Past Master, Mr Stuart Robbens was installed on 21 April 2020. The Master is elected for a year and presides at all our functions.

Past Master Mr Duncan Garland was installed on 15 April 2019. The Master is elected for a year and presides at all our functions.

Dr Roger Watson was installed on 17April 2018. The Master is elected for a year and presides at all our functions.

Past Master Clare James, was installed on 4 April 2017. The Master is elected for a year and presides at all our functions.

Past Master Stuart John Fraser CBE, CC, was installed as Master Fletcher April 2016.

Arnott, whose origins and paternity have not to date been discovered, was one of the more colourful characters in the Company’s history. On 2 July 1784 he, then trading as a silk-mercer in Birchin Lane, off Cornhill, not far from the George and Vulture, was admitted to the freedom and livery of the Fletchers. He evidently soon became an established member: in October 1792, his son William was admitted as an apprentice Fletcher, and by the following January Arnott himself was a member of the Court. Now, however, disaster struck his business and on 23 May 1794 the Lloyd’s Evening Post reported that he had been declared bankrupt. It is possible that his fortunes recovered, for in October 1802 he was elected Renter Warden, and after serving the then customary two-year term, he advanced to Upper warden.

By 1805, he had been appointed Keeper of the Monument, a post granted by the corporation to an elderly citizen who had fallen on hard times. While the post itself carried a stipend of only £20 per annum, the keeper could increase this tenfold by admission charges, and the sale of descriptive pamphlets. It was customary for the keepers to express their gratitude to the City for their appointment in these pamphlets, and Arnott duly did so:

"My Lord and Gentlemen. Permit me to add a few lines, with the account of the Monument, to you; under whose favour and protection I remain with all due respect and gratitude your devoted servant Samuel Arnott. Monument 20th March, 1805.

Full threescore years life's various scenes I've past,

And Providence has fix’d me here at last

Within those ancient walls to find repose,

From all the sorrow that Misfortune knows:

With thankfulness to pass my latest hour,

With gratitude proclaim kind Friendship’s power;

Whilst life remains God's mercy to record,

And pray my friends may gain a blest reward.”

 

Clearly, Arnott had a talent for rhyming couplets, which a few years later he would also put to use in composing the texts of four songs, to be sung to the traditional tunes ‘The Cobbler’, ‘The Roast Beef of Old England’ and ‘Rule Britannia’, for the Fletchers’ four annual court dinners. He presented a bound copy of these four songs which he had had printed on 26 January 1818 and just under three years later, in December 1820, he added a further song, dying not long after.     

 

(Sources: Fletchers Company, Court Minutes; Lloyd’s Evening Post; S. Arnott, Description of the Monument)

Past Master, Adrian J Scott Knight was installed as Master Fletcher April 2015. 

Past Master Andrew McMillan was installed as Master Fletcher April 2014.

Past Master, Mrs Lesley Agutter was installed as Master Fletcher April 2013.

Past Master Captain David Goodall Royal Navy was installed as Master Fletcher April 2012. 
 

Past Master John Owen-Ward MBE Deputy was installed as Master Fletcher on the 14th April 2011.

Past Master Bob Hall was installed as Master Fletcher on the 15th April 2010.

Past Master Captain A M Poulter OBE Royal Navy was installed as Master Fletcher April 2009.

Past Master Ian Kenneth Robert MacLellan was installed as Master Fletcher April 2008

Past Master Peter Scott was installed as Master Fletcher April 2007.

Past Master Des Clark was installed as Master Fletcher April 2006.

Past Master and Alderman Sir David Wootton was installed as Master Fletcher in April 2005.

Past Master Frederick A Neal CMG was installed as Master Fletcher on the 29th April 2004.

Past Master John Dumbrell was installed as Master Fletcher in April 2003.

Past Master John Ronald Fenner OBE was installed as Master Fletcher in April 2002.