We have all walked through the historic landmark that is Covent Garden – but how much do we know about its history?
Join us for a wonderful evening enjoying an historical journey through this beautiful part of London which is right on our door step.
Starting at Freemasons hall on the 20th September at 6pm. The exclusive Kent Club tour will last 90 minutes and finish at La Ballerina Restaurant where a private room is booked for brethren to congregate, enjoy a meal should you wish to eat; meal prices aren’t included in the price but everyone is welcome to stay.
A cost of £25 will include the tour and hire of headphones. Tickets are limited with only 20 places available, so please don’t delay and book asap.
A Blue Badge is an accreditation from the Tourist Board that the guide has exntensive knowledge of their subject. It’s like taking a black cab who’s done the knowledge rather than a mini cab. So we’re expecting the best.
As there are limited places at the Royal Albert Hall and even fewer seats at the dinner afterwards at Battersea Evolution there will be a streaming of the event in the Grand Temple at Freemasons’ Hall, which will be followed by a dinner afterwards in the Grand Connaught Rooms.
The screening will be on a giant screen constructed on the dais in front of the Grand Organ and easily visible to all present. Entrance to this event is just £10, which will include a free 72 page A4 Tercentenary commemorative brochure (usual price £10).
The screening and the dinner afterwards in the Grand Connaught Rooms will be attended by the wives and partners of the Grand Masters of recognised Grand Lodges from around the world as well as other distinguished brethren from other constitutions. The dinner will be hosted by RWBro the Rt Hon the Earl Cadogan, PDepGM, and RWBro Simon Duckworth OBE DL PJGW, Deputy Metropolitan Grand Master.
Rig for both screening and dinner: Gentlemen – Lounge suits – no regalia – Ladies equivalent.
The dinner will commence with a champagne reception followed by a four course dinner including carefully selected red and white wines.
16.30 Screening of the Albert Hall meeting of Grand Lodge
18.15 Champagne Reception in the Grand Connaught Rooms
18.45 Four course dinner in the Grand Connaught Rooms
Additional tickets have been released now that we know roughly how many official guests are expected to join us.
As part of the celebration of the Tercentenary of Freemasonry, a joint meeting of the fourteen London Installed Masters’ Lodges will take place on Tuesday 19 September 2017. Hosted by The City of London Installed Masters Lodge No. 8220, it will be presided over by the Deputy Grand Master, R W Bro Jonathan Spence, who is the Worshipful Master of that Lodge.
The principal item of business will be a demonstration of the very old and unique First Degree ceremony as performed in the Province of Bristol. An introduction and explanation will be given by RW Bro Alan Vaughan, Provincial Grand Master for the Province of Bristol, who has organised a specially chosen team to perform the ceremony for us.
For this unique occasion in London Freemasonry, all are welcome in the Grand Temple to see this very special ceremony. It is an opportunity for every Mason from Entered Apprentice to the most senior Grand Officer, whether or not a member of a London Installed Masters’ lodge, to help celebrate the Tercentenary.
For those wishing to attend the meeting the price for admission to the Grand Temple is £10.00. Admission will be by ticket only.
Please submit your applications promptly as even in the Grand Temple capacity is limited. Payment is required on application.
Please apply for tickets by clicking here or go to: https://tinyurl.com/l5dme5f