Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

Local Air Ambulance proudly displays the Tercentenary Logo

Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance

Proudly displays the United Grand Lodge of England Tercentenary Logo

The Warwickshire Northamptonshire Air Ambulance now has the United Grand Lodge of England Tercentenary Logo firmly affixed to both sides of the helicopter fuselage as shown in the photographs below.

Tercentenary Logo WNAA

The WNAA is strongly supported by the Province of Warwickshire via the Provincial Grand Master’s Famous Five initiative, as well as the Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association in their annual allocations, and of course by the Masonic Charitable Foundation.  

The PGM and Charity Steward with the WNAA

Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro David Macey, together with Provincial Charity Steward, John Hayward were amongst the first to see the prominent logo displayed, which is there for all to see during rescue missions and publicity opportunities.

All concerned are proud to be associated with the wonderful work carried out by the Air Ambulance Service, and will continue to fully support them in their endeavours.

JBH

 

I Heard Three Knocks …

 

I heard 3 knocks

Old Veseyan Lodge hosts the Sutton Coldfield Study Circle

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.

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 

Please contact the Secretary Steve Wilkes either email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 02476-592952

Yenton Gala Dinner

On Saturday 4th November 2017 Yenton Assembly Rooms will be holding a Gala Dinner to celebrate the completion of our Tercentenary Celebrations.

Tercentenary Dinner

We have great meal planned, we also have the TV celebrity Charles Hanson as an after dinner speaker, a fantastic surprise attraction and a top quality band to dance the night away.
 
Full details of the evening are above together with the main menu below and the booking form is here.
 
Yenton Terc Menu
 
 The vegetarian option is:
  • Sliced seasonal melon
  • Stuffed aubergine with chunky ratatouille and seared goats cheese
  • Rich lemon and raspberry compote served with Chantilly cream and a crisp shortbread biscuit
  • Cheese and biscuits
  • Coffee and mints
Guests should arrive at 5.45pm in time for Dinner at 7.00pm. Carriages are at midnight.
 
The cost is £37.50 per person, which excludes wine.
 
Please note there will be a cash/cheque only facility to purchase wines and soft drinks. No debit/credit cards facility will be available.
 
The closing date for applications is 28th October 2017 which is only four weeks away.
 
So why wait, get your application forms and cheques in as soon as you can to avoid the disappointment of not being able to reserve your places at what will be a night to remember!
  
Regards,
 
The Tercentenary Committee

 

Athelstan invite to the 2017 LOI Festival on 19th October

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.

Preparation for the 2017 LOI Festival
Preparation for the 2017 LOI Festival

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,
Atherstone

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.

 

Contact Us

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire
Yenton Assembly Rooms
73, Gravelly Hill North, Erdington
Birmingham B23 6BJ

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WarwickshirePGL

For Masonic enquiries:
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Tel: 0121 454 4422

The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) is the governing body for freemasons within England and Wales and districts overseas.