2012 News


The Most Worshipful Grand Master, Bernice Abram visited the Provincial Brethren in the North. During the trip we visited a Craft Lodge, a Royal Arch Chapter and a Royal Ark Mariners Lodge.

July and August

The annual Summer Lodges of Instruction at HQ were held throughout this period culminating in the Preceptors’ Dinner on the last day.


The Most Worshipful Grand Master, Bernice Abram made her annual visit to the Isle of Man brethren, for their Spring Festival.


The Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master, Margaret Clarke set up a panel of speakers to talk to Women’s Groups and other interested organisations about Women’s Freemasonry and the HFAF. Anyone requiring a speaker should contact her via the Grand Secretary’s office.

A Mentoring Scheme was introduced under the superintendence of the Right Worshipful Assistant Grand Master, Christine Chapman.

Following the successful launch of a Lodge in Romania, we are now setting our sights further afield to India, where there is much interest. One candidate has already joined one of our Lodges and from that small step we hope to establish a Lodge in Delhi.

Gibraltar celebrates 30 years

June saw the 30th Anniversary of Freemasonry for Women on the Rock. This joyous occasion was tinged with sadness as news had been received of the death of the founder of Gibraltar Lodge, MW Bro Sheila Norden. The lodge has been thrilled to finally have their own premises which unfortunately although perfect for lodge meetings are not big enough for Installation meetings which are held at the Mechanics Institute. Grand Master Christine Chapman was accompanied by the Past Deputy Grand Master Irene Stewart, the Junior Grand Warden, Jenny Noble and the Grand DC, Chrisssy West-Webbe.  A sight-seeing trip was arranged for the illustrious visitors.

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