The Old Veseyan Lodge are playing host to the Sutton Coldfield Study Circle who are to present the 1765 version of the ceremony of Passing on Friday 27th October, to which you are warmly invited.
Imagine the year is 1765; King George III is on the throne. It was over 44 years before Charles Darwin was born and approximately one year before Captain James Cook, at the age of 37 years, took up his commission as commander of the HM Bark Endeavour. Cook, through three voyages to the Pacific, discovered Australia and New Zealand and eventually died at the hand the natives of Hawaii. HMS Victory, a ship of the Royal Navy, was launched in 1765. She is best known as Lord Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar. In the same year a young man of 35 years was elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the Most Honourable Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquis of Rockingham, a Whig.
Members of Sutton Coldfield Study Circle at a previous event.
The lodge room is laid out into two separate parts, with a table at one end and a floor covering marked out on a sheet at the other. The main reason was because early lodges usually met in a single room and the dining area was in the same room as the lodge area. The lodge area probably would have been marked out with chalk or charcoal onto a wooden floor. It is noted in the minute book that the lodge was banned from one public house because the apprentice washed the floor with water and made such a mess!
It would appear that our ancient brethren spent a lot of time ‘calling off’ and ‘calling on’, with a lot of time spent on refreshment rather than on work! Indeed whist the lodge is open much liquid refreshment is likely to be consumed.
You are invited to attend this entertaining fun evening. The summons is here
Athelstan Lodge are holding a Lodge of Instruction Festival on Thursday, October 19th 2017 and invite brethren from this or our adjoiining Provinces to visit for the evening. All visitors are guaranteed a warm welcome.
The team have been practicing hard and for the first time at an Athelstan LOI Festival a junior Brother, Andrew Foster will be following the Charge to the initiate by giving an explanation of the first degree tracing board.
The evening will commence at 6.00 p.m. at:
Atherstone Masonic Hall,
106 Long Street,
There is ample parking in Atherstone including a public car park opporite the Masonic Hall.
Book in now using this reply slip, as the latest date for reply is Saturday 14th October.
For more details the full summons is here.
There are still spaces available to hear Sir Keith Porter speaking at Bedford Lodge No 925 at Severn Street - view the summons here and book your place without delay ....
World renowned lecturer Sir Keith Porter will be speaking about the West Midlands Care Team at Bedford Lodge No 925 on Friday 13th October 2017.
The meeting will be held at Severn St masonic rooms, Birmingham City Centre.
Professor Sir Keith Porter is one of the founding members of CARE and is a consultant Trauma Surgeon and the Clinical Director for Trauma at University Hospital Birmingham. He is Professor of Clinical Traumatology at the University of Birmingham. Since 2000 he has been the civilian clinical lead for the care of injured soldiers to the UK from both Iraq and Afghanistan (former Camp Bastion) to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
In 2002 Sir Keith was awarded the Queens Golden Jubilee medal, in 2012 the Diamond Jubilee medal for voluntary work with the emergency services and in 2010 Professor Porter was Knighted in the 2010 Honours List for services to the Armed Forces.
CARE is a charitable organisation who respond to serious medical incidents within the West Midlands. It consists of a group of volunteer doctors and nurses who provide advanced pre-hospital medical care to seriously injured and critically unwell patients.
The charitable aims of the organisation are the relief of persons suffering injury or illness by the provision of immediate medical care and advancing the study of immediate medical care by the provision of training and research.
CARE brings a highly skilled medical team capable of providing life saving interventions at the roadside and elsewhere. Their treatment of critically ill patients includes those severely injured in car crashes, industrial accidents, shootings and stabbings, through to adult and child cardiac arrests and those with serious medical problems, such as heart attacks, fits, and breathing problems.
Founded in the late 1980’s around the time of the national ambulance strikes, CARE has evolved from a ‘flying squad’ originally based at the now closed Birmingham Accident Hospital to the successful and highly respected organisation seen today offering pre-hospital emergency care across the region and in areas where air access is limited or impossible. Working alongside West Midlands Ambulance Service, each CARE team consists of three to four volunteer doctors, nurses, paramedics and other healthcare professionals who deliver enhanced critical care to seriously injured and unwell patients. Most of the CARE team work in NHS hospitals in their day-to-day professional life, volunteering spare time to respond with the charity.
The Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire
Yenton Assembly Rooms
73, Gravelly Hill North, Erdington
Birmingham B23 6BJ
For Masonic enquiries:
Tel: 0121 454 4422