Worshipful Company of Joiners and Ceilers
The Worshipful Company of Joiners and Ceilers is one of the Livery Companies in the City of London. The Guild of St James Garlickhythe, the Company's predecessor, named after the church where it was founded, was formed in 1375. The organization of wood craftsmen, who were known at various times as Fusters, Carvers, and Joiners, received a Royal Charter of incorporation in 1571.
The Company has traditionally been separate from the Carpenters' Company, for joiners attached wood using glue or other similar materials, while carpenters used nails. The Company, as is the case with most of the other Livery Companies, no longer maintains a close relationship with its original craft, though it supports wood-related educational institutions, as well as various charities.