Latest Lodge News


Sat, 15th December 2018

1717 Stars in Twickenham Middx

Just down the road from the home of rugby the 1717 team put in a match winning performance and delighted the watching crowd.  Despite Gooch Lodge only having a total of 16 members, with only 7 of those present they were joined by 53 visitors from all round the Province including the Deputy Provincial Grand Master to celebrate the Lodge's 150th Anniversary.  This amazing team despite taking a whole Saturday out, arriving back home early Sunday morning, were still looking forward to delighting future crowds with this unique demonstration of an Initiation Circa 1717 to raise money for good causes.

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Thu, 22nd November 2018

December meeting

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Mon, 19th November 2018

The Vacant Chair

What a truely wonderful evening! 85 Bretheren attended the lodge to witness a unique presentation of 'The Vacant Chair' a ceremony written by The Provincial Orator to commemorate the Centenary of the ending of the First World War.

We also witnessed a 60 year certificate being presented to our lodge Mentor by the Asst Provincial Grand Master supported by The Provincal Grand Master who surprised us all with one of his, now famed, Ninja visits.

One of our members, who is a well respected local historian, gave a wonderful and emotional talk on what it was like to be a soldier on the front line in WW1 complete with kit, uniform, rifle and a WW1 shell.

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The Worshipmaster, Provincal Grand Master, Mentor [who received his 60th Year Certificate] and his twin Brother

Wed, 3rd October 2018

1717 Team Entertain in Totton

1717 Team Visit Knightwood Lodge 7813

Knightwood Lodge now has joined in the ever growing numbers of Lodges that have benefited from the experience of receiving the 1717 Demonstration at the same time as raising lots of money for Lifelites.

The 1717 put in a magnificent display from start to finish, and demonstrated that this group of extremely dedicated and hard working masons can still produce a sensational evening.

In the temple they entertained and gave all present some laughs as well as furthering the masonic education of those gathered.  At the festive board they demonstrated a rarely seen 1717 version of the 'Chain'.

Most important more money was raised for Lifelites.

Sat, 29th September 2018

Christmas White Table Event - Monday 17th December 2018

Transparent_Santa_Claus.pngIt is only 78 sleeps to one of the most popular events in our Lodge Calendar - our Christmas white table. When we invite the Lodge widows to join the Lodge members and their guests to enjoy a wonderful Christmas Dinner followed by spectacular entertainment.

The cost is £21.00 per head and the Asst Secretretary is now taking bookings. 

Tue, 25th September 2018

Special November Meeting

On Monday 19th November we are having a very special meeting.

We are hosting a Service of Rememberance to commemerate the centenary of the end of The Great War for Civilisation 1914-1918.

On the same evening we are also celebrating the 60th Masonic Birthday of our Lodge Mentor.

If you would like to attend please make contact with our Lodge Secretary.

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Thu, 19th July 2018

Thanks to the Elizabethan Lodge Members

A note of thanks from the Stable Home Family Trust

Hi Malcolm

I just wanted to say a massive thank you on behalf of The Stable Family Home Trust for organising the Monkey World visit on Sunday 1st July.

Our SFHT clients had a wonderful trip out and despite the temperature being 28 degrees many of the Centre's residents including Squirrel Monkeys, Ringtailed Lemurs, Enrico's Capuchin's and Apes still come out to greet everyone.

Thank you to everyone at The Elizabethan Lodge 7262 for welcoming everybody from our charity and providing refreshments, ensuring they all had a fabulous day out and without the support of services such as the Freemasons these days would not be possible.

Mon, 9th July 2018

Lodge Sunday Lunch - South Lawn Hotel

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See the social section for full information and the booking form

Sun, 1st July 2018

Lodge Family Fun Day - Monkey World

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Our former Asst Sec and current Lodge Mentor organised a wonderful day out for Lodge Members and their families. Over 80 guests attended which included a party from the Stable Home Family Trust who attended as guests of the lodge.

The day ended with a splendid cream tea. A raffle held on the day raised £141.00 for the Jim Cronin Memorial Fund.

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