Forester Masonic Lodge

7760 Loughton, Essex, UK

New Provincial Grand Master of Essex Announced

At the Quarterly Communications meeting of Grand Lodge today the Most Worshipful Pro Grand Master Peter Lowndes, announced that the new Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Essex will be Rodney Bass.

Rodney Bass will replace John Michael Webb at a special meeting at Freemason’s Hall on the 3rd September 2015 when he will be installed as the 19th Provincial Grand Master of Essex.  Rodney Bass will also be the Provincial Grand Superintendent of the Provincial Grand Chapter of Essex and will also be installed to that rank on the same day.

Provincial Grand Lodge of Essex awarded Pride of Essex Award.

Essex Provincial Grand Lodge

Essex Provincial Grand Lodge

On the 26th of November the 2014 Pride of essex Awards were held and from a wealth of stiff competition the Provincial Grand Lodge of Essex was awarded the 2014 Pride of Essex Award (category Top Team Community).  This award was made in recognition of the extensive charitable work carried out by Essex Freemasons with regular donations in excess of £1,000,000 made each and every year to a large number of local charities. Continue reading

Masonic Aid for people affected by UK flooding

The RW Provincial Grand Master has today asked that a new Relief Chest be set up as a matter of urgency to raise funds for flood victims in the UK.

As you may be aware Somerset has a particular problem and they are trying to raise £200,000 to assist those that have suffered. Our PGM is anticipating similar calls for assistance from Surrey, Berkshire and other Provinces – and we have heard today that the weather has also caused flooding in Saffron Walden. A separate Relief Chest will therefore allow us to channel funds to those in greatest need.

Promotions and Essex Provincial Grand Lodge

Essex Provincial Grand Lodge

Essex Provincial Grand Lodge

The Essex Provincial Grand Lodge will be held this year, as usual, at Freemason’s Hall, Great Queens Street.  The meeting is to be in the Grand Temple on the 27th March at 3:30.  Brethren wishing to attend are advised to arrive early to ensure a good seat and view of the ceremonies.

This year Forester Lodge has one promotion with the Essex Grand Lodge.  WBro Patrick C will receive a promotion to PPSGD.  Congratulations to WBro Pat.

Provincial Grand Lodge appointments and promotions

Essex Provincial Grand Lodge

Essex Provincial Grand Lodge

Each year the Masons of the province of Essex have an Annual Meeting.  The purpose of the meeting is to disseminate information relevant to the members of the Province and also to invest the officers for the ensuing year.

The investiture of the officers includes not only the acting members of the Provincial Lodge, but also the honoury officers.

Amongst the acting officers was the appointment of WBro Nigel Catchpole as Assistant Provincial Grand Master taking over from WBro Ken Birnie who retired as APGM at the meeting.

Of particular interest to Forester Lodge was the first appointment of WBro Dominic as Past Grand Standard Bearer, and the promotion of WBro Dave to Past Junior Grand Warden.

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