Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

Loyal Travellers Lodge meets the Three Peaks Challenge

Congratulations must go to Brother Matthew, one of Loyal Travellers Lodge's newer members, on completing the 2017 Three Peaks Challenge in 21 hours 19 minutes, well ahead of
the 24 hour deadline. Matthew raised £1500 for the Birmingham Children's Hospital charity fund. A magnificent effort, well done Brother.

Brother Matthew at the peak of Ben Nevis
Brother Matthew at the peak of Ben Nevis

The whole event raised a very creditable £60,000 for a variety of charities so Matthew's fund raising was a significant contribution to that total.

Not content with that achievement Matthew has signed up for the Hadrian's Wall Challenge and no doubt with the generous sponsorship of his Lodge Brethren will raise at least as much again if not even more.

 

Ever seen a lodge consecrated in Warwickshire? You can now!

Following the success nationally of the Universities Scheme which seeks to establish arrangements and opportunities for undergraduates and other University Members to join and enjoy Freemasonry a new Lodge will be consecrated on 3rd June 2017. This is an event of real importance being the first such consecration in the Province since 2009.

The Lodge is to be called the Collegiate Lodge, No 9943 and will form part of the Universities Scheme and be based in Dalecote Masonic Heritage Centre at Coventry with the aim of forging links with, students, alumni and workers of Warwick University, Coventry University and Coventry City colleges.

The Slate Conference Centre

The consecration meeting can be attended by existing Master Masons and will take place at 11.30am on Saturday 3rd June, at:

The Slate Conference Centre,
University of Warwick,
Coventry, CV4 7SH.

Sir David Wootton AGM
Sir David Wootton AGM
The RW Assistant Grand Master and President of the Universities Scheme, RW Bro Sir David Wooton will officiate at the Consecration and the RW Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro David Macey will be the Installing Master. The Consecration will also be supported by a number of UGLE Officers who will ensure a magnificent ceremony which, if you have not seen one before, is a wonderful spectacle and is not to be missed.

The success of the Universities Scheme has been demonstrated in many Lodges with a total of 73 Lodges across the world being members. 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 at this high quality venue and luncheon will be high. It is the hope of the Founders that many of the Warwickshire Lodges will be represented, especially by their Principal Officers, to witness the birth of this very special Lodge so do please support the Consecration.

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

To book your place, download the booking form here

 

Warwickshire Team make their Mark in London

The Warwickshire Team
The Warwickshire Team

After many months in the making on May 6th the ‘Warwickshire Bears’ finally had their opportunity to undertake an eight mile walk through the Royal Parks of London with the aim of raising monies for the Mark Benevolent Fund and having a good time.

The team was led by the Warwickshire Mark Deputy Provincial Grand Master, W Bro Phil Wills and he was ably supported by our Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro David Macey; next year’s Provincial Junior Grand Warden W Bro David Evans, who was accompanied by Linda Steele (who’s Grandfather was a Substitute Grand Master in Scotland!); the indomitable Assistant Director of Ceremonies W Bro Tony Ball; one of our great and committed Provincial Grand Stewards W Bro Gordon Ferguson and Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, W Bro Andrew Armbrister.

The success of the event both in financial terms and as a feat of organisation is outstanding.  The total donations were over £320,000. Warwickshire has done brilliantly well in support and will make donations of £15,000 all of which will be credited to our 2027 Festival.

Read more on the Warwickshire Mark Master Mason's Website.

Lodge of Stability invites you to an evening's entertainment

Lodge of Stability invites jazz lovers and your lady and guests to an evening's entertainment at Yenton Assembly Rooms courtesy of the Emma Jonson Quartet. There will be a short business meeting, which visiting brethren are welcome to attend. Following the meeting the brethren will rejoin the ladies and guests and enjoy a festive board followed by live music.

The Lodge meeting commences at 6.15pm.

To book your place contact the secretary at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Emma Jonson Quartet at Lodge of Stability

The Association of Athos Lodges celebrate the Tercentenary

The Association of Atholl Lodges celebrated the Tercentenary with an event in Birmingham, on Saturday 6th May, hosted by Athol Lodge 74 at the Severn Street Masonic Hall, the first and oldest meeting place in Birmingham, in the Masonic Province of Warwickshire.

The Association were honoured by the presence of their Grand Patron Sir David Hugh Wootton AGM, escorted by his DC, VW Bro Phillip Purves.

Sir David Wootton with the banner party and honoured guests

We were also honoured by the presence of W Bro Trevor H Sturt APGM of the Masonic Province of Warwickshire, and many other Grand Officers,we welcomed from far and wide many brethren from other Atholl Lodges.

The Association Banner Party paraded into the Lodge dressed with their traditional Tri-corn hats and white bibs and presented the Banner to the Worshipful Master, which was placed high above the Masters’ chair. 

During the meeting addresses were given by our Chairman W.Bro. Geoffrey Abraham, on the History of Atholl Lodges, followed by a talk by W.Bro Clive Moore entitled “The Atholl Legacy”

The Worshipful Master of Athol Lodge 74 W.Bro Anthony Wright then gave a fascinating insight into the history of the Lodge and building, where they have been meeting continuously since 1858.

The Festive Board
The Festive Board

The evening was completed by a splendid festive banquet in the very impressive dining room adjoining the Temple. All Brethren received a Tercentenary “Atholl Legacy” Booklet and pen. 

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

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