Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

Defibrillators for All Locations

The Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro David Macey has expressed the wish that all Masonic meeting places in Warwickshire are equipped with a Defibrillator.  A Defibrillator is a machine that delivers an electric shock to the heart when someone is having a cardiac arrest.  They are frequently known as AEDs (automated external defibrillators), and can be seen in many places throughout the country, including airports, shopping centres, theatres etc.

The West Midlands Ambulance Service has agreed to carry out the training for the Province, and will bring the Defibrillator unit with them when the training is carried out at each location.  Contacts have been established at all meeting places, who will nominate those who are to receive training.  The Ambulance Service will arrange as many courses as required by each centre, and will be in touch with each individual centre to arrange training.  The training incorporates cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), which is a lifesaving technique that greatly increases the survival rate of cardiac arrest victims. This technique will already be known to many, and forms a major part of the training.

Pictured below is Anne Foley, one of the Ambulance Service Trainers, with John Hayward, Provincial Charity Steward, who is coordinating the implementation exercise.   Anne is a voluntary trainer with Midlands Emergency Response (www.mercfr.org ), which supports the Ambulance Service in providing the required training.   Anne will be contacting each centre to make appropriate arrangements for training and implementation.  The pilot Defibrillator unit is located at Reception at Stirling Road.  The next location to receive their Defibrillator will be Alderson House, Warwick.  Any queries should be addressed to John Hayward in the Charity Office tel: 0121 454 0554 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Double 50th for Bro Bros

The Lodge of Walmley St John 6504 enjoyed a splendid evening when Assistant Provincial Grand Master W Bro John Emms presented two 50 year certificates for Service to Freemasonry in his usual relaxed manner, followed by a perfect proclamation delivered by his DC W Bro Paul Williams.

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Grand Ranks for 2014 Announced

Our congratulations go to the following Brethren, who have received appointments to or promotions in Grand Rank:

Appointed as an Acting Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies, W Bro David A Stanford
Appointed as an Acting Assistant Grand Sword Bearer, W Bro James F King (A London Metropolitan Mason)
Appointed to the rank of Past Grand Standard Bearer, W Bro William T Clark
Appointed to the rank of Past Grand Standard Bearer, W Bro John B Hayward

Promoted to the rank of Past Grand Sword Bearer, W Bro Michael C Morris (to be VW Bro Michael C Morris wef 30th April 2014)
Promoted to the rank of Past Senior Grand Deacon, W Bro Richard L Barker
Promoted to the rank of Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies, W Bro Peter C Astfalck

Reappointed to the rank of Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies, W Bro Philip L Hall

New President for GLI Festival

The Deputy Provincial Grand Master for Warwickshire, VW Bro Michael C Morris, has very kindly agreed to be President at the 2014 Annual General Lodge of Instruction Festival, which is to be held at the Clarendon Suites, Stirling Road, Edgbaston B16 9SB on Thursday 8th May.

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New Wardens Announced

The Provincial Senior Grand Warden for 2014/2015 will be W Bro David A Butcher, PProvGReg, of Greville Lodge 4773 and the Provincial Junior Grand Warden will be W Bro David Greenwood of Rokeby Lodge 4118.

They will, of course take up their appointments when they are invested at the Annual Meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge to be held at The Clarendon Suites, Edgbaston on Saturday 17th May 2014.

Our hearty congratulations and best wishes for an exciting and enjoyable year go to David and David.

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

The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) is the governing body for freemasons within England and Wales and districts overseas.