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Welcome to De Moulham Lodge

We are one of the forty nine lodges which make up the Province of Dorset. We meet in Swanage, just one of the seventeen meeting venues across the county.

Swanage Masonic Hall
Swanage
Dorset
BH19 2AF

We warmly welcome anyone interested in finding out more about Freemasonry and visiting Brethren from other lodges.
The Isle of Purbeck is an area of outstanding beauty and we often have Brethren attending our meetings whilst on holiday or visiting their second homes or caravans.
Feel free to join us.

Contact us at: 1146@dorsetfreemasonry.info

News

Lodge Meeting 18th February 2019 

Tables all laid ready for the Festive Board at our Lodge Meeting Monday night.
Should be an interesting evening GLCs being presented to our recent two MMs by our DC,--- Ballot for our re-joining member Bro Phil, --- and a practical demonstration by an Operative Mason WBro Alan on 'Preparing the Stone'. Sure to be a good night. more...

Missing 1919 Minute Book. 

Everyone in the Lodge is rejoicing. After many months of searching for the missing Minute Book, IT HAS BEEN FOUND.

It was found in a Brother's home who had been using it for research.

We can now resume the reading of our Ancient Minutes of 100 years ago, at our Lodge Meetings. more...

WBro Bryan James Gibson. 

We gave Bryan a good send off at Poole Crematorium yesterday. A great many Masons from Dorset and others from further afield attended the Celebration of Bryan's Life.

Farewell Dear Brother 'Gibbo' now reunited with Margaret. RIP. more...

WBro Bryan James Gibson. and Maureen Blakeney 

WBro Bryan Gibson passed to the GLA on 16th January 2019 aged 79 years.

Bryan's Funeral Service is at Poole Crematorium on Friday 8th February 2019
at 11-30am. Family flowers only, donations welcome to Macmillan Cancer Support, and may be left on the plate at Crematorium..

Maureen Blakeney, wife of the late WBro John Blakeney passed away on the 26th January 2019, after a short illness. more...

Miissing Minute Book 

An excellent Meeting last night, enjoyed by all our members and the many guest's present. Two MMs presented NEC and W/Ts for the first time, looking good for the future, well done Bro's Martin and Trevor.

Welcome Bro. Sean into our friendly Lodge by the sea.

URGENT MESSAGE our 1918/1919 Lodge Minute Book appears to be missing, has anyone borrowed it for research etc.. Until it is found we are unable to read the Ancient Minutes of 100 years ago at our Lodge Meetings. more...

WBro Bryan Gibson. 

WBro Bryan Gibson, 'Gibbo' passed to the GLA on 17th January 2019, shortly after his late wife's passing on the 2nd November 2018.

Gibbo joined DeMoulham in 1991 and was WM in 1999 and 2000 and held the rank of PPrJGW.

Bryan and his wife Margaret were well known in Swanage having run the Purbeck Hotel for over 20 years.

Our thought are with Alexis who lost her Brother some years ago, and now lost her Mother and Father. more...

Lodge Meeting 21st January 2019. 

Looking forward to Initiating our first Candidate of 2019 on Monday 21st at 6-30pm. It's going to be a great night, have you booked in?

All the team are ready to go, final Rehearsal and lay tables on Friday 18th at 7-00pm

Lodge Brethren are supporting our IPM Martin when he is being exalted into Chapter of Unity No. 386 at Wareham on Wednesday 16th January 2019 at 6-00pm. more...

Lodge Meeting 21st January 2019 

Our first Lodge Meeting of 2019 on the 21st January is going to be an Initiation of our new Candidate.

After a break for the seasonal festivities, it will benefit all those taking part to attend our Class of Improvement meetings on the 7th and 14th January and the final Rehearsal on the 18th January.

Have you found SOLOMON you will find it very interesting and beneficial.

Go to solomon.ugle.org.uk you will be amazed at the amount of information there. more...

2019 

A very Happy, Healthy and Successful New Year to all the Brethren in Dorset, and throughout the world. more...

Bro Peter Bunker. 

Bro Peter Bunker was presented with his 50 years Service to Freemasonry Certificate at the Residential Care Home where he now resides.

Full story and details on the Provincial Midas Website. more...

Lodge Meeting 17th December 2018 

Following on from our Christmas Meeting when the Raffle and a Class of Improvement donation,
raised £505.00 to help a cash struggling local family, bring their son Henry home for Christmas, after life saving surgery abroad.

The cheque for £505.00 was presented to Henry's Mother, Vicki Searle, by our SD Martin Slater.

Martin said Vicki was so appreciative, and wished to thank all the Brethren for their generosity. more...

Lodge Meeting 17th December 2018 

A most enjoyable Christmas Meeting last night with old and new friends.

The highlight of the evening was the PGM presenting WBro Herbie with his 60 years Service to Freemasonry Certificate.

An excellent Seasonal Festive Board followed with Turkey and crackers etc.,and the wine flowed.

The Raffle raised £305.00, to which the Class of Improvement added £200.00. The total £505. more...

Bro Lee Wrake 

Bro Lee Wrake was Initiated into DeMoulham Lodge in 1976 he did not progress but was a regular attender until he resigned for personal reasons in 2007.

Lee was one of the last D-Day Veterans, he joined the RAF aged 19 years. Sgt Lee Wrake landed on Omaha Beach, Normandy on the 6th June 1944. After saving a man who had been hit in the stomach, he himself was hit in the chest by shrapnel, but survived. more...

Dorset Sportsmen's Lodge at Swanage. 

The Brethren of DeMoulham Lodge were pleased to support Dorset Sportsmen's Lodge when they held their regular Meeting at Swanage Masonic Hall.

The Class of Improvement, laid up the tables in preparation for the Festive Board.
Lodge Members ran the Bar, and 8 of the 16 visitors were Members of DeMoulham Lodge.

The Sportsmen's Lodge Secretary gave the Toast to the Visitors, who all enjoyed the hospitality on this excellent evening. more...

Lodge Meetings December 2018 

The Dorset Sportsmen's Lodge No 9942 will be holding their next regular Meeting at our Swanage Masonic Hall, on Tuesday 4th December 2018, at 6-30pm.They will be working a 2nd Degree, it's going to be a good night.

At our next regular Meeting on Monday 17th December 2018, the PGM will be attending and presenting our GO Herbie with his 60 year, service to Freemasonry Certificate. Come and support Herbie and your Lodge on this special night. more...

Christmas Sunday Lunch 25/11/2018 

Brethren and their wives, partners, friends and guests enjoyed an excellent Traditional Christmas meal with musical entertainment, dancing and singing in the Masonic Hall dining room. Our grateful thanks to Derek and Robert for the organisation and Peter and John for running the Bar.
The Raffle raised nearly £300.00 for the local Dementia Society to help with their work. more...

Lodge Meeting 19th November 2018 

Another most enjoyable meeting last night. It was good to meet old friends and make new ones. An interesting historical talk was given by our Guest speaker, it's a pity DB was unable to be there, but it's good news he is home.

Our VO informed us it will be his last official visit, he will be missed by all.

Next month December 2018, Bro Peter will receive his 50 years Certificate and WBro Herbie will receive his 60 years Certificate, further details to follow. more...

Lodge Meeting 19th November 2018 

It's going to be a good night on Monday.

We are having a talk on DeMoulham Lodge's historical connection with the Lodge of Amity No 137 at Poole, to be given by a Guest Speaker.

A Prospective Candidate will be proposed and seconded.

We also have a larger number of Guests/ Visitors than usual, joining us.

Other News: more...

Lodge Meeting 15th October 2018 

An excellent meeting last night Bro.Ollie completed his Raising Ceremony the climax of which was receiving the Walking Charge, a lovely piece of Ritual that was enjoyed by all.

A most enjoyable Festive Board afterwards, sent everyone home in good spirits.

We are unable to read the minutes of 100 years ago as the 1918 Minute Book appears to be missing. more...

Central Heating 

The new Central Heating System is now installed in the Lodge Room.

No more cold Meetings, it's going to be warm and cosy tonight and throughout the Winter.

Other improvements still ongoing, it just gets better and better. Congratulations to the refurbishment organising team,for a job well done.

Don't forget to book in for the Christmas Sunday Lunch on November 25th 2018, Derek the ADC is taking bookings. This popular event soon gets booked up. more...

Lodge Meeting 15th October 2018 

The October Meeting will be a completion of Ollie's Master Mason's Degree, with the 3rd Degree Working Tools presented for the first time, by one of our younger members.

After which Ollie will receive, and all the Brethren are sure to enjoy a presentation of the Walking Charge by one of our Senior Members.

Followed by full closings in all three Degrees. more...

Lodge Meeting 17th September 2018 

The Members and Visitors were amazed at the amount of work that had been carried out during the Summer break. Decorated throughout, new Gents and Ladies/Disabled Toilets, new carpet etc. etc.. Our grateful thanks to Derek Evans and his team for overseeing the work.

The new facilities were enjoyed by all, and so was the excellent meal presented by our new Caterers after our 3rd Degree Ceremony upstairs. Congratulations Ollie on becoming a MM. more...

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