Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

2016

National Masonic Clay Shooting Championship

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

are proud to host the

12th National Masonic Clay Shooting Championship

at

Wedgnock Clay Shooting Ground, Wedgnock Lane, Warwick CV35 7PX

on

Saturday 18th June 2016

Registration will be from 09.00am Shooting will start at 10.00am (shotgun start)

The competition is open to all Freemasons who are members of a Lodge or Chapter as well as friends and family members. The categories will include:

  • ShotgunMasonic Team & Runner up (three highest scores from each province)
  • Masonic High Gun & Runner up.
  • Guest Team (three highest scores from each team)
  • Guest High Gun & Runner up
  • Junior High Gun & Runner up
  • Veteran High Gun & Runner up
  • Ladies High Gun & Runner up
  • Ladies Team (three highest scores from each team)
    (if two or more Ladies teams enter at least three ladies each)

Catering for this championship will be optional, a breakfast roll with tea/coffee will be available on arrival at a cost (approx. £3.50) payable on the day. A buffet lunch will also be available after the shoot and this will be at a cost of £10.00. The lunch MUST be pre-booked and pre-paid at the time of the entry application.

The cost of the shoot will be £45.00. (plus the buffet if required) payable in advance  with your application form to:

W Bro Paul Mason,
27 Balaams Wood Drive,
Northfield,
Birmingham
B31 5HF

PLEASE MAKE ALL CHQUES PAYABLE TO: Warwickshire Masonic Shooting Club
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: 4th June 2016

 

British Blind Sport in Leamington Spa receives £3,000

British Blind Sport The Grand Charity

A local charity in Leamington Spa has received a grant of £3,000 from the Freemason's Grand Charity. British Blind Sport helps blind and partially sighted people get active and play sport. Sport and recreational activities can enhance the lives of people with visual impairments, by improving their health and increasing their social interaction. British Blind Sport encourages adults and children to participate in activities at all levels, from grassroots to the Paralympic Games.

Swimming
Swimming

The Fundraising Manager for British Blind Sport, Ian Carr commented, "We are incredibly grateful to The Freemasons' Grand Charity for its generous donation of £3,000 to British Blind Sport. This donation will go to our Sport Development programme which aims to give sporting and leisure opportunities to all visually impaired people throughout the UK. The programme includes taster days, coaching and competitions for VI children and adults as well as educating providers of sport (i.e. PE teachers, sports clubs and coaches) how to be inclusive when delivering sport to include visually impaired people. Physical activity can help visually impaired people in so many ways and we'd like to thank The Freemasons' Grand Charity for helping us make a visible difference through sport."

The Freemasons' Grand Charity is dedicated to helping people in need, and has donated over £120 million since 1981. Each year, The Freemasons' Grand Charity provides relief grants for hundreds of individuals who are experiencing financial difficulty, as well as donating millions of pounds to nationwide charitable projects and services.

 

The Freemasons’ Grand Charity receives its funding from Freemasons around the country and locally from the Freemasons in the Province of Warwickshire. To find out more or help British Blind Sport continue its work in giving visually impaired and blind people sporting opportunities, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 01926 42 42 47 or visit www.britishblindsport.org.uk.





Did you know women can be Freemasons too?

Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Honourable Fraternity of Ancient Freemasons, Christine Chapman
Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Honourable Fraternity of Ancient Freemasons, Christine Chapman

The Coventry Masonic Centre is hosting a talk by the Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Honourable Fraternity of Ancient Freemasons, Christine Chapman, about Women's Freemasonry.

This event is open to both men and women and is an ideal opportunity to learn about Freemasonry for Women straight from the head of the order. This event will herald the opening of a new lodge of Women's Freemasons in Coventry on Sunday 15th May. The new Lodge will be a re-awakened of a dormant Lodge, 'Centrum Lodge No.46' which existed many years ago in neighbouring Bedworth.

The talk will be held on Friday 8th April 2016 at:

The Coventry Masonic Heritage Centre
165 Warwick Road,
Coventry
CV3 6AU

This cost to attend this event is £6.00 per person and includes a buffet supper.

Starting time 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start. Supper will be at 8.00pm.

It is essential to book in order to attend this event so that the organisers are aware of numbers for catering.

To book please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Grand Lodge appointments


The MW The Grand Master has been pleased to appoint to and promote in Grand Rank the following Warwickshire Brethren:

Appointments

W Bro Peter Maurice Sorrill, Provincial Grand Mentor, appointed to the rank of Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies

W Bro Stephen Robert Townsend, Provincial Grand Orator, appointed to the rank of Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies

and Brethren from Warwickshire Lodges receiving honours through other Provinces:

W Bro Mark Jonathan Greenburgh appointed to the rank of Past Assistant Grand Registrar (Dep Pres – Univ Scheme)

W Bro Kelvin Frank Jamieson Johnson appointed to the rank of Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies (Leics & Rutland – Prov G Sec)

W Bro Ian Colin Smith appointed to the rank of Past Grand Standard Bearer (Cheshire and Thomas Harper Lodge)

Promotions

W Bro Christopher John Rogers promoted to the rank of Past Senior Grand Deacon

W Bro Keith William Reynolds promoted to the rank of Past Junior Grand Deacon

and Brethren from Warwickshire Lodges receiving honours through other Provinces:

W Bro Michael Leonard Ward promoted to the rank of Past Senior Grand Warden (Met GL)

Our sincere congratulations to the Brethren receiving preferment this year.

Pantomimes are behind you? Oh no they're not!

You are cordially invited to the Coventry Masonic Pantomime Festival of Fellowship
 
Please find attached a summons for this terrific annual event.
 
In The Temple  The General Lodge of Instruction – No.587 will be fascinating us with interesting and very enjoyable insight from "The Green Book" into exactly what is going on during an initiation ceremony, to paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld:

  • There are known known’s....These are things we know that we know.
  • There are known unknowns.....That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know.
  • But there are also unknown unknowns.... These are things we don't know we don't know.

The General Lodge of Instruction aim to fulfil all three of these  ‘Rumsfeld’s’ and help you to gain your daily advancement in Masonic Knowledge.
 
The Festive Board will be a celebration of our Queens 90th Birthday ... a party! ... less informal and more fun than the usual.
 
Reserve the date in your diary as this is an evening not to be missed, and is held in support of the Children's Charity Pantomime, a great and worthy cause.

Please respond to Peter Wright AND join us for a terrific evening, and make certain that you don’t miss out on this ‘must attend’ annual event now in its fifth great year........ very much like Glyndebourne, tickets can be hard to get - so book early!

W Bro Peter Wright,
2, Longrood Road,
Rugby, CV22 7RG

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
The Coventry Masonic Children’s Pantomime Committee.

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

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