Dalhousie Lodge No.865 dated 12/9/1864 (Smith, Samuel Edmond)

This certificate was found appertaining to Dalhousie Lodge No.865 from 1864 and it was thought some members may find it of interest. So here it is for your perusal.

As this certificate has a copyright attached, permission was sought from the Worcestershire Museum of Freemasonry who very kindly allowed us to use the photograph hence the watermark

Having checked records available to us it would appear that this member never reached Master surprisingly.

Latest News from Middlesex Masons

Issue 60 – March 2024

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 Provincial News 

Royal Arch Appointments and Promotions Announced!

Congratulations to everyone being Appointed or Promoted to Provincial Grand Chapter.
Please see below links to:-

2024 Active Ranks
2024 First Appointments
2024 Promotions

This years AGM is being held in Temple 10,
Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street, London
on Tuesday 24th June 2024.

Click For further information and booking 

Grand Rank Appointments and Promotions
Congratulations to everyone also Appointed or Promoted to Grand Rank.
For full details please click here.

The Annual Investiture of these Craft and Royal Arch Grand Ranks,
are due to take place on Wednesday and Thursday 24th and 25th April 2024 respectively.

In conversation with W. Bro. Paul Sully, AProvGM

W. Bro. Daniel Graham, Provincial Communications Officer, interviews
W. Bro. Paul Sully, Assistant Provincial Grand Master.
Watch The Interview 

Upcoming Events 

PGO Club 26th March 2024
The next meeting of the Middlesex Provincial Grand Officers Club will be held atThe Lensbury, Thames Suite, Broom Road. Teddington. TW11 9NU
on Tuesday 26th March 2024 at 5.00 p.m. for 6.00 p.m.
Meet and hear from our Pro Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro David Allan,
and Senior members of his Executive.
Further Details

Golf Society Dates 2024
The Golf Society is pleased to announce three dates booked for this year;
Thursday 4th April at Stanmore Golf Club.
Tuesday 7th May at Wyke Green Golf club.
Thursday 20th June Northwwod Golf Club.

 Full Details

  Charity Matters 
Argus Chapter Support Harefield Scouts

In a heart-warming gesture of community support, E. Comp. John Clark, alongside fellow members of Argus Chapter No. 5903, recently extended a helping hand to the 1st Harefield Scout Group.
Their generous donation of £250, presented to E. Comp.  Peter Swatton, Group Leader.

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Hampton Lodge Food Bank Donations

A report from W. Bro Mick Power PPrAGDC, Charity Steward of Hampton Lodge No 6435
As charity steward for Hampton Lodge, I recently had the pleasure in presenting two cheques for £1000 to local foodbanks. 
Manna Food Bank in Staines and St Saviours Food Bank in Sunbury.

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Masonic Mindfulness

The year 2023 saw the 150th Anniversary of Campbell Lodge No 1415 and in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Middlesex Masonic Charity, the Lodge was eligible for a charitable donation of £1500 to a charity of its choosing and the
Richmond Borough branch of MIND was the chosen beneficiary.

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Rolling Out Teddies At Roll Call Lodge

The members of Roll Call Lodge No 2523 are long standing supporters of the Middlesex TLC charity. On Thursday the 8th February 2024 at the Twickenham Masonic Centre, W. Bro Rob Davies PPrJGW (Middx TLC Treasurer) presented a Middlesex TLC Patron certificate and a large Teddies for Loving Care teddy bear to John Hoare PAGSuptWks (Secretary and Events Co-Ordinator) of Lodge for the recent generous £1000.00 donation, awarding the Roll Call Lodge Middlesex TLC Patronage.

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  Masonic Knowledge The Road To Instruction

Want to Practice the Ritual?
Need an L of I?
Twickenham Lodge No 4278 
run a regular Emulation Lodge of Instruction every Thursday at TDMC, Cole Court, Twickenham at 8pm. With the sanction of Middlesex Province the LOI doors is open to anyone who is looking to practice, learn and discuss ritual.
Whether you are new to the Craft or an old hand looking to revive a half-forgotten skill,
you will be welcome.
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Accentuating Middlesex

I have always tried to establish a continuing link between our historical experience of Middlesex as an entity and give it a pre-eminence over its current manifestation where its historic “hundreds” are now governed by the usurper London in the form of the Greater London Authority. You might think this a strong sentiment, especially coming from someone who has the Freedom of the City of London and is a member of a City Livery. 

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A Middesex Mason In Texas

More news from W. Bro Nick Grossman on his sojourn in Texas.
I’m not sure where the time has gone but I’ve now been living in Austin, Texas for four years. That’s four years of being increasingly immersed in a style of freemasonry that is both familiar (well, most of the time) and startingly different at the same time.

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  News from Lodges and Chapters 
Busy Times At Greystoke Lodge

At the December meeting of Greystoke Lodge No 6146 the Secretary had the pleasure of proposing four new candidates and a joining member. The Joining member had been unattached for a number of years having formally been a member of St Clair Lodge 2902 in the Province.
Two of the candidates had been introduced by the Provincial Membership Team. Another was the direct result of the Lodge Ladies Festival in October 2023 last October and the other, Charlie Fitzpatrick, whose father is a Greystoke Lodge and Chapter member His grandfather is also a Companion of Greystoke Chapter No 6146

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Enfield Lodge Celebrates
Installation Of New Master

The last duty of any outgoing Master is to appoint his successor, and this W Bro Peter Gillett PPrSGW did with assurance and composure at the Installation meeting of Enfield Lodge No 1237, when he Installed Bro Graham Gathard as Worshipful Master.
A particularly poignant moment was when W Bro David Gathard gave the address to the Master, his brother Graham. David had served as Worshipful Master three times, the first occasion being in 2011-12, and as Acting Secretary read the ancient charges to the incoming Master.

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A Lewis At St Clair

On Saturday 2nd March Mr Joel Kayiga, the son of the Worshipful Master W. Bro Paul Serwano Serwamukoko, was initiated into freemasonry in St Clair Lodge 2902 which met at Twickenham. Joel is 20 years of age and currently finishing his final year at Brunel University where he is studying for a Degree in Business Studies. The meeting was honoured by the presence of W. Bro John Leggett, APGM. He was escorted by W. Bro George Fraser ProvDeptGDC and five other Provincial Officers.

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Lawrence of Uxbridge
Before the lodge was opened, the Past Pro Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro. Roger Croome QPM was escorted into the Lodge room. The WM W Bro Paul Sully PAGSwdB APGM then opened the Lodge in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd degrees before he resumed in the 1st for the despatch of business.

This commenced with eulogies for departed merit and greeting the Masters of other Installed Masters Lodges in the Province, along with all the other visitors..

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 Shakespearean Soiree at Temple of Uxbridge

Hear ye, hear ye!
Gather ’round, for the tale of the grand affair at the Temple of Uxbridge Lodge No 7660 Ladies Festival 2024, where merriment and revelry filled the air at the splendid Ladies Festival weekend held at the illustrious Stratford Manor Hotel. With a hearty gathering of 112 esteemed members and guests, two nights of luxurious spa treatment and hotel delights awaited all.

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The New Gaytonians
There was a buzz in the air at HDMC on Monday 12th February 2024, where the Secretary and other senior members of the Lodge were preparing from early afternoon to receive,
W Bro. John Leggett, PSGD, AProvGM at their meeting to witness a rare occurrence of a triple Initiation ceremony.
All 3 candidates were very dear friends of W Bro. Rupesh Valji, Secretary of Old Gaytonians Lodge No 7855, who were keen to join the Lodge all at the same time.

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Comet Lodge Face To Face

Comet had a very special evening at Cole Court earlier in February when there was the first Official Visit from Worshipful Brother John Leggett PSGD APGM to Comet Lodge No 9190, together with his Provincial Escort on the occasion of the Lodge’s Installation Meeting.

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Didn’t They Do Well

W. Bro Paul Sully PAGSwdB APGM was highly impressed on his recent visit to Featherstone Lodge No 7851 on Saturday 10th February. This was what he had to say.

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A Surprise Visit At Gothic Lodge

Following their highly successful meeting to celebrate the Lodge’s centenary in May 2023, members of Gothic Lodge No 4517 were prepared for a more low-key affair at their next regular meeting held last October. However, they were surprised when the Deputy Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, W Bro David Smith interrupted proceedings to announce that W Bro Robert Rough, PSGD, Assistant Provincial Grand Master wished to enter the Lodge.

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Busy Day At Bush Hill Park

There was a double celebration at the most recent meeting of Bush Hill Park Lodge No 7200, when it was honoured by a visit from Assistant Provincial Grand Master W Bro Robert Rough PSGD, accompanied by W Bro David Smith, Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies, and a delegation of Provincial Grand Officers.

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A Special Visitor

At the February meeting the members and guests of Albert Duke of York Lodge No 4920 were enthralled by the story of Johnson Beharry’s life and the action which led to him being awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest military honour.

A guest of the Lodge Treasurer, Jason Gerrard, Sergeant Beharry spoke to the brethren following the meeting. He spoke movingly about his troubled upbringing in Grenada, his move to the UK, where he was involved in drugs and gang culture, and the thing that inspired him to make something of his life by joining the army.

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  More Provincial Matters   


13th March Quarterly Communication – Freemasons’ Hall
14th March Middlesex Masters (Southgate) Lodge No. 9240
25th March Middlesex First Principals Chapter, No. 3420
26th March PGO Club – The Lensbury, Teddington.
4th April MMSA Golf Society – Stanmore Golf Club
22nd AprilPrince Michael of Kent Lodge No.9120
24th April Annual Investitures – Freemasons’ Hall
25th April Supreme Grand Chapter – Freemasons’ Hall
27th April Scriveners’ Lodge No. 9588
4th May Charity Clay Shoot – Tittershall
7th May MMSA Golf Society – Wyke Green Golf club
14th May Provincial AGM, Freemasons Hall, Gt Queen St, London.
12th June Quarterly Communication – Freemasons’ Hall
17th June North Middlesex First Principals Chapter, No. 9240
20th June MMSA Golf Society – Northwood Golf Club
24th June Annual Convocation of Provincial Grand Chapter.
25th June 1st Degree Demonstration – Provincial Executive, Cole Court.
6th July Family Fun Day at the Great Cockcrow Railway
16th July Scriveners’ Chapter No.9588

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International Visit to Skopje – North Macedonia

Tuesday Feb. 20th 2024 was a special day for Brother Dario Venovski who was invited to attend a very special meeting and installation of a new Master of The Vardar Lodge No.08 in Skopje – North Macedonia.

This was also a special occasion for Brother Dario on a personal level as Skopje is the City he is originally from.

The 2 day event culminated with the main meeting which took place on Feb. 20th. The Installation ceremony and Emulation Ritual were executed flawlessly with over 70 brethren in attendance including the MW Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Macedonia and the Honorary Grand Master of the National Grand Lodge of Romania.

Brother Dario addressed the brethren and stated that it was an incredible privilege and honour to be invited and to be a part of such an event, which just goes to prove that Freemasonry is truly Universal.

All protocols for international visits from Lodges Under the UGLE were strictly observed. Brethren from Lodges inclusive of Romania, Serbia, Germany as well as Türkiye were also in attendance

An interesting detail worth a mention, is that even though organised Freemasonry in Macedonia is new, the direct light for the forming/consecration of the Grand Lodge of Macedonia was given directly by the UGLE which is an enormous privilege and pride for Macedonian Freemasons.

Heartfelt congratulations to all involved in this very special meeting with best wishes from Dalhousie and Call Sign Lodge No.865.

Dalhousie And Call Sign Lodge No.865 Charitable Donations

Below is the list of charities that have recently received donations on the dates shown from Dalhousie And Call Sign Lodge No.865 and also two email letters received showing appreciation and thanks to our Charity Steward & Worshipful Master Thurstan Davies.

Cc: PLS Team
Subject: Thank you for your kind donation

Dear Mr T.A. Davies

I just wanted to send our heartfelt thanks for the kind donations that we have received, totalling £500:

  • £450 from Dalhouse and Call Sign Lodge
  • £50 from Dalhouse Lodge, GG Hooper Memorial Fund

Park Lane Stables is a truly special place, where horses help people and people help horses, and everyone leaves happier than when they arrived.

Your support will help us to continue offering much-needed equine therapy and support to those who need us the most, and to help us care for our amazing ponies who do all the magic.

Last year, we were able to support over 1,000 children and adults with a wide variety of disabilities, learning difficulties, mental health issues and others with socio-emotional needs.

We would not be able to do what we do without the support and donations we receive from people like you.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Best wishes from the Park Lane team.

Nicola Sutcliffe

Who Cares Wins – Charity of the Year 2021

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2022

Letter 1

To: charity@dcs865.org.uk
Subject: A BIG heartfelt thank you from Asthma + Lung UK!

C/O Mr T A Davies

Dear all at Dalhousie and Call Sign Lodge

I’m getting in touch from Asthma + Lung UK to let you know that we have received your donation of £500. Thank you so much for your wonderful support!  

I’d love to find out more about your fundraising activity and the reasons that prompted you to get involved.

Meanwhile, I’ve attached your digital fundraising certificate and thank you letter – feel free to share them with your supporters to show them the amazing difference you’ve made in the fight for everyone’s right to breath! You’ve provided hope, help and a voice to everyone affected by lung conditions.  

Thank you again for your generous donation.

Together we will transform lung health. 

Letter 2

The Mercury – Latest Feb 24


Issue 59 – February 2024 The Provincial AGM’s 2024Craft and Royal ArchThe Annual Meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge will be held at Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ on Tuesday, 14th May 2024 at which the attendance is required of the Provincial Grand Officers, together with Masters, Past Masters and Wardens of the Lodges of the Province.The Pro Provincial Grand Master R.W. Bro. David Ian Allan will preside over the meeting.More Information and BookingThe Annual Convocation of Provincial Grand Chapter will be held in Temple 10, Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street, London on Monday 24th June 2024. Full details, including dining arrangements and booking will be available soon.Provincial News Appointments and PromotionsCongratulations to all those appointed or promoted to Provincial Grand Lodge! Your commitment to the values of Freemasonry is commendable. We eagerly anticipate seeing you invested at the Annual General Meeting at Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street, on Tuesday, 14th May. This significant event reflects not only your personal achievements but also your dedication to the enduring principles of our fraternity. Wishing you continued success and fulfillment in your Masonic journey.Active Ranks
1st Appointments

TUESDAY 26th MARCH 2024NEW venue for the AGM of the MGO/PGO club.  Dinner for this event including wine is £40. Doors open at 5.00 p.m for dinner at 6.00 p.m. Full Details and BookingUpcoming Events  Charity Matters In Amity With AfricaMembers of the Province will already be aware of the remarkable charitable work undertaken by W. Bro Jacko Flint in Kenya and the support he is given by Middlesex Masons in the various masonic Orders of which he is a member. Four thousand miles away on the other side of Africa similar masonic charitable work is being accomplished in Ghana, also by a Middlesex Mason, W. Bro Sam Adjorlolo LGR, who is a member of St Clair Lodge and Chapter No 2902 in the Province and also of Empire Lodge and Chapter No 2108 in Metropolitan Grand Lodge/Chapter.
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  The Spirit Of GivingTo celebrate the spirit of giving at Christmastide, the Brethren of Boston Manor Lodge No 1751 were proud to present a generous cheque of £450.00 to Hounslow Action for Youth on Thursday 21st December.  This was to support the incredible work of Hounslow Action for the Youth (HAY), a registered charity, which is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of young individuals.
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  Step Off With The Right FootIn a testament to their impactful work, First Star Scholars UK has been awarded a commendable £9000 grant from the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) in the name of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Middlesex. This financial support is set to bolster the organisation’s innovative approach to assisting young people in care on their journey towards Higher Education, Training, and Employment.
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  Carers Cared ForCarers Trust Hillingdon has reason to celebrate as it receives a generous grant of £65,000 from the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF), bestowed in the name of Middlesex Provincial Grand Lodge. This commendable financial support is a testament to the profound impact Carers Trust has on the lives of unpaid family carers, starting from the tender age of 5 and extending upwards.
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  Turning Used Stamps into Charity GoldIn a world that often measures impact in numbers, the adage “One volunteer is worth a hundred pressed men” holds true for W. Bro. Paul Doran, PProvAGSwdB, a member of Parthenon Lodge No. 7310, a dedicated individual making a difference in an unconventional way. Paul has enthusiastically taken on the task of organising the collection of used stamps at each of our Middlesex Masonic Centres, showcasing the transformative power of a single volunteer’s commitment.
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  Dumb’s The WordW. Bro Dean Mortimer ProvJGD the current Worshipful Master of Lest We Forget Lodge No 7222 has a knack for unusual fundraising events. Previously he has been involved in a number of charitable endeavours including raising £10500 for the Parkinsons Disease Society.
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  London Wheelpower Sports Festival 2024On Thursday 14th November, 2024, the Middlesex Masonic Sports Association (MMSA) will be arranging and sponsoring an event at the Aspire Leisure Centre in Stanmore where all children aged between 12 and 18, that are wheelchair users and live or go to school in the Province of Middlesex, will be invited to a junior sports camp. With the assistance of the full team at “Wheelpower” (British Wheelchair Sport) coaches, and several paralympians, we will introduce the children to Wheelchair sports such as tennis, basketball, hockey and many others. Events will be held on the track and in the main sports hall. This will be the third time that Middlesex Freemasons, via the MMSA have supported this event. I hope you agree, this will be a wonderful and inspirational opportunity for the children.
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 Masonic Knowledge The Hidden Mysteries Of Nature And ScienceOur masonic ritual throws up some words and phrases which we often accept as being what they are: something to remember when performing ritual, but not necessarily investigated to see whether there is some especial meaning to be elucidated. One such phrase is the instruction in the 2nd Degree Charge for the candidate to be “permitted to extend his researches into the “Hidden Mysteries ofNature and Science”. What could this possibly mean?
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  Middlesex In The EastIf you asked the average East Ender if he knew that the East End had previously been part of Middlesex, you might have been scoffed at, but the map above will show that the County of Middlesex embraced an area from the River Colne in the west to the River Lea in the east and was girded in the South by the River Thames. The Isle of Dogs was in Middlesex? You might hear the response; “You’re having a laugh”.
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  The Second Grand LodgeIt might appear when discussing the Union of the Antients and the Moderns that somehow, we get an impression that the Antients might have been the “bad guys” and that the Moderns might be vindicated by the joining together of the two Grand Lodges.
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 News from Lodges and Chapters Masonic ExhibitionistsIckenham Village has a week-long Festival every two years in June, which has been attended by the Middlesex Exhibition Team since 2008.Read the Story

  With A Cable Tow Around Your NeckStrawberry Hill Lodge No 946 have now received their Nautical Cable Tow (shown above). This is unique to the Lodge, being adorned with their Banner colours. The Cable Tow will enhance future Lodge Initiations for both the Candidate and Lodge Members. Indeed, there is a case for purchasing two, especially for Double ceremonies. The Lodge is planning to use the new cable tow at their meeting on 3rd April 2024.Read the Story

  Seeing Out The Old YearRichmond Hill Lodge No 6698 held their regular meeting on Thursday 25th January 2024, which was to be their last meeting in the Lodge’s 75th Anniversary year. It was made special with a double Initiation ceremony for Christopher Britton and Piotr Tomaszewski and by the surprise visit from W. Bro Jim Mitchell PSGD – Provincial Deputy Grand Master, together with W. Bro Bob Rough PSGD – Assistant Provinical Grand Master and . Ian Ferguson – PAGStdB – Assistant Provinical Grand Master. They were accompanied by W. Bro Lloyd Bubb,  Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies.
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  150 Years Of Burdett ChapterBurdett Chapter No 1293 was consecrated on 29th November 1873 and celebrated its sesquicentenary in great style in December 2023 at the Twickenham District Masonic Centre. Burdett was one of the very earliest Chapters consecrated in the then new Province of Middlesex and named in honour of Col. Sir Francis Burdett, the first Provincial Grand Superintendent
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  Jubilant Jubilee ChapterJubilee Chapter No 8822 recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary at the Installation Convocation held on 10th January 2024. There were 67 companions in attendance and the event was marked by an official visit by the 2nd Provincial Grand Principal, E. Comp Peter de Wolfe PAGDC accompanied by the Provincial Escort Team. The attendees included 12 of the original founders and 2 of the consecrating officers.
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  A Winter’s Tale From Alperton LodgeOn the frost-kissed evening of January 10th 2024 the Uxbridge Masonic Centre was aglow with a special warmth. Inside, the Brethren of Alperton Lodge No 5548 gathered, not just for their Regular Meeting, but to be part of a heartwarming and rare event in the world of Freemasonry – a Grandfather initiating his Grandson!
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  Marking A Masonic MilestoneMiddlesex, October 28th, 2023 – The Cedars of Lebanon Chapter No 4317 recently marked a significant milestone, celebrating 100 years since its establishment. This remarkable centenary, commemorating the Chapter’s establishment on March 2nd, 1923 and its consecration on June 7th, 1923 at the Albany Hotel in Twickenham, was observed with a special Convocation event.
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  Defying Gravity“If there were no night, we would not appreciate the day, nor could we see the stars and the vastness of the heavens. We must partake of the bitter with the sweet.” – James E. FaustThese words may well ring true of the fortunes of Masonic Lodges, where over time there will be periods of rude health, with double ceremonies and lengthy guest lists, while at other times there can be pressure to find enough Brethren to fill the Lodge offices and a sense that the future is uncertain, to the extent that handing back the warrant is considered.
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 More Provincial Matters  DateEvent21st FebruaryMiddlesex Masters Harrow Lodge No.97872nd MarchMiddlesex Masters (Uxbridge) Lodge No.92924th MarchMiddlesex Masters Lodge No.342013th MarchQuarterly Communication – Freemasons’ Hall14th MarchMiddlesex Masters (Southgate) Lodge No. 924025th MarchMiddlesex First Principals Chapter, No. 342026th MarchPGO Club – The Lensbury, Teddington.22nd AprilPrince Michael of Kent Lodge No.912024th AprilAnnual Investitures – Freemasons’ Hall25th AprilSupreme Grand Chapter – Freemasons’ Hall27th AprilScriveners’ Lodge No. 958814th MayProvincial AGM, Freemasons Hall, Gt Queen St, London.12th JuneQuarterly Communication – Freemasons’ Hall17th JuneNorth Middlesex First Principals Chapter, No. 924024th JuneAnnual Convocation of Provincial Grand Chapter.25th June1st Degree Demonstration – Provincial Executive, Cole Court.16th JulyScriveners’ Chapter No.9588   HAVE YOU GOT NEWS FOR US?
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Do You Have What It Takes?

Dalhousie and Call Sign Lodge No.865 are actively recruiting new members. 

Do you think that you could fill this seat !

If so, please contact our Secretary Ian, using email address secretary@dcs865.org.uk giving your name and contact number, he will then get back to you.

Merry Christmas (1926)

This picture was very kindly given to our secretary W. Bro Ian Clabon, by a Mr Karl Christmas, (nice name by the way) in Bedfordshire, whose grandfather happened to be Worshipful Master George F Tidbury of the Dalhousie Lodge in 1926 having observed that the Lodge Master for Dalhousie Lodge No. 865 in 1924 was an A. E. Kennedy and was wondering if it was the then well known illustrator and cartoonist Albert Ernest Kennedy who drew the card for George?, I’m wondering, is anyone old enough to remember or having done research that far back to know the facts?.

Maybe something to keep you occupied through the winter months.

Either way, enjoy the picture.

The Mercury – Latest News

 Issue 55 – September 2023
The Province of Middlesex Cordially invites you to the Consecration of African Diaspora Lodge No. 10046.The ceremony of Consecration will be conducted by
RW Bro Peter R.A. Baker, Pro Provincial Grand Master
The Master Designate will be Installed by
W Bro Jim Mitchell, PSGD, Deputy Provincial Grand Master
.Full Details Here

Forthcoming Events Special Meeting – 2nd October
Installation of David Ian Allan as Pro Provincial Grand Master and
Most Excellent Grand Superintendent in and over the Province of Middlesex

Provincial Grand Chapter Installation  – seated by 10.30 am
Luncheon Grand Connaught Rooms – 1.00 pm
Provincial Grand Lodge Installation – seated by 3.30 pm
Full Details Here 

Nelson The Man 11th September 2023

Middlesex Masters Southgate Meeting, “Nelson The Man” a talk by W. Bro. Michael Rye OBE PProvDepGReg at Southgate Masonic Centre. Meeting starts at 5pm

.Read more here 

News from the Province
Reminder that all of our Masonic Centres are within the Greater London ULEZ zone which is now in force. You can check if your vehicle meets the emission standards by clicking the link below.
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The Adelphi Gathering

Sounding like a Clan gathering somewhere in Scotland, this was a meeting of VOs who participated in an Adelphi training session at Cole Court. Oh, that it might have been the Highlands or the Islands. Twickenham it was. David North, Leader, Training host and all-round tech Guru presents this report from that event.
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Fair Dinkum Down Under
The world can sometimes be a small place. Brother Roger Tang, who had been Initiated into Royal Hanover Lodge No 1777 in 2017, subsequently went out to Brisbane, Australia He has just been Raised in Camp Hill Lodge No 388 in the Grand Lodge of Queensland by another Middlesex Mason, who had also moved out to Australia, i.e., W Bro Simon Huggins.
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W. Bro Adrian Quick R.I.P.
We are saddened to report the sad death of Adrian Quick on Tuesday 15th August. He was the owner of FABB the regalia supplier and the favoured provided of masonic accoutrements to the Province of Middlesex.
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W. Bro David Pearson R.I.P.
It is with deep sadness that we report on the passing of W. Bro David Pearson PAGDC whilst on vacation with his wife Meg visiting family in Canada.
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Charity Matters

The Teddies Go Marching On

Earlier this year (2023) the following was published highlighting a request for support to the TLC Charity particularly in the Province of Middlesex.
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Always On A Monday
On Monday 24th July Members of Invictus Lodge No 5957 presented a cheque of £500 to Tanglewood Monday Club who meet at the premises of the Harrow Borough Football club. The Club provides activities for adults with learning difficulties and was established in 1965. It is run by Geoff Havard MBE with the help of volunteers. 
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 News from Lodges and Chapters

The Cable Tow

As part of a daily advancement in masonic knowledge consider the Cable Tow and what it represents. It is one of the first items of Lodge equipment that we meet at our initiation. Without it there can be no ceremony, yet how many of us have taken the time to explore further its significance.
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From Bar Towel To Trowel
Lodges search far and wide for suitable candidates, but sometimes what you are looking for can be right under your nose. So, credit to Greenhill Lodge No 6981 which meets at Harrow, for gently persuading the centre’s food and beverage manager, Ed Smith, to join the Lodge.
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On The Razzle In Stanmore
The 19th May was a Night to Remember at the Spice Rack Lounge, Stanmore where the Pearl of Africa Lodge No 9052 had the pleasure of attending a ladies night dinner.
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Get Bowled Over
The effects of Covid have now diminished and we go about our daily lives without fear of infection, although it still lingers here and there. It not only played havoc with our businesses but also our social lives. As freemasons we acquitted ourselves very well and our charitable endeavours within the various Masonic Provinces are renowned.
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Grease Monkey’s LOI
Members of The Lodge of Fidelity No 7974 together with W. Bro Steven Philips from Richmond Hill Lodge No 6698 had an LOI with a difference. Normally the members meet for an LOI and social every Thursday evening throughout the year, but their normal venue at Cole Court was closed for the summer months. 
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Let Them Eat Burnt Cakes

Every child at school will have at some time heard the story of King Alfred and the burning of the cakes he was asked to tend to and being scolded subsequently.
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Fortitude Favours The Food Bank
A report on the charitable donation made by Fortitude Lodge No 6503 to Harrow Foodbank provided by W. Bro Peter Gledhill, Lodge Secretary.
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Report From India A Middlesex Mason in Madras
Bro Ali Aybakar is a Master Mason and was appointed this year as Junior Deacon of the Harrow Temple in Unity Lodge No 1310. Originally from Somalia he is a frequent visitor there where he is very active in charitable work amongst young men in attempting to safeguard them from the unwelcome attention of crime organisations.
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