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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.
Read the Story


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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