Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

Latest donation to the air ambulance brings total to $2.1M

Latest grant to Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance from Warwickshire Freemasons brings total donation to £2.1 million

Warwickshire and Northants Air Ambulance

A grant of £4,000 to the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance from Warwickshire Freemasons has brought the total Masonic support given to air ambulances across the country to £2.1 million since 2007.

The Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance operates across the two counties and has achieved more than 27,000 successful missions, including over 135 in the last month.

The grant, which comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation, is funded by Freemasons and their families from across England and Wales.

During 2017, Freemasons from around the country will be presenting 20 regional air ambulances with grants totalling £180,000.

Chloe Bass, Fundraising Manager of Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance said:

“We are very grateful to Warwickshire Freemasons for their continuing generosity. Without support like this the Air Ambulance would not be able to carry on flying and our life-saving work could not continue.”

John Hayward from Warwickshire Freemasons said:

“We are proud to be able to support the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance. Thanks to the tireless efforts of their doctors and aircrew, many lives of local people are saved every year.”

Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance relies entirely on charitable grants and donations. To make a donation, visit www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk

 

St Peter's on the road North again, are you coming along?

Visit to Glasgow, Scotland

Saturday 25th November 2017

Lodge St. Bryde

Members of St Peter’s 7334 are again planning to attend the Installation meeting at Lodge St Bryde No 579 on 25th November 2017

  • Lodge St. Bryde No 579,
    The Masonic Temple,
    Gardenside Street,
    Uddingston,
    G71 7BX

Hotel – Holiday Inn Express Strathclyde Park £58.00 per room single or twin, breakfast included

Transport – Car Sharing

Travel – Leave Birmingham early Saturday 25th November 2017 Lodge meeting starts at 3pm

Meal – cost is about £12.00 Excluding Drinks.

Return – Sunday 26th November 2017 arriving back late afternoon.

Please can you register your interest – Contact Martin Parrack – Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Mike Hailwood Lodge Newsletter

Mike Hailwood Lodge

April Newsletter

Bike sport news-

Moto GP starts 26th March in Qatar

Wed March 22nd free entry to British Superbike and Supersport practise at Donington !. Season starts the following week!

Dates for your diary

Sat 3rd June Next Regular Meeting of the Lodge at Rugby, labour is to raise Bro. Vincent Potter.

Any Bro wishing to assist in this ceremony please contact Richard Bache asap.

This is the first newsletter of 2017 with our new WM Colin Fox at the helm. He is very committed to keeping all brethren informed of social events during the coming year, and encourages us all to share activities and events with the rest of the lodge , to boost participation, and grow the Lodge’s social calendar. This 2017 is a becoming a busy year already , and in the coming weeks more and more events will be communicated.

Regular meeting of Mike Hailwood Lodge No. 9839, Sat 11th March 2017

On Saturday 11th March we raised Alan Potter to the third degree, our first meeting with the new WM in charge, we had a great time with many visitors. Weather was dry and we had a good contingent of brothers on their bikes!

Let us know of any other lodge meetings you feel we can visit as a group.

Mike Hailwood Lodge on Tour
Mike Hailwood Lodge on Tour

The WM assisted by IPM, Secretary and Tyler visited Shenstone Lodge on February 16th on our bikes! This was a special visit to see Lance Knight raised to the third degree, and our brethren assisted in the ceremony..Andy Hare acted as senior deacon, Richard Bache gave the exhortation and myself the charge and entrusting. A superb day was had by all. There was even a member visiting from the sunshine island of Ibiza ! Sadly the ride back was cooler and wetter than Ibiza…

Detailed below is the schedule of Rugby lodges meetings for this year, and encourage you all to let us know of any other lodge meetings you feel we can visit as a group. Dates we do know are as follows-

15th April – visit to Coborn Lodge installation at Chingford, Essex. I hope brethren on bikes will attend, we have visited this motorcycling lodge since its inception and we do get regular support from Coborn brethren to our meetings. I shall be posting up details of the run nearer the time.

25th April – Howard Davis is being installed into the chair of Hercules lodge in London tyling at 4.30pm at Freemasons Hall. Please contact Howard for a summons.

Upcoming social events / potential ride outs

Sun 30th April – Bike 4 Life charity ride in aid of midland air ambulance from Meole Green near Shrewsbury ending at RAF Cosford Museum.

Fri/Sat/Sunday 3rd to 5th May – Classic Bike Races at Donington race circuit. Our Lodge will have a stall promoting freemasonry and we are looking for 6 volunteers per day to man the stall. Andy Hare will be co-ordinating the weekend as before. Free entry tickets for the lucky 6 !

Regular ride outs-

The Lodge encourages any brother to suggest routes for rideouts which we can co-ordinate and publish for any brethren wishing to take part. I regularly ride on a Sunday to mid-Wales or Rutlandshire, and usually take in a breakfast along the way. The weather is improving , so it would be good to get out on the bikes. Andy Hare has a regular run to Hoar Park in Nuneaton on Wed mornings for a cuppa , bacon sarnie and see the classic bikes and vehicles which meet there. Wed pm is also British Club racing practice at Mallory Park, cost just a couple of quid for all areas access to watch . Often get British Supersport and superbike riders there. The Sleepy Sausage café just south of Towcester (and Jacks Hill café just north) are also popular biker haunts. We also are always welcome at the Friendly Inn at Frankton, run by our own brother, Nigel Headley, for refreshments/meals after a rideout.

Looking further ahead !...

MFest 300 at Weston Park 25th-26th June 2017 – Much has been put out by Bro Secretary on what is happening. This promises to be a great weekend out.

MHL Ladies Festival 14th -15th Sept – our biennial visit to the Isle of Man , a great deal set up by our WM at the Sefton Hotel. We always have a great weekend away, and all brethren who can make it are encouraged to go. Details from Bob Fellowes. Deposits £50 please asap.

Summer Tour 2017

I have not set anything up as yet for this year but I will be going somewhere! Possibilities from a weekend in Belgium or Normandy through to a week long visit to the Alps or Pyrenees including Northern Spain. Let me know if you fancy a foray into Europe and I will see if I can help out. I have been doing at least one European trip each year since 2004 and have been to most places.

Many thanks

Jon Pitt  

RUGBY LODGES SCHEDULE

(March – April 2017)

Lodge No. Lodge March April May
9420 Compass Rose 28th   23rd
5727 Composite 21st 18th 16th
5945 Darell 22nd 26th 24th
6442 Dunsmore 10th 14th 12th
8959 Eastfields 1st 5th 3rd
9737 Griffin I.M.   27th  
3497 Laurence Sheriffe 25th 27th 25th
9839 Mike Hailwood 11th    
502 Rectitude 14th 11th 9th
4118 Rokeby 3rd 7th 5th
9754 William Webb Ellis      

(Please note Easter Day is Sunday, April 16th.)

Please Contact our Secretary for details for any brethren wishing to visit any of the above Lodges.

 

Ps please send all communications direct to Bro Secretary Richard Bache who will feed it to the editor!

 

 

Meet the Masons! -Open Day in Warwick

Have you been watching "Inside the Freemasons" on Sky 1?

Have you ever been inside a Freemasons Lodge Room? – Would you like to?

All are welcome to come to our Open Day on Saturday 13 May 2017  

In Warwick, we have the most beautiful Georgian Building and on 13th May, between 10.00am and 4.00pm we will be holding an Open Day celebration to mark the Tercentenary of organised Freemasonry in this country, to include: -

  • A guided tour of Alderson House - with photographs and its history and development (including our new, public access defibrillator)
  • The Charitable aspects of local Freemasonry
  • What a Lodge room looks like and how it’s used
  • Why become a Freemason – what are the advantages
  • The splendid dining room and how you can book this for events
  • Light refreshments
  • The opportunity to ask all those questions about Freemasonry that you always wanted to and dispel some of the myths.

Alderson House
Alderson House

Alderson House is at:

23 High Street,
Warwick,
CV34 4AX
(Note – access is from Back Lane)

There is no need to book, simply turn up, there is even free car parking on site (via Back Lane).

 

Chelsea Pensioner takes the chair at Lodge of St Andrew

Saturday the 19th November 2016 was the date of the Installation Ceremony for the Lodge of St Andrew No 4056. The Ceremony was quite special as it was the second occasion that the Lodge had the privilege of installing our second Chelsea Pensioner, W Bro Tony Hunter, into the chair. Two other Chelsea Pensioners attended making four in all, and all quite resplendent in their Red Uniforms. The event was well attended and the Provincial Representative, W Bro Richard Barker was suitably impressed.

Installation Meeting at St AndrewInstallation Meeting at St Andrew

The Lodge of St Andrew has now moved to the Solihull Masonic Temple at Knowle and meets on the second Saturday in October, November, (Installation). January ( Burns Night ), February and March, ( Last two both morning meetings).

Joining members will be made very welcome.

Contact Us

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WarwickshirePGL

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Tel: 0121 454 4422

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