On Saturday 25th February 2017, The Five of Nine Club are travelling to Freemasons' Hall, London for a day of Masonic history and visiting.
"This is to be the event of the year!"
Have you ever been to Freemasons' Hall, London, the home of the United Grand Lodge of England? Toured the Library and Museum of Freemasonry? Seen the Tercentenary Exhibition? Visited a London Lodge? No? Well here’s your chance to do all that with The Five of Nine Club!
The Five of Nine Club will be travelling by coach in the morning with pickups at Birmingham New Street and Coventry train stations and returning the same way.
(pick up times to be confirmed nearer the date)
Freemasons' HallOn arrival in London we may have time for some light refreshments before making our way to Freemasons Hall for 12 noon where we will be given a private VIP guided tour of this incredible grade two listed building. This will include the Grand Temple and other ceremonial areas of the building, unlocking much of its history and taking you to places off limits to the general public!
The building has been at the centre of English Freemasonry for 230 years, it is the meeting place for over a thousand Masonic lodges and is the headquarters of the United Grand Lodge of England, the oldest Grand Lodge in the world.
Also open to us is the incredible Library and Museum with a room dedicated to 300 years of freemasonry, this includes the new Tercentenary exhibition which shows how freemasonry has developed from the 1700s into a significant social institution and explores how modern freemasonry fits into today’s world. It contains an extensive collection of objects with Masonic decoration including pottery and porcelain, glassware, silver, furniture and clocks, jewels and regalia. Items belonging to many famous and Royal Freemasons including Winston Churchill and Edward VII are on display together with examples from the Museum's extensive collection of prints, engravings and photographs.
After the tour we will have the option of visiting Letchworth's gift shop in Freemasons’ Hall that sells masonic regalia, gifts, stationery, postcards and souvenirs, it offers a range of items which can be personalised for individuals, lodges or chapters.
Burgoyne Lodge No. 902
Burgoyne Lodge meets at Freemasons’ Hall and the lodge meeting will start promptly at 5:00 pm, so please do not forget to pack your Five of Nine Club ties, club lapel pins and cuff-links if you have them.
However, with inclusivity in mind, for those who are not Fellowcraft Freemasons and above please do not think this is not a trip for you, if you are required to leave the room for the short time whilst the ceremony takes place you will have the opportunity of meeting the Metropolitan Grand Mentor for a question and answer session in relation to Freemasonry and Freemasons' Hall, an opportunity in itself not to be missed!
Following the ceremony all of the brethren will make a short walk to the hotel where we will indulge in a festive board with members of Burgoyne Lodge. After being fed and watered, having spent the evening making new friends and cementing links between our clubs we will depart London by coach at approximately 10:00 pm and head back to the West Midlands.
The cost for this event will be £75 members and £85 non-members, this includes:
- Return transport to London from Birmingham-Coventry,
- A private VIP guided tour of the Grand Temple and other ceremonial areas,
- Dining with Burgoyne Lodge No. 902 at the exclusive Radisson Edwardian Hotel including wine.
This will prove to be a very popular trip so don’t delay in securing your place, spaces are limited!
You can book your place here: http://www.fiveofnineclub.org.uk/events/freemasons-hall-and-burgoyne-lodge-visit-14/11/2016