Wednesday, 09 November 2011 11:15

A Family Installation

Cherleton Lodge No.8439, which meets in Cheltenham, had a possibly unique occasion at the Installation of W Bro Craig Fellows on Tuesday 8th November 2011.

On hand to present the Working Tools to the newly installed Master were his father W Bro David Fellows, who presented them in the third degree, his older brother W Bro Matthew Fellows, who presented them in the second degree, and his twin brother W Bro Ashley Fellows, who presented them in the first degree.  Also on hand to offer support was his uncle, W Bro Bob Hill, who proposed him into freemasonry.

His father and elder brother are also currently serving as the Worshipful Masters of Hands of Friendship Lodge No.9758 and Seven Springs Lodge No.7223 respectively - not often that you get a father and two of his sons in the chair at the same time!
Wednesday, 02 September 2009 13:44

New Masons evening in Gloucestershire

The Hands of Friendship Lodge No. 9758 hosted an evening for Gloucestershire’s new Masons at its meeting on Wednesday, 2nd September. Tewkesbury Masonic Hall was filled to capacity, with over 80 Masons battling through the wind and rain to receive a warm welcome. Fifty-five new Masons (including 16 Entered Apprentices and Fellowcrafts) and Masonic Mentors were among the visitors, along with VW Bro Colin Bendon, Deputy Provincial Grand Master and W Bro John Thurston, Assistant Provincial Grand Master. The Lodge worked an abridged form of the First Lecture, led by W Bro James Bartlett PJGD. Every visitor was presented with an annotated copy of the abridged Lecture.

After the Lodge meeting the Brethren moved to the dining room for the Festive Board. More than £500 was collected for charitable causes. Feedback from the event has been extremely encouraging. The Provincial Grand Mentor W Bro Toby Jones announced that this first evening will be followed by a series of similar events for new Masons around the Province.

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