Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

2017

Collegiate Lodge No 9943

2017 is certainly a year of huge importance for Freemasonry in general with various events organised at both a local and national level to celebrate the Tercentenary.

For Warwickshire Freemasons, May and June will be particularly busy and exciting. On the 20th May our own Provincial Grand Lodge Annual Meeting will take place in the great splendour of the Grand Temple of Freemasons' Hall in London and then on 3rd June a new Lodge will be consecrated; the first in Warwickshire since 2009. It will be quite a few weeks.

University Lodge Coventry and Warwickshire
University Lodge Coventry and Warwickshire
The Lodge is to be called the Collegiate Lodge, No 9943. The Lodge will form part of the Universities Scheme, 'a pioneering attempt by the United Grand Lodge of England to forge links between well placed, enthusiastic Lodges and the many students and other young people who are seeking to become involved in freemasonry but who may not know where to begin'. This Lodge will be based in Dalecote Masonic Heritage Centre at Coventry to forge links with, students, alumni and workers of Warwick University, Coventry University and Coventry colleges.

The consecration meeting can be attended by existing Master Masons and will take place on Saturday 3rd June, at the Scarman Conference Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7SH. The meeting will open at 11.30am.

The RW Assistant Grand Master and President of the Universities Scheme, Sir David Wooton has agreed to officiate at the Consecration and RW Provincial Grand Master, David Macey will be the Installing Master.

The success of the Universities Scheme has been demonstrated in many Lodges across the country and indeed as part of the scheme, here in Warwickshire, the University of Birmingham Lodge, No 5628 has flourished well in the past few years. The Collegiate Lodge aims to replicate that success and meet the Universities Scheme's objective; helping young people find Freemasonry.

This will be a very special event in the history of Freemasonry in Warwickshire and demand for places to attend will be high so do please support the Consecration, put the date into your diary and book early.

The Founders look forward to sharing the special day with you!

Barnard Lodge 'Ladies to Dine' support Primrose Hospice

Primrose HospiceW Bro Peter Cound, Master of Barnard Lodge 5100, together with his Partner Pam, have recently hosted a Ladies to Dine evening at Severn Street Masonic Temple. Joined by ladies, brethren and non-masonic guests they enjoyed an excellent, relaxed evening in convivial surroundings.

Thanks to the generosity of all those attending, a raffle was held, generating the sum of £120. This was in aid of the Primrose Hospice based in Worcester. This is an independent charity supporting patients and families living with a life-limiting illness, providing a Day Hospice, Family Support Service and at Home Service, relying entirely on donations to fund its free services.

About Primrose Hospice

People are referred to Primrose Hospice at a time of great change in their life. Their aim is to support those people in adjusting to this and to assist them and their families in coping with all that is happening.

Primrose Hospice opened in 1987, and since then has provided care and support to thousands of patients and their families in Redditch and Bromsgrove. Primrose Hospice forms one part of a wider team of professionals providing palliative care in North East Worcestershire who work closely together to provide care and support to those in need, whether at home or in hospital.

The Hospice’s services are divided into 3 main areas:

  • Day Hospice and outpatient services
  • Primrose at Home
  • Family Support

Through these Primrose Hospice provides:

  • Specialist nursing care and advice
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Psychological, spiritual and social support
  • CAB welfare advice, including benefits, debt, wills,
  • employment, housing advice and other

 

Last visit before Summer? How about Lodge of Loyalty?

Lodge of Loyalty

Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Severn Street Masonic Hall, Birmingham

Lodge of Loyalty No 4340 invites you to join them at Severn Street Masonic Hall on Tuesday 2nd May. The evening will include a raising followed by a festive board, and is bound to be a very convivial occasion.

To reserve your place please contact the secretary by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before Wednesday 26th April. The address of the meeting is:

Severn Street Masonic Hall
60 Severn Street
Birmingham
West Midlands
B1 1QG

Cancellation: Bedford Lodge CARE Team talk

Notice of Cancellation

Unfortunately the previously advertised talk by the CARE Team at Bedford Lodge on Thursday 6th April has had to be cancelled. This is because the number of visitors wishing to attend has been too low to make the event worthwhile.

43s together - Fort William visits St. Paul's

On Saturday 1st April a delegation of eight brethren from Lodge of Fort William No 43 (Scottish Constitution) visited St. Paul’s Lodge No 43 to witness Bro Chris Hopkins being raised to the Third Degree.

Our newly made Master Mason and visitors

The photograph shows the candidate Bro Chris Hopkins flanked by the Master of Lodge of Fort William, RWM Iain Rodger, and the Master of St. Paul’s Lodge, WBro Chris Gilbert.

The visit followed the tradition of visits to and from our twin lodges in Lyon and Frankfurt with our visitors being entertained socially over the weekend.

Friday evening was spent visiting various hostelries, with the Scotsmen enjoying English beer and teaching St. Paul’s Brethren to drink Scotch.

On Saturday morning, the visitors were taken on a tour of the sights of Birmingham.

Presentation to the WM

The Lodge meeting on Saturday evening was attended by 40 Brethren and during the festive board our Master was presented with a Quaich (see photograph) and a bottle of Malt Whisky to fill it.

The visitors enjoyed their visit so much, they have invited Brethren of St. Paul’s Lodge No. 43 to join them in the autumn of 2018 for their 275th Anniversary, when they hope that the Irish Lodge No. 43 will also join them.

 

Contact Us

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire
Yenton Assembly Rooms
73, Gravelly Hill North, Erdington
Birmingham B23 6BJ

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Tel: 0121 454 4422

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