Somerset Freemasons

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Provincial news Items


Successful new members meeting in Clevedon
The Province visits Somersetshire Lodge
A big “Thank you” from Lifelites charity
PGM Interviewed by Somerset Radio (Copyright BBC)
“Enough is enough”
Freemasonry has its say
Somerset Masonic Charities Newsletter


Somerset Freemasons making a difference
Further Grants made to Somerset Charities
Masonic Charitable Foundation - Somerset results are in!
Somerset pass the Tercentenary Banner to Devon
Tercentenary Banner Handover - Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance Presentation
Inter Degree Golf Challenge
Cadogan Court Annual Fair
Tercentenary Church Service
Wells Cathedral
Bikers Lodge Consecrated


Provincial Tercentenary Ball
Podcast of Interview with PGM on Somer Valley FM
Tercentenary Jewels now available.
Order yours here!
2020 Festival Website is now live


Inter Provincial Dinner 2017
Provincial Appointments 2017

Cadogan Court Friends fund Sensory Room
PGM presents £50K ambulance to Red Cross



Two new APGMs announced
Charlton Farm extend grateful thanks to their supporters
Two more successful and well attended Initiate evenings
Masonic Charitable Foundation Grants
Province Launch Duke of Edinburgh bursary fund at Taunton Rugby Club


National New and Young Mason’s Club Conference hosted by Adair Club


Have you got your Yellow Socks on?
Masonic Charitable Foundation Information
Great Western Air Ambulance features in BBC2 show
Somerset Provincial Charity Committee Present Defibrillator to St. John’s Ambulance


Tercentenary Shirts & Baseball Caps
Buy yours today
Read the latest news from the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance here
Download the latest Great Western Air Ambulance Newsletter here


Provincial Display Equipment now available for loan
Wells Cathedral host the 2016 Provincial Church Service
PGL Somerset AGM held at Webbington Hotel - Photos and PGM’s address


Somerset Provincial Team pay a visit to Somersetshire Lodge - London
Provincial Teams of Somerset and Bristol meet for their annual supper
Talking Heads Team pay a visit to Somerset
Grand Charity donates £75,000 to Flood Relief in Lancashire and Yorkshire
Clevedon Masonic Hall play host to a very successful Initiates Brunch


Cumbria Floods & The Cumberland & Westmorland Flood Appeal - Somerset donates £10000
Jessie May Trust extend their thanks to Woodspring Lodge and the Province of Somerset
Somerset British Red Cross receive masonic donation of £50,000



Masonic Art Group proposed for Somerset
Sir Tony Robinson sheds light on some common myths about Freemasonry
Do you want to find out more about your historic lodge members or Freemason ancestors?
Appointments and Promotions 2016-2017
Masonic Charitable Foundation - update
Somerset Grants Presentation Evening
Major donation to Scouts - A huge success.
Freemasons Grand Charity donates over £800k to UK charities
Freemasons receive a massive “Thank-you” from the Community Council for Somerset


Presentation of equipment to Great Western Air Ambulance
Masonic Charitable Foundation - A new charity for Freemasons, for families, for everyone
Knights Templar Team victorious at the 2015 Inter Degree Provincial Golf Challenge

New Membership Development Strategy announced by Assistant Provincial Grand Master
Portishead Lifeboat Station Dedication Ceremony - 20th June 2015

MSF Silver Jubilee Fund Members invited to vote on research project support
Adair Club Launches new website
“Be Prepared”: W.Bro. Ben Batley APGM
congratulates Scout leaders

Annual General Meeting Report
PGM’s address from AGM held on 2nd April 2015
Take part in the
UGLE Membership Focus Group Survey and Results
Provincial Team enjoys a visit to
Somersetshire Lodge No 2925
Somerset Provincial Grand Lodge host dinner for
Bristol Provincial Team.
Somerset Brethren who will be appointed and promoted to Grand Lodge and Supreme Grand Chapter on 29/30th April.
Somerset Flood Recovery Grants Committee donates
£31,000 to new flood relief project.
Review recommends Masonic Charities should combine to form a
single Masonic Charity.

A successful Clevedon Initiates Evening!!
Bath TFOMYL Meeting
The Grand Charity and Royal Somerset
support for the Air Ambulance.
Somerset Freemasons present the
5000th Teddy for sick Children to Musgrove Park Hospital.
Provincial Church Service held at Glastonbury

Deputy PGM Ray Guthrie to retire at the Provincial meeting on 2nd April


Somerset flood victims thank Freemasons for their support.
Somerset Flood Recovery Grants Committee December Update
PGM Appoints Provincial Wardens and Officers for 2015-2016

Provincial Grand Chapter Appointments and Promotions 2015/16
A big THANK YOU! from the Children's Hospital Golden Gift Appeal
Yeovil Masonic Veterans Group Meeting
Article by Justin Sargent of the Somerset Community Foundation "Helping to rebuild our community on the levels" (External site)
Thank you from Pentathlon Carnival Club

Somerset Masonic Charities-Quarterly Report
Flood Recovery update, £25,000 to rebuilding flood damaged village hall.
Provincial Chains of Office refurbished

Somerset Masons make Grand Charity Presentation to Air Ambulance
Celebrating a 2020 Festival £1million milestone
PGM's Golf Day at Taunton and Pickeridge GC.
Provincial Grand Master presents £62,500 to Somerset Charities

Provincial Grand Almoner appointed

Somerset Masonic Charities awards £12,150 to 13 local good causes.
£13500 raised for the Beacon Cancer Centre, Taunton
The helping hand of Freemasonry, the work of the Lodge Almoner.

Somerset Masonic Charities donate £6,300 to 11 local good causes
The Dunckerley Club hold inaugural meeting
Author's support for Somerset Flood victims
Provincial Service Wells Cathedral report
Annual Provincial Meeting report

PGM's Flood Relief Bulletin

Appointments to Grand Lodge and Supreme Grand Chapter
Flood Relief Fund hits £100k!
Somerset Masonic Charities donate £10,700 to local good causes
Adair Club members visit St. Vincent's Lodge No. 1404 (Bristol)
Somerset Freemasons donate £4500 for flood relief

Somerset Masonic Charities - Committee Vacancies
Grand Charity - UK Flood Assistance


Rose Croix and Weston Masons candlelit Carol Service
£13,000 Christmas present for local Hospices
Provincial Team for 2014/15 announced
SMC donates £1000 to Weston super Mare RNLI

MSF funds prostate cancer discovery
Stirling Moss and Masonic Classic Cars
New 2020 Festival Jewel Design approved
Somerset Masonic Charities donate £6500 to local good causes
Grand Charity gives £16,000 to local Hospices
Grand Charity gives £50K to Typhoon Victims

Grand Secretary adresses Somerset G O's Mess

Stanley Hopkins 50 years a Mason
New Assistant PGM Installed
Provincial Grand Masters Golf Competion

Change of Assistant Provincial Grand Master

SMC donates £4325 to local good causes

RMBI Cadogan Court Summer Fair

Lodge News Items


Gordano Lodge host successful coffee morning
300th Meeting for Vivary Lodge
Tynte Lodge hold a successful Charity Garden Party
Tynte Lodge donate to St.Mary’s
Taunton Freemasons attend Taunton Flower Show on 3/4 August
Gordano Lodge go ‘Above and Beyond’
Corinthian pillar lodge make donation to Yeovil Sea Cadets
Quantock Lodge welcome special visitors and celebrate 60 years for Maurice Johnson
Quantock Assist DSAA
Backwell Lodge Support Brainwave
Third Ashlar for Forest of Mendip
Coleridge Lodge support a worthy cause
Estune raise the roof in aid of Neurological Research
W.Bro. Roy Williams celebrates 50 years of masonry.
An eventful evening at Loyal Vacation
Forest of Mendip make generous donations
50 Years for Roger
Portcullis help BARB
Go Bananas
£3600 donation from
Queens College Taunton Lodge
£1000 donation from the
Showmens Guild Lodge
60 Years in Freemasonry for
Eric Kellett
St.Alphege Lodge No.4095
enjoy a Triple Celebration
Admiral Blake pay a visit to
Cadogan Court for their AEM
Sir Isaac Newton Lodge
awarded 2nd Ashlar
A trio of Assistant PGMs
at Estune!
On yer bike!! Estune Lodge
helps local charity
Perpetual Friendship
on a High!
Queen’s make presentation to
Taunton Association for the Homeless
Tivoli Lodge
awarded Third Ashlar
Charity Fayre at Weston-super-Mare
First Forest of Mendip Installation at Yatton
Tercentenary celebrations in Nailsea
Corinthian Pillar Lodge receive fourth ashlar
St Luke’s Lodge visit St Luke’s Lodge!
Double Medals for Freemasons at Bristol Dragon Boat Race
Lodge of Agriculture weekend of celebrations
Tynte Lodge helps Ups and Downs



Estune Lodge assist Tough as Nails
Tynte Lodge present cheque to Elliot’s Touch Charity
Severn Lodge receive 4th Ashlar
Vivary Lodge make presentation to Air Ambulance
End of an era for Forest of Mendip
That’s a Quacker!
A new tenant at Taunton Masonic Hall
Gordano Lodge make charitable donations to Julian Trust and Freewheelers EVS
Elizabethan Lodge raise more than £3800 for your orchestra charity


Bro Malcolm initiated into Queen’s College Lodge
Queen’s College Lodge attend Tercentenary Ball
Wessex Lodge help Sea Cadets
Teddies return to Paulton Hospital
Portishead Lifeboat Station provides an Insight into Freemasonry
Backwell Lodge host Spring Lunch in support of Brainwave
A great evening out at Connaught Lodge Ladies Night!


Teddy Bears at Frome?!
Fairway Lodge - Sunday Lunch
Tynte Lodge - Burns Night
Bath Masonic Hall Celebrates 150 Years
Sir Thomas de Cheddre Lodge make presentation to Frenchay After Burns Children’s Club
Perpetual Friendship - 135 Kick-Start their 2017 Social events



Royal Somerset Lodge make presentation to Mendip YMCA
Exmoor Lodge Charity Presentation Evening
Bridgwater Lodges celebrate amazing support of local Charities
Rural Philanthropic supports local Food Bank
Estune Lodge - £5000 to Breast Cancer Appeal
Gordano Lodge Charity Giving
Christmas Festivities for Forest of Mendip


50 Years for David Hartley
Ladies Festival for Lodge 261
Air Ambulance Service donation
Local Charity Support in Bridgwater
A Rare Pams Poppy Blooms in Minehead
The Rite of Passage of a Travelling Trowel…
Nailsea Masonic Hall Tercentenary Celebrations


Three Generations at Loyal Vacation Lodge
Forest of Mendip Wanderers visit Coleridge Lodge
Tyntesfield Lodge welcomes some old friends


Boules competition enables purchase of resuscitation mannequin for scouts
Norman goes “up, up and away!” for charity
Queens College Lodge visit Stockholm


Perpetual Friendship go to the Polo


Watchet continue to celebrate Court Leet 1000 years on


Love and Honour Lodge hold successful quiz night
Jazzed up birthday celebrations for her Majesty!


Coleridge Lodge meet one of their Ancestors
W.Bro. Peter Webster celebrates 50 years in Freemasonry
15 Masonic Motorcycle enthusiasts deliver Teddies to the RUH
Prospective new Motorcyclists Lodge “Columbanus”
By George! - W Bro David George receives a 60 year certificate
Bath Round Table - Gong but not forgotten
Bath Festival Fringe events to be held at Old Theatre Royal: Details Poster
Queens College Taunton Lodge at Provincial Church Service
Perpetual Friendship and Admiral Blake take to the skies


St Georges Supper held at Taunton MH
Somerset Mason set to represent at the Invictus Games
St Alphege install their very own Superhero!
Norman Wilkins celebrates 60 years in Freemasonry
Elizabethan Lodge celebrate 400th meeting
Sir David Hugh Wootton, AsstGM visits St Alphege 4095 for Installation


Dr Jim Virjee installed as WM of Queen’s College Taunton Lodge
Exmoor Lodge Help To Project The Local Air Ambulance’s Cause
TLC Teddy Bears are little but greatly appreciated
Dad’s Army comes to Minehead!
Old Aluredian Lodge advance candidate for Richard Huish Lodge
Sam Jimenez reflects on Visiting


A new Master for Somerset Masters!
70 years and still going strong for W.Bro. Henry Collins
What a coincidence. Royal Cumberland lodge have an evening of reflection.
Richard Huish Lodge conduct a double Passing
Forest of Mendip enjoy a Social and support the Air Ambulance appeal.
New “Collar” for Exmoor Lodge’s Elder Statesman
David Brandhuber installed as Master of The Lodge of Unanimity and Sincerity
Queen’s College Lodge, their ladies and guests enjoy Christmas Lunch
Rex Roe receives 50 year certificate
Somerset Farmers raise £2,000 for Breathability Charity
Elizabethan Lodge enjoy a Burns Festive Board
Double celebrations at Loyal Vacation 6209
W.BRo. John Pearson PJGD achieves 60 years in Masonry


Royal Somerset Lodge make valued charitable donations
W.Bro. Garry Holman PPrSGD (Herts) Installed as Master of Exmoor Lodge
Elizabethan Lodge Initiate Bath Rugby Player, Kane Palmer-Newport
Estune Lodge - W.Bro. Simon Eden Initiates his Son Timothy
Vale of Brislington - Dragon Boat Champions
Forest of Mendip Lodge fund a cupboard for Blagdon Rainbows


Queen’s College Lodge, their ladies and guests enjoy Christmas Lunch
Exmoor Lodge hold their Charity Presentation Evening
Nailsea Masonic Centre and Estune Lodge embrace the essence of Christmas
Wessex and King Alfred start Christmas celebrations with a charity evening
Eldon Lodge members historical journey recreated
W.Bro. Harry Price completes 50 years in masonry, whilst Bro. Chris Kimmins commences his first
Tivoli Lodge hold their Christmas Carol Service.
Lodge awarded its first Ashlar
Kitchen refurbishment complete at Taunton Masonic Hall

St Alphege Lodge visit Northern Ireland
King Alfred Lodge presented with First Ashlar
Clevedon Minor Injuries Unit receive 2500th Teddy
Estune Lodge make contribution towards Tercentenary Appeal
Richard Pearce celebrates 60 years in Freemasonry
Weston Freemasons make presentation to Weston Hospicecare
Western Gazette report on Hanging Chapel Open Day
Quantock Lodge receive Travelling Trowel from Unanimity & Sincerity
Brotherly Love dedicate refurbished Globes
Clevedon Lodges support Marathon Runner

Estune Lodge enjoy a Grand day out
Queen’s College Lodge enjoy convivial October meeting
Wraxall Lodge celebrate 300th meeting
Quantock Lodge receives 1st Ashar

Somerset brethren attend organ recital at FMH
David Pettitt installed as WM of Tivoli Lodge
Nigel Webber installed as WM of Loyal Vacation Lodge
Ian Drewitt installed as WM of Forest of Mendip Lodge
Taunton Freemasons hold open day
W. Bro Peter Townsend PPJGW receives 50 year certificate
Freemasonry features in Weston Mercury
Ray does the “Memory Walk” for charity

Somerset Masters Lodge visit Yeo Valley
Minehead Equality Golf Society have successful event
Somerset Masonic Bowling Association take part in national event

Somerset Masters Lodge - Centenary Meeting and New Banner Dedication
Vale of Brislington charity presentations
Forest of Mendip donate to the Freewheelers
Royal Naval lodge visit the Province of Hampshire

Forest of Mendip celebrate 50th anniversary
TLC Appeal update May 2015
WM Steve Booker of Royal Somerset Lodge raises £2400 for chosen charities
Queens College Lodge 65th Anniversary Meeting
Grand Superintendent celebrates 50 Years in Freemasonry
Royal Naval Lodge - Malta Visit

22 year old Bro. Hamilton Bowring Initiated into Unanimity and Sincerity
Unanimity and Sincerity donate £3,500 to local charities
W.Bro. Neville Harrison PPr.JGW celebrates 50 years in Craft masonry
Eldon Lodge’s Home gets a facelift
Queens College Lodge charitable giving exceeds all expectations

Estune Lodge receive 4th 2020 Ashlar and support Springboard Charity
Somerset Farmers keep it in the family
Another 50th celebration. W.Bro. Paul Davies receives much prized Certificate

Stanley Hopkins Past PGM, Installed as Master of Lodge of Perpetual Friendship.
Queen’s College Taunton raise funds for Cancer Research
Bro. Jon Upsher Installed as Master of Taunton Deane Lodge 5221
W.Bro. John Maher PPrGSupWks celebrates 50 years in Masonry
Lodge of Unanimity and Sincerity Installation
SMFA (North West) hold inaugural meeting
Vivary’s youngest candidate

Queens College Lodge present £2,000 Royal Marines charity.
Forest of Mendip visit Western Tideway Lodge
Forest of Mendip Lodge donate £255 to Churchill Pre-School. Read the Press Release
A good time was had by all at Bath Panto, Oh yes they did!
Steve Parsons of Yatton Lodge of Hospitality gets MBE!
Olympian Lodge presents sports wheelchairs and football kit


Corinthian Pillar bang the drum for Yeovil’s Fiveways Day Centre!
Queen's College Lodge receive Travelling Trowel and raise £2000
Forest of Mendip present cheque to CCY Scout Group
Royal Cumberland Lodge. Bernard Cox celebrates 50 years a Mason and the Lodge receives its second Ashlar

Somerset Farmers lodge make donations of £5,400 to the Addington, Alzheimers and Parkinsons charities

Loyal Vacation Lodge receive the Somerset Travelling Trowel
Elizabethan Lodge - A Brother Installs his Brother in the Chair!

Forest of Mendip lodge Installation
Freemason's at Clevedon Tides Festival.
Somerset Mason was King of Scotland
A Busy Summer for Queens College Lodge

Forest of Mendip Lodge Summer Garden Party

60 golfers enjoy the Keynsham Masonic Hall Golf day.
Why did two members of Lodge of Honour venture to the South Coast?

A successful Summer Outing for Somerset Masters Lodge

Connaught Lodge presents £500 to Dorothy House.
St Alphege gets a "dusting"
Is this the first Somerset Twitter Master Mason?
Lodge of Agriculture present wheelchairs to Beaufort House
Bath Masonic Hall - An "uplifting" story!
A little bit of Somerset in Spain!

Admiral Blake Lodge donate £3000 to the Josh Evans Trust Fund
Bath Masonic Hall (Old Theatre Royal) Bath Festival Concert dates confirmed for the first time

Taunton Deane Lodge members help clear up the flood mess
Queens College Taunton Lodge give £1065 to Flood Recovery Appeal
Elizabethan Lodge sponsor England Tae Kwan Do cadet.

W.Bro Mike Waddleton celebrates 50 years in Freemasonry.
PGM Installed as Master of Somerset Masters Lodge
W.Bro Bill Rowan celebrates 50 years in Masonry
Thomas de Cheddre supports Childrens Charity
Lodge of Honour Enjoys ‘Quality Tweet’ !
Nyanza Lodge support "Horseshoes and Handprints"

Queens College, Taunton Lodge give £2000 to Children's Hospice
Somerset Farmers Lodge Banner re-dedication
Unanimity & Sincerity support for local charities
Lodge of Agriculture Support CLIC Sargent
Robin Bex's 50th Anniversary
Royal Somerset Lodge help Dorothy House


Minehead Freemasons give £2000 to local good causes
Henry Collins 100 in the Chair of Lodge of

Forest of Mendip donation to Southmead Hospital
Royal Sussex Installation & Christmas Party
Denis Calderley celebrates 50 years in Masonry

Rapid promotion for Royal Naval Lodge Past Master
Forest of Mendip Lodge help Police Cadets
Brethren in for a Tweet at Lodge of Honour
Caterers present £1420 to Macmillan Cancer
A Letter from the Palace for Elizabethan Lodge

Somerset Masters' raise awareness of Dementia
Second Principal takes Chair of Vivary
Somerset Farmers Lodge helps Cancer Research
Nyanza Lodge takes to the streets!

125 mile kayak marathon raises £1425

Admiral Blake Lodge support Childrens' Hospice