Tuesday, 29 March 2016
We look forward to welcoming our guests from other Provinces, but respectfully remind all Brethren that we have been asked by our hosts not to mention the name of the venue of the meeting (or show pictures of it) in any online posting, tweet or the like.
A great day is assured - and especially a superb (and locally sourced) lunch!
Saturday, 26 March 2016
The Combat Stress centre in Shropshire was able to announce then that the intention was to spend the money on making much-needed improvements at Audley Court (see plans above), and these improvements are now going ahead - as the picture (right) clearly shows! When completed, the entrance area should be much very much better - and we look forward to supporting this amazing charity again in the future!
Wednesday, 23 March 2016
Sunday, 20 March 2016
Sunday, 13 March 2016
Friday, 11 March 2016
The occasion was the walk from Whitchurch to Market Drayton in which WBro Clive Jones of St Mary's Lodge walked 11 miles to help raise the profile of the Provincial Perambulations and promote the 2019 Festival.
Clive is here pictured with WBro Kim March: the Perambulations are to continue (with a walk to UGLE in London in 2019) - enquiries regarding these future walks should be addressed to WBro Roger Michell or by clicking here.
At a meeting of Fitz Alan Chapter last night, VWBro/MEGS Peter Allan Taylor was delighted to present a Certificate of Service to Masonry to WBro/EComp Bob Hatt - a well merited and very popular award.
Bob has been well known in the Province for a long time for his educational work on behalf of Royal Arch Masonry - and his peripatetic style of delivery!!
Wednesday, 9 March 2016
So come on, you other half - send your news and pictures - and advertisements for forthcoming events - to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, 8 March 2016
You will be received from 6.15 p.m. with a Bucks Fizz or soft drink on arrival, then be treated to a special three course meal with coffee and mints. With gifts for the Ladies, charity events and fun as well as live music from the Scherzando String Quartet and dancing to a DJ, the evening is bound to live long in the memory!
Funds raised from the Ladies Evening will go to the 2019 Grand Charity Festival. Tickets £40.
Tickets are available by contacting Junior Warden Bro James Evans or Bro Mike Avery.
The Provincial Grand Master Peter Allan Taylor is delighted to announce that the following members of the Province of Shropshire are to be honoured with Grand Rank this April:
Simon Edward Medland QC Old Wrekinian Lodge 5481 AGReg
Nigel William Scobie Hester Albric Festival Lodge 9576 PAGDC
Dennis John Hill Cleobury Lodge 6972 PAGDC
Alan William Sykes West Mercia Lodge 9719 PAGDC
Dr Andrew Russell Green The Iron Bridge Lodge 9897 PGStB
We hope all enjoy a Grand Day Out!!!
To read the article, click here and go to page 50 to read about The Iron Bridge lodge 9897, our 34th Shropshire lodge, barely a year old but already very much in the news. This Universities Scheme lodge, the first to be Consecrated as part of the Scheme, is setting a very upbeat tone with a Double and then a Triple Initiation under its belt already.
For more about The Iron Bridge lodge, visit www.theironbridgelodge.co.uk or follow their Twitter feed @ironbridge9897.
Sunday, 6 March 2016
Saturday, 5 March 2016
and won by Mrs Sue Walker, who dressed as a rugby player -Welsh of course.
Friday, 4 March 2016
Longmynd lodge has seen membership fluctuate over recent years, but it is now in need of a real boost - and that is what Chris intends to inspire his members towards. With the lodge Centenary just 10 years away, his target is to reach a membership of 50 by 2026. "This is do-able - it's just over two additional members a year. Joining members are all very well - but it is Initiates who will secure the long-term future of the lodge. They need to be good Candidates - men of the right calibre."
Ideas include a mix of tried and tested initiatives such as articles in the Stretton press, posters in local venues and social events. Chris is also looking into other ideas, including social media. A Facebook page www.facebook.com/TheLongmyndLodge/ is now an important way for people to keep in contact. "In due course we aim to link with many similar organisations and lodges across South Shropshire. We need to reach out to the community to be relevant to it."
Good luck to Chris - give him your support, Brethren!!
We are pleased to announce the opening of a dedicated website www.mfest300.org for the event, with plenty of useful information, as well as online ticketing. It is possible to buy Early Bird tickets from the site at just £10 per person. You can also pre-order picnic hampers and link to MFest's Facebook page!
Please put this date firmly in your diaries - ladies, friends and their families are of course especially welcome too!