2013 News


The Board of General Purposes has agreed to consecrate a new Lodge to be connected to Brunel University.


The Grand Master’s annual visit to the Provincial Lodges in Blackpool and Morecambe was greatly enjoyed by all who accompanied the Grand Master on her travels; it being another opportunity to make new friendships and renew old ones.

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 HFAF were present at the Province of Middlessex’s Annual Summer Fete at the Royal Masonic Girls School at Rickmansworth and received a very warm welcome from the Pro Provincial Grand Master, Roger Croome.

Unfortunately the HFAF weren’t able to be present at the RMBI Fete at Stisted Court, Braintree on the same day, as our invitation was withdrawn.


The Centenary celebrations to mark 100 years of the HFAF took place at the Grand Temple, Freemasons’ Hall, Gt. Queen Street, London on Sunday 30th June.

Women in Blue, the history of the HFAF, written by Christine Chapman, Assistant Grand Master was published.

Regency/Fidelity Lodge attended a Fete at Warlingham, Surrey to promote Women’s Freemasonry.


The candidates for election to Grand Master were announced:

Rt. Wor. Bro. Christine Chapman – Assistant Grand Master

Rt. Wor. Bro. Hedy Babani – Junior Grand Warden


The Most Worshipful Grand Master, Bernice Abram accompanied by the Deputy and Assistant Grand Master visited the Isle of Man for their annual Spring Festival.

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.

1 19 20 21

The Honourable Fraternity of Ancient Freemasons/Freemasonry for Women (HFAF/FFW) seal, logo, photographic images, graphics and content is protected by copyright. Therefore, material belonging to the HFAF/FFW may not be copied, used, or distributed in any form or manner without the expressed permission of the HFAF/FFW. If you wish to use, or copy any of the information contained on any of the HFAF/FFW videos or Website, please write to:

The Grand Secretary
The Honourable Fraternity of Ancient Freemasons
167-169 Great Portland Street
London W1W 5PF

Copyright © 2014 - 2024 The Honourable Fraternity of Ancient Freemasons. All Rights Reserved.

Responsive site designed and developed by