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 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
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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

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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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