Somerset Freemasons

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Provincial news Items

2016

June

Tercentenary Shirts & Baseball Caps
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Read the latest news from the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance here
Download the latest Great Western Air Ambulance Newsletter here

April

Provincial Display Equipment now available for loan
Wells Cathedral host the 2016 Provincial Church Service
PGL Somerset AGM held at Webbington Hotel - Photos and PGM’s address

February

Somerset Provincial Team pay a visit to Somersetshire Lodge - London
Provincial Teams of Somerset and Bristol meet for their annual supper
Talking Heads Team pay a visit to Somerset
Grand Charity donates £75,000 to Flood Relief in Lancashire and Yorkshire
Clevedon Masonic Hall play host to a very successful Initiates Brunch

January

Cumbria Floods & The Cumberland & Westmorland Flood Appeal - Somerset donates £10000
Jessie May Trust extend their thanks to Woodspring Lodge and the Province of Somerset
Somerset British Red Cross receive masonic donation of £50,000

2015

November

Masonic Art Group proposed for Somerset
Sir Tony Robinson sheds light on some common myths about Freemasonry
Do you want to find out more about your historic lodge members or Freemason ancestors?
Appointments and Promotions 2016-2017
Masonic Charitable Foundation - update
Somerset Grants Presentation Evening
Major donation to Scouts - A huge success.
Freemasons Grand Charity donates over £800k to UK charities
Freemasons receive a massive “Thank-you” from the Community Council for Somerset

August

Presentation of equipment to Great Western Air Ambulance
Masonic Charitable Foundation - A new charity for Freemasons, for families, for everyone
Knights Templar Team victorious at the 2015 Inter Degree Provincial Golf Challenge

June
New Membership Development Strategy announced by Assistant Provincial Grand Master
Portishead Lifeboat Station Dedication Ceremony - 20th June 2015

May
MSF Silver Jubilee Fund Members invited to vote on research project support
Adair Club Launches new website
“Be Prepared”: W.Bro. Ben Batley APGM
congratulates Scout leaders

April
Annual General Meeting Report
PGM’s address from AGM held on 2nd April 2015
Take part in the
UGLE Membership Focus Group Survey and Results
Provincial Team enjoys a visit to
Somersetshire Lodge No 2925
Somerset Provincial Grand Lodge host dinner for
Bristol Provincial Team.
Somerset Brethren who will be appointed and promoted to Grand Lodge and Supreme Grand Chapter on 29/30th April.
Somerset Flood Recovery Grants Committee donates
£31,000 to new flood relief project.
Review recommends Masonic Charities should combine to form a
single Masonic Charity.

March
A successful Clevedon Initiates Evening!!
Bath TFOMYL Meeting
The Grand Charity and Royal Somerset
support for the Air Ambulance.
Somerset Freemasons present the
5000th Teddy for sick Children to Musgrove Park Hospital.
Provincial Church Service held at Glastonbury

February
Deputy PGM Ray Guthrie to retire at the Provincial meeting on 2nd April

2014

December
Somerset flood victims thank Freemasons for their support.
Somerset Flood Recovery Grants Committee December Update
PGM Appoints Provincial Wardens and Officers for 2015-2016

November
Provincial Grand Chapter Appointments and Promotions 2015/16
A big THANK YOU! from the Children's Hospital Golden Gift Appeal
Yeovil Masonic Veterans Group Meeting
Article by Justin Sargent of the Somerset Community Foundation "Helping to rebuild our community on the levels" (External site)
Thank you from Pentathlon Carnival Club

October
Somerset Masonic Charities-Quarterly Report
Flood Recovery update, £25,000 to rebuilding flood damaged village hall.
Provincial Chains of Office refurbished

September
Somerset Masons make Grand Charity Presentation to Air Ambulance
Celebrating a 2020 Festival £1million milestone
PGM's Golf Day at Taunton and Pickeridge GC.
Provincial Grand Master presents £62,500 to Somerset Charities

August
Provincial Grand Almoner appointed

July
Somerset Masonic Charities awards £12,150 to 13 local good causes.
£13500 raised for the Beacon Cancer Centre, Taunton
The helping hand of Freemasonry, the work of the Lodge Almoner.

April
Somerset Masonic Charities donate £6,300 to 11 local good causes
The Dunckerley Club hold inaugural meeting
Author's support for Somerset Flood victims
Provincial Service Wells Cathedral report
Annual Provincial Meeting report

March
PGM's Flood Relief Bulletin

February
Appointments to Grand Lodge and Supreme Grand Chapter
Flood Relief Fund hits £100k!
Somerset Masonic Charities donate £10,700 to local good causes
Adair Club members visit St. Vincent's Lodge No. 1404 (Bristol)
Somerset Freemasons donate £4500 for flood relief

January
Somerset Masonic Charities - Committee Vacancies
Grand Charity - UK Flood Assistance

2013

December
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

November
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

October
Grand Secretary adresses Somerset G O's Mess

September
Stanley Hopkins 50 years a Mason
New Assistant PGM Installed
Provincial Grand Masters Golf Competion

August
Change of Assistant Provincial Grand Master

July
SMC donates £4325 to local good causes

June
RMBI Cadogan Court Summer Fair

Lodge News Items

2016

September

Boules competition enables purchase of resuscitation mannequin for scouts
Norman goes “up, up and away!” for charity
Queens College Lodge visit Stockholm

August

Perpetual Friendship go to the Polo

July

Watchet continue to celebrate Court Leet 1000 years on

June

Love and Honour Lodge hold successful quiz night
Jazzed up birthday celebrations for her Majesty!

May

Coleridge Lodge meet one of their Ancestors
W.Bro. Peter Webster celebrates 50 years in Freemasonry
15 Masonic Motorcycle enthusiasts deliver Teddies to the RUH
Prospective new Motorcyclists Lodge “Columbanus”
By George! - W Bro David George receives a 60 year certificate
Bath Round Table - Gong but not forgotten
Bath Festival Fringe events to be held at Old Theatre Royal: Details Poster
Queens College Taunton Lodge at Provincial Church Service
Perpetual Friendship and Admiral Blake take to the skies

April

St Georges Supper held at Taunton MH
Somerset Mason set to represent at the Invictus Games
St Alphege install their very own Superhero!
Norman Wilkins celebrates 60 years in Freemasonry
Elizabethan Lodge celebrate 400th meeting
Sir David Hugh Wootton, AsstGM visits St Alphege 4095 for Installation

March

Dr Jim Virjee installed as WM of Queen’s College Taunton Lodge
Exmoor Lodge Help To Project The Local Air Ambulance’s Cause
TLC Teddy Bears are little but greatly appreciated
Dad’s Army comes to Minehead!
Old Aluredian Lodge advance candidate for Richard Huish Lodge
Sam Jimenez reflects on Visiting

February

A new Master for Somerset Masters!
70 years and still going strong for W.Bro. Henry Collins
What a coincidence. Royal Cumberland lodge have an evening of reflection.
Richard Huish Lodge conduct a double Passing
Forest of Mendip enjoy a Social and support the Air Ambulance appeal.
New “Collar” for Exmoor Lodge’s Elder Statesman
David Brandhuber installed as Master of The Lodge of Unanimity and Sincerity
Queen’s College Lodge, their ladies and guests enjoy Christmas Lunch
Rex Roe receives 50 year certificate
Somerset Farmers raise £2,000 for Breathability Charity
Elizabethan Lodge enjoy a Burns Festive Board
Double celebrations at Loyal Vacation 6209
W.BRo. John Pearson PJGD achieves 60 years in Masonry

January

Royal Somerset Lodge make valued charitable donations
W.Bro. Garry Holman PPrSGD (Herts) Installed as Master of Exmoor Lodge
Elizabethan Lodge Initiate Bath Rugby Player, Kane Palmer-Newport
Estune Lodge - W.Bro. Simon Eden Initiates his Son Timothy
Vale of Brislington - Dragon Boat Champions
Forest of Mendip Lodge fund a cupboard for Blagdon Rainbows

2015

December
Queen’s College Lodge, their ladies and guests enjoy Christmas Lunch
Exmoor Lodge hold their Charity Presentation Evening
Nailsea Masonic Centre and Estune Lodge embrace the essence of Christmas
Wessex and King Alfred start Christmas celebrations with a charity evening
Eldon Lodge members historical journey recreated
W.Bro. Harry Price completes 50 years in masonry, whilst Bro. Chris Kimmins commences his first
Tivoli Lodge hold their Christmas Carol Service.
Lodge awarded its first Ashlar
Kitchen refurbishment complete at Taunton Masonic Hall

November
St Alphege Lodge visit Northern Ireland
King Alfred Lodge presented with First Ashlar
Clevedon Minor Injuries Unit receive 2500th Teddy
Estune Lodge make contribution towards Tercentenary Appeal
Richard Pearce celebrates 60 years in Freemasonry
Weston Freemasons make presentation to Weston Hospicecare
Western Gazette report on Hanging Chapel Open Day
Quantock Lodge receive Travelling Trowel from Unanimity & Sincerity
Brotherly Love dedicate refurbished Globes
Clevedon Lodges support Marathon Runner

October
Estune Lodge enjoy a Grand day out
Queen’s College Lodge enjoy convivial October meeting
Wraxall Lodge celebrate 300th meeting
Quantock Lodge receives 1st Ashar


September
Somerset brethren attend organ recital at FMH
David Pettitt installed as WM of Tivoli Lodge
Nigel Webber installed as WM of Loyal Vacation Lodge
Ian Drewitt installed as WM of Forest of Mendip Lodge
Taunton Freemasons hold open day
W. Bro Peter Townsend PPJGW receives 50 year certificate
Freemasonry features in Weston Mercury
Ray does the “Memory Walk” for charity


August
Somerset Masters Lodge visit Yeo Valley
Minehead Equality Golf Society have successful event
Somerset Masonic Bowling Association take part in national event

June
Somerset Masters Lodge - Centenary Meeting and New Banner Dedication
Vale of Brislington charity presentations
Forest of Mendip donate to the Freewheelers
Royal Naval lodge visit the Province of Hampshire

May
Forest of Mendip celebrate 50th anniversary
TLC Appeal update May 2015
WM Steve Booker of Royal Somerset Lodge raises £2400 for chosen charities
Queens College Lodge 65th Anniversary Meeting
Grand Superintendent celebrates 50 Years in Freemasonry
Royal Naval Lodge - Malta Visit

April
22 year old Bro. Hamilton Bowring Initiated into Unanimity and Sincerity
Unanimity and Sincerity donate £3,500 to local charities
W.Bro. Neville Harrison PPr.JGW celebrates 50 years in Craft masonry
Eldon Lodge’s Home gets a facelift
Queens College Lodge charitable giving exceeds all expectations

March
Estune Lodge receive 4th 2020 Ashlar and support Springboard Charity
Somerset Farmers keep it in the family
Another 50th celebration. W.Bro. Paul Davies receives much prized Certificate

February
Stanley Hopkins Past PGM, Installed as Master of Lodge of Perpetual Friendship.
Queen’s College Taunton raise funds for Cancer Research
Bro. Jon Upsher Installed as Master of Taunton Deane Lodge 5221
W.Bro. John Maher PPrGSupWks celebrates 50 years in Masonry
Lodge of Unanimity and Sincerity Installation
SMFA (North West) hold inaugural meeting
Vivary’s youngest candidate

January
Queens College Lodge present £2,000 Royal Marines charity.
Forest of Mendip visit Western Tideway Lodge
Forest of Mendip Lodge donate £255 to Churchill Pre-School. Read the Press Release
A good time was had by all at Bath Panto, Oh yes they did!
Steve Parsons of Yatton Lodge of Hospitality gets MBE!
Olympian Lodge presents sports wheelchairs and football kit

2014

December
Corinthian Pillar bang the drum for Yeovil’s Fiveways Day Centre!
Queen's College Lodge receive Travelling Trowel and raise £2000
Forest of Mendip present cheque to CCY Scout Group
Royal Cumberland Lodge. Bernard Cox celebrates 50 years a Mason and the Lodge receives its second Ashlar

November
Somerset Farmers lodge make donations of £5,400 to the Addington, Alzheimers and Parkinsons charities

October
Loyal Vacation Lodge receive the Somerset Travelling Trowel
Elizabethan Lodge - A Brother Installs his Brother in the Chair!

September
Forest of Mendip lodge Installation
Freemason's at Clevedon Tides Festival.
Somerset Mason was King of Scotland
A Busy Summer for Queens College Lodge

August
Forest of Mendip Lodge Summer Garden Party

July
60 golfers enjoy the Keynsham Masonic Hall Golf day.
Why did two members of Lodge of Honour venture to the South Coast?

June
A successful Summer Outing for Somerset Masters Lodge

May
Connaught Lodge presents £500 to Dorothy House.
St Alphege gets a "dusting"
Is this the first Somerset Twitter Master Mason?
Lodge of Agriculture present wheelchairs to Beaufort House
Bath Masonic Hall - An "uplifting" story!
A little bit of Somerset in Spain!

April
Admiral Blake Lodge donate £3000 to the Josh Evans Trust Fund
Bath Masonic Hall (Old Theatre Royal) Bath Festival Concert dates confirmed for the first time

March
Taunton Deane Lodge members help clear up the flood mess
Queens College Taunton Lodge give £1065 to Flood Recovery Appeal
Elizabethan Lodge sponsor England Tae Kwan Do cadet.

February
W.Bro Mike Waddleton celebrates 50 years in Freemasonry.
PGM Installed as Master of Somerset Masters Lodge
W.Bro Bill Rowan celebrates 50 years in Masonry
Thomas de Cheddre supports Childrens Charity
Lodge of Honour Enjoys ‘Quality Tweet’ !
Nyanza Lodge support "Horseshoes and Handprints"

January
Queens College, Taunton Lodge give £2000 to Children's Hospice
Somerset Farmers Lodge Banner re-dedication
Unanimity & Sincerity support for local charities
Lodge of Agriculture Support CLIC Sargent
Robin Bex's 50th Anniversary
Royal Somerset Lodge help Dorothy House

2013

December
Minehead Freemasons give £2000 to local good causes
Henry Collins 100 in the Chair of Lodge of
Agricultue!

Forest of Mendip donation to Southmead Hospital
Royal Sussex Installation & Christmas Party
Denis Calderley celebrates 50 years in Masonry

November
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

October
Somerset Masters' raise awareness of Dementia
Second Principal takes Chair of Vivary
Somerset Farmers Lodge helps Cancer Research
Nyanza Lodge takes to the streets!

August
125 mile kayak marathon raises £1425

June
Admiral Blake Lodge support Childrens' Hospice