Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

Preceptors' Double Take

Both the General Lodge of Instruction 587 (Birmingham) and the Emulation Lodge of Improvement (London) are demonstrating the Ceremony of Raising at their forthcoming Festivals. In addition, there are demonstrations of the Third Section of the Third Lecture by the General Lodge and the Installation Ceremony by the Emulation Lodge.

The General Lodge Festival will be held at The Clarendon Suites, Stirling Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 9SB on Thursday 21st May, followed by a three course dinner. Full details can be seen here

The Emulation Lodge Festival will be held on Friday 26th June at Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ, followed by dinner at the Grand Connaught Rooms. Full details can be seen here

Preceptors Double Take

Ladies Gift Fund Lunch Treat

The annual Ladies Gift Fund lunch was held at Kings Heath Masonic Hall, where over 100 people attended, all of whom enjoyed the usual lovely home cooked food provided for the event.

£3000 was donated to each of the three Provinces supported by the LGF, with a further £1500 donated to the Masonic Samaritan Fund. A magnificent £900 was also raised from two raffles held on the day.

Ladies Gift Fund Lunch Treat 

A selection of the raffle prizes

New Assistant Provincial Grand Masters

The Provincial Grand Master has made the following changes to his Executive.

W Bro John R Emms, PSGD, has given 7 years of outstanding service to this Province as an Assistant Provincial Grand Master and will be standing down on 16th May 2015 at the Annual Meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge.

W Bro Eric J Rymer, PSGD, has also been an exceptionally hard working Assistant Provincial Grand Master for the last 5 years and will also be standing down in May. We wish him well in his future role as the Provincial Grand Master of the Mark Province of Worcestershire.

We thank both these Brethren for their significant contribution to the success of this Province.

Consequently, The Provincial Grand Master has been pleased to appoint W Bro Phillip L Hall, DepGDC and W Bro Christopher J Rogers, PAGDC, Provincial Grand Secretary as Assistant Provincial Grand Masters and will invest them at the Annual Meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge in May.

Our congratulations go to them both, with best wishes for every success in their well deserved preferment.

Grand Officer Appointments

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The MW The Grand Master has been pleased to appoint to and promote in Grand Rank the following Warwickshire Brethren:

Appointments

W Bro John Murray Cowan, Provincial Grand Chaplain, appointed to the rank of Past Grand Standard Bearer
W Bro David Alan Holloway, Provincial Grand Registrar, appointed to the rank of Past Grand Standard Bearer

and Brethren from Warwickshire Lodges receiving honours through other Provinces:

W Bro Richard K Abbotts (Worcestershire) appointed to the rank of Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies
W Bro Richard J Ellis (Somerset), appointed to the rank of Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies

Promotions

W Bro Peter Letcher Britton promoted to the rank of Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies

and Brethren from Warwickshire Lodges receiving honours through other Provinces:

W Bro Martin J G Bates (Derbyshire) promoted to the rank of Past Senior Grand Deacon
W Bro Ian H MacBeth (Shropshire) promoted to the rank of Past Junior Grand Deacon

 Our hearty congratulations go to all the Brethren receiving preferment this year.

50th Certificate from King Alfred

50th Certificate from King Alfred
50th Certificate from King Alfred

The photograph shows Philip (centre) with his Warwickshire brethren present at the meeting.W Bro Philip John Summers was presented with a 50 years Service to Freemasonry Certificate by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master for Somerset, VW Bro Ray Guthrie, at a meeting of King Alfred Lodge 3169 in Weston Super Mare on 13th February 2015.

The celebration was attended by 105 Brethren including representatives of the Lodge of Friendship 5909 and Coleshill Lodge 8272, both of Warwickshire.

  • Philip was initiated into the Lodge of Friendship 5909 on 27th January 1965
  • Joined Coleshill Lodge in 1969
  • Installed as Master of Coleshill Lodge in 1972
  • Installed as Master of the Lodge of Friendship in 1974
  • Joined King Alfred Lodge in 1991
  • Installed Master of King Alfred Lodge in 2001
  • Appointed to Provincial Office in Warwickshire in 1973 and promoted to ProvJGW
  • Appointed to Provincial Rank in Somerset in 1995 and promoted to PProvSGW
  • Appointed to Grand Lodge as PAGDC in 1992
  • Installed as Master of King Alfred Lodge for the second time in 2014 and is the current Master.

 

 

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The Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire
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73, Gravelly Hill North, Erdington
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