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Catch up on all the news from around the Province.

The list is drawn from across the entire site and gives you an easy way to quickly find all the news.

Ferndown Lodge donates £800 to AboutFace head and neck cancer support 

At Ferndown Lodge Installation meeting on 27th February, the Immediate Past Master of the Lodge Worshipful Brother Alan Connell was delighted to present a cheque for £800 to Worshipful Brother Paul Collins for the wonderful help given by the Dorset based charity AboutFace. This charity has provided support for almost 20 years to patients who have been diagnosed, or are living with, head and neck cancer. Unlike most cancers which are hidden, these tutors are usually visible for all to see. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

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...

(Published by Dorset Fairway Lodge)

Summer Walk to Swanage 

Having finished our Lodge meeting (very) late on Friday night, at 8:30am Saturday morning our Worshipful Master accompanied by some of the fitter members of the Lodge gathered together, at the front door to Poole Masonic hall to start their 14 mile walk to Swanage Masonic Hall in aid of the upcoming Dorset 2025 Festival (Festival 25). more...

(Published by Ashley Lodge)

June 2019 Regular Meeting 

Friday the 27th was our last meeting before the well-earned summer break. On one of the hottest evenings of the year so far, the Lodge met to help Bro Greg Winter take his next step in Freemasonry and become a Master Mason. The ceremony, presided over by our Worshipful Master and assisted by his team and Senior Past Masters of the Lodge, was conducted with the care and sincerity that this occasion demands. more...

(Published by Ashley Lodge)

Lodge of Benevolence is Proud to announce the 2019 Donations to Local Charities 

WBro Glen Graham delivered two cheques totalling £1053 to the St Margaret's Hospice and a further cheque for £200 to the Weldmar Hospicecare.

WBro Peter Cairns gave £400 to St Johns' Alms House and £200 to Friends of the Yeatman. Another £200 was also donated to the Sands Charity.

Thanks to all our members for their generosity and support.
 more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

MEGS Address to Provincial Grand Chapter 2019 

Our Provincial Grand Master, in his role as Grand Superintendent of the Royal Arch in Dorset has just addressed the Annual Convocation of Provincial Grand Chapter of Dorset.

Companions,

This time last year I told you that great changes were afoot as, in my new role as Provincial Grand Master, over the next year possibly two, I would endeavour to bring the Dorset Craft and Royal Arch together as one. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Chapter of Dorset)

Poole Harbour Cruise 

The Lodge of St Cuthberga enjoyed a peaceful summer's cruise around Poole Harbour. The good ship 'Purbeck Gem', set sail from Poole Quay on Sunday afternoon with over 70 souls on board, which included many family and friends from other Dorset Lodges. We were additionally pleased to welcome and introduce three potential candidates to the Lodge. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

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...

(Published by Dorset Fairway Lodge)

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...

(Published by Dorset Fairway Lodge)

Installation Meeting Monday 17th June 2019. 

Many Brethren, including 21 Visitors and the PGM and his Provincial Officers witnessed a wonderful Installation Ceremony and enjoyed a superb Festive Board.

It was great to see the Lodge Room and the Dining Room so full, and every one enjoying themselves.

The Raffle raised £255 towards one of the new WM Charities for his year, 'Riding for the Disabled'.

We now have two Johns as WM and IPM, and two Martins as SW and JW, could get confusing. more...

(Published by De Moulham Lodge)

£12,000 Grant to Dorset Youth Association 

Children and vulnerable families in Dorset will benefit from the continuation of Dorset Youth Association's services thanks to a £12,000 grant from Dorset Freemasons.

The charity, which aims to improve the quality of life for children, young people and families, offers support to a network of 69 youth clubs and vital services for 300 families in their homes and communities. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

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

Dear Brethren,
All those who took part in the golf on Friday will know that things came to an abrupt and rather wet end because of a torrential downpour. They will also know that the Club agreed to a re-run on Friday 21st June, at the same times as last Friday. The cost to those who played last Friday will be £20 to cover the cost of the meal, as we did eat as planned. more...

(Published by Dorset Fairway Lodge)

UPDATE - Ernie Dagless Golf Trophy on 7th June 2019 

A warm and bright sunny day greeted the larger than normal field to East Dorset Golf Club, all eager to fight it out for the Ernie Dagless Golf Trophy. The heavily anticipated Storm Miguel was nowhere to be seen and was thought to have blew over the sacred fairways and greens of Dorset Golf & Country Club.
After filling up on coffee and a bacon roll, a contented field took to the practice green to gain well needed confidence. The first three ball set off at 14: more...

(Published by Dorset Fairway Lodge)

Fishin' in the Rain! 

On a very soggy June morning, the Dorset branch of the MTSFC held its first fishing event of the year courtesy once again of Andrea and Paul Crocker at Higher Kingcombe Farm and Lakes at Toller Porcorum near Dorchester. Special Needs children from Linwood School in Bournemouth and Mountjoy School in Beaminster were chaperoned on a one to one basis by our rather wet bunch of anglers who seemed more concerned by the weather than our eager students were! more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

2025 Charity Festival 

Dear All

In October this year the start of the 2025 Charity Festival will begin, Donations in the form of regular payment plans , single payments given through Smooth Giving will go towards that deserving cause ( also our Lucky Ball Draw).

All payments will attract Gift Aid of 25% & will be recorded & go towards both an individual & Lodge Totals.

Thank you Gents for your time & Charity donations.

Brother Ford
Charity Steward more...

(Published by Dorset Fairway Lodge)

Dorset Lodges supporting Zetland Court Summer Fete 

Once again Dorset Freemasonry gave its full support to the annual Zetland Court Summer Fete.

On Saturday 1 June 2019 Freemasons and their families staffed 21 fun, bric a brac and craft stalls in the beautiful grounds of Zetland Court Masonic Care Home in Bournemouth. A gorgeous sunny day attracted many visitors from the local community and Freemasonry who were able to stroll around the attractive grounds enjoying and experiencing the many activities on show. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

W Bro Leon in Cyprus 

Q. What do you do in the evenings if you are a Freemason who has just moved to Cyprus?

A. Visit Lodges!

Leon Matthews a Past Master of Ashley and stalwart of the Province of Dorset moved to Cyprus last year. Keen to continue his Masonic Journey he has been out and about on the island vising Lodges. more...

(Published by Ashley Lodge)

A Silver Jubilee of Silver Service? 

For the past quarter century, members of London Haven Lodge, together with members of their families, have served Strawberry Afternoon Cream Teas to visitors at the Annual Summer Fete at Zetland Court.

On a delightful sunny day, what can be more civilised than listening to music from the band whilst enjoying newly-baked scones with jam and cream, home-made cakes and strawberries and clotted cream. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

Ernie Dagless Golf Trophy on 7th June 2019 

The Ernie Dagless Golf Trophy Meeting is taking place at East Dorset Golf and Country Club on 7th June 2019 and was for Fairway Lodge Members only.
Tee times - 10:30 to 15:30
Bacon roll & coffee on arrival
2 course dinner
18 holes (9 woodland & 9 Lakeside Nines)

Buggies & Electric trollies available to hire
Entry fee £40

****UPDATE****
Here are the final tee times for Friday. Stableford - Full H/C - Yellow tees

14. more...

(Published by Dorset Fairway Lodge)

Masonic Quiz 2019 

After fighting their way through the heats to reach the final of the Dorset Masonic Quiz, hosted by The Ashley Lodge on Friday 31st May, the Vindelis quiz team were thwarted at the final hurdle and finished a very respectable third against stiff competition. The winning team from Dunkerley Lodge showed exceptional knowledge by achieving a score of 23 out of a possible 25 extremely testing questions. more...

(Published by Vindelis Lodge)

Zetland Court Summer Fete 1st June 2019 

Saturday 1st June saw members of the Lodge, their wives , partners and families, setup and run our cake stall at the Zetland Court Summer Fete. A fantastic day in the sun was had by all selling cakes to raise money for the Association of Friends of Zetland Court who help enrich the lives of the residents of the Court. With the stall, the Lodge's contribution to summer the Fete came to over £300. -Well done! more...

(Published by Ashley Lodge)

May 2019 Regular Meeting 

Extra chairs were needed for 83 members and guests who attended the final of the K. Barnes Dorset Masonic Knowledge Quiz at our May Regular Meeting. The formal part of the evening comprised of two halves, the first being the quiz final and the second a presentation.

Four teams competed in a hard-fought contest doing their best to answer the sometimes difficult Masonic flavoured questions. more...

(Published by Ashley Lodge)

Jeff Morris for the inter County Masonic Golf against Somerset 

Calling Notice from Jeff Morris for the inter County Masonic Golf against Somerset.
The annual match against Somerset is on Thursday June 27th at Taunton and Pickeredge Golf Club, first tee 1100 hrs and the cost will be £40.00 which includes a two course meal.
Any Brethren who would like to play to reply by return to you or me at gingermulligan@btinternet.com or tel. 07885867896. more...

(Published by Dorset Fairway Lodge)

Lodge Installation Meeting June 17th 2019 

Once again we can look forward to a great night, when our WM John M, Installs our ME John C. into the Chair of KS.

We will be honoured with the presence of our PGM and his Provincial Team for this special meeting.

Please make every effort to be there, and try and bring a guest to swell the numbers.

Don't forget the early start 4-45pm, its sure to be a good night. more...

(Published by De Moulham Lodge)

Fish and Chips supports a very special school! 

Great news from the North of the Province, The Master of Blackmore Vale Lodge, Lawrence Jones with his colleague, Trevor Legg have presented a cheque for £115 to Clive Padgett, Head Teacher of Yewstock School in Sturminster Newton. The money will be used for the students to attend residential trips to Leeson House Field Studies Centre. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

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)

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