The Court

Master James Melvin C.Env.Cln
Deputy Master Gary Fage C.Env.Cln
Senior Warden Lorraine Larman C.Env.Cln
Junior Warden Darren Marston C.Env.Cln
Past Master John Shonfeld
Past Master (2019 – 2020 & 2010 – 2011) PME Barrie Torbett C.Env.Cln
Past Master (2018 – 2019 & 2013 – 2014) PME Maureen Marden
Assistant David Amos (2023)
Assistant Christopher Broadley C.Env.Cln (2025)
Assistant Ceris Burns (2025)
Assistant Nigel Cotterill (2023)
Assistant Joanne Gilliard C.Env.Cln (2025)
Assistant Gary Henstock (2025)
Assistant Ashley Hoadley (2023)
Assistant Joanne Long (2025)
Assistant Darren Marston (2025)
Assistant Kevin Meighan C.Env.Cln (2025)
Assistant Philip Smith (2025)
Assistant & Hon. Treasurer Michael Stubbs (2025)
Assistant Lorraine Thomas (2023)
Assistant Stephen Waud (2025)
Assistant Lynn Webster C.Env.Cln (2025)
Assistant Jamie Wright (2022)
Hon. Assistant & Clerk Emeritus Michael Bizley
Hon. Assistant Christopher Luxton

Voting Members; Officers, Honorary Assistants, Past Masters and Assistants.

The Court comprises the Master, Deputy Master, Senior and Junior Wardens, and not less than six nor more than 20 Assistants and the three most recent Past Masters. Assistants shall be elected in the first instance for a period of three years and be subject to re-election every three years after that, unless they are elected as an Officer and subsequently become a Past Master. Those Past Master who are four years or more beyond the Chair may attend the Court and speak but are not allowed to vote.

Honorary Treasurer may attend but note vote unless a Court Assistant or Honorary Court Assistant in his own right, e.g., Kevin Lapwood. The Almoner may attend but not vote unless a Court Assistant or Honorary Court Assistant in his own right, e.g., Michael Bizley.

The Court meets at least five times each year.

General Meetings of the Company

There are usually two General Meetings of the Company, this year 15 May for the election of new Assistants to the Court and 24 September for approval of the annual accounts, and any other appropriate matters. All members of the Livery and Freemen are advised of the General meetings and may attend and vote.