President = The Right Worshipful The Lord Mayor of Coventry Councillor John Blundell (web site: http://www.coventry.gov.uk/lordmayor)
The Guild President represents The City of Coventry and has the highest role at all of the Coventry Freemen’s Guild courts and functions. The Guild derives its authority from the Office of The Lord Mayor.
Master = Mr. Brian Jackson
The Guild Master represents The City of Coventry Freemen’s Guild at all official functions. As the Guild derives its power from the office of The Lord Mayor, the Master of the Guild is second only to this higher office during Guild functions. The Master also “chairs” all of the monthly Guild meetings.
Deputy Master = Mrs. Carole Wilson
The Deputy Master represents the Coventry Guild at official functions when the Master is unavailable and is also the contact for the Guild Christmas Dinner and President’s Dinner.
Guild Clerk = Past Master John Wilkinson
The Clerk is responsible for all matters of official correspondence and records the minutes of the meetings.
Immediate Past Master = Anthony Archer
Organises the Past Master’s Luncheon
The Guild Chaplain = Rev. Graeme Anderson
Graeme Anderson, the vicar of Holy Trinity Church in Coventry, is the Guild Chaplain. Although the Guild respects all manner of religious belief, all religious affairs, such as the Freemen’s Sunday, are conducted at the Holy Trinity Church in Coventry. (web site: http://www.holytrinitycoventry.org.uk)
Renter Warden = Mr. David Hearn
The Renter Warden is the Guild name for our Treasurer and is responsible for all of the Guild finances.
Senior Warden = Mr. Matt Johnson
The Senior Warden chairs the Special Appeals sub-committee and the Social sub-committee. This Warden also organises the Ladies Night and the Charity Awards Night. At the Guild Admission Courts, the Senior Warden reads out the brief for new members on Guild activities, describes the ceremony of the Loving Cup and then introduces the Guild Officers.
Membership Secretary = Mr. Gordon Nicklin
The Membership Secretary is responsible for all matters relating to membership and subscriptions. This Warden also maintains the list of members who wish to receive The Guildsman magazine.
Junior Warden = Past Master Steven Morson
The Junior Warden is responsible for organising trips and excursions for the Guild.
Charity Warden = Mr. Ron Robinson
The Charity Warden is responsible for anything to do with fundraising, including the annual charity events.
Almoner = Past Master Anthony Archer
The Almoner will aim to help all Guild members who require assistance due to debilitating sickness.
Chamberlain = Past Master Peter Wilford
The Chamberlain is responsible for matters relating to The Guildsman magazine.
Enterprise Warden = Mr. Matt johnson
The task of the Enterprise Warden is to coordinate the Apprentice of the Year competition and deal with all matters connected to the promotion of Apprenticeship Schemes throughout the Coventry area.
Freemen of England and Wales = Past Master Derek Austin
The FEW Warden for the South Midlands Area, as well as being the Coventry Guild contact for all matters relating to the Freemen of England & Wales and our contact with fellow Guilds and Leets throughout the UK. The FEW has its own web site at: http://www.freemen-few.org.uk
The Searcher = Past Master David Bullman
The Searcher is responsible for the Guild silverware, the Guild robes, hats and “jewels”. The Searcher is also the contact for anyone who wishes to buy any Guild merchandise.
Coventry Freemen’s Charity = Past Master Keith Talbot
This charity is for elderly Freemen of Coventry who seek help with seniority payments (or special needs charity) from the charity fund.
Chronicler / PR Warden = Past Master Peter Wilford
The Chronicler / PR Warden represents the Coventry Guild at press meetings and is the contact for such occasions as the Open Days and the Godiva Festival.
Web Master = Past Master Steven Morson
The Web Master is responsible for matters relating to the Guild web site and Facebook sites.