Freemasons in Somerset are very involved in their communities and they provide much needed support for many local charities and good causes. I trust our web site gives some indication of our commitment to our communities throughout the county.
Be you a Freemason or not, I hope that you enjoy our website. If you would like further information about becoming a Freemason you can find out under 'how to join'.
Stuart Hadler, Provincial Grand Master.
6th March - PGM's Flood Relief Bulletin - Somerset Masonic Flood Recovery Appeal hits £125K.
- Freemasonry a major contributor to the Somerset Flood Appeal.
- A wonderful £125,000 achieved – can we make it £175,000?
When the Provincial Grand Master, Stuart Hadler, launched his Appeal early in February he did not appreciate the level of support that would be received from around the country. Hoping to achieve £50,000, the Somerset Masonic Flood Recovery Fund this week passed £125,000 and has become one of the four major contributors to the Somerset Flood Appeal.
The Provincial Grand Master has been overwhelmed by the generosity not only of brethren in Somerset but of many other Provinces and, of course, the Grand Charity. Between them over £75,000 has been donated.
Commenting, Stuart Hadler said “The concern shown towards those in great need on the Somerset levels by brethren from far and wide has been overwhelming. We will able to make a most significant contribution to helping families and communities to recover and re-build over the coming months. The need is immense. With the continuing contribution of brethren and lodges in Somerset, I hope that we will be able to achieve a target of £175,000. I express my heartfelt thanks to all who are supporting the Appeal.”
The Provincial Grand Master has today announced that he is setting up a Flood Recovery Grants Committee to work with the SCF to identify and approve grants for suitable projects. A number of areas of possible support are being clarified that will aid individuals and communities in their recovery. The Committee will be led by John Winston, Assistant Provincial Grand Master and include brethren with knowledge of the Somerset levels.
Annual Provincial Meeting will be held at 2.30 pm, Thursday 3rd April 2014
at The Winter Gardens, Weston super Mare. All Master Masons are very welcome to attend.
Biennial Provincial Church Service will be held at 5.30 pm, Sunday 6th April 2014 at Wells Cathedral
All Freemasons, family and friends are welcome to attend. Masters in Office should wear their Master's collar.
Recent Provincial news Items
Grand Charity - UK Flood Assistance
Rose Croix and Weston Masons candlelit Carol Service
£13,000 Christmas present for local Hospices
Provincial Team for 2014/15 announced
SMC donates £1000 to Weston super Mare RNLI
MSF funds prostate cancer discovery
Stirling Moss and Masonic Classic Cars
New 2020 Festival Jewel Design approved
Somerset Masonic Charities donate £6500 to local good causes
Grand Charity gives £16,000 to local Hospices
Grand Charity gives £50K to Typhoon Victims
Grand Secretary adresses Somerset G O's Mess
Recent Lodge News Items
Lodge of Agriculture Support CLIC Sargent
Robin Bex's 50th Anniversary
Royal Somerset Lodge help Dorothy House
Minehead Freemasons give £2000 to local good causes
Henry Collins 100 in the Chair of Lodge of
Forest of Mendip donation to Southmead Hospital
Royal Sussex Installation & Christmas Party
Denis Calderley celebrates 50 years in Masonry
Rapid promotion for Royal Naval Lodge Past Master
Forest of Mendip Lodge help Police Cadets
Brethren in for a Tweet at Lodge of Honour
Caterers present £1420 to Macmillan Cancer
A Letter from the Palace for Elizabethan Lodge
Somerset Masters' raise awareness of Dementia
Second Principal takes Chair of Vivary
Somerset Farmers Lodge helps Cancer Research
Nyanza Lodge takes to the streets!
- Progression to the Masters' Chair
Seminar for Master Masons
will be held on 22nd May at Clevedon Masonic Hall. More details
- The Adair Club
This club for younger Masons has been established in the Bath/Keynsham area. Now meetings are planned for other areas of the Province. More Details
- Initiates Evenings
A chance for new members to meet the Provincial Team. Monday 17th March at Yeovil More Details
- 12th March 2014 Team Visit-Somersetshire Lodge.
The PGM will lead the Provincial Team in a third degree ceremony at Mark Masons Hall in London
- Introduction to Holy Royal Arch
Master Masons are invited to attend open evenings at Clevedon on 26th March and Yatton on 14th April
Upcoming Lodge Events
Helping in the Community
Looking around the web
This is the West Country - Horseshoes and Handprints
Bath Chronicle - Bath Freemasons help fund RUH monitor
Frome Standard - Somerset Masonic Charities helps counselling for young people
Yorkshire Times – Freemasonry Explained – Exhibition
Freemasonry Today - Huge collection of Masonic memorabilia goes up for auction