Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

Bedford Lodge CARE Meeting raises £1,000

Bedford Lodge

We recently reported that Bedford Lodge No 925 were hosting the world renowned lecturer Sir Keith Porterwas due to speak about the West Midlands Care Team on Friday 13th October 2017 at Severn St masonic rooms, Birmingham City Centre.

We are now delighted to report that the meeting was a great success, raising £635 for the West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation and Emergency (CARE) Team charity. The £635 has been very kindly topped up by £365 to £1000 By the Provincial Grand Charity Steward W Bro John Hayward through the Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association 2017 allocation.

Thank you to all who supported the event and congratulations to Bedford Lodge on raising the much needed funds for a very important local charity.

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Masonic Theatre at its best

Freemasons don’t often put their heads above the parapet, but when we do it’s certainly with great style.

For those who haven’t already seen it, below is a link to the streaming of our magnificent tercentenary celebration at the Royal Albert Hall at the end of October, which included a theatrical extravaganza showcasing the history and heritage of Freemasonry, starring Sir Derek Jacobi, Samantha Bond, Sanjeev Bhaskar and others, with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, along with soprano Fleur de Bray providing the musical accompaniment.

Royal Albert Hall by UGLE

It is a unique and very rare insight into Freemasonry.

The webcast covers most of the event, with the play itself commencing about 7 minutes in and lasting 75 minutes. The play starts off a bit slowly but soon livens up. Following the play the webcast includes a message from, and tributes to our Grand Master, HRH The Duke of Kent, who has served in that capacity for 50 years. Also, messages exchanged with the Queen, and other masonic formalities and ceremonial processions.

This was our own celebration, and access to the stream is only available by registering, including Lodge details.

Register and access the stream here.

The official report of the event can be seen by clicking here.

Peter Wellings

Lodge of St Blaise Superhero does it again

W Bro Pete Woodfield, from Lodge of St Blaise, has found himself at the Birmingham Children's Hospital yet again, this time with a cheque for £770.

Presentation of cheque to BCH
Presentation of cheque to BCH

This is his third visit to the hospital this year, with the previous two being £1,100 from his Ladies Night and £1,200 from collections by the Lodge of St Blaise, No 6113 during his year as Master.

In his own words, "Today, I finally managed to get along to the Birmingham Children's Hospital, to hand over the donations from my 70th birthday bash.

"I am pleased to inform all those who attended, that the sum raised was £770 (£11 for each of my years).  My grateful thanks to all who contributed. in a way though, the best thanks are those you will never receive.

"I am thinking of the children who will have cause to thank the wonderful facilities of Ward 15 (Children's cancer ward), in the years ahead."

Please support The Ladies Gift Fund Christmas Fayre

This year’s Ladies gift Fund Christmas Fayre takes place on Saturday 25th November at Lindon House, Wolverhampton, as shown on the poster below – your support for this event is encouraged.

Admission Tickets have been addressed to the Charity Steward of each Lodge and have been given to representatives meeting at each Masonic Centre, except for a few which have been posted direct to the Charity Steward, where a Lodge meets at a non-Masonic centre. Please will all Lodges sell the tickets to members and friends, and send a cheque to the Ladies Gift Fund Treasurer. A return envelope is included with the tickets. If ticket sales are low, a donation in lieu of sales would be appreciated from each Lodge.

As in previous years, Warwickshire will be operating the Bottle Tombola and other attractions, and to that end John Hayward will be most grateful for donations of any form of bottle – it does not have to be alcoholic, in fact the more variety the better.

Please either bring bottles on the day, or let John have them via the Provincial Office at the Yenton Assembly Rooms. As a last resort, he is even prepared to pick up bottles from your local centre if you are unable to deliver them.

The Ladies would very much appreciate a good attendance of members and friends from each Lodge – you can be assured of a very warm welcome on the day. Tickets can also be purchased on the day.

If any Lodge has not received tickets, please contact John Hayward in the Charity Office, who will be pleased to assist.

All profits from the event are given to Masonic charities and the three Provinces.

Ladies Gift Fund

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The Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire
Yenton Assembly Rooms
73, Gravelly Hill North, Erdington
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The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) is the governing body for freemasons within England and Wales and districts overseas.