FOREIGN GRAND LODGES RECOGNISED

Friday, 16 September 2011
Three foreign Grand Lodges have gained recognition following the June meeting of the Quarterly Communication of Grand Lodge: Cameroon, San Marino and Ukraine.• The Grand Lodge of Cameroon was formed on 15 September 2001 from…

CARLISLE HOSTS KNOCKOUT EVENT

Friday, 16 September 2011
Cumberland and Westmorland masons were in fighting form when they raised £8,000 to aid the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution (RMBI).The Province’s first organised charity event in support of its 2016 Festival saw The Shepherds Inn…
Restoration work at Lichfield Cathedral has benefited from a £5,000 donation from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity and £1,000 from the Province of Staffordshire, as well as money raised by individual local lodges.Repairs to the windows…
Guernsey and Alderney masons have donated £21,600 to Channel Islands Air Search (CIAS), part of which will helprefurbish a vital infrared rescue camera.Provincial Grand Master David Hodgetts explained he remembered when the Air Search organisation…
As the iconic Jaguar E-Type reaches its 50th birthday, the Masonic Classic Vehicle Club has been staging stunning displays of rare cars at events across the country.With the Jaguar E-Type, arguably the most iconic motor-car…
A centre offering outdoor education for all ages and abilities has received a £20,000 grant from the Lodge of the Three Graces, No. 408, Province of Yorkshire, West Riding.Nell Bank, in Ilkley, is akin to…
Dennis Ramsey, 76, has been praised by Surrey Police after stopping a thief.The grandfather of 15, and a well-known Freemason, was shopping in Horley when he witnessed a man running from a supermarket, chased by…
Hereford Hospital received a £98,000 ultrasound 4D echocardiogram machine, following a three-year appeal supported by local Freemasons.Claire Cassidy, the British Heart Foundation fund-raising manager for Hereford and Worcester, said that the machine ‘places Hereford at…

SIX DAYS ACROSS THE SAHARA

Friday, 16 September 2011
For Freemason Matt Pilgrim, raising money to help deprived children came the hard way.A member of Slough-based Orion Lodge, No. 8756, Pilgrim took part in a punishing 151-mile, six-day endurance race across the Sahara desert…

BULGARIAN LODGE CONSECRATED

Friday, 16 September 2011
A new English-speaking Lodge of Emulation, The Black Sea Anchor Lodge, No. 57, has been consecrated in Sofia, Bulgaria.Durham mason Michael Willis, who has lived in Bulgaria for six years, said, ‘I have visited numerous…
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