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During the weekend of 30th June and the 1st July, we opened our doors to the general public and invited them to come inside, have a look around and ask questions about Freemasonry. This was a very successful weekend with lots of interest expressed.
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A new Worshipful Master
Alexandra Lodge held their installation meeting last night (Wednesday 5th October) to install their new Worshipful Master. The brethren were honoured by the presents of not one but two assistant provincial Grand Masters as well as twenty two visitors from 15 Lodges, the most distant being from a Lodge under the jurisdiction of the UGLE in New Zealand. I thing we may need a little notice to reciprocate the visit.
A special mention should be made of the Installing Master who performed a word perfect ritual. We are all proud of the commitment you have give during your two years as Worshipful Master and the manner in which you conducted yourself during the installation.
The festive board was very friendly and harmonious with good food and great company. I'm sure we are all in for an exciting Masonic year ahead.
At the Convercation held by Edward Albert Chapter 985 on 12th September 2016 was a really wonderful surprise and treat for all the companions present. After opening the Chapter there was a report and it was announced that the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent In and Over Lincolnshire was without and seeked admittance.
The most Excellent witnessed a fine ceremony of exultation by the Officers of Edward Albert Chapter followed by The Most Excellent presenting a 50 years certificate to a long serving companion of the Lodge.
This was followed by a friendly and entertaining Festival Board down stairs in the dining room with guests and companions enjoying a fine four course meal amongst good company.
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The Garthwaite Masonic Memorial Hall hosted a round of the Provincial Quiz Night on Friday 26 February.
We had 15 teams from 9 different lodges including the
South Lincs. Ladies whose membership is made up of Masons wives, partners etc.
Their were a total of 62 people attended including those who ran and assisted
in running the evenings event. A successful raffle was held where funds in
excess of £140.00 was raised which will go towards masonic charities.
The winning team came from the Alexandra Lodge 985 from Long Sutton, 2nd place was St Pega Lodge 8317 from Deeping St James and in 3rd place Saint Mary 7898 from Long Sutton.
We all enjoyed a sausage and mash supper during the interval, half way through the evening. Every one who attended had a good social evening and went away intellectually fulfilled, well fed and happy.
Grand Lodge recently made some substantial charitable donations underpinning our sacred dictates Truth, Honour and Charity.
You can read more information on the Provincial website by following this link. http://www.pgllincs.org/News/4438-Grand_Charity_Donates_to_17_Charities
On the 9th December 2015, Worshipful Master David Spendla accompanied by Bro Stefen Dicks had the honour to present a cheque for £500 to Lauren Day at the "Holbeach and Fenland Gymnastic Club" who are based at;
During our visit we noticed that the gymnasts were also excitedly waiting for the local press to arrive with one of their photographers to take pictures of the gyms most recent medal winners, congratulations and continual success to you all.
The donation was part of the Charity given from the New Provincial Benevolent Fund, which donated a grand total of £72,500 throughout the Masonic Province of Lincolnshire.
Master's Lady; the toast to the Ladies; a rendition of the Ladies' Song and the response by the Master's Lady.
After all had had their fill and the tables had been rearranged, the evening's entertainment began with dancing to "The Mark Wilkinson Quartet", who played and evening of 'Standards' from the 'Great American Songbook'.
Carriages were arranged for midnight and I can confidently state that no slipped were left on the steps to the Lodge, nor did carriages turned back to pumpkins, and all the beautiful dresses remained exquisite.
Happy have we met,
Happy did we part,
Happy meet again.
The freemasons of Long Sutton are privileged to be able to present a number of cheques to local charities. These will be presented by the respective Masters and there will follow pictures and copy in due course.