Master, Wardens and Officers

The Master, Wardens and Officers of the Company Year 2016-17 are as follows:

The Master

Richard John Wells Esq. ACII

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The Hon. Treasurer

James J Madden Esq. BSc FCA MInstR

The Senior Warden

Anthony P Komedera MBA FCA 

The Junior Warden

Mark Jonathan Winston BA

The Immediate Past Master

Charles R S Fowler Esq. CSt.J TD DL

The Clerk to the Company

David Anthony Barrett Esq. BSc                
256 St Davids Square
Lockes Wharf
London E14 3WE
Tel: 020 7531 5990

The Prime Almoner of the Makers of Playing Cards Charity

Edward Ellis Copisarow Esq. BA

Assistant Prime Almoners

L/M Mrs Mavis Joan Warner BA

L/M Mrs Barbara Ide JP

L/M Howard Davis Esq.BSc DIS MBA


Chairman of the Makers of Playing Cards Charity Trustees

Anthony John Carter ACIB

The Hon. Chaplain to the Master

Right Reverend Tim Stevens CBE

The Hon. Archivist

L/M Mrs Mavis Warner BA

The Hon. Curator

Roderick Graham Walker Somerville Esq. MA

The Clerk Emeritus

Michael James Smyth FCA

The Court Stewards

L/M Stephen Brissenden Esq

L/M Mrs Rosemary Brighton

L/M Nicholas Prentice Esq

The Beadle

Jonathan Perkins Esq.

The Court of Assistants

Members of the voting Court


David Mark LADD FCA 2004 - 05
(Honorary Treasurer 2006-2012)
William Leslie John Thomas CARD FCMA 2005 - 06
James John MADDEN BSc FCA MInstR 2006 - 07
(Honorary Treasurer)  2013 -
Adrian Armstead MAURICE BSc 2007 - 08
Lt Col John Richard Cottam WHITE TD JP FSCI LLB 2008 - 09
Brian Nigel PORRITT MA ACA 2009 - 10
Jonathan M F CROWTHER DMS 2010 - 11
Lance Edward WHITEHOUSE 2011 - 12
Rev’d Canon Nigel P NICHOLSON CF DL 2012 - 13
Tony CARTER ACIB   2013 - 14
Captain Michael Leigh DAVIS-MARKS OBE, RN 2014 - 15
Charles Roderick Spencer FOWLER CSt.J TD DL
- Immediate Past Master
2015 - 16
Richard John WELLS ACII - Master   
Anthony Peter KOMEDERA MBA FCA - Senior Warden
Mark Jonathan WINSTON BA - Junior Warden  
Dr. Paul John BOSTOCK BA D.Phil. Assistant 
Giles STOCKTON Assistant
Dr. C John EATON MB BS LRCP MRCS Assistant
Mrs. Linda (Lindy) WHITLAM Assistant

Honorary Members of the Court


Thomas Stephen CORRIGAN OBE CA 1978 - 79
John Grenville Bernard WATSON OBE 1982 - 83
John Grafton THORPE 1990 – 91
Peter Mark Collet CREGEEN 1991 – 92
David Charles WARNER MA 1992 – 93
Christopher John Francis LATHAM MBIM 1993 – 94
Roger Alan HOWELLS ACII 1995 - 96
Michael Harold GOODALL 1996 - 97
Patrick David CRABBE FCA 1997 - 98
Gordon Henry Ernest ROBSON 1999 - 00
William George HUNT TD BA FCA CC Windsor Herald of Arms 2000 – 01
Yasha BERESINER LLB 2001 - 02
Roderick G W SOMERVILLE MA 2002 - 03

Latest News

"Echoes Across the Century"

Click the image above for more information and a video on the "Echoes" project in which WCMPC have participated.

2018 Interlivery Bridge Competition 5th March


See the Makers of Playing Cards Charity Trust Brochure , Information and latest News

MPCC Brochure
MPCC Information

Next Livery Dinners

30th November 2017 - Installation Supper at the Drapers' Hall
7th December 2017 - Installation Banquet at the Mansion House
Please save the dates.

Court Assistant Dr.Paul Bostock has been commissioned by Bridge Magazine to write 12 monthly articles on Playing Cards.
The articles, including  November 2017, can be

viewed here

P/M Roddy Somerville has a new page to bring interesting items about unusual packs from the Company's Playing Card Collection

Click the picture to go to the Curator's Corner.

Links to latest items in Member's area

Member's Gallery
(Including the Burn's Night Supper Photographs)

Members News

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Master's Programme for 2017 - 2018
The Master's calendar card for the programme of events for the year can now be downloaded here.

Please note corrections and updates if any:

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