The Guild of Mace-Bearers 
The organisation for those who assist the Civic Heads of our Nation to carry out their ceremonial duties.

                 

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If you carry a mace and take part in (or organise) major civic or university processions and ceremonial events then this is the Guild for you. Our members have a wealth of experience of these matters including who should be in a procession, what order they should be in and how they should be marshalled and announced.  At less formal occasions the rules of protocol can be just as tricky. Should the Mayor wear his chain at a funeral? Can the Mayoress attend events in his stead? Does the Chancellor always enter last? Who should sit on the host's right at dinner? All these questions and many more are in the domain of the mace-bearer and the Guild of Macebearers is where you can get real answers from experienced colleagues.

As a member you will receive a copy of the Manual of the Mace - A pocket sized book which is a complete road map to success for any new mace-bearer including sections on correct forms of address, (do you know how to announce the Lord Lieutenant?)  modes of dress (what should you advise the Mayor to wear for a royal garden party) and suggested formats for all kinds of civic visits (what should you advise your Chairman to do at a local football match?). Members also receive the annual Guild review magazine containing useful letters, stories and pictures, get regular training opportunities, access to the on-line message board and a wealth of information in the Members-only area of the Guild website including the membership list to put you in immediate contact with other members in your area.

Membership Categories

Member

All professional full time and part time Mace-Bearers, Sword-Bearers, Mayor's Officers/Serjeants/Attendants/Assistants, Provosts, Council, Civic and Chairman's Officers, and their Deputies.
Membership entitles receipt of a certificate of membership, copies of "The Mace Bearer" magazine as periodically published, purchase of a copy of "The Manual of the Mace" and other publications and Guild products as may be available, attendance at Guild training days (subject to payment of any fees levied) and attendance and voting rights at Guild Meetings.
Annual Subscription is just 30
A one-off joining fee of 15 covers the purchase of a copy of "The Manual of the Mace"

To apply for membership of the Guild please download and complete a Membership Application Form.

 Honorary Member

Ordinary members who have retired or otherwise ceased to be Mace-Bearers but wish to retain their membership.
 Membership entitles receipt of "The Mace Bearer" magazine, purchase of a copy of "The Manual of the Mace" and other publications and Guild products as may be available, attendance at Guild training days (subject to the payment of any fees levied) and attendance at Guild meetings.
 Annual Subscription is currently 6.00.

Friend of the Guild of Macebearers

Membership as a Friend of the Guild is open to anyone. Friends will receive a newly designed Mace Badge and a copy of "The Macebearer" magazine on publication. Friends can attend meetings, conferences or training events on payment of the appropriate fee and may attend the AGM but do not hold voting rights at any meeting. Friends may not hold a place on the Guild Council but may hold the positions of Webmaster or Welfare Officer.

Membership as a Friend of the Guild is available at an initial cost of 11 to include a badge and magazine. Renewal will be 6 per year thereafter.

To apply for membership as a Friend of the Guild please download and complete a Friend of the Guild Application Form.

Honorary Associate Membership

Open to overseas mace-bearers. Further details available from the Guild Clerk

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