The Gild of Freemen of the City of York


Membership is open to all Freemen of the City of York, regardless of nationality, gender or religion, and our membership is drawn from all over the world, bound by a common interest in the City of York and the welfare and education of its citizens.

Mission Statement
The Gild of Freemen of the City of York upholds the vow of Freedom, Promotes the good reputation of the City of York, Acts as guardian in protecting and developing traditional rights of Freedom, Preserves the custom of caring for the welfare of Gild Freemen, Operates a benevolent fund, Subscribes to charitable causes and Provides a range of social activities.

Being a Freeman and being a member of the Gild of Freemen are not (recently) the same thing. If you are a Freeman of York but not a member of the Gild and would like to become one, then you may download an application form and return it to the Membership Secretary at the address given on the form.

Membership Secretary: Mr David Brough Telephone: 01904 635362.

There is a joining fee of £15.  For this you receive a Membership Pack, which includes several items including a lapel badge or brooch.  Annual subscriptions then become due every year on 1st April.

Membership Renewal Form

Subscription rates are shown below.  

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