SGC Grand Rank Appointments - 30th April 2020Download PDF article
Date posted: 30 April 2020
Date posted: 30 April 2020
An official communication from the United Grand Lodge of England - Tuesday 14 April 2020
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Guidance on Donating to the Masonic Covid-19 Appeal
Date posted: 14 April 2020
Please click below for advice from the UGLE, relating to problems arising from the suspension of all Masonic activity.
Date posted: 12 April 2020
Companions, the Grand Master has today ordered the suspension of all Lodge and Chapter meetings for a period of four months, with immediate effect.
Date posted: 17 March 2020
Royal Arch Ladies Supper returns in great style
Over 180 people attended the return of the Annual Ladies Supper in its revised format as a Dinner Dance on Friday 28th February, 2020, when, for one night only the Flavell Suite at Sindlesham Masonic Centre was transformed into the hottest night spot in town.
With low lighting and sweet music, guests were treated to a three course meal, dancing and a top class Cabaret Act in the person of Jay Antonio singing a lively selection of songs from Motown and Soul Classics, which kept the dance floor packed for hours.
An excellent Raffle was arranged during the evening, with winning tickerts being drawn by the RW Provincial Grand Master, E Comp Anthony Howlett-Bolton. The star prize was a well stocked hamper of edibles and consumable items, selected and put together by the Deputy Grand Superintendent E Comp Jem Whitmore and his wife Chrissy, altogether raising over £1,040 for the Berkshire Festival 2023.
The ME Grand Superintendent and his Lady Jane were delighted to see so many people at the event, welcoming them all and and hoping the turnout would set the standard for future occasions.
Date posted: 1 March 2020
Diamond Geezer - Geoff Heron - 60 years a Royal Arch Mason
Comp Geoff Heron – Downshire Chapter No. 2437
Companion Geoff Heron was Exalted into the Downshire Chapter No. 2437 on the 2nd February 1960, and 60 years later, at the age of 89 years he is still attending meetings, and is a very active and much admired member of the Chapter.
The occasion of this Anniversary was celebrated on the 4th February 2020 at a meeting of the Chapter, when the Provincial Second Grand Principal, E Comp Mike Warner presented Geoff with a Certificate to mark the occasion, but not before having sat Geoff down and read to him a detailed and interesting history of his life and Masonic career, during which it transpired, among other things, that the Wokingham Masonic Centre is much indebted to Geoff who, through his experience in soft furnishings and drapery, helped to provide the curtaining and seating in the Temple.
Mike was supported by the ME Grand Superintendent, E Comp Ian R G Hopgood, his Deputy E Comp Jeremy G Whitmore, PGSwdB, Third Provincial Grand Principal E Comp Rodney L A Bancroft, TD, PAGDC, and an extensive retinue of Provincial Officers of the year.
The evening was enjoyed by over 40 Companions who loudly applauded and congratulated Geoff on attaining this remarkable milestone, and afterwards continued their celebrations with a sumptuous and convivial Festive Board.
Geoff Heron, a truly Diamond Geezer.
Date posted: 6 February 2020
The Provincial Executive and DC’s team, has decided to set up a Support Group (similar to that of the Craft) to assist struggling Chapters in the Province of Berkshire. This will be co-ordinated by E. Comp. Steve Hieke, ProvDepGDC, and overseen by the 2ndProvGP, E. Comp. Mike Warner.
If you are interested in helping the Province with this extremely important task, please download and complete the Support Group questionnaire with your details.
Date posted: 13 September 2018