Unity 58 is here !!!

Sunday 6th October saw the culmination of our labours at The Cloisters in Letchworth when Unity Lodge No. 58 was consecrated to the great joy of the first WM Beverley Bourne. Beverley has led the Ambassadors project at Letchworth since the beginning. The consecrating party was led by the MW Grand Master Christine Chapman.

Our members testify

Harrow Masonic Centre saw another Middlesex Province Discover Freemasonry event in September. Three of our younger members gave eloquent testimonies of their masonic journeys to the great acclaim of the audience. Molly the mason also participated but she didn’t have much to say!

Corinna, Gaelle and Harsheel

Corinna, Gaelle and Harsheel

Making history in America

On Saturday 25th May, America Lodge 57 was consecrated by Grand Master Christine Chapman, leading a large team of HFAF members from both UK and Spain and Bro Lou Elias was Installed as the first Worshipful Master by Grand Secretary Maxine Priestley. During the visit to Washington DC, 4 further candidates were Initiated by the WM and Officers of America Lodge 57. The team returned home on 30th May exhausted but elated at having successfully completed this daunting challenge. A full report of our visit will be published on the website.

 

Connaught Club Open Evening

The Connaught Club is aimed at members of Metropolitan Grand Lodge who are under 35.  On 26th April, they held an Open Night at the UGLE headquarters in Great Queen Street in London and invited HFAF Freemasonry for Women along. Several members together with Grand Master Christine Chapman attended and Grand Master Christine addressed the gathering.

Bourne celebrates at the Knole

On 16th April Bourne Lodge No. 37 celebrated the Installation of a new Master, W Bro. Meg Green in  their new masonic home at the Knole Masonic Centre. It was a happy day but one tinged with sadness as the lodge remembered W. Bro Alan Bailey, husband of W Bro. Jan Bailey who had recently died and who had been so instrumental in their move to their new home.

 

Apollo Bicentenary

On 6th April the UGLE University Lodge Apollo No. 357 celebrated their bicentenary at a very special meeting held in the Sheldonian Theatre of Oxford University in the presence of the UGLE Grand Master, H.R.H. Duke of Kent.   Our Grand Master Christine Chapman and University Scheme Chair Maxine Priestley were invited to attend this very special event and the after meeting celebrations, which included a Champagne reception at the Ashmolean and a splendid banquet at Keble.

 

Cloisters Women take 2nd step

E9F01074-60D1-428A-B61D-41EE9F7C8F1AAmbassadors 13 continues its work of building new lodges for Freemasonry For Women in the UK.

The Letchworth project at the Cloisters took another step towards the Consecration of Unity Lodge 58 in October with the Passing of two more Brethren which means that Ambassadors 13(Letchworth) now has five Fellowcraft for the new lodge.

Pictured above is WM Beverley with Brothers Harshinder and Rose proudly wearing their FC Aprons.

Freemasonry Today Interview

 

Grand Master Christine Chapman was interviewed by Freemasonry Today, the official magazine for UGLE Freemasons which was published in the Winter 2018 edition

Read the interview here.

PGLOA XMAS LUNCH

The Past Grand Lodge Officers Association held its annual Xmas Lunch on 3rd December at 402 Finchley Road. As usual the catering was provided by our current members to show their appreciation for the service of our older members.

Working with UGLE

Freemasonry for Women has been working with the Province of Middlesex on their initiative to raise the profile of Freemasonry in the Middlesex area. Two events have been held so far, one at Twickenham and one at Harrow. The events were publicised on Facebook and many people expressed an interest.  Each event featured an introduction from Nigel Codron, the Assistant Provincial Grand  Master,followed by comprehensive explanations and illustrations. Grand Master Christine Chapman was asked to give a brief presentation on Women’s Freemasonry. The highlight of each event was the testimony of the young members  who talked about their journey in Freemasonry. The next event is scheduled for 7th March at the Hillingdon Masonic Centre.

Vishakha talks about her Masonic journey

Vishakha talks about her Masonic journey

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