance. You can also download a copy of the Membership-Application-Form-2016. If you have any further questions or need more help with your application you are welcome to contact the Clerk (please note that email is increasingly the main form of communication).
Graham E Bamford FIH MI
Clerk, The Worshipful Company of Farmers
24 Herons Place
Middlesex TW7 7BE
Tel: 020 8326 2945
There is also a comprehensive guide for The Company's proposers and seconders.