Alwarestoch Lodge 7805
THE DEATH OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

 

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

PROVINCIAL GRAND LODGE
OF HAMPSHIRE AND ISLE OF WIGHT
Grand Lodge Quarterly Communication
Wednesday 8th December 2021

 

 

As in previous years, the Provincial Grand Master will be hosting a lunch following the Quarterly Communications Meeting at Great Queen Street. It has not been a simple matter to arrange this year, but we are pleased to announce that the lunch will be held at the Union Jack Club (UJC), Sandell Street, Waterloo. There will be 100 places available on a first come first served basis. This is a lovely venue with good facilities and easy access to your return journey if travelling by train. The cost of the meal will be £46 per Brother. Due to the popularity of the event, you will only be able
to add one guest when making the booking.

Bookings will be opened on the Provincial Booking System at SquareEvents.org at 10.00hrs on Saturday 6th November. The menu will be shown on this site where you will also be able to enter any dietary requirements.

Master Masons

Master Masons, with the exception of serving Lodge Wardens, will require a ticket in order to gain admission to the Quarterly Communications. Please apply to the Provincial Grand Secretary providing your name, lodge name and number and email address, indicating whether or not you intend to dine at UJC.  Please make a BACS payment for the meal within 48 hours of making your booking; following the instructions at squareevents.org.  This will be a very popular event so early booking is recommended.  A reserve list will be available.

David Hannan

Provincial Events Manage

Covid Guidance from Grand Lodge 
Covid is on the rise again, however it is clear that in the vast majority of people, serious illness is avoided if double vaccinated even should they fall ill.  Symptomatic infection in those who have received a booster (third) vaccination is reduced even further.

UGLE remains of the view that, until such time as government guidance changes to prevent it, those lodges and chapters that wish to meet should be enabled and encouraged to do so.  Notwithstanding this, no individual should be coerced into attending and members should feel free to wear masks and to distance during meetings should they so desire.

In similarity to a number of other national group events (For example the Festival of Remembrance) which are planned over the coming months, members may wish (and would be encouraged) to undertake a lateral flow test, available free from NHS Test and Trace, prior to attending any masonic meeting and should, of course, refrain from attending if they feel at all unwell.

Should official guidance change, further advice will be forthcoming.

New and exciting times for the Alwarestoch Lodge 7805. 

Alwarestoch 7805

As Freemasonry is entering the digital world, we have decided to add the name of Alwarestoch Lodge to that of the many other lodges that have a presence on the World Wide Web.

The Lodge now has many younger members who find electronic communications an easier and more efficient way to keep in touch with their colleagues, and to what is happening within their Lodge.

The site is divided into two parts, Public/Private.  The Public part is open for anyone to view, whilst the Private part contains facts for the information of members of the Lodge only.  It also contains many aids to assist members in their progression through the various offices of the Lodge.  This type of information will increase as the site develops.

Use of forms

The site does contain forms which pertain to the Lodge Secretary and also the Dining Steward. These forms will be diverted electronically to that person.

This website has been formulated to assist both our members and any person who may be interested in joining Freemasonry.  To this end I would encourage you to take advantage of its contents, and trust that it will achieve that aim. If you have any suggestions or need further help, please contact me.

Sincerely and fraternally,

W. Bro. Maurice Freeman

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