Everyone should join!

It was amazing, everyone should join!” Those were the words of Lisa, a new Companion who along with Barbara travelled from Calahonda Lodge 53 in Spain to be Exalted into Royal Arch Freemasonry in Chapter of the Holy Sepulchre No. 6 at Rochford, Essex. The three Principals, Z, H and J and the Principal Sojourner delivered a beautiful ceremony to ensure that these two candidates had a day to remember. This was the first ceremony for MEZ Sue, H Elaine and J Angie since the Installation in November last year. Not even the presence of the 1st Grand Principal and the 3rd Grand Principal put them off. Anyone familiar with Royal Arch knows the important part played by the Principal Sojourner and Iskra certainly rose to the occasion. Proud Preceptor Jenny, (standing on the right) was delighted with the Officers. Director of Ceremonies Chrissy (Standing on the left) kept everything moving smoothly.

Spreading the word in the Midlands

On 17th February the WM of our Ambassadors project at Coventry, W Bro Patricia Garraway was invited to deliver a talk for a Friendship Evening at Solihull Lodge 8088 about Freemasonry for Women and the work of Ambassadors Lodge 13 in helping to establish new lodges. She spoke about the formation of our overseas lodge in Spain, Romania, India and America and imparted the exciting news that Ambassadors 13 will once again be travelling to India in January 2021 to consecrate three new lodges.

She also spoke about the project in Coventry which will lead to the re-dedication of Centrum Lodge No. 46 as a University Lodge meeting at Dalecote House in Coventry and working with the Province of Warwickshire. 

Despite battling ill-health Patricia’s efforts should see this project come to fruition in August of this year. To show their appreciation the lodge members had a collection for a charity nominated by Patricia which was the Derby & Burton Hospital Charity, one of whose projects is the provision of ‘nicer’ hospital gowns.

Carole returns to work

On February 12th W Bro Carole returned to work as WM of Grace Bilantz 34 when she was beautifully installed by the amazing Helen. We are sure that Helen wont mind us mentioning that she is 85 years young and came to the rescue when the outgoing WM was unable to attend the meeting due to work pressures. Grace Bilantz 34 is one of our London lodges meeting at our headquarters, 402 Finchley Road, London NW2 2HR.

Discover Freemasonry event at Great Queen Street

On 6th February, GM Christine and Grand Secretary Maxine attended this event at Great Queen Street, organised by Metropolitan Grand Lodge to promote Freemasonry. Hundreds of people attended, amongst them many women and we were pleased to be able to discuss Women’s Freemasonry with them.

Northern Powerhouse

Our Northern lodges are always working to support local charities . In January Michele IPM of Bond of Friendship Lodge 48 was delighted to present £250 each to her two chosen charities; the Alzheimers Society and Dementia Cafe.

Michele pictured centre was surrounded by volunteers and cafe users. Receiving the cheques are Judith from the local Alzheimers Society and Maureen a volunteer.

And not to be outdone, Sue the WM of Sesame 26 presented a £400 cheque to Michelle from the Trinity Hospice

Bharati celebrates!

On February 2nd Bharati Lodge No. 56 celebrated the Installation of its 3rd Worshipful Master when Bro Anju was installed into the Chair of KS. It’s going to be a busy year for this our first Indian lodge with the prospect of 8 candidates to admit for the prospective new lodge in Chennai and 6 candidates for another prospective new lodge in Bengalaru. WM Anju was Installed by Bro Sujini who be will be the first WM of the prospective new lodge in Hyderabad.

WM Anju and Officers and members of Bharati 56

Working together in Unity

Sunday February 2nd saw our newest Lodge, Unity 58 perform its first ceremony. Bro Rose was Raised to the degree of a Master Mason by WM Beverley. Unity meets in the uniquely special surroundings of The Cloisters at Letchworth. Unity was consecrated in October 2019 as a University Lodge to work together with the Province of Herts in our Uni Schemes.

WM Beverley and new MM Rose

Nestar keeps them busy in Costa Blanca

Costa Blanca Lodge of Tranquility 52 at their January meeting
WM Nestar and members

Saturday January 25th was the first meeting of the masonic year for the Costa Blanca Lodge of Tranquility 52 under the leadership of Worshipful Master Nestar who passed Bro Jan and Bro Patsy to the degree of Fellowcraft. This lodge was consecrated in 2005.

Linda holds the fort for another year

Constance Leaver Lodge No. 39 held its annual Installation meeting on Thursday 23rd January 2020. Worshipful Master Linda was proclaimed as WM for a second year and then proceeded to invest her Officers. W Bro Yvonne remains at her side as Immediate Past Master.

WM Linda

The Festive Board was held in a very convivial atmosphere and enjoyed by all those present.

Members and guests at the Constance Leaver Festive Board
Everyone enjoying a convivial evening

America continues to grow

America Lodge No. 57 continues its successful first year by admitting another 3 new members. A meeting was held on Sunday 13th January at its regular venue of the Arts Club in Washington DC. Welcome to Dani, Vicki and Rachel

America 57 welcomes more Initiates
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