Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

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  


(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!



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.

Collegiate Lodge No 9943

2017 is certainly a year of huge importance for Freemasonry in general with various events organised at both a local and national level to celebrate the Tercentenary.

For Warwickshire Freemasons, May and June will be particularly busy and exciting. On the 20th May our own Provincial Grand Lodge Annual Meeting will take place in the great splendour of the Grand Temple of Freemasons' Hall in London and then on 3rd June a new Lodge will be consecrated; the first in Warwickshire since 2009. It will be quite a few weeks.

University Lodge Coventry and Warwickshire
University Lodge Coventry and Warwickshire
The Lodge is to be called the Collegiate Lodge, No 9943. The Lodge will form part of the Universities Scheme, 'a pioneering attempt by the United Grand Lodge of England to forge links between well placed, enthusiastic Lodges and the many students and other young people who are seeking to become involved in freemasonry but who may not know where to begin'. This Lodge will be based in Dalecote Masonic Heritage Centre at Coventry to forge links with, students, alumni and workers of Warwick University, Coventry University and Coventry colleges.

The consecration meeting can be attended by existing Master Masons and will take place on Saturday 3rd June, at the Scarman Conference Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7SH. The meeting will open at 11.30am.

The RW Assistant Grand Master and President of the Universities Scheme, Sir David Wooton has agreed to officiate at the Consecration and RW Provincial Grand Master, David Macey will be the Installing Master.

The success of the Universities Scheme has been demonstrated in many Lodges across the country and indeed as part of the scheme, 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 to attend will be high so do please support the Consecration, put the date into your diary and book early.

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

Barnard Lodge 'Ladies to Dine' support Primrose Hospice

Primrose HospiceW Bro Peter Cound, Master of Barnard Lodge 5100, together with his Partner Pam, have recently hosted a Ladies to Dine evening at Severn Street Masonic Temple. Joined by ladies, brethren and non-masonic guests they enjoyed an excellent, relaxed evening in convivial surroundings.

Thanks to the generosity of all those attending, a raffle was held, generating the sum of £120. This was in aid of the Primrose Hospice based in Worcester. This is an independent charity supporting patients and families living with a life-limiting illness, providing a Day Hospice, Family Support Service and at Home Service, relying entirely on donations to fund its free services.

About Primrose Hospice

People are referred to Primrose Hospice at a time of great change in their life. Their aim is to support those people in adjusting to this and to assist them and their families in coping with all that is happening.

Primrose Hospice opened in 1987, and since then has provided care and support to thousands of patients and their families in Redditch and Bromsgrove. Primrose Hospice forms one part of a wider team of professionals providing palliative care in North East Worcestershire who work closely together to provide care and support to those in need, whether at home or in hospital.

The Hospice’s services are divided into 3 main areas:

  • Day Hospice and outpatient services
  • Primrose at Home
  • Family Support

Through these Primrose Hospice provides:

  • Specialist nursing care and advice
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Psychological, spiritual and social support
  • CAB welfare advice, including benefits, debt, wills,
  • employment, housing advice and other


Last visit before Summer? How about Lodge of Loyalty?

Lodge of Loyalty

Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Severn Street Masonic Hall, Birmingham

Lodge of Loyalty No 4340 invites you to join them at Severn Street Masonic Hall on Tuesday 2nd May. The evening will include a raising followed by a festive board, and is bound to be a very convivial occasion.

To reserve your place please contact the secretary by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before Wednesday 26th April. The address of the meeting is:

Severn Street Masonic Hall
60 Severn Street
West Midlands
B1 1QG

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