Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

2017

Warwickshire Team make their Mark in London

The Warwickshire Team
The Warwickshire Team

After many months in the making on May 6th the ‘Warwickshire Bears’ finally had their opportunity to undertake an eight mile walk through the Royal Parks of London with the aim of raising monies for the Mark Benevolent Fund and having a good time.

The team was led by the Warwickshire Mark Deputy Provincial Grand Master, W Bro Phil Wills and he was ably supported by our Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro David Macey; next year’s Provincial Junior Grand Warden W Bro David Evans, who was accompanied by Linda Steele (who’s Grandfather was a Substitute Grand Master in Scotland!); the indomitable Assistant Director of Ceremonies W Bro Tony Ball; one of our great and committed Provincial Grand Stewards W Bro Gordon Ferguson and Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, W Bro Andrew Armbrister.

The success of the event both in financial terms and as a feat of organisation is outstanding.  The total donations were over £320,000. Warwickshire has done brilliantly well in support and will make donations of £15,000 all of which will be credited to our 2027 Festival.

Read more on the Warwickshire Mark Master Mason's Website.

Masonic Trout & Salmon Fishing Charity

MTSFC

The Masonic Trout & Salmon Fishing Charity, founded in 1998, currently has 32 areas, including Warwickshire. The charity’s catchphrase is “Catching the Smile”, and its aim is to bring an interactive fishing and countryside experience to people with special needs. It achieves this by running fishing events, both coarse and fly, at various fisheries and inviting participants from special needs schools, centres, and people who have suffered trauma to come and join in the fun. The charity is completely run by volunteers, is non-profit making, and you do not have to be a Freemason or a Fisherman to take part in the activities.

The latest newsletter can be found here and the website is https://www.mtsfc.org.uk/

The Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association is proud to be a sponsor of the MTSFC.

JBH

 

Come and meet the Freemasons of Guy's Cliffe

Guy's Cliffe Open Day

Saturday 6th May 2017

10am to 2pm

Open to everyone

 

On Saturday 6th May 2017, from 10.00am until 2.00pm the Freemasons of Guys Cliffe are having an open day to offer those interested an opportunity to meet and talk to some of the Masons who meet at the masonic rooms. This will be a wonderful opportunity to ask questions, hear about what the Masons do and learn about the 300th anniversary of Freemasonry which is 2017.

Guy's Cliffe

Guys Cliffe house is a property purchase by the Freemasons after a fire in 1992. The Chapel, which was not destroyed in the fire, is used as the meeting place for several Freemasons lodges. The stewardship and maintenance of the house is an important part the work that we do as conservators of national heritage. Areas of the property including the chapel, parts of which are 13th century, will be open for public access during the open day.

 

Guys Cliffe house is located on the A429 roughly 1 mile from the centre of Warwick the driveway is located directly opposite to Hintons nursery, the post code for satellite navigation is CV34 5YD.

 

Calling all Coarse Fishermen of the Province

MTSFC

The Warwickshire Branch of the Masonic Fishing Charity (MTSFC)
needs your help,

We have been calling on the fly fishing masons of the Province and their friends for many years to take disadvantaged children for a day’s fishing and they have responded magnificently. This year, we are running a coarse fishing event for the first time and we need your help.

The event is taking place on Thursday 1st June 2017 at Broad Acres Fishery, near Hanbury, Worcs. (yes, it’s over the border)

If you would like to come for the day and help a child to ‘Catch a Smile’ ©

Please contact the Secretary or myself as soon as possible so we can get you registered at no cost to yourself.

If you would like a taster of what we do, there is a joint event between ourselves and the Worcestershire branch on Monday 6th May

Event Organiser - Ian Hart – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Secretary – Nigel Bullimore            
Warwickshire Chairman – David F Macey, PGM

Latest donation to the air ambulance brings total to $2.1M

Latest grant to Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance from Warwickshire Freemasons brings total donation to £2.1 million

Warwickshire and Northants Air Ambulance

A grant of £4,000 to the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance from Warwickshire Freemasons has brought the total Masonic support given to air ambulances across the country to £2.1 million since 2007.

The Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance operates across the two counties and has achieved more than 27,000 successful missions, including over 135 in the last month.

The grant, which comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation, is funded by Freemasons and their families from across England and Wales.

During 2017, Freemasons from around the country will be presenting 20 regional air ambulances with grants totalling £180,000.

Chloe Bass, Fundraising Manager of Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance said:

“We are very grateful to Warwickshire Freemasons for their continuing generosity. Without support like this the Air Ambulance would not be able to carry on flying and our life-saving work could not continue.”

John Hayward from Warwickshire Freemasons said:

“We are proud to be able to support the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance. Thanks to the tireless efforts of their doctors and aircrew, many lives of local people are saved every year.”

Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance relies entirely on charitable grants and donations. To make a donation, visit www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk

 

Contact Us

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WarwickshirePGL

For Masonic enquiries:
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Tel: 0121 454 4422

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