Arms, Motto and Objects of the Company

The Arms of the Company

The Arms (as shown below) belong to the Worshipful Company of Butchers of the City of London and are used by the York Gild by their kind permission.


The Arms of the Worshipful Company of Butchers of the City of London

Heraldic Description

'Azure two poleaxes in saltire or blades inwards or between two bulls' heads couped in fesse argent on a chief of a third, a boars' head couped gules armed or langued azure between two block brushes vert banded or crest on a wreath or and azure, a bull with wings addorsed or the head forequarters wings, hoofs, and tuft of the tail or the hindquarters argent armed gules about the head a nimbus mantling gules double argent. On either side two supporters a Bull as in the crest'.

The Motto

The Motto, 'OMNIA SUBJECISTI SUB PEDIBUS OVES ET BOVES' is taken from Psalm 8, verses 6 and 7

Objects of the Company

  1. The provision of fellowship amongst Master Butchers and members of Allied Trades and Professions
  2. The preservation of the historic institution of The Company of Butchers of the City of York, and in so doing,to maintain its ancient traditions and ceremonies
  3. The provision of funds for such charitable purposes as The Company may from time to time decide upon, and to manage the Charitable Trust of the Company