Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

2017

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

 

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

 

New equipment for Warwick Hospital

Warwick Hospital Physiotherapy Ward

Following the presentation of a much needed piece of equipment, the article below has been posted on the website of the South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust. The article is reproduced exactly as it appeared, and shows the Provincial Grand Master, R W Bro David Macey, with W Bro Alan Johnson and W Bro Michael Bolton, both of Jephson Lodge 4336, with “equipment tester” John Hayward, Provincial Charity Steward. The staff of the department gave us a very warm welcome, and are delighted with the equipment.

The plaque on the equipment reads ”Provided by the kind generosity of Warwickshire Freemasons”.


Physiotherapy gift from grateful patient

The new leg press presented to Warwick Hospital

The physiotherapy department at Warwick Hospital have received a generous gift of a new leg press machine from a grateful ex-patient.

Alan Johnson received treatment with the pulmonary rehabilitation service in Physiotherapy at Warwick Hospital earlier this year. The pulmonary rehabilitation course helps people manage their lung conditions by increasing overall fitness. Mr Johnson heard that the team needed the new piece of equipment and went on to ask his Masonic Lodge whether they would consider gathering enough funds for the leg press.

 

Upon receiving the leg press, Elizabeth Sullivan, Physiotherapist, said: “This leg press will enable patients to exercise their legs as a way of regaining and maintaining strength and function. It is great that our patients are so generous is helping us to provide the best care.”

Paul Saunders, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, added: “The leg press machine is a great machine to both assess and treat patients with a variety of hip, knee and ankle injuries. This means that we will be using it on a daily basis with patients who attend Warwick Hospital Physiotherapy department.”

Following Mr Johnson’s request, £250 was donated from Jephson Lodge, £200 from the Round Table and £1350 from Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association. The ex-patient and his wife Hilary also donated £200 to make up the £2000 for the leg press to be purchased.

Alan Johnson, commented: “We are very pleased that together with Jephson Lodge, Lodge of the Round Table and the Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association we have been able to help in acquiring this equipment and hope that it will help treat many physiotherapy patients in the years to come.”

To learn more about fundraising for South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, contact 01926 495321 ext. 8049 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

£58,000 from Warwickshire Freemasons after public vote

£58,000 of charity awards from Warwickshire Freemasons announced following unprecedented public vote

Six local charities have benefited from a series of special Community Awards from Warwickshire Freemasons following an unprecedented public vote of 178,801 votes across England and Wales.

The Community Awards are a major part of Freemasonry’s 300th anniversary celebrations. The Masonic Charitable Foundation is distributing three million pounds to 300 charities across the country, with the public vote deciding on the range of Awards from £4,000 to £25,000.

At a luncheon at the Tally Ho! Centre in Birmingham, the Provincial Grand Master, R W Bro David Macey, explained the purpose of the Awards, gave an explanation of each charity’s work, and presented Masonic Charitable Foundation certificates, and a glass trophy to the highest award recipient – Edward’s Trust. The recipient charities, and the figures awarded are below – with links to each charity’s website.

Edward's Trust - £25,000


 

The Stonehouse Gang - £15,000


 

 

 Birmingham Crisis Centre - £6,000


 

Birmingham Settlement - £4,000


 

 

Fastaid Solihull - £4,000


 

Tiny Tim's Children's Centre - £4,000


The pictures below show the Provincial Grand Master presenting Edward’s Trust with their glass trophy – recipients are Chief Executive, Neil Thorogood and Fundraising Co-ordinator, Lucy Goodway of Edward’s Trust.

The Provincial Grand Master making the presentation to The Edward's Trust

Each recipient received a certificate confirming that a Masonic Charitable Foundation donation has been paid in the amounts indicated, and the photograph below shows the Provincial Grand Master with all the recipients.

MCF Awards - group photograph

All present were delighted with their grants, and the luncheon presentation - on behalf of all present, Trevor Franklin, Secretary of the Stonehouse Gang thanked the Provincial Grand Master and the Masonic Charitable Foundation for their generosity and hospitality.

The Masonic Charitable Foundation has given £3 million to 300 charities across England and Wales to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the United Grand Lodge of England.   The charities receiving the grants were voted for by the public and members of the Province – over 178,000 votes were received, of which the majority were from the general public. This has been one of a number of initiatives introduced throughout every Province to publicise the 300th anniversary – many other events are planned to mark this milestone in English Freemasonry.

 

Choral Evensong in Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral

At a specially written Evensong service held at Coventry Cathedral, well over 100 Freemasons with their wives, partners & friends were present, together with members of the general public. The service commenced with a welcome from the Dean of Coventry Cathedral, Very Reverend John Witcombe, and the Provincial Grand Master, R W Bro David Macey. In a very generous address to the congregation by the Dean, he praised the work and support given by the Masonic fraternity, and thanked all present for their attendance in such large numbers. The Provincial Grand Master, thanked the Dean for the service and welcome, and at the conclusion of the service, presented a cheque for £5,000 from the Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association, together with a certificate confirming a further donation of £5,000 from the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Dean acknowledged the donations, and invited all present to return at any time.

A previous article here explains the need for support for the Cathedral, following a visit to Lambeth Palace in the summer.

Coventry Cathedral Window

The images above are panels from one of the Nave windows, the cost of which was met by Warwickshire Freemasons in 1962. The cost then was £3,700, which is the equivalent of around £55,000 in today’s values. Below is pictured the magnificent interior of the Cathedral, where the service was held.

Coventry Cathedral

Thanks are due to VW Bro Victor Keene, who together with the Provincial Grand Master, has gone to tremendous efforts to forge the association and relationship which Coventry Cathedral and the Province now enjoy.

More information on Coventry Cathedral       

More information on the Masonic Charitable Foundation

JBH

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