The Guild of Scriveners of the City of York
ESTABLISHED IN 1487 AND STILL PART OF THE CITY'S LIFE TODAY
The Guild celebrates the history and traditions of the written and printed word in Yorkshire from Medieval times to the present day.
There is always a warm welcome for new members, whether lawyer or journalist, writer or accountant, teacher or historian, writer or academic or other professionals who work with words and are the 'scribes' of today and who wish to maintain the Guild’s traditions established over 500 years ago for people like them.
Being a Scrivener today is first and foremost about enjoying the company of like minded people at a small number of relaxed social and entertaining educational events across the year whilst also maintaining the traditional charitable aspect of Medieval Guilds and linking with other historic Guilds in the City of York.
Our home in York is the delightful Medieval Bedern Hall, a perfect and atmospheric venue for dining by candlelight to celebrate special moments on the Guild calendar such as the annual 'Court Dinner', the 'Yorkshire Day Supper' and our annual history-themed presentation and dinner.