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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.

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)

Watch this space! 

Poole Masonic Hall is the first Dorset Masonic Hall to have pages on the Dorset Provincial web site. We are currently preparing information to go on these pages, but you can already view several 2019 events that are being organised by our caterer, Samantha (click on the 'Events' tab).

More coming soon!.... more...

(Published by Poole Masonic Hall)

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)

Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day with the Empty Chair Ceremony 

On Monday 12th November, the members of the Lodge of St Mark No. 8479, held the Ceremony of the Empty Chair, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the declaration of peace, after the Great War.

The worshipful master (WM), W. Bro. Ray Fuller, his wardens and the brethren were joined by many guests, both official and private. Foremost among which was the recently appointed Assistant Provincial Grand Master, W. Bro. more...

(Published by Lodge of Saint Mark)

January Convocation update 

The January convocation of Amphibious Chapter will surely be one not to miss. Not only are the Companions giving an explanation of the banners, we will also be celebrating the nobel bard himself, namely Robert Burns, 25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796.

Burns started writing songs and poetry at the tender age of 15 and was initiated into freemasonry at the Lodge of St David, Tarbolton, on 4 July 1781, when he was just 22 years old. more...

(Published by Amphibious Chapter)

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...

(Published by De Moulham Lodge)

Burns' Night 

Hospitality and Concord held a Burns' Night event for their January 2018 meeting. The Provisional Grand Orator, W.Bro Peter Boyd was invited along to give a talk on Robert Burns and his life both as a man and a Freemason. This was very well received by all the brethren present and W. more...

(Published by Lodge of Hospitality and Concord)

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...

(Published by De Moulham Lodge)

Laying A wreath on Portland 

On a day of much reflection the WM R Green, the SW T Green and WBro N Fry (stand in JW) attended the Remembrance Day Parade on Portland to lay a Wreath to honour the fallen. more...

(Published by Vindelis Lodge)

A truly international experience! 

Visiting any lodge abroad would always be an amazing experience however the visit by nine Dorset brethren to the Hackney Brook Lodge No 14 in Estonia surpassed all expectations with twelve countries and constitutions being represented at the meeting. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

Deep Diving Freemasons!! 

On 14th October 2018. Michael Wilson the Senior Warden and Master Elect of The Ashley Lodge held an impromptu meeting with Luke Sibley the Ruling Master of the Arthurian Lodge in the Provincial Grand Lodge of Hampshire & Isle of Wight and John DeLara a Past Master of the Loyal Berkshire Lodge of Hope in the Province of Berkshire. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

Remembrance Day Parade 

Our hard working IPM, Terry Fuller, is collating a list of everyone that will be attending the Remembrance Day March, in order for the parade marshals to get an idea of numbers. The schedule for the day will be as follows;

The 2018 Remembrance Day Service will be held in Wimborne Minster at 1500 hrs on Sunday 11th November. more...

(Published by Amphibious Lodge)

Ladies Night 2018 

Sat 27TH October was our Ladies night at the Dudsbury Hotel, where 64 members, their partners and guests once again celebrated the contribution our Ladies and Partners make to our evenings and enjoyment of freemasonry.

Entertained by the musical talents of the Sodapops all those present had a thoroughly good time. The evening raised a further £350 for our W.M. chosen charity Spring and provided a fitting end his year. more...

(Published by Ashley Lodge)

October 2018 Regular Meeting 

Our October meeting was our Business meeting where amongst other officers Bro Michael Wilson, our current S.W. became Master Elect, having been so elected by those Members present. The floor was then handed over to RWBro. Harry Barnes Past Provincial Grand Master and honoury member of the Lodge. Who captivated the whole Lodge with a presentation of the extended 1st degree tracing board followed by the extended closing. more...

(Published by Ashley Lodge)

Canford lodge Christmas invite 

At Canford lodge we kick off Christmas in style and your invited !!!

On the 6th of December 2018

We have a very short business meeting then we join our ladies and guests for a festive meal, then it's party time.

The evening kicks of with complimentary mulled wine and mince pies. Then there is a traditional festive 4 course dinner with background entertainment. We have the . award winning Poole Borough Band to play some carols and get us in the mood. more...

(Published by Canford Lodge)

PGM names Canford at PGL 

Well we in Canford Lodge have been noticed by the new PGM on his first day in office.
Canford has never been backward in coming forward when it comes to moving with the times or been afraid to stand up and be counted.

We recently decided to have a second entry 30 minutes after we tyle. During this time we take the general business of the lodge, then just before the ceremony or main event we invite any waiting brethren to join us. more...

(Published by Canford Lodge)

Grand Superintendent becomes PGM 

Dorset Freemasonry saw the Installation of Graham Glazier as Provincial Grand Master in a fabulous ceremony at Sherborne School yesterday afternoon.

Many congratulations Graham!!

 more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Chapter of Dorset)

Bournemouth university Freshers fair 

The Worshipful Master of London Haven Lodge, no.7300, Graham Lomax, led a team to represent Freemasonry at this year's Bournemouth University Freshers Fair, one of the biggest University campus events of the year and voted the UK No.1 University Freshers' Fair in 2016 - https://www.facebook. more...

(Published by London Haven Lodge)

Amphibious Ladies Festival is confirmed 

The Worshipful Master is pleased to announce that the Ladies Festival will take place on Saturday, 11th May 2019 at the Dudsbury Golf Club, Hotel and Spa in Longham.

Full details will be announced as soon as they are confirmed and posted on the 'Calendar at a Glance' page too, but now's the time to make a note in your diary as there's bound to be a scramble for tickets when they're released. more...

(Published by Amphibious Lodge)

Amphibious declares its support 

At our installation meeting back in September our WM, WBro George, declared that in addition to Forest Holme and the Victoria Cross Trust he wanted to support a local group or charity that worked closely with those suffering from dementia.

After much searching George has decided that during his year we will support the Greenwood Club, part of the Dorset Forest School. more...

(Published by Amphibious Lodge)

Toasting the immortal memory 

Oh, what a night! On Wednesday the 17th October we exalted Companion Bob into Amphibious Chapter. We're sure you'll agree that the addition of this very enthusiastic and able mason to the Chapter is very welcome, he will make an excellent Companion (literally) and we wish him well for his progress in the order. more...

(Published by Amphibious Chapter)

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...

(Published by De Moulham Lodge)

Masonic Cross Border Cooperation :-) 

On Friday 12 October 2018, three Dorset Brethren; Steve James our Assistant Provincial Grand Master, Mark Hinsley, Dorset Membership Officer and Paul Baggett made the journey up to Swindon to attend a special meeting of the Royal Sussex Lodge of Emulation 355. The invitation came from Junior Warden John Wain.

The purpose of the visit was to witness the return of the sections of historic name boards that had once belonged to the lodge. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

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...

(Published by De Moulham Lodge)

Dorset Freemasons supporting Stur Ladies 

Freemasons from Sturminster Newton are proud to support the Sturminster Newton Ladies' Football Team. Manager Lucy Johnson formed the team in February 2018 and since then the Stur Ladies have gone from strength to strength.

In the UK there are over three million female players actively involved in playing football. In Dorset we currently have 25 teams affiliated, so no matter what your ability or your age pick up a ball and join the many others who enjoy getting active. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

September 2018 Regular meeting 

Our September meeting was a 2nd degree ceremony for our youngest member Bro. Alex Paba. Supported by our Master and his team Alex conducted himself admirably in the company of those present, the next youngest of whom would be twice is age! During the meeting the Lodge bid our long standing Visiting Grand Officer, Wbro. Paul Gamsa 'Bon Voyage' as he moves out of the Province for pastures new. more...

(Published by Ashley Lodge)

Another donation to a very worthy cause 

It was a great pleasure for our Charity Steward, Stew McKell, to visit the Livability home at Holton Lee, Poole recently. He was there to hand over another cheque to Steve Masterman the home representative for £1,700.00 on behalf of the Brethren of Amphibious, in support of the exceptional work the home does.

Livability was one of the chosen charities for Alan Ewart during his year as Master, along with Bournemouth Above and Beyond. more...

(Published by Amphibious Lodge)

Dorset Freemasons on the crest of a wave! 

John Lawrence of Kinson Lodge has had great pleasure in presenting a cheque for £500 to Curt Marlow (Dorset Coordinator) of the Wave Project

The Wave Project is the UK's surf therapy charity, helping young people improve confidence through surfing.

Their award-winning surf therapy courses are proven to help clients increase confidence and reduce anxiety. In addition their health courses are planned in advance and tailored to individual clients. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

Suprise gift to Provincial Grand Master 

At their September meeting the brethren of Brownsea Island Lodge were honoured to host the Provincial Grand Master, Richard Merritt as their guest for the evening. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

Veteran soldiers head across Europe thanks to grant from Dorset Freemasons 

An intrepid group of veteran soldiers, who are suffering the mental and physical effects of their service, are heading across the continent to Greece and back, thanks to a grant from Dorset Freemasons.

The Veterans In Action - VIA charity (VIA) were awarded £25,000 from Dorset Freemasons in October 2017 for the Veterans Expedition Overland project. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

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...

(Published by De Moulham Lodge)

Facebook is growing fast 

We're pleased to report that our Facebook page is growing week on week. We are publishing posts at least every other day with news and stories about Freemasonry in general or with a masonic theme, not just about Amphibious Lodge and Chapter.

If you've not had a look yet then you can log on to your own Facebook account and search for @amphibiouslodge9050 or www.facebook. more...

(Published by Amphibious Lodge)

Dorset Lodge supports local amateur boxing club!! 

Earlier this year, Blackmore Vale Lodge presented Sturminster Newton Amateur Boxing Club with a cheque for £185. The club has used this to purchase new sparring gloves and headgear.

During the week, members of the Lodge were invited to the club to see the new equipment and are pictured here with some of the youngsters from the club, wearing the new gloves. more...

(Published by Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset)

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