Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

Vellum Chaplain meets Queen and Duke

W Bro Cllr Brian Wilcox, JP, PProvJGW, PProvGSwdB(Hfds), PM130, who is Chaplain of Vellum Lodge 5845 which meets at Knowle, Solihull, enjoyed the privilege of meeting the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh during the Diamond Jubilee tour.

This was in his capacity as Right Worshipful Mayor of the City of Hereford, and after escorting the Duke around a marquee explaining various aspects of Hereford, Brian was interviewed later that afternoon on Midlands Today about the very successful visit of the Royal couple. 

Brian was Worshipful Master of Vellum Lodge in 1977 following in his father's footsteps, and he still attends every regular meeting, travelling to Knowle from his home in Hereford in a round trip of over 100 miles.

Brian Wilcox with Prince Philip studying the cut glass goblet engraved with the City of Hereford’s
Coat of Arms which had just been presented to him

At the age of 67, Brian is to undertake a sponsored swim in November and he invites support for his Mayor's Charity in favour of The Haven which helps victims of breast cancer and their families, and Robocap. Anyone willing to help sponsor Brian should email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to obtain further details. A sponsorship form is available here.

Vision for the Future

“Freemasonry Today and Tomorrow” is the subject of guest speaker W Bro Robert J Sillett PJGD (the Prestonian Lecturer for 2008) at the Warwickshire Installed Masters' Lodge 4538 meeting on Friday 30th March 2012.

The presentation is very timely, coinciding with the publication of "The Future of Freemasonry" report just released (see elsewhere on this site), and will commence at 6.00pm at The Clarendon Suites, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 9SB.

Open to all Masons, apply to W Bro Trevor Siddall, Assistant Secretary, by 23rd  March 2012 by telephone on 01604 830467 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Full details can be seen here

 

Special Meeting for Guy's Cliffe

Guy's Cliffe Lodge 8874 held its 200th meeting in the 15th century chapel on the site at Warwick which would eventually give the Lodge its name. 

The Lodge was honoured by the presence of the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, VW Bro Alan Wellan who was escorted by Provincial ADC Bro Peter Clarke. Also present were other acting Provincial Officers W Bros John Broughton, Simon Albu and Robert Burtonshaw.

Following the completion of the formal business of the meeting, ladies were admitted into the Lodge room and W Bro Barrie Ogden Metherell delivered a very interesting presentation about the background to the acquisition of the premises at Guy's Cliffe and the formation of Guy's Cliffe Lodge, including an outline of the work essential for the consecration of the Lodge. 

During the Festive Board, the Deputy Provincial Grand Master said how much he and his wife Joy had enjoyed the occasion and thanked the Master W Bro Les Tame for recognising their wedding anniversary. 

Overall, 60 people enjoyed a most relaxed and happy event, and are looking forward to the next 200 meetings.

Special Meeting for Guy's Cliffe

Special Meeting for Guy's Cliffe

Dec 3 2012 6:23 PM

Guy's Cliffe Lodge 8874 held its 200th meeting in the 15th century chapel on the site at Warwick which would eventually give the Lodge its name. 

The Lodge was honoured by the presence of the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, VW Bro Alan Wellan who was escorted by Provincial ADC Bro Peter Clarke. Also present were other acting Provincial Officers W Bros John Broughton, Simon Albu and Robert Burtonshaw.

Following the completion of the formal business of the meeting, ladies were admitted into the Lodge room and W Bro Barrie Ogden Metherell delivered a very interesting presentation about the background to the acquisition of the premises at Guy's Cliffe and the formation of Guy's Cliffe Lodge, including an outline of the work essential for the consecration of the Lodge. 

During the Festive Board, the Deputy Provincial Grand Master said how much he and his wife Joy had enjoyed the occasion and thanked the Master W Bro Les Tame for recognising their wedding anniversary. 

Overall, 60 people enjoyed a most relaxed and happy event, and are looking forward to the next 200 meetings.

A Blaising Woodfield Year

A Blaising Woodfield Year

Aug 15 2012 12:31 AM

What a year it’s turning out to be for W Bro Pete Woodfield, Master of The Lodge of St Blaise 6113 and founder of the Quest Club. The club  was established to “have a go” at different sports and has raised many thousands of pounds for charity over the last 30 years.

Pete was installed into the chair of St Blaise for the third time in November 2011 and at the Provincial Meeting in May this year he was promoted to the rank of Past Provincial Senior Grand Warden.  Later that month at a successful Ladies Evening the sum of £1,200 was raised for the Teenage Cancer Trust. 

He was an Olympic torchbearer in Wolverhampton in June, having been nominated by members of his Lodge.

He will be off on 25th August, with the Quest Club, on a charity cycle ride of nearly 900 miles to Birmingham’s twinned cities of Frankfurt and Leipzig in aid of Cancer Research.  The ride is to celebrate the Quest Club’s 30th Anniversary on 30th September, which is also Pete’s 65th Birthday.  A Presentation Evening will take place on Friday, 21st September, which is the night before the 2012 Festival Dinner which Pete will be at too. 

To round off his memorable year, in November Pete will install W Bro Martin Fowkes, his oldest friend, as Master of the Lodge. The two have known each other for 60 years. Stories about the various events which have taken place during Pete's year as Master can be seen on the Lodge website www.lodge-of-st-blaise-6113.masonic-lodge.org.uk/

Anyone wishing to sponsor the charity cycle ride can do so by either texting Quest64 £? To 70070 or online at www.justgiving.com/questcycle

Pete Woodfield in practise

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