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The Guild of Mace-Bearers

The Guild of Mace-Bearers is the membership organisation for those experts in civic protocol who assist the civic heads of our nation to carry out their ceremonial duties. If you are a visitor we hope you enjoy learning about our guild and the job are all proud to do. If you are a member we hope you will log in to the site to assist you in making use of the guild to further your professional knowledge.


Clifford East
Prime Warden 

So what does the Guild of Mace-Bearers do?

  • Provides free advice on Civic Protocol
  • Runs regular training events for Mayoral Officers/Chauffeurs/Mace-Bearers
  • Offers 1-2-1 training on-site for new Civic Staff given by experienced staff from nearby authorities
  • Produces an annual review magazine full of member’s news

The Guild has 181 members carrying out ceremonial duties at 115 separate authorities/universities spread across the whole of the United Kingdom.

So how do I join the Guild?

All working Mace-Bearers, whether full or part-time, employed by a civic authority or a university (or anywhere else) are welcome to join us.

If you are not a Mace-Bearer but are interested in our work you are welcome to join as a Friend of the Guild.

For further details or to apply for membership please visit the Membership page.

Patrons of the Guild

  • The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of London
  • The Speaker of the House of Commons
  • The Speaker of the Scottish Parliament
  • The Speaker of the Welsh Assembly.

As the upholders of civic tradition we are proud and honoured to have received the recognition and support of the holders of these distinguished positions.