Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

Birchfield Lodge’s Marathon Man

Alzheimer's SocietyW Bro Keith Pibworth, the Immediate Past Master of Birchfield Lodge and a member of the Round Table Lodge in Staffordshire, at an age when he might know better, is preparing to run in the Edinburgh Marathon. His reason is explained below, but his aim is to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society, an illness by which many of us have been closely affected, and which is supported substantially by Freemasonry – the Masonic Charitable Foundation has recently donated £175,000 to Alzheimer’s Research. If you feel able to support Keith’s efforts, please visit his donations page at

About the charity

Alzheimer's Society - Charity Registration No. 296645

Alzheimer’s Society is transforming the landscape of dementia forever. Until the day we find a cure, we will create a society where those affected by dementia are supported and accepted, able to live in their community without fear or prejudice.

Keith's Motivation

Keith says, "I am running the Edinburgh marathon on Sunday 28th May 2017 in memory of my Mum who died from Alzheimer's disease on 4th July 2016. She would have been 80 on 30th May 2017 and this is my way of remembering her. You may say that I'm old enough to know better than to put my body through this gruelling event and I probably agree with you but if my (and your) contribution helps people come to terms with this disease quicker than we did, let alone find a cure for it all, the effort will be worth it. My long run is now 21 miles so all is going well."


Athelstan support the local scouts

Athelstan Lodge No 1333 from Atherstone, recently received a request by Warton and Austrey Scout Group for help in raising £500 to enable them to purchase four-man tents, this to enable them to go camping during the Easter holidays. As a Lodge we are committed to try and help Local Charities and Organisations. To this end our Worshipful Master, W Bro Gerard Somers arranged for the whole amount to be donated to them.

The Worshipful Master presenting the cheque to two of the Scout Leaders.
The Worshipful Master presenting the cheque to two of the Scout Leaders.

To quote the recipients of the cheque,  "This will enable our group to camp over the Easter weekend and whenever we want in the future due to the money being available so quickly, we would have needed over two years of events to raise this money, many thanks".

Brian Whitmore, Secretary, Athelstan Lodge No 1333

The Circle has been Squared - ‘Serendipity’ became Real

On Saturday the 11th March 2017 at 10.30am The University of Birmingham Lodge, 5628 and The General Lodge of Instruction, 587 met at Severn Street Rooms and conducted a Double Ceremony of Passing.

The University of Birmingham Lodge graciously allowed The General Lodge of Instruction to open and take the principal offices for the ceremony, which was done with feeling and the competence expected of them. The candidates were treated to confident and assured work which was acknowledged by the non-participants.

University of Birmingham Lodge with the GLoI 

The Festive Board lunch was timed to perfection and Severn Street enhanced their reputation for providing excellent dining, which was enjoyed by members and visitors alike judging by the level of conversation. New friends were made and interest in the General Lodge of Instruction was refreshed. The Grace before and after the meal was fascinating for those who ‘have the Latin’, and delivered with natural ease by W Bro Kevin Parkes Past Assistant Grand Registrar, Assistant Provincial Grand Master (Staffordshire).

The General Lodge of Instiruction welcomes enquiries from all Masons, including EA’s and FC’s who would like help to practise, or simply want to join with other like-minded brethren in enjoying their ritual.

Details can be obtained from the Secretary, Geoffrey Stevens on 07709 996787 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cor Blimey Guv'nor how about a tune around the ol' Joanna

In Aid of The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

24th March @ 7.30 pm, Alderson House, High St, Warwick

Donation on entrance

Please Register with Alan Harwood, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cockney Sing Along

Bedford Lodge invites you to a daily advancement with CARE

Bedford Lodge

Bedford Lodge No 925

Invite you to join them on

Thursday 6th April 2017 at 5.45 pm


Severn Street Masonic Centre

60 Severn Street, Birmingham B1 1QG

The special guest for this evening will be Professor Sir Keith Porter who will deliver a talk about the West Midlands Care Team. This is sure to be a very interesting talk by the Patrron of the team. Sir Keith is a Consultant Trauma Surgeon and the Clinical Director for Trauma at University Hospital Birmingham. He is Professor of Clinical Traumatology at the University of Birmingham. Since 2000 he has been the civilian clinical lead for the care of injured soldiers returning to the UK from both Iraq and Afghanistan and has been a member of the Defence Scientific Advisory Committee and the Surgeon General Research Strategy Group.

Who are the West Midlands CARE Team?

The West Midlands Central Accident, Resuscitation & Emergency (CARE) Team is a charitable organisation who respond to serious medical incidents within the West Midlands, UK. Working in teams alongside West Midlands Ambulance Service, volunteer doctors, nurses, paramedics and other healthcare professionals deliver enhanced critical care to seriously injured and unwell patients.

The charitable aims of the organisation are the relief of persons suffering injury or illness by the provision of immediate medical care and advancing the study of immediate medical care by the provision of training and research.


 For more information you can visit the CARE Team website at:

How to book your place

The dining fee for the evening is £25, which can be paid by BACS directly to Bedford Lodge.

To receive a summons and secure your place please contact the Lodge Secretary, W Bro Carl Hart PPJGD by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visitors must be booked in by 9.00 am on Tuesday 4th April at the latest to secure a meal.

Contact Us

The Provincial Grand Lodge
of Warwickshire
Yenton Assembly Rooms
73, Gravelly Hill North, Erdington
Birmingham B23 6BJ

For Masonic enquiries:
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Tel: 0121 454 4422

The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) is the governing body for freemasons within England and Wales and districts overseas.