October 31st, 2017 – Royal Albert Hall Meeting Mirror Event

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

21.00  Carriages

Additional tickets have been released now that we know roughly how many official guests are expected to join us.

https://event.bookitbee.com/11167/royal-albert-hall-meeting-mirror-event-311017

September 19th, 2017 – Joint Meeting of London Installed Masters Lodges

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

July 2nd, 2017 – Picnic at Thatched Cottage, Kent

Picnic and Open Garden
2nd July
Thatched Cottage

With the announcement that the open day at Freemasons Hall will be on the 24th June, we have moved our masonic picnic back a week to the 2nd July.


Wendy and Ivor Macklin will be opening their garden (best amateur garden in Kent) to Masons and families from 11.30am until 4.30pm. the cost of entry is £5.00 per person. There is a 4.5 acre wild flower meadow and orchard, ideal for you to bring your picnic and enjoy the countryside.


Thatched cottage is 300yds walk from Hever Castle the ancestral home of Ann Boleyn. So, come down and make a day of it.
Thatched Cottage, Hever Road, Hever, Kent, TN8 7NH – just 20minutes from the M25 or 50 minutes from London by train.

Bring your families and friends, picnic etc and spend an afternoon in the summer sunshine.

More online information can be found at www.heverbedandbreakfast.co.uk Please RSVP. ivor@qualitydecor.co.uk