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Welcome to the Dorset Fairway Lodge

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

Dorchester Masonic Hall
Dorchester
Dorset
DT1 1TR

We warmly welcome anyone interested in finding out more about Freemasonry and visiting Brethren from other lodges.

Contact us at: 9546@dorsetfreemasonry.info

News

Dorset Ashlar Housing Trust: Annual Report & Accounts [DAHT] 

I attach a copy of a letter I have received from the Secretary of Dorset Ashlar Housing Trust (DAHT), WBro Matt Devereux, together with the Report and Accounts to which he refers.

DAHT is one of only two Dorset Provincial charities in existence, the other being Dorset Masonic Care (DMC). It owns and lets out to necessitous Dorset Freemasons and their widows ten two bedroom and two one bedroom flats at Kenneth Cross Court, 100 North Road, Parkstone, Poole, BH14 0NA at subsidised rents. more...

Children's Christmas Party - 7 Dec 2019 - Portland Masonic Centre 

Dear Sirs

Please find attached a poster and booking form for the Children's Christmas Party being held at the Portland Masonic Centre on the afternoon of Saturday 7th December. This is open to children of Masonic families. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

I would be most grateful if you could share this with your membership.

Kind regards
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Beyond the Craft': Kinson Masonic Hall on Saturday, 13th June 2020 

I am writing to you to inform you that we are at the planning phase of staging a 'Beyond The Craft' event at the Kinson Masonic Hall.

This will be scheduled for Saturday 13th June 2020 and include all Orders (beyond craft) active at the KMH.

The event will be hosted by the Ferncroft Masonic Club and held downstairs at the KMH in the dining hall where each Order will manage a trestle table displaying their respective banners, regalia and appropriate literature. more...

Dorset Provincial Raft Race: 2020 

WBro Geoff Ruffell, the Secretary of the Lodge of Meridian, has now stepped down as the organiser of the annual Provincial Raft Race, an event which he created and ran so adeptly. His mantle has passed to WBro Mike Parkes, the Secretary of Dorset Sportsmen's Lodge and on his behalf I attach a poster giving details of next year's raft race which is due to take place on Sunday, the 5th July 2020.

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Charity Steward cheque presentation - Weldmare Hospice 

Dorset Fairway Charity Steward Bro Mark Ford hands over £186.20 to a branch of Weldmare Hospice in Weymouth, the money was collected after Dorset Fairway masonic lodge based in Dorchester held a number of charity raffles, Mark said one of the best bits of his job, is handing over the money to important local charity's like Weldmare. more...

Charity Cheque presentation - Volunteer Centre Dorchester from Dorset Fairway Lodge. 

Bro Ford presenting a cheque to Siobhan Davies (project coordinator) for the Volunteer Centre Dorchester from Dorset Fairway Masonic Lodge. more...

DMSA GOLF - AutumnOpen Meeting - 25th October 

Please contact Darren Baker for entry details of this years DMSA Autumn Open Meeting - 25th October 2019.

FYI - Friday 25th October is the last working day before the clocks go back.

As this is my first solo event I wanted to keep the event at my local golf club Came Down, but future events will be held all around Dorset. So, if you have any courses you would like to play on, please let me know. more...

Charity Lucky Ball Draw 

Good Afternoon Gentleman

As your Charity Steward , at the GP meeting last week , I have proposed a Charity ' Lucky Ball Draw'.

This is how it work's & please , if you can please let me know if you would like a ticket , so I can work out amount of interest & amount of ball's required.

And you can of course buy more than one ball , but it's one ball per member at the start.

41 Ball's for 41 Fairway members. more...

Activities Day: Saturday, 31st August 2019 The Lodge of St Cuthberga 

Activities Day: Saturday, 31st August 2019 - The Lodge of St Cuthberga TextDetails of an activities day which the Lodge has organised to take place at the Max Events Activity Centre near Bere Regis on Saturday, the 31st August 2019. The activities are crossbow shooting, axe throwing, clay shooting and a quad-bike safari and all members of your Lodges and their families are invited tojoin the members of the Lodge of St. Cuthberga with a picnic for a fun day out. more...

Peter Lowndes Open Challenge Cup 14/05/2020 

Dear Sir and Brother

The District Grand Lodge of Cyprus has the pleasure of inviting golfers to Cyprus to play in the annual Peter Lowndes Open Challenge Cup, tobe held on the 14th May 2020 at the Aphrodite Hills Golf Club. Practice rounds (optional) at discounted rates, have been arranged via the District for the 13TH. May 2020.

The event Poster and Participation Form are attached. Please note that the deadline for the participation forms is 31 March 2020. more...

Provincial Appointments & Promotions 2019 

Please see list of Provincial appointments below, congratulations go to WBro Bob Parkes.

Appointments to Active Office - 2019

Provincial Senior Grand Warden WBro R.E. Francis 6525
Provincial Junior Grand Deacon WBro J.E.A. Plowman 7860
Provincial Junior Grand Warden WBro E.W.J. Aston 1266
Provincial Assistant Grand Secretary WBro C. Blows 472
Provincial Grand Chaplain WBro The Rev A.F. Pearce 9649
Provincial Asst Grand Director of Ceremonies WBro R. more...

Bro Glen Short 

Brethren

It is my sad duty to have to inform you that I have received a communication, that Bro Glen Short has been called to the Grand Lodge Above, after a short period of illness, on Monday 29 July 2019.

Details of Funeral Arrangements are below:.

Service at United Church South Street Dorchester at 1200 followed by Cremation at Weymouth 1300, Friday 20th August. more...

Dorset Fairway Lodge Ladies Dinner Night - 30th September 

Date: 30th November 2019

Location: The Royal Dorset Yatch Club, Weymouth, DT4 8BG

Timings: 7pm for 7.30pm

Dress Code: Formal Black Tie

Dinning: A full Menu is shown Below

Payment & Costs: £40 pp payable to A. Anderson by 30th September 2019.

Time Lines: Lodge Members Confirmation by 30th September 2019. Thereafter Open to other lodges.

The cost of the evening includes a four course meal, toasts & entertainment. more...

DMSA Summer Golf - Charity 

Forwarded from John Simmonds, one of our members, here is a short message from John explaining what it's all about.

Firstly ,I have arranged for a Charity Bowmaker on Friday 30 August primarily to raise funds for my boss's grandson who, shortly after birth, was diagnosed with a condition called SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy). more...

W Bro Don Thomson 

It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing to Grand Lodge Above of W Bro Don Thomson PPrGSuptWks.

Don was a Founder Member of Dorset Fairway Lodge and long time Secretary.

He will be greatly missed.

Donald Thomson
Passed away peacefully on 12th July 2019 aged 86 years.
Loving husband of the late Mandy,
father to Amesha, Aidan, Euan and Calum
and a dear grandfather and great grandfather. more...

DMSA Summer Golf - Came Down - 30th August 2019 

DMSA GOLF SECTION
SUMMER OPEN MEETING
CAME DOWN GC
FRIDAY 30TH AUGUST

Charity confirmed - https://www.gofundme.com/f/eric-fighting-sma-one-movement-at-a-time?

As usual non Masonic golfing colleagues will be welcome provided they are nominated by a known golfing Brother.
The Competition is a Stableford Team Bowmaker , Play in groups of 3 Max. H'cap = 28.

Trophy . more...

152nd Lodge Meeting 20th June 2019 

Candidate Bro.Baker was passed to the Degree of a Master Mason last night, splendid work by all of the officers who helped put Bro. Baker at ease.The Exhortation and Prayer was delivered by WBro Schofield, the Charge was then delivered by WBro Sandall. WBro Smallman then explained the Traditional History and Bro Bowring presented the Working Tools. more...

Ernie Dagless Golf Trophy on 21st June (rearranged from 7th June) 

final timings for Friday as below.

14.30 Gormley Hogg Hogben

14.40 Brookes Sandall Schofield

14.50 Winning Parkes Fletcher

15.00 Chick Brewer M Walker J

15.10 Baker Gardner

15.20 Simmonds Morris Bowen Anderson

Times may be put back by 5-10 mins depending on other societies numbers needing extra time before us but it will be no more than that. more...

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