“The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards.”

St Andrew by the Wardrobe, image  St Andrew by the WardrobeSt Andrew by the WardrobeThe Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards is one of the early Trade Guilds in the City of London. The Company was founded as the "Mistery (trade, art, or occupation) of Makers of Playing Cards of the City of London" by a Charter granted by King Charles I on 22nd October 1628.

Some 164 years later, on 27th November 1792 the Court of Aldermen of the City of London granted the Company its Livery.

Accordingly, though 75th in order of precedence, it is one of the older of the City Livery companies, which now total 108. The Makers of Playing Cards was a craft, rather than a trade, company. Under the Company's charter, the number of Liverymen is limited to 150.

On October 30th 2012, the Allegri Singers will once more be providing the choir for their Annual Service of Dedication and Installation of New Master, which is held on St Andrew's Day at the beautiful Wren church St Andrew by the Wardrobe (Image ©St Andrew by the Wardrobe).

On this occasion we will be singing:

Condutor: Tom Bullard

Follow this link for the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards Web site.