What is it about Freemasonry ……..
that makes more than 250,000 men in England & Wales and more than 6,000,000 worldwide want to be part of it?
A chance to put something back ……..
Principles of honesty, fairness, kindness at it’s heart ……..
What is it about Freemasonry ……..
It’s friendly, fun and sociable to be a Freemason ……..
…….. we have fun and make life-long friendships with people from all walks of life.
We’re all inclusive ……..
Learn something new ……..
Tradition, Heritage & Culture ……..
…….. Freemasonry is 300 years old in 2017. It’s principles have stood the test of time. Its heritage and culture is part of the social history of our country.
On a very chilly, snow-laden December 10th, 2017, brave souls from around the Province joined together at Peterborough Cathedral for the Province's Annual Festival of Lessons & Carols.
Even with the cold weather and poor travelling conditions, this magnificent building was filled by Brethren from across the Province together with members of their family and friends.
The Mayor of Peterborough, Cllr John Fox, was amongst the civic dignitaries in attendance. Also present were the Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Cambridgeshire, Richard Barnwell; Cllr Tim Drye, Deputy Mayor of Stamford; Cllr Sarah Conboy, Mayor of Godmanchester Town Council; Mrs Patricia Stuart-Mogg, Town Clerk of Stamford Town Council; Cllr Anthony Storey, Mayor of Stamford Town Council; and Mrs Valerie Storey, Consort, Mayor of Stamford.
The Acting Dean of Peterborough, Canon Tim Alban Jones, led the service. Lessons were read by the Provincial Grand Master, RWBro Max Bayes, as well as the heads of others in the Province including the soon to be outgoing Grand Superintendent, E Comp Wayne Williams and the Provincial Grand Master for the Mark Degree, WBro Bob Stokes.
Following the service, Peterborough lodges hosted mince pies and refreshments, which were enjoyed by all.
At the September meeting of Medeshamstede Lodge No. 6104, there was quite a surprise for the Lodge's tyler, Bro Peter Sidwell, when he was summoned into the Lodge room and presented with a certificate by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, VWBro Trevor Boswell, to celebrate 60-years in Freemasonry.
The meeting of St Ivo Lodge No. 2684 held on the 6th December at the Masonic Temple, The Quay, St Ives, proved to be a special one for WBro Simon Perry.
Thanks to the St Ivo Master, WBro Barry Smethurst, WBro Simon was able to take the Chair of King Solomon and lead his son Matthew through his Obligation, thus initiating him into Freemasonry.
As part of the Tercentenary Celebrations, Grand Rank appointments and promotions have been made. I hereby detail below the first appointments and promotions to craft Grand Rank for Brethren in this Province which will take place at the Quarterly Communication meeting in March 2018.
On behalf of the Province, I extend our sincere congratulations on First Appointments to Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies to:
W Bro Barry John Howard – Eleanor Cross Lodge No 1764
W Bro Barry is an experienced Freemason who has served his Lodge and Province well over many years.
Many will recall his significant contribution in bringing the Provincial HQ at Sheaf Close into fruition in 2013 and is now advising Grand Lodge on developing and building Masonic Halls.
W Bro Gerard Thomas Dempsey – Euston Lodge No 2283
W Bro Ged is a very busy Freemason and is well known to many because he was the Provincial Junior Grand Warden in 2015/16, an appointment that he served with some considerable distinction.
On Sunday the 3rd December 2017, 400-people booed, hissed, yelled, laughed, screamed and cried during two performances of the latest pantomime from the Corby Masonic Players.
Snow White, written by WBro Jack C. Summerfield, was very well received by all who attended. It contained all the usual panto puns, plus a generous helping of local, topical and Masonic comedic content.
Entrance to the pantomime was free of charge. Corby Masonic Complex also donated selection boxes, which were gifted to the children in the audience.