Worshipful Company of Masons
The Worshipful Company of Masons
is one of the Livery Companies
of the City of London
. The Masons (entirely unrelated to the Freemasons
) were formed in mediŠval times to regulate stonemasons. They were formally incorporated under a Royal Charter
in 1677. Its members have taken part in the construction several famous structures, including Saint Paul's Cathedral
. The Company does not, as is the case of most Livery Companies, retain its original role as an association of craftsmen. It does support the craft of stonemasonry, however, as it does several charities.
The Masons' Company ranks thirtieth in the order of precedence of Livery Companies. Its motto is God Is Our Guide.