Consecration of Deva Victrix Council 346

The District of Cheshire & the Marches will be consecrating their latest Council on Thursday 21st March 2024 at the Cheshire View Masonic Centre, Christleton, CHESTER CH3 7PT at 11:00.  It will be carried out by a team of Grand Officers headed by the Grand Master, Most Illustrious Companion Kessick John Jones.

Lunch will be served at 13:00 and will cost £32. The menu will be Chicken Liver Pâté served on Ciabatta Croutes & Salad, Confit Duck Leg served with Dauphinoise Potatoes, Buttered Greens and a Port and Orange Jus, Cheese & Biscuits.  Wine will be included.  Alternative main courses are Smoked Haddock served with Mash Potato, Cheese Sauce & Green Vegetables or Vegetable Curry served with Pilau Rice and Naan Bread.  The alternative Dessert is Mixed Ice Cream.

Time is short for booking so please contact the DistGRec as soon as possible if you wish to attend this very interesting event.

District Meeting of Surrey 2024

The Annual District Meeting of Surrey will be held at the Croydon and District Masonic Halls, Oakland Road, Croydon CR0 2UX on Saturday 23rd March 2024 at 1100hrs, when they will invest Ill Comp William Agnew Caughie GSwdB as their new District Grand Master.

Coffee and Bacon/Sausage Sandwiches/Rolls will be available from 09:15hrs.  Lunch will be at 13:00hrs.

The menu for lunch is Fan of Melon with Parma Ham and Fruit Coulis, Chicken with Green Thai Curry and Rice followed by Ice Cream then Fresh Coffee or Tea. The cost is £40.00 per head, inclusive of wine.

If you are interested in attending, please get in touch using the link below and you will be contacted with details as soon as possible.

Closing date is 15th March 2024.

District Meeting of Cumberland and Westmorland 2024

The Annual District Meeting of Cumberland and Westmorland will be held at the Masonic Hall, 10 Portland Square, Carlisle CA1 1PY on Saturday 9th March 2024 at 11:00.

The menu for lunch is Pâté and Salad Leaves, followed by Traditional Cumberland Sausage with Onion Gravy, Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables and Pan Fried Gravy.   Dessert will be from the selection available or Cheese served with Savoury Biscuits, Celery & Butter followed by Tea or Coffee.  The cost is £26.00 per head including wine.  There is a Vegetarian alternative menu available.

There is a car park 3 – 5 minutes walk from the MH.  It is called Cecil Street Long Stay Car Park and the post code is CA1 1NL.  Local on-street parking near to the MH is in a Disc Zone for 1 to 2 hours.

If you are interested in attending, please get in touch using the link below and you will be contacted with details as soon as possible.

Closing date is 28th February 2024.

District Meeting of Derbyshire 2024

The Annual Meeting of Derbyshire will be held at the Grange Banqueting Suite, 457 Burton Road, Littleover, DERBY DE23 6XX on Saturday 3rd February 2024 at 11:00, with tea or coffee with bacon rolls from 09:30.

The meal will be: Prawn Cocktail, Pan Fried Chicken with a Mushroom & Black Pepper Sauce served with seasonable vegetables, Sticky Toffee Pudding served with Custard, with wine or soft drink at table.  All at a cost of £28.00 per head.

If you wish to attend, please use the contact form.  Closing date is 20th January 2024.

District Meeting of South Wales 2023

The Annual Meeting of South Wales will be held at the Masonic Hall, Coychurch Road, Bridgend CF31 2AP on Saturday 9th December 2018 at 11:15hrs.

The meal will be selection of Pakoras, Samosas and Poppadom with Mango Chutney, Beef Rogan Josh with rice and chips followed by Apple Pie and Ice Cream.  Dietary requirements can be catered for.  All at a cost of £22.00 per head.

Following the District Annual Meeting Festive Board, and starting at approximately 14:30hrs, is the Installation Meeting of the Ambat Zaphan Council 287 and all are welcome to attend.

If you wish to attend, please use the contact form.  Closing date is 1st December 2023.

District Meeting of Northumberland 2023

The Annual meeting of Northumberlandwill be held at Freemasons’ Hall, Fern Avenue, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 2RA on Saturday 28th October 2023 at 11:00hrs.

Festive Board Menu is Northumbrian Broth, Braised Steak and Seasonal Vegetables, Syrup Sponge and Custard, Cheese and Biscuits at a cost of £30.00.  Closing date is 14th October 2023.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available from 09:30hrs prior to the meeting, as will bacon sandwiches for which there will be a small charge (a light breakfast may be a good idea!).

If you wish to attend, please use the link below and information will be passed to you.

District Meeting of Warwickshire 2023

The Annual District Meeting of Warwickshire will be held in the Rugby Masonic Hall, Eastfield Place, Church Walk, Rugby CV21 3BA on Saturday 4th November 2023 at 11:00hrs.  Lunch will be at 13:00hrs.

The menu for lunch is Smoked Salmon with Prawns, Roast Turkey with Cranberry Sauce & Red Wine Gravy plus Seasonal Vegetables, followed by Fresh Fruit Salad with Cream or Cheese & Biscuits.  The Cheese option needs to be pre-ordered  The cost is £30.00 per head.

If you are interested in attending, please get in touch using the link below and you will be contacted with details as soon as possible.  The closing date is 23rd October 2023.

The District Meeting of Durham 2023

27th Annual District Meeting of the District Grand Council of Durham To be held at: Gateshead Masonic Hall, Alexandra Road, Gateshead. Tyne and Wear NE8 1RE on Saturday 2nd September 2023, Commencing at 11:00

Tea, coffee and bacon butties will be available, from 09:30, for a small charge.

Menu: Homemade Pate served with Crusty Bread followed by, Chicken Chamberlin (Chicken Sautéed with Bacon, Mushrooms & Red Wine Sauce) with seasonal vegetables and potatoes, then Assorted Cheesecake.

Dining will be at 12:45 at a cost of £28 for Companions dining at their own expense and the closing date is 18th August 2023.

If you want to attend, use the link below.

District Meeting of Northumberland 2019

The Annual Meeting of the District of Northumberland will be held on Saturday 26th October 2019 at Freemasons’ Hall,
Corbridge Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 1HY.

Tea and biscuits will be available from 09:30 with bacon butties, at a small charge, also available.  The meal, following the meeting, will be Northumbrian Broth, Braised Steak with Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables, Pavlova, Cheese and Biscuits all at £26.00 per head.

Closing date for applications is 5th October.  If you wish to attend, please use the link below and information will be passed to you.

Death of John Edwin Pearson PGSwdB

Ill Comp John died on Saturday 24th November 2018 following a long illness.

He was admitted into William Henry Bound 186 on 19/07/1999, a Founder of Midlesburg 221 (09/11/1999), a Founder of Leodis 253 in West Yorkshire (16/09/2004), a Founder of
Howden 273 (30/10/2007), a Founder of Yorkshire Council of IM 289 in West Yorkshire (11/05/2009), joined White Rose 17 in West Yorkshire (14/06/2014), a Founder of Saddleworth 323 in West Yorkshire (28/07/2015) and a Founder of Wm Wilberforce 334 (31/01/2017).