Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

2016

Updates to the email news service

Warwickshire ProvinceThe email news service is today being updated to bring in news from Lodges around the Province. This update may mean that the first email on Monday 8 February 2016 may contain more news than usual. This is a one off occurance and subsequent emails will just contain newly posted or updated information.

If you want to get news from your Lodge included in this email service, please send articles with a photograph if possible to pgsec@warwickshirepgl.org

Provincial Dates for 2016

Advance notice of the Provincial events for 2016

Warwickshire Province
This page shows the dates of the Provincial events for 2016 to help you to plan your diaries. More information about the respective events will come out closer to the time:

 

Event

Date

Ladies Gift Fund Lunch March 20th 2016
Acting Officers’ Supper April 21st 2016
Provincial Grand Lodge May 21st 2016
Church Service June 12th 2016
Master and Wardens Dinner September 13th 2016
Initiates Supper October 13th 2016
Remembrance Service November 12th 2016
Ladies Gift Fund Xmas Fayre December 3rd 2016

Please note that some of these dates may change due to circumstances beyond our control.

Sunday lunch with the Warwickshire Masonic Caravan Society



The Warwickshire Masonic Caravanning Society (WMCS), is holding its Annual General Meeting and lunch on Sunday 21st February 2016. The lunch will be held at Kings Court Hotel, Alcester B49 5QQ at 12:30pm for a 1:00pm start and the AGM is at 3:00pm. WMCS is your Provincial Club open to all who camp with a caravan, tent or motorhome.  The club welcomes all ages not to mention well behaved dogs.  WMCS has a full rally programme for 2016 with the emphasis on fun!  You would be made most welcome at the rallies which are held in and around the Province of Warwickshire.
 
As the WMCS is an affiliated club we have an annual subscription cost of £10. Included in this cost is a levy of £5 for the Masonic Caravan Club of England and Wales (MCCEW). The MCCEW is the National Masonic camping body to which other Masonic clubs belong.  It provides our insurance and rally licence.  You will automatically belong to the MCCEW which means you are entitled to join any Masonic Caravanning Club or Society at their rallies, the MCCEW also holds rallies abroad.

Want to know more?

Speak to the following brethren:

  • Bill Roberts - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 01527 524794
  • David Ingram - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 07730 309332
  • Paul Hurley - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 0121 2418315

 

 

Freemasons Grand Charity supports Warwickshire Hospices

Seven hospices in the Province of Warwickshire have received donations from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity, totalling £21,000.  They are:

Acorns Hospice, Selly Oak £3,027
Marie Curie, Solihull £4,515
Mary Ann Evans, Nuneaton £1,000
Myton Hospice, Warwick £5,594
St Mary’s Hospice, Selly Oak £4,175
Shakespeare, Stratford £1,000
Zoe’s Place, Coventry £1,716


245 adult and children’s hospices across England and Wales have received a total of £600,000. Since 1984, nearly £12 million has been donated to hospices by The Freemasons’ Grand Charity.   Freemasons and their families raise the money to assist hospices in their vital role in helping those affected by terminal or life limiting illness.

Acorns Hospice presentation   Myton Hospice presentation
 
 
 
 
 

Acorns Hospice, Selly Oak. Chris Reed, Hospice Centre Manager, with Sally Insley, Head of Fundraising and Provincial Charity Steward, John Hayward.

 

Myton Hospice, Warwick. Ruth Freeman, Chief Executive (in front of tree), with nursing staff, Assistant Provincial Grand Master, Chris Rogers and Provincial Charity Steward, John Hayward

 

The Famous Five - part two

In addition to the recent donation to the Birmingham Children's Hospital,
the Famous Five supports St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Warwick

St Mary's Collegiate Church, Warwick
Presented in the same week as the donation to Birmingham Children's Hospital was a donation of £7,500 to St Mary’s Collegiate Church Warwick, by VW Bro Alan Wellan.  The vicar kindly asked that the presentation should be done in public, so during the Choral Matins service VW Bro Alan briefly addressed the large congregation. He stated that our links with the church go back to 1728 when the stonemasons who had worked in Warwick after the Great Fire formed a Freemasons Lodge based at the Woolpack Hotel, and the vicar at the time was the first Master, with a church warden appointed as an officer of the Lodge. 

Reference was also made to the pulpit which was donated in 1897 and the Madonna and Child stone carving that was funded by Warwickshire masons and placed in position on the exterior of the East wall of the Beauchamp Chapel earlier this year.   Thus our valued link with the church continues.  The vicar, Rev Dr Vaughan Roberts expressed his gratitude and unusually in church, there was spontaneous applause.  The picture clearly shows the pulpit referred to by VW Bro Wellan. Much more can be discovered about St Mary’s at http://www.stmaryswarwick.org.uk

These donations and others previously published have been raised through the Provincial Grand Master’s “Famous Five” initiative, which has now raised over £80,000 and is still receiving splendid support from the Freemasons of Warwickshire.

Contact Us

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

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