In August we installed out New Master, W.Bro Hodgson in an emergency meeting.
In November we carried out a double initiation introducing Bro. Garton and Bro. Bogdanovic to the world of Freemasonary
Donation to RGJ Museum
Last Thursday, the lodge Secretary met with Mrs Christine Pullen, Curator of the Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum in Winchester to present a cheque
Lodge represented at Signing of Armed Forces Covenant
At the beginning on November the Metropolitan Grand Lodge of London signed the Armed Forces Covenant. Bro Del Monaco paraded our Banner into Grand Lodge accompanied by W.Bro Swan
September see's another new member join us.
Last night we had the pleasure of bringing our latest new member into the lodge, witnessed by a AMGM, SVO and VO a very enjoyable evening with every attending member taking part.
Our Secretary makes a trip Down Under
Posted July 30th 2019
One of the hidden joys of being a Freemasons is visiting other Lodges and with over 6 million members worldwide you are sure to find a friendly welcome either near to home or further afield. This was put to the test on a recent visit to Australia when the Secretary of Bloomsbury Rifles Lodge No. 2362, Ian Edmed, had the privilege of attending a Lodge meeting at the Hastings Masonic Centre in Port Macquarie which is within the United Grand Lodge of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.
Lachlan Macquarie Lodge No. 1042, like the town itself, takes its name from Major General Lachlan Macquarie, CB, a British Army officer and colonial administrator from Scotland. He became a Freemason in 1793 and served as the fifth and last autocratic Governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821.
The Lodge is not yet 10 years old but has a strong membership and was formed to cater for a younger group of businessmen. It holds its regular meetings on the fourth Wednesday of each month apart from January and December when it does not meet. Although the Masonic Centre can provide dining, the Lodge often holds its Festive Board (referred to as ‘The South’) at different local restaurants thereby supporting the local community and allowing family and friends to join them.
The meeting was conducted by Worshipful Master Dave Copley with Andrew Garth and Alan Williams assisting, in a style not to dissimilar to our Taylors workings. The layout of the Lodge Room was slightly different in so far as there was an additional pedestal in front of the Master’s pedestal. However, in all other ways the Lodge Room was the same as any Lodge room in London.
Freemasonry has long been associated with being a safe place to meet in friendship, exchange ideas and build lasting bonds. Being freely invited into another’s lodge and accepted as a Brother is what goes to the heart of being a freemason.
Donation to Alzheimer's Society
Last Thursday, the lodge Secretary went with Jean Hansford to present a cheque to the Alzheimer’s Society, from the Lodge Relief Chest, in memory of W. Bro. Joe Hansford GStB.