Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset

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Welcome to Freemasonry in Dorset.

Since 1736, Freemasons have been meeting in Dorset and today our membership of more than 2000 men from all ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds regularly meet in harmony and friendship.

Freemasonry means different things to each individual – making new friends, contributing to society, celebrating a long tradition, experiencing personal growth, taking up a hobby or simply having fun.

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News

#March2021 a success 

A total of 19 Lodges took part in the virtual walk challenge to United Grand Lodge and back, organised by Bro James Whatley of Llewellin Lodge 7907.

The overall winners of the competition are the Lodge of St Cuthberga 622 completing 1790.01 miles, followed by The Ashley Lodge 6525 with 1489.4 miles and then Dorset Sportsmen's Lodge 9942 with 1385.4 miles.

A grand total of 14,215.8 miles has been walked by Dorset Freemasons, which is longer than the Great Wall of China. more...

First to complete the #MARCH2021 challenge 

The Lodge of St Cuthberga 622 are first to complete the #MARCH2021 216 miles virtual walk to United Grand Lodge and back. Followed closely by Blackmore Vale Lodge No.3625 at 199 miles and The Ashley Lodge No.6525 at 173.1 miles.

Massive congratulations to Team 622 who have managed to complete the virtual challenge walk in just three days! A truly inspirational effort.

Collectively the 17 participating lodges have walked an astounding 1455. more...

A welcome serendipity moment to lighten the dark 

The Lodge of St Cuthberga 622 has recently gained custody of a Distinguished Past Master's (DPM's) Jewel presented to WBro Henry Purchase in 1970.

The jewel was offered to the Lodge by a family member. The jewel has an inscription on its reverse, 'Presented to Henry Vernon Purchase PPGW in appreciation of his outstanding service to the Lodge'.

The Lodge of St Cuthberga now has possession of ten DPM's Jewels. more...

622 Book Launch 

The early history of the Lodge of St Cuthberga from 1853 - 1977.

The updated version of an impressive piece of history. The trials and tribulations of a new lodge 170 years ago. A comprehensive study into the history of the building, its traditions and many of the various and elusive objects and furniture which adorn our building.

Book price £12 P&P UK £3.50. Order details on the attached poster. more...

Appeal for your old IT 

UPDATE 06/02/21 - Brother Wayne Ingram of @United3473 wishes to THANK everyone who donated a laptop, iPad or tablet. You managed to help 29 children who required them.

Freemason Wayne Ingram of United Service Lodge at Portland has worked on the front line as an Offshore Paramedic throughout the pandemic. As a veteran of HM Forces Wayne is also actively involved in supporting the Weymouth and Portland Veterans' Hub. more...

Lodge of Benevolence delighted to have helped local causes 

The Brethren of the Lodge of Benevolence are delighted to have helped local causes with the following donations recently.

£1000 to Sherborne Rendezvous. This money being largely used to buy computer equipment, to will help with their programme of home tuition of their dependents.

£500 to Sherborne Community Kitchen. Started in response to COVID-19, the charity deliver fresh meals to help vulnerable and shielding individuals each day.

£100 to Sherborne Town Band. more...

Masonic Carvings 

The Lodge of St Cuthberga No.622 is the sixth oldest Lodge in the Province of Dorset and its members have been meeting in Wimborne since 1853. Richard Micklefield, one of its Past Masters, has a connection with the Church of Ascension, which is located in the quaint village of Woodlands, near Wimborne. Richard has discovered a masonic treasure that has been long forgotten and we have his permission to share that with you. more...

Nominate 20 Results 

On behalf of all the 50 plus charities nominated by Dorset Freemasons in 2020, the Province of Dorset and the Masonic Charitable Foundation thank all those who took part in Nominate 20 for their support - The three top nominated charities for 2020 are: more...

£150,000 from MCF for Dorset Freemasons 

Freemasonry in England and Wales is divided into 48 areas, consisting of 47 Provinces and London. The Masonic Charitable Foundation are proud to support Freemasons, their families, and local and national charities in every single one of these communities.

 more...

Homeless To Receive More Than £850,000 In Donations From Freemasons To Help Protect Them This Winter 

Having donated £1m between April and July to help those impacted by the Covid-19 crisis, Freemasons are now focusing on protecting the homeless, with a new series of donations across England and Wales.

The homeless crisis has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, with many people losing their jobs and finding themselves either living on the streets or in unsuitable living conditions. more...

Father Christmas is a Freemason!! 

Here we see Santa feeding Rudolph the reindeer a little snack; we are reliably informed that WBro St Nicolas is an active member of Amphibious Lodge and (as befits the wearer of the red suit) takes care of all things charitable.

Santa is seeing children is part of the Upton Together initiative that aims to make the community a better and happier place to live at this time of year. The booking slots are on Zoom and every slot lasts 5 minutes. more...

Brothers with sore Arms, Chest, backs and more !  

3000 Push Up challenge in 30 days !

Five Dorset masons and one from Hampshire have decided to undertake a 3000 push challenge this November called The Men of Steel Fundraiser Challenge which was set up in support of Teenage Cancer Charities.

They wanted to do something to help others and get in shape at the same time. 

One of the team, Rob Halthide said, 'Helping others is in our DNA and Covid 19 was not going to get in the way of that'. more...

Lest we forget 

Ted Bishop with Richard Wood on behalf of all the members of London Haven Lodge laid a wreath to honour all those who fell.

In Flanders Fields - By John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. more...

Freemasons' Hall Lit Up For Remembrance Day 2020 In Honour of 3,000 Members Who Died During WW1 

To mark three major anniversaries for Remembrance Day the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) has lit up Freemasons' Hall in London with the names of Freemasons who died in WW1 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE and VJ Day, and the Centenary of the unveiling of the Cenotaph, London.

The projection on Freemasons' Hall will be on display until 9pm on the evening of Armistice Day and has already been shared widely on social media. more...

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