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Sat, 28th October 2017, 10:46pm (Thu, 1st January 1970, 1:00am UTC-419229)

The Elizabethan Lodge 1717 Demonstration was Abso BLOOMING lutley marvellous night last night, did not leave lodge till 12.30 and all anyone was saying:

> * Best night they can remember at lodge

> * "Seen similar demo's before but that blue them all into the weed"

> * "That will take some following!!!"

> * " Wouldn't have missed it for the world"

> * "Fantastic night"

Tim Baker

Tue, 5th September 2017, 1:38pm (Tue, 9th May 2017, 12:38pm UTC-2856)

I read with great interest all the comments on my wonderful lodge.
It only makes me more proud to be a member and sadder that my circumstances do no let me attend.
It seems by reading all the comments on The Elizabethan Lodge that the standard of ritual, welcome and festive board have not declined in my long absence. Long may that continue. Ray Pearson.

Ray Pearson

Tue, 21st March 2017, 7:14pm

As a regular visitor to The Elizabethan Lodge 7262 it never fails to amaze me how superb the ceremonies are carried out, the quality and sincerity have to be seen to be believed. Last evening was to top it all when a ceremony was performed acting out an initiation from 1717, as close as possible according to records, the work and hours spent in putting it together are to be applauded, well done to all who took part, I feel privileged to have witnessed such truly excellent work and being amongst such welcoming brethren of The Elizabethan Lodge.W

Nigel Bounden

Tue, 20th December 2016, 3:26pm

"That was a very special evening. To impress Freda with the food, the entertainment and above all the beautiful set-out of the dining room is no mean feat.
The room especially looked professionally decorated and the tables better than in a hotel trying hard to gain repeat business...and Freda has repeated that this morning.
The food genuinely was the best I have had at a Masonic Christmas evening (and as good as anything that used to be produced at Chandlers Ford) and I so said to Fiona in front of all her team. Turkey that looked like turkey and tasted likewise and attractively presented, preceded by an eye-appeal seafood starter of some quality. In the Lord Bute that would have been £12.50 and more. The four others on my table who had the Christmas pudding all thought it exceptionally good and the petit-fours a lovely ending.
Southern Union Chorus were at their best and the joy on faces, especially balloted for and potential members, showed to any lady that there can be a great social life attached to their husband being a Mason and an Elizabethan."
Freemasonry is alive, well and kicking at The Elizabethan.

Ian Preece

Sat, 22nd October 2016, 1:46pm (Thu, 1st January 1970, 1:00am UTC-410316)

I would would like to thank you and everyone for last night's ceremony for my passing, it was a night I will always remember and feel honoured and humbled not only for the work that everyone had put in but the way I was made to feel " at home " I know Tywnham is my mother lodge but feel after last night feel a very strong conection to the Elizabethian Lodge once again many thanks to you and all the breathan from last night

Fellowcraft Mason Passed by The Elizabethan Lodge for Mother Lodge

Fri, 23rd October 2015, 8:26am (Fri, 23rd October 2015, 8:26am UTC+1)

For health reasons I hope we don't have a repetition of Monday night Please

After our wonderful meeting on Monday I returned to Ringwood with WB Rick Ashton both singing along as we drove along in high spirits. Having dropped Rick home I reached home just before mid-night. I tip toed up the stairs whilst singing aloud Land of Hope and Glory. Amazingly it awoke Mia from a heavy slumber she has a bad cold as well and having to get up at 4.30 am on a school day was not amused by my vocal tones.
The neighbours obviously enjoyed my singing as they started banging on the wall. Lights came on across the road; next morning they were asking if anyone else had heard a prowling cat suffering ! I was buzzing from the evenings enjoyment and carried on singing the tunes we sang at Warren Avenue - Mia adopted a strange sleeping position with her head underneath the pillows and muttering.

Things took a turn for the worse on Tuesday as my ex friend Rick sent Mia a picture of me with the large table bowl of trifle in my hands telling Mia that The Elizabethan Lodge knowing that I loved trifle as a treat they done a special large portion just for me! Within minutes my phone was read hot something to do with my diet ! No amount of explaining that the bowl was for the table has worked. I am now on rabbit food and water for the fore seeable future. I expect that sort of remark to Mia from Brother Bessant but not Rick.
Mind you I did have more than one portion I dont think ive had trifle made from lime before it was delicious .Likewise with the rest of the meal.

Seriously though what a great evening and my sincere thanks go to our dear WM,Secretary and team especially Brother Malcolm P who works so hard that we can enjoy evenings like Monday. A most memorable time must have been had by everyone present. Myself and Rick certainly did. As for Mia she will see you all at Christmas with a slimmer IPM / Charity Steward by her side.

Regards & best wishes


Malcolm Elvy (Charity Steward)

Wed, 26th November 2014, 9:20pm

Please accept my sincerest thanks for the evening the Elizabethan Brethren provided at your meeting on Monday 17th November. The raising ceremony was one of the best I have attended. All the officers involved had obviously made a great deal of effort to ensure the ceremony went well and it did. Even the sudden appearance of our Ninja PGM did not seem to faze the officers in their duties. Your WM Ray has set a high benchmark for me to aspire to when I take the chair in my own Lodge next year.

It was also a privilege to be present for your celebration of WB Dick Crake’s 60 years in Freemasonry a clearly emotional, but happy time for the Brethren of your Lodge. I was made to feel so welcome on my arrival and at the festive board after the ceremony. Particularly the unexpected chorus line serenade to all your guests and visitors. Although I have now learned the important lesson of not to be the first official guest to arrive, as it would appear you are fair game for the DC to volunteer you for the response to the visitors toast.

Tony Parfett

Wed, 26th November 2014, 4:34pm

Dear W. Bro Rohan.

Please convey my congratulations to the W. Master and his team for an unforgettable evening, the ceremony was a joy to behold,as was the surprise visit from the P.G.M. and the presentation to W.Bro. Dick for his 60 years in Freemasonary. The festive board was up to its usual high standard topped off with the amazing amount raised for the charities. Is it any wonder that the Elizabethan Lodge 7262 is one of the finest lodges I have the pleasure of visiting

Nigel Bounden

Sat, 22nd November 2014, 8:06pm

I would just like to congratulate all on a memorable and fabulous evening.
It was lovely to see Dick so animated and obviously enjoying the whole occasion.
The entire evening went like clockwork, with light touch. This only happens through hard work and organisation.

W. Bro. John Jenkins

Fri, 21st November 2014, 9:36pm

Many thanks for your kind invitation to the meeting of Elizabethan Lodge last Monday.
The ceremony was a 3rd degree which was carried out by your WM and his Officers to a standard of ritual and sincerity which is rarely reached in recent years.
It was also a pleasure for me to join in the congratulations to the brother celebrating his 60th anniversary. I have known him over the past 50years and have fond memories of traveling to London with him to receive our 31st Degrees and working with him on the construction of the extensions/ improvements to Warren Avenue some years ago now.
I need also to mention the welcome all visitors received both on entering the Lodge Room and the Festive Board. The meal was special for the occasion and most enjoyable.Your personal admin commitment to the success of the evening was an example to us all
The surprise visit of the PGM also added to the pleasure of the meeting.
Hopefully you will kindly invite me again

W. Bro. Geoff Rowlett