Alwarestoch Lodge 7805

Visit to Domus Dei Lodge 5151


Alwarestoch lodge 7805 visited Domus Dei 5151 and was very much welcome by all of the brethren of 5151.

The ceremony was carried out to perfection and our member that attended appreciated the difference between  lodges.

We had a lovely festive board where we were welcomed several times by their Worshipful Master, and Junior Warden, Our Worshipful Master responded to the visitors toast and thanked the brethren of Domus Dei for their hospitality. I would like to personally thank W.Bro Adrian Fretter, Bro. Daniel Barrett who help us arrange our visit.

We have invited Domus Dei 5151 to a visit to our lodge in May for a First degree, so their Bro’s who we witnessed their Initiation can see one of ours.

Because of this very successful visit we look to arrange more visits to other lodges in the future.

W.Bro Maurice Freeman.

Membership Officer

I’m trying to arrange a visit to Domus dei lodge 5151 for March this year as we do not meet.

The lodge meets the 1st Wednesday and is conducting a double first degree. They meet at the Pheonix rooms in the hight street old Portsmouth very near the cathedral. This is a lodge rooms and temple held in time and has been a meeting place since 1845.

It is the temple that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was initiated into.

I myself was installed into the chair of this lodge in 2011.

W.Bro Adrain Fretter  (DC) is in support of this visit and would also like to arrange a visit to our lodge in the near future.

I would encourage all brethren to take this opportunity to attend.

If you are interested and would like to attend please let me know.  Domus dei can accommodate up to 20 members of our lodge.  

It is very easy to travel to and nearly the I would think maybe we could travel as a group.

S & F

W.Bro Maurice Freeman.

Membership Officer

Alwarestoch Lodge has made some history this month. On the 12/10 The lodge  held a double initiation.
The Evening when well with the Worshipful Master inviting W Bro Gerry Mansell to conduct the ceremony.

Both candidates enjoying the evening, and festive board where they were welcomed into freemasonry.



It was with the greatest sadness that the United Grand Lodge of England learned of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, our longest serving British Sovereign.

Queen Elizabeth’s father, His late Majesty King George VI and her consort, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, were both Freemasons.  Her cousin, HRH The Duke of Kent, has been Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England since 1967, and will be sending a message of condolence on behalf of all English Freemasons to His Majesty The King.  Another of her cousins, HRH Prince Michael of Kent, has been Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of England and Wales since 1982, and an announcement is being made from Mark Masons’ Hall.

God Save The King.

Following the death of Her Majesty on 8 September, the following measures will apply:
1.    There will be a period of Masonic mourning coinciding with the period of national mourning, and black ties will be worn at all Craft and Royal Arch meetings held during that period. No black rosettes will be worn.

2.    There will be no suspension of Masonic meetings during the period.

3.    The summons for the first meeting of each Lodge or Chapter sent out from today should be printed in black.  At the meeting, immediately after the opening (and the reading of any necessary dispensation), a short period of silence should be observed .

4.    The first toast at dinner is now The King and the Craft.

Sydney Aynsworth 

Brethren, Our Web-Master hosted an excellent Test Web meeting this morning. It bodes well, it was suggested that a monthly “social” evening could be a possibility. I think that this would be a good idea and we would be able get to know one another even better than we are able to at our regular lodge meetings W.Bro. Maurice has made a great effort in setting this up, it is very easy and only requires logging in to the Member’s section and clicking on Web Browser in the menu so much easier than Zoom. Thank you Maurice, well done Sydney
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