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151st Charity collection - Blood Bike Charity 

Dorset Fairway Lodge Charity Steward reported that last month's Charity collection raised £180 for the Blood Bike Charity.
 more...

(Published by Dorset Fairway Lodge)

Fairway 9546 WM welcomes the Provincial Stewards 

WM welcomes the Provincial Stewards to the 151st meeting of Dorset Fairway Lodge 9546. more...

(Published by Dorset Fairway Lodge)

Freemasons supporting Riding for the Disabled 

The Lodge of Honour and Friendship in Blandford are delighted to support their local Riding for the Disabled Group.

Pictured is Jessica, who's father and grandfather are members of the lodge, handing a cheque for £100 to Stella at Green Cottage Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA).

Also pictured is one of their amazing horses Katie, who at 30 years old is due to be retired shortly. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

Dorset Welcomes Lifelites 

Our Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Chris Lill, was delighted to welcome the team from Lifelites to The Tank Museum at Bovington today as part of their #liftforlifelites campaign, raising awareness of their amazing work! Huge thanks to Jeremy Shaw for bringing along his beautiful classic Bentley Turbo R.
 more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

Canford lodge helps local children! 

Worshipful Master Steve Groves has presented £1778 to two local charities on behalf of Canford Lodge.

In an unusual move Canford Lodge invited representatives from two local charity's to attend their festive board to receive their cheques. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

Ferndown Lodge Support the Cleft Palate Charity 

One of the charities chosen this year by Ian Spiers of Ferndown Lodge was the Cleft Lip Palate, based at Salisbury District Hospital Odstock. The Worshipful Master Vic Plowman, accompanied by Tom Courtney, were invited to present a cheque for the total of £500 pounds donated by the Lodge.

They were introduced to the team members, who are tasked with the job of caring for children afflicted with this terrible defect. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

Universities Scheme growing in Dorset 

London Haven Lodge No.7300, the Universities Scheme Lodge in Dorset, carried out its second double ceremony of University undergraduates when Daniel Berry and Christopher Wilmoth became Freemasons.

Dan is completing his final year of study in fine arts and Chris is carrying out work experience with a leading global and services technical innovator as part of his aero-space studies. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

Talking Heads at Loyal Manor Lodge 

Brethren of Dorset were entertained to a short playlet that has been performed over 200 times across 40 Provinces. 'Talking Heads' portrays an encounter between two lodge members – one, an experienced Past Master (and a Royal Arch Companion) and the other, a Master Mason curious to know more. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Chapter of Dorset)

From Hill to High Water 

Dorset Freemasons from Wimborne are proud to support Dorset Search and Rescue (DorSAR).

DorSAR is a team of highly trained volunteers who work with the police, coastguard and other emergency services. They assist in the search and recovery of missing persons and items, plus specialist water rescue. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

All fun and games in Shaftesbury. 

Shaftesbury's Lodge of Friendship and Sincerity was approached by a local care company asking for help to purchase a new piece of technology to help their clients.

An interactive games machine has been designed to help numerous clients, but in particular those with early to mid stage dementia.

The Lodge readily agreed to help and pledged £250. A matching amount from the Provincial Grand Master's discretionary fund was also pledged. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

Dan Martin - St Cuthberga's New WM 

On Tuesday 7 May 2019 Bro Dan Martin was installed into the Chair of King Solomon at the Lodge of St Cuthberga No.622. The Lodge was privileged to receive Right Worshipful Brother Graham Raymond Glazier, Provisional Grand Master for Dorset and his Executive Officers.

The ceremony was conducted beautifully by all those occupying office to the enjoyment of a jam-packed temple of 93 brethren, 60 of whom were visitors. more...

(Published by Lodge of St Cuthberga)

April 2018 Regular Meeting 

Our April regular meeting on Friday 26th was a night of Fellowcrafts. Bro Frankie McCoid took his second step in Freemasonry in a ceremony performed with real passion by our Worshipful Master and his team. Amongst those witnessing the proceedings were six other Fellowcrafts who gathered at the end of the ceremony along with Bro. Frankie to receive, from our Senior Warden, an expertly presented long explanation of one of the pieces of Lodge furniture, a story rich in history and allegory. more...

(Published by Ashley Lodge)

Grand Rank Promotion 

Congratulations to our Treasurer WBro John Price on receiving his promotion to PJGD at Grand Lodge on Wednesday 24th April 2019.

A well deserved promotion. more...

(Published by De Moulham Lodge)

We're in the paper!! 

Freemasonry gets a mention in the local paper.

Alex Green, representing Gillingham Freemasons recently presented a donation to the Friends of Gillingham Station to help them in their quest to improve the ambience of the station for rail travellers. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

Lodge Meeting 15th April 2019 

A very nervous Candidate Bro.Sean was passed to the Degree of a Fellowcraft last night, splendid work by the JD Peter, the SD Martin and the SW John helped put Bro. Sean at ease. Stw'd Trevor gave an excellent presentation of the WTs as did Ch. Stw'd Robert explaining the TB.

An above average number of guests/visitors added to the enjoyment of the evening rounded off with a superb Festive Board, during which the raffle raised an excellent amount for Zetland Court. more...

(Published by De Moulham Lodge)

Let's brighten up the place' 

Two local community groups recently met at Gillingham station for the benefit of Gillingham rail users. Alex Green presented a cheque for £300 from the Gillingham Freemasons to Belinda Ridout, Chair of the Friends of Gillingham station.
The local Masons had raised the sum from their regular meetings of Kings Court Lodge in Station Road (Lower) and wanted to help the Friends improve the ambiance of the station. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

Mission Accomplished 

A number of Brethren and family members from the Lodge of St Cuthberga have completed stage two of clearing Dave Sandever's enormous shed.

Dave, who resides in Colehill with his wife Sue, is too unwell to clear the shed and outbuildings himself, so the lodge stepped in to give him a helping hand.

During the first stage in February we filled a 6-yard skip, today we filled an 8-yard skip. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

Dorset Freemasons in lifesaving gift to Budmouth College 

Lodges and Chapters in Dorset have come together in a Cross Order effort to support a major gift to Budmouth College. Together with the Craft and Royal Arch Provinces of Dorset, Rose Croix, Mark and Royal Ark Mariners, with local lodges and Chapters have donated more than £2000 of defibrillator equipment to a Weymouth school. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

March 2019 Regular Meeting 

The 700th meeting of the Ashley Lodge took place on Friday the 29th March. At the meeting Forty members and their guests took part and watched as Mr Mark Thompson sook his first step and became a Freemason. During the ceremony Mark was assisted by his Proposer Bro Shaun Fudge who stepped up a place and acted as J.D. whilst the seconder our Worshipful Master oversaw the proceedings. more...

(Published by Ashley Lodge)

50 years a Mason 

Fifty years ago W Bro Walter 'Wally' Draper a then GPO engineer and ex paratrooper become a Freemason in Surrey, he joined the Ashley Lodge when he retired with his family to Bournemouth.

On Sunday 21st March W Bro Ron Kiver, accompanied by our Worshipful Master and the Lodge Secretary, presented Wally with a certificate of service and a 50 year pin at his home. more...

(Published by Ashley Lodge)

Kinson Chapter support Hope! 

Based in Bournemouth, Hope Housing Training and Support is a charity for single homeless individuals aged between 18 to 65. Last year 150 people were encouraged to move forward into independent living through addressing their needs, which included substance misuse, crime, poverty, mental health and unemployment.

60 vulnerable people are housed by the charity, whilst trained counselling and support workers help to overcome personal issues faced. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Chapter of Dorset)

Gillingham Litter Pickers out in force. 

A group of volunteer litter pickers who were sponsored by Kings Court Lodge No have organised a Council Community pick up Event.

More than fifty people attended in Gillingham and close to a dozen in Milton-on-Stour. The residents who joined were all ages and lots of youngsters and various organisations. It was marvellous to see so many.

The estimate of weight of litter collected was about 280kg in 2 hours! more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

Lodge Meeting 18th March 2019 

Disappointing news on arrival, Bro Sean who was due to be passed to the Degree of a FC could not attend due to family illness. The WM decided to conduct a demonstration 2nd Degree Ceremony and the DC asked for a volunteer Candidate. None was forthcoming, so the DC offered himself as Candidate, this was accepted by the WM. WBro Don did a quick change and donned the EAs apron. Bro Don was passed to a FC in a fun, but very sincere Ceremony. more...

(Published by De Moulham Lodge)

Lodge of Meridian support Homeless Charity 

The Lodge of Meridian held this year's ladies Evening in the Carlton Hotel, East Overcliffe, Bournemouth, on the 2 March 2019 where the Worshipful Master, members and guests, raised £500 for the charity 'Shelter'.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support and legal services. Shelter, offer a wide range of help and advice online and in office, helping those facing (all) housing and homelessness issues. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

Lodge of Meridian - Charity - Cheque presentation 

The Lodge of Meridian #6582, held this year's ladies Evening in the Carlton Hotel, East Over-cliffe, Bournemouth, on the 2nd March; where the Worshipful Master, brethren and guests, raised some £500 for the Worshipful Master's charity 'Shelter'.

The 'Shelter Charity' helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support and legal services. more...

(Published by Lodge of Meridian)

The Broadstone Lodge No 8641 Ladies Festival 2019 

The Broadstone Lodge held its annual ladies festival on Saturday at The Dudsbury Hotel and Spa.

109 brethren, ladies and guests supported the event and were welcomed by our Worshipful Master and his Lady, Jenny. A magnificent evening, excellent food and great entertainment from 'Haywire'. They really are Dorset's No.1 dance band.

The toast to the ladies was given by W. more...

(Published by Broadstone Lodge)

And the Winners are ... 

Congratulations to the team from Dunckerly Lodge who won a closely fought semi final of the Provincial Quiz hosted by Canford Lodge. In second place came Meridian Lodge. Many thanks to the Provincial Quiz Team led by the Assistant Provincial Grand Master of Dorset, Christopher Bond.
The picture shows the APGM with the two teams. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

Talking Heads - The Next Step: Into the Royal Arch 

If you are a Freemason who is

• not in the Royal Arch yet
• a lapsed Royal Arch member or
• have Masonic friends who aren't in the Royal Arch yet

Then please book in for this event now! To book please contact the Lodge Secretary 6445@dorsetfreemasonry. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

Crumbs! That's terrific charitable support by Vespasian Lodge!! 

Vespasian Lodge recently held a 'race night' at Branksome Masonic Hall, attended by a number of members, family and friends and were able to support local, worthy charitable causes, including The Crumbs Project.

The Crumbs Project was founded by the late Anne Gardner, whose daughter Liz at the age of 17 started hearing voices which tormented her for the rest of her adult life. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

February 2019 Regular Meeting 

Brother Edwards took his next step in Freemasonry at out February meeting in an excellent ceremony conducted by our Worshipful Master and his team. Forty two members and their guests witnessed the ceremony and then retired to the dining room for a good natured meal together.

During the meal there was a collection using Gift Aid forms followed by two auctions for activities donated by our Worshipful Master all in aid of our chosen charity for this year, Poole Sailability. more...

(Published by Ashley Lodge)

Freemasons call house!! 

£280 was raised by Blandford Freemasons who held a charity bingo event held to help raise funds for the Blandford Museum Garden Club which exists for people of all ages to take part in a spot of gardening if they don't have a garden space of their own.
With keen gardeners aged from 4-84 years old the club need as much financial support as they can get and the local Freemasons were only to happy to help as part of their own campaign to assist as many local good causes as they can. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

Dorset Freemasons supporting Poole Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 

Dorset Freemason John Howland of Northbourne Lodge proudly presented £1000, raised by the members of his Lodge to Poole Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). John appreciates the remarkable work conducted by the NICU and reflected; 'When I became Master of Northbourne Lodge I realised I had an opportunity to repay them in some small measure for not only saving my granddaughter but also my daughter's life'. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

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...

(Published by De Moulham Lodge)

United Service Lodge of Dorset Freemasons support the Veterans' hub! 

The Worshipful Master of Dorset's United Service Lodge, Roger Barnes, handed over a cheque for £305 to the Weymouth and Portland Veterans Hub. This brings the total donated to the Hub by United Service Lodge to just under £1000.

The Veterans Hub was set up to try and make services to former troops more accessible and any profits made from the Cafe at the Hub go towards continuing the hub's work. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

Dorset Masonic Museum hosts University undergraduates 

The Dorset Masonic Museum continues with its programme offering a guided tour of exhibits to undergraduates. Museum curator, Peter Shenton, is currently planning a series of exhibitions throughout the year for those seeking a wider knowledge of Freemasonry.

Enquiry in the Universities Scheme in Dorset has increased through interest from undergraduates at the Bournemouth University and the Art University Bournemouth as well as from other academic establishments. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

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...

(Published by De Moulham Lodge)

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...

(Published by De Moulham Lodge)

Red Cross of Constantine and Craft work together to support EDAS. 

Dorset Freemasons joined together in a 'cross order' initiative to donate to a 'recovery cafe' run by the Essential Drugs & Alcohol Service (EDAS) EDAS Better Together in Poole.

The Serenitea EDAS cafe on Ashley Road, Poole provides an alcohol-free social environment for people in recovery, as well as members of the public. Members of Lodges. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

Youth Clubs helped by donation from Gillingham Freemasons 

Two Youth Clubs serving the North Dorset area desperately needed financial help to finish the installation of their new cooker at their HQ in Gillingham.

Bones Youth Clubs is available to young children in the area and HippBones Youth Club have sessions for children with special needs. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

January 2019 Regular Meeting 

Our January meeting fell on Burns night which gave the evening a Scottish flavour. This was an evening of firsts; first meeting of the year, a First Degree and the first ceremony for our new Worshipful Master and his team. All of whom performed their duties superbly and helped make it a special night for our new member, Bro Paul. more...

(Published by Ashley Lodge)

Grand Superintendent announces Appointments 

The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, Graham Glazier, is pleased to announce that at the Annual Convocation of Provincial Grand Chapter to be held at Hamworthy on Saturday 29th June 2019, he intends to re-appoint:-

EComp Michael Worne PGStB as Deputy Grand Superintendent

EComp Julian Mitchell PGStB as 2nd Provincial Grand Principal

and to appoint and install: more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Chapter of Dorset)

Provincial Grand Master announces Royal Arch Appointments 

The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, RWBro Graham Glazier, is pleased to announce that at the Annual Convocation of Provincial Grand Chapter to be held at Hamworthy on Saturday 29th June 2019, he intends to re-appoint:-

EComp Michael Worne PGStB as Deputy Grand Superintendent

 more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

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...

(Published by De Moulham Lodge)

Vespasian Lodge supports Gully's Place! 

A Dorset Lodge based in Poole have shown their continued commitment to a Children's palliative care unit by making the latest of five donations to Gully's Place at Poole Hospital

Vespasian Lodge, based at Branksome Masonic Hall in Poole have supported Gully's Place, a purpose-designed space to provide a palliative care area contained within the children's unit of Poole Hospital, since 2015. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

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...

(Published by De Moulham Lodge)

Amphibious supporting The Greenwood Club 

Amphibious have showed their commitment to the care of the wider community again by supporting one of our Worshipful Master's local charities, The Greenwood Club, with a further donation of £510 which was raised at our Christmas Dinner. more...

(Published by Amphibious Lodge)

Dorset Freemasons go green! 

The Amphibious Freemasons Lodge in Wimborne have showed their commitment to the care of the wider community by supporting a local charity, The Greenwood Club with a donation of £510.

The Greenwood Club is part of the Dorset Area for Outstanding Natural Beauty project 'Stepping into Nature'. They aim to provide positive shared experiences and memories for those living with dementia and their amazing carers. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

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...

(Published by De Moulham Lodge)

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...

(Published by De Moulham Lodge)

Installation 2018 

On the 31st October 2018 Portland Chapter celebrated it's installation attended by the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent. EC Ron Haggett was installed as First Principle, EC Bob Hodges was installed as 2nd Principle and EC Ian Prudames moved from 1st principle to 3rd Principle. more...

(Published by Portland Chapter)

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...

(Published by De Moulham Lodge)

Gillingham Freemasons donate £500 to Dorset Rape Crisis Support Centre 

Kings Court Masonic Lodge in Gillingham have made a donation of £500 in memory of their late member, Norman Higgins whose Granddaughter is a Trustee of DRCSC.

Dorset Rape Crisis Support Centre is an independent, charitable organisation supporting people who have been affected by rape or sexual abuse. their aim is to provide confidential, practical and emotional support to anyone who has suffered sexual violence or rape or is supporting a victim. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

Shaftesbury Masons supporting the local community! 

The Shaftesbury based Lodge of Friendship and Sincerity in Dorset Freemasonry have been supporting the local Girl Guides with their aim to build a new Guide Hut. A number of the members of the Lodge have connections with the Scouting and Guides movements. It was felt that the Lodge should support local endeavours and there was universal support in lending support to the Guides. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

Ashley Lodge Spring into the New Year 

On New Year's Eve Peter Boyd, the Immediate Past Master of The Ashley Lodge presented a cheque for £2,950 to Janine Golding of the Poole Hospital based charity Spring, Ashley's nominated charity for Peter's year as Master.

A large proportion of the monies raised were donated under the Gift Aid scheme increasing the the benefit to Spring by more than £500, giving total in excess of £3,450.

Spring is a charity supporting parents and relatives through baby loss. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

2019 

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

(Published by De Moulham Lodge)

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...

(Published by De Moulham Lodge)

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...

(Published by De Moulham Lodge)

Dorset's Universities Scheme Lodge Celebrate Christmas in style! 

As is customary, wives, partners friends and widows of Brethren were invited to the Christmas Meeting Festive Dinner of the London Haven Lodge, where the traditional highlight of the evening is an annual visit from the Bournemouth Gilbert and Sullivan Operatic Society (GaSP) Carol Singers. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

Art History in Blandford 

As part of a recent history project where a number of members of Blandford Freemasonry, led by Mark Hinsley researched the history of the lodges in Blandford, some marvellous minute book covers were discovered.

For four years the secretary drew these cover pages for the minute book of the previous year. These beautiful documents, show who the Master was, how many of each type of ceremony was conducted and which members attended and how many times.

 more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

Broadstone Lodge christmas festive board with the ladies 

Broadstone lodge entertained their ladies after their christmas meeting on 18th December

What a wonderful evening of food wine and song.

Our Worship Master had the following message of thanks for the tremendous contribution to charity.

Many of you couldn't make it to the Christmas Meeting last night, but so far this year you have helped to raise almost £3,000. more...

(Published by Broadstone Lodge)

October 2918 Installation 

The Installation Convocation of Chapter of Unity in October 2018 was a very special occasion. Installed as First Principal was E.Comp. Peter O'Neill who was exalted in February 1961 and is the longest serving Royal Arch Mason in Dorset and about to complete 58 years. The Second Principal, David Bale, will complete 52 years at the January 2019 meeting.

It was even more gratifying that, for the first time in six years a Companion, Kevin Smith, was installed as Third Principal. more...

(Published by Chapter of Unity)

Masonic Charitable Foundation, the Impact of their work! 

The Masonic Charitable Foundation, is helping more people than ever before.

During 2017/18, they reached more people, improved the way they work and gave more than ever. None of this would have been possible without their supporters, donors, volunteers and dedicated team of staff.

This year, the masonic community gave more than ever to local and national charities, and also helped an increasing number of Freemasons and their families.

#Freemasonry gave £48. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

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...

(Published by De Moulham Lodge)

Far Fetched Freemasonry? 

The Lodge of Honour and Friendship which meets in Blandford has installed a new Master in the shape of Toby Daniels. This isn't news though we have 49 Installations every year!

However some Brethren made a really big trip to be present at Toby's big night!

Visitors to our lodge meetings are so important to us, and this one was extra special. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

Provincial Carol Service 2018 

We had a terrific day at the wonderful Sherborne Abbey at our Dorset Freemasonry Carol Service. We enjoyed the company of friends and family from far and wide in a wonderful setting. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

December 2018 Regular meeting - Christmas 

Friday 14th December

Our December meeting is traditionally Past Masters so this year our Past Secretary and stalwart of the Lodge, Viv Double, took the chair to conduct a 2nd degree ceremony for James Dunn. Assisted by the other Past Masters, Viv and his team performed superbly and our congratulations go to Jim for taking his next step in Freemasonry. more...

(Published by Ashley Lodge)

Kings Court sponsors Gillingham Litter Pickers. 

Kings Court Lodge were happy to help out the amazing group of enthusiastic volunteers who give up their time to go out and about collecting litter of the streets.

15 Hi-Vis vests were designed and acquired in order to keep the volunteers safe and to help promote this excellent initiative.

Spokesman, Roger Knight said that 'this kind of enterprise fitted in perfectly with the intention of Gillingham Freemason to support good local causes whenever we can'. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

Merry Christmas to all 

We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year for 2019. more...

(Published by Amphibious Lodge)

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...

(Published by De Moulham Lodge)

Poppy presentation 

Our Charity Steward, Stew McKell has been working hard again. On Saturday, he presented a cheque for £376.00 to Mrs. Toni Sue White, The Poppy Coordinator of the Lytchett Matravers and Upton Royal British Legion.

Funds were made up of raffle and auction proceeds from our November Remembrance Meeting. Our grateful thanks to everyone who attended and gave so generously to this worthwhile cause more...

(Published by Amphibious Lodge)

Connecticut to Beaminster - An Artefact Returns 

We often read and hear of instances of internet scams and abuse of social media but overlook many of its enduring benefits. This was brought home in April 2018 when David Wakely, the Secretary of Beaminster Manor Lodge in Dorset received an email from Ben Headley of the Franklin Lodge No 20 in Westerly, Rhode Island, Connecticut. Clearly the benefits of the internet and the Dorset Website was soon appreciated as it was through the Dorset Provincial Masonic portal that David was tracked down. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

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...

(Published by De Moulham Lodge)

November Regular Meeting 2018 

On Friday 30th November Mike Wilson was installed as Master of the Ashley Lodge for the ensuing year. Michael was installed by his predecessor Peter Boyd in the presence of The Provincial Grand Master for Dorset RWBro Graham Glazier, his Provincial team and 65+ members and their guests from across the UK. At the end of the ceremony Michael appointed the officers who will assist him during his time as Master
more...

(Published by Ashley Lodge)

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...

(Published by De Moulham Lodge)

Armistice Day with The Broadstone Lodge 

The Armistice day fancy dress themed lunch on 11th at the Market close building raised £100 for the Poole Branch of the RBL.

Brethren friends and ladies and children all remembered the 100 years since the end of the first world war and all wars.

At the same time dressing for the occasion and eating the the same food as would have been served at the end of the war. Maconochie's stew proved to be a staple part of a British soldier's diet during World War One. more...

(Published by Broadstone Lodge)

Broadstone Lodge in the Community with our Worshipful Master Alan Barlow 

Worshipful Master Alan Barlow has decided that during his year in office he will support lots of local good causes, masonic and non masonic. So expect the unexpected. Here Alan is seen presenting a £250 cheque to Dan Bishop towards his 3 week visit to North America for the World Scouts Jamboree.

It was important to act quickly and support Dan and later in the year a small but more formal handover will take place at Market close where Dans dad and his scout leader will be guests. more...

(Published by Broadstone Lodge)

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...

(Published by De Moulham Lodge)

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