Worshipful Company of Paviors

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Worshipful Company of Paviors
Location Charterhouse, Charterhouse Square, City of London
Date of formation 1479; 538 years ago (1479)
Order of precedence 56st
Master of company Miles Ashley
Motto God can raise to Abraham children of stones
Website www.paviors.org.uk

The Worshipful Company of Paviors is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. The Paviors were formed at some point prior to 1276; they were responsible for the paving and maintenance of London's streets. It received a Royal Charter in 1672. The Company is no longer a trade association for, and a regulator of, London's road constructors, instead acting as a charitable institution; for example, it has sponsored a road making display at Amberley Working Museum.[1]

The Paviors' Company ranks fifty-sixth in the order of precedence for Livery Companies.[2] Its motto is God Can Raise to Abraham Children of Stone.[3]

In 1989, HMS Argyll, a Royal Navy warship sponsored by the Company was launched by Lady (Wendy) Levene.[4]

Charities & Education[edit]

The Worshipful Company of Paviors supports the following charities:[5]

The Company also makes regular donations to St Paul’s Cathedral for the United Guilds Service and to St Martin-within-Ludgate Church, where the Paviors Company's new Masters' installation ceremony takes place.

The funds come from the Paviors Company Livery Trust for Charities (Registered Charity No. 1102885) and from fund-raising events.


The Paviors are affiliated with various groups and organizations.[6]


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