Clerk's Gown

The Clerk ensures the smooth running of the Worshipful Company of Fletchers, including looking after the membership, attending and taking minutes at meetings and Court, looking after the finances, organising events and a hundred and one other useful tasks.  The Clerk’s role may be considered to be similar to that of a Company Secretary in a limited company.

The Clerk, Master, Upper Warden, Renter Warden and Beadle wear gowns for ceremonial occasions such as dinners and church services and also at Court.

The first known Clerk of the Company was Abraham Hemingway, who drew up the early eighteenth century list of Liverymen.  The first Clerk recorded in the Minutes is James Roberts, who resigned on 22 October 1782, and was probably Clerk when the minute book began in 1767.  The current Clerk is Kate Pink, pictured wearing the gown and badge of office.