Latest Lodge News

Mon, 18th September 2017

First Degree Ceremony

What a wonderful meeting! The WM initiated a great canditate who will be an asset to the Lodge. He is not only a nice man but he can sing as well so will be an asset in more ways than one. A Fellow craft acted as JD and did an excellent job. The NE corner was finely delivered by a Past Master and the Working tools were perfectly presented by an Entered Aprentice. When the candidate returned, after restoring himself to his personal comforts, the charge was delivered by the Treasurer, a Past Master of the lodge.

Another highlight of the evening was the presentation of a 50 year certificate by the APGM and a GL certificate was also presented.

The WM and DC had a moment of panic when the Brother who was doing the song to the initiate did not arrive for the start of the meeting and 'perished at the thought' of the IPM having to sing! The crisis was averted when the Brother arrived later in the evening.

The festiveboard was excellent with an experimantal starter. The DC clearly missed being in the Masters chair as he took over the WM's gavel on at least one occassion.

The team are now hard at work preparing for a passing in October.

Thu, 14th September 2017

14th September Cerdic Lodge - Knowle Road

The WM, pictured below with the WM of Cerdic Lodge, had a wonderful evening celebrating the 600th mtg of the Lodge. There was no ceremony, as such, however members of the lodge delivered an excellent lecture entitled ' A Collection of First Degree Miscellany' which gave the Brethern some interesting information regarding the first step in Freemasonry.

* Apologies - the WM is, now aware, that The "The collars of the Officers of a private Lodge are to be worn only in their own Lodges, or when representing their Lodges as Masters or Wardens in the Grand Lodge or in their Provincial or District Grand Lodges, or on any special occasion when ordered by the Grand Master".

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Mon, 11th September 2017

Lodge Sunday Lunch

The Lodge held it's annual Sunday Lunch to kick off the new Masonic season, on Sunday September 10th, at the South Lawn Hotel, Milford on Sea.

57 guests enjoyed an excellent 3 course meal and we were entertained by Scott Haynes, Scott is a versatile singer with a large repertoire, ranging from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Olly Murs, Lionel Richie and many more!!

On Monday September 18th Scott will be joining our Fraternity.

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Sat, 9th September 2017

Masonic Charitable Foundation Grants

It is wonderful news that, one of the charties the Lodge supports, Macmillan Caring Locally has been awarded a grant of £15,000 by the Masonic Charitable Foundation.

THANK YOU, Bretheren, for voting. 

The Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital is a Specialist Palliative Care Unit for patients in South East Dorset and South West Hampshire. It is run by the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and the core services are met by the Hospital Trust. In 2009 it was awarded ‘Practice Development Unit Status’, making it a Centre of Excellence.

‘Macmillan Caring Locally’ is a Charitable Trust operating from offices in the Macmillan Unit, which provides funding to enhance this care, and to provide an attractive, homely environment for patients and their families and visitors. The charity also provides funds for nursing and medical equipment to improve patient treatment and comfort. Macmillan Caring Locally is a small charity and is not connected in any way to the national charity Macmillan Cancer Support.


Mon, 21st August 2017

1717 Demonstration Team update

Our IPM, who is our promotional agent and road crew manager for the 1717 demo team, is delighted to report that we now have 12 bookings in the calendar up until May 2018. 

Wednesday 27th September 2017 - Ferndown Lodge 7860 
Wednesday 4th October 2017 - Pilgrims Lodge 9198 
Thursday 12th October 2017 - Portsmouth & District Masters Lodge 5990 
Thursday 19th October 2017 - Norman Gate Lodge 8116 I
Monday 13th November 2017 - Lodge of St. Mark 8479 
Tuesday 28th November 2017 - Hampshire Lodge of Emulation 1990 
Friday 12th January 2018 - Brockenhurst Lodge 7040 
Thursday 18th January 2018 - Octa Lodge 4397 
Tuesday 13th February 2018 - Lentune Lodge 8743 
Friday 20th April 2018 - The Portsmouth Lodge 487
Wednesday 8th May 2018 - Shalden Lodge 2016

If you would like to see this spectacular please contact the Secretary of the respective Lodge for an invitation.

If you would like to host a demonstration in your lodge please contact Rohan Goodall on 07950 408620 or email

Sat, 8th July 2017

Masonic Centre Open Day

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Sat, 8th July 2017

1717 Demonstration Team visits Clausentum 1491

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On Tuesday 4th July The Elizabethan 1717 Demonsration Team performed at Clausentum Lodge. 87 Bretheren attended together with two APGM's. The performance has seen a number of rave reviews on Twitter.

Despite a rather cramped dressing room our team coped well without too much drama except for the time our 1717 Worshipful [who is our current IPM] had a bit of a 'Diva' moment when he could not find his hat or buckles. The show had to go on and the crisis was quickly resolved when he comandeered the hat and buckles of another performer.

The next performance is on the 27th September at the Ferndown Lodge, Wimborne.

Thu, 6th July 2017

Hengist Lodge Visit

The WM had a very enjoyable visit to the Hengist Lodge where he witnessed an excellent first degree ceremony. The WM initiated a long standing friend and was able assisted by two of his sons who are the SW and IG of the lodge. It was a delightful evening as the lodge played host to a number of the masonic holiday makers who were staying in Bournemouth.

Sat, 24th June 2017

Marwell Zoo Family Fun Day

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The weather was kind to us and the rain held off and what a great day we day. 2500 Hampshire and Isle of Wight Masons together with their families spent a wonderful day at Marwell Zoo.

We also had a delightful email from Marion Davies, Head of Fundraising at the Stable Family Home Trust - 'Thank you so much - we had an amazing day at Marwell Zoo!  Our service users had a wonderful time enjoying all that was on offer, including the Masons’ very kind and generous treat of a drink and ice cream during the day – evidently we cleaned out the freezer cabinet in the café! '

Wed, 14th June 2017

1717 Demonstration Team - hits the road


We have had a fantistic response. To date 7 lodges have booked our demonstation team  'Initiation Circa 1717'

 4th July 2017: Clausentum Lodge, Southampton

 27th September 2017: Ferndown Lodge, Wimborne

 12th October 2017: Portsmouth & District Masters, Cosham

 19th October 2017: Norman Gate Lodge, Andover

 28th November 2017: Hampshire Lodge of Emulation, Eastleigh

 12th January 2018: Brockenhurst Lodge, Brockenhurst

 20th April 2018: Portsmouth Lodge, Fareham

Mon, 5th June 2017

We're going to the Zoo

The Worshipful Master and Charity Steward visited The Stable Family Home Trust and gave them their entry tickets for Marwell Zoo on June 24th. Marion Davies, of SFHT, said 'that she had not seen such enthusiasm for an event before and was looking forward to the day'.

The Elizabathen Lodge is sponsoring 47 guests from the Sfht to attend.

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Wed, 24th May 2017

Freemasonry in the Community 23rd May 2017

A wonderful event a Lymington Masonic Centre when representatives from local lodges presented donations of over £21,000 to local good causes. The WM, IPM, Secretary and our Charity Steward attended to follow.

Tue, 16th May 2017

May 2017 3rd Degree Ceremony

May 15th 2017: This was another first for the Elizabathan Lodge. The candidate was raised by the WM with the assistance of the IPM [The WM was still hampered by his elbow injury]. The SD gave an excellent explanation of the working tools. The ADC gave the tradional history. This was the first ceremony for the new team and we will be working hard over the summer recess to ensure that we put on a perfect Initiation in September.

Fri, 5th May 2017

Marwell Zoo Family Day

To celebrate our tercentenary Hampshire & IOW Masons are holding a very special event at Marwell Zoo. 2500 Masons together with their familes and representatives of charities they support will be having a FAMILY FUN DAY.

The Elizabethan Lodge are sponsoring a party of 47 from The Stable Family Trust to go and have a great day out at the Zoo.   



The Stable Family Home Trust (SFHT) is a Registered Charity that supports people with a learning disability - based in Ringwood.

SFHT offers a wide range of services to people with a learning disability and their families: supported lives in residential homes, a personal development programme, domiciliary support, and supported living. SFHT now supports more than one hundred and twenty people.

SFHT was established in 1980 by a group of families whose young adult children had learning disabilities. There were few family-based living options at that time and the families set up a residential home at the Stables in Bisterne, Hampshire.

Over time three houses were purchased in the Southbourne area of Bournemouth as more people sought services with the Charity and day services were set up to offer meaningful daytime activities.

Thu, 4th May 2017

Graham will spend 4 weeks in the saddle

Graham Myers2.PNGOne of our lodge members, Graham Myers, is going to spend the next four weeks, in the saddle, cycling the length of the UK to raise funds for a very worthy International cause. 

Starting around the 10th/12th May Graham will be attempting a charity cycle challenge – Lands End to John O’Groats (known as LEJOG or the ‘End to End’).

He is cycling by himself, unsupported, on a normal hybrid bike with all his stuff in panniers and will arrange B&Bs as he travels.  Total distance for the route Graham has planned, which avoids busy roads, is just under 1,100 miles and it will probably take about four weeks.

The charity Graham is raising funds for is VISION AFRICA, a small charity run by volunteers, that he has known and supported for some time. They provide amazing help for large numbers of orphaned, abandoned and neglected children in Kenya.

This link is the facebook page Graham has set up with background and details of the ride:     Graham's LEJOG cycle challenge

If you are interested in this slightly crazy venture, or who would like to follow his progress or sponsor Graham you should visit the  virginmoneygiving sponsorship page.

This is the link to the sponsorship page

Charity is at the very heart of Freemasonry and Graham is setting a wonderful example of individual action.

Mon, 10th April 2017

Despite Injury WM Installed Gingerly

WM's DadDespite breaking his elbow just over 24 hours earlier.  The new and 64th Worshipful Master was Installed in the chair of The Elizabethan Lodge.  

The ceremony was conducted with precision and efficiency by the outgoing and incoming Master, and this included the appointment and investiture of the officers for the ensuing year.  

The stars of the evening were the four brethren who explained the Working Tools, yes four, this included the presentation of the Working Tools of an Installed Master presented by a Past Master of the Lodge, and the other tools presented by a MM, FC, and EA.  Encouragement and coaching works.  

The other highlight was the new Worshipful Master's father delivering the Address to the new Master at the age of 90. The WM is accompanied by his Dad in the picture.

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