2017 is certainly a year of huge importance for Freemasonry in general with various events organised at both a local and national level to celebrate the Tercentenary.
For Warwickshire Freemasons, May and June will be particularly busy and exciting. On the 20th May our own Provincial Grand Lodge Annual Meeting will take place in the great splendour of the Grand Temple of Freemasons' Hall in London and then on 3rd June a new Lodge will be consecrated; the first in Warwickshire since 2009. It will be quite a few weeks.
The consecration meeting can be attended by existing Master Masons and will take place on Saturday 3rd June, at the Scarman Conference Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7SH. The meeting will open at 11.30am.
The RW Assistant Grand Master and President of the Universities Scheme, Sir David Wooton has agreed to officiate at the Consecration and RW Provincial Grand Master, David Macey will be the Installing Master.
The success of the Universities Scheme has been demonstrated in many Lodges across the country and indeed as part of the scheme, here in Warwickshire, the University of Birmingham Lodge, No 5628 has flourished well in the past few years. The Collegiate Lodge aims to replicate that success and meet the Universities Scheme's objective; helping young people find Freemasonry.
This will be a very special event in the history of Freemasonry in Warwickshire and demand for places to attend will be high so do please support the Consecration, put the date into your diary and book early.
The Founders look forward to sharing the special day with you!