Provincial Events Calendar

Forthcoming Events

Annual Grand Lodge Investiture...........

Wednesday 25th April is a very special day for members of the Province who will travel with Philip Bullock PrGM to Freemasons’ Hall in London to attend the Annual Investiture Meeting of Grand Lodge.  Deputy Provincial Grand Master David Davies will be promoted to Past Grand Sword Bearer, John Reid will be promoted and appointed as Deputy Grand Sword Bearer, John’s second active appointment at Grand Lodge.  John Smith PrGDC and stalwart of Gooch Lodge No.1295 together with Barry Cooper of St Edmund Lodge No.4714 will be invested as a Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies. 

 

Seb walks the walk.........................

ImageSebastian Salt a member of City Lodge No.5955 which meets at Crane Street, Salisbury will be risking life and limb when he makes his first 'Wing Walk' on Sunday 10th June (weather and Charlotte permitting).

Seb is no starnger to danger having already earned his wings with a number of parachhute jumps.  On this occasion he will be taking to the air and doing a sponsored Wing Walk on a bi-plane.  This will be held at Compton Abbas Aerodrome near Salisbury.

The charity Seb has chosen to beneift from his daring escapade is Cancer Research UK who do such fantastic work fidning new drugs to treat this dreadful disease which has had a great impact on my family’s life and many thousands of others!

 

To support Seb and find out how to make a donation click here and send him an email.

 

Thomas Dunckerley comes to St Aldhelm

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Join the Clay Shooting 'hot shots' 

At The Barbury Shooting School situated in the rolling Marlborough Downs for a great day of fun.Entries will be accepted on the day if space available.

  • 100 bird sporting competition
  • The cost of the days shooting is £35.00 for members, and £40.00 for non-members (non-member charge includes membership of the WMCSA)
  • Price of entry includes Tea /Coffee and a bacon roll on arrival
  • You can use your own cartridges  fibre wad only Cartridges will be available to purchase on the day if required
  • For any queries please contact W.Bro Larry Baldry larry@lb1066.co.uk 01672 564626
  • To assist the organisers please book in prior to the event.
  • A raffle will be held with all of the proceeds going towards Local Charities

 

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Stephen Bridge announces next Mentoring Workshop

 

The Assistant Provincial Grand Master has announced the 2017/18 Provincial Learning and Development programme will commence on Friday 29th September 2017 with the delivery of a Mentors’ Workshop.  

 

It will be held at the Calne Masonic Hall between 7pm and 9pm - tea/coffee provided and plenty of free car parking available.

 

Stephen said "It is apparent that, since our last delivery of this previously well received presentation, a number of the Brethren undertaking this important role for their Lodge are now ‘new in post’; it is vital that they are properly equipped, qualified and feel confident to carry out the pivotal work required of them."

 

If your Lodge has a new Mentor, or is looking to make changes during the forthcoming season this is an excellent opportunity – please encourage their attendance if at all possible, it will be beneficial for the individual concerned and for your Lodge.

 

It is hoped that by moving this delivery session to an evening, it will facilitate attendance by those Brethren who found the Saturday morning slot difficult; also by starting at 7pm we hope working Brethren will find it more convenient.

 

Brethren wishing to attend the Mentors Workshop are asked to contact Stephen by emailto.

 

 

Jim Speed invites you to dance the night away

 

ImageFreemasons from Chaloner Lodge, Wiltshire Lodge of Agriculture and Fiat Lux Lodge will be hosting a visit for members and their ladies of Zur alten Linde Lodge from Dortmund in Germany over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of June.  

The weekend programme will include visits to a number of Wiltshire landmarks with  the main event being held on Saturday 3rd June; when Chippenham Masonic Hall will host Assistant Provincial Grand Master of Wiltshire Stephen Bridge who will make a short presentation on the 300 year history of English Freemasonry.

The celebration then moves on to the Neeld Community and Arts Centre where a banquet will take place to honour the special guests from Dortmund.

To round off the occasion a “Gala James Last Tribute Concert” is being staged in the recently refurbished Neeld Hall.  The glittering show will feature the popular Mike Smith Big Swing Band & singers who have thrilled audiences in Europe and throughout the UK for many years, including sell out shows in Melksham which raised thousands of pounds for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance. The band  will be supported by world travelled Elektra Violin Duo.   

The concert which is open to the general public, will on this occasion be raising funds for Julia’s House Children’s Hospice opening soon in Devizes.

Julia’s House Children’s Hospice was founded in Dorset in 2003 providing palliative care in the county either at the hospice or at the homes of those in need of their specialist care.  The charity has expanded taking over redundant council buildings in Devizes and will now be providing this service throughout Wiltshire.

 

For further information or tickets please contact Jim Speed 01225 708121 or email jimandjudyspeed@talktalk.net

 

 

Festival Luncheon 2017

Join Philip Bullock PrGM, and Stephen Bridge APrGM at Trowbridge to celebrate the conclusion of the Masonic Samaritan Fund 2017 Festival and the Tercentenary of UGLE.

 

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Christmas Quarterly Communication of Grand Lodge

 

ImageThe Provincial Grand Master welcomed 39 Wiltshire Freemasons to the Christmas Quarterly Communciation Meeting of Grand Lodge on Wednesday 14 December 2016.

A number of Master Masons made their first journey to Freemasons' Hall to witness this spectacular Masonic ceremony conducted in the splendid surroundings of the Grand Temple and Presdied over by the Pro Grand Master. 

The hustle and bustle of London life is suspended for a a few hours as Freemasons gather to play their part in this most exhilarating of Masonic pageants. 

You could be there too.  Why not organise to journey to London with friends and meet other members of the Province; sadly you can't wear your Provincial tie as only the Craft or a plain black tie is allowed.  Book with Bro Gary Dolphin by clicking g.dolphin@btinternet.com 

 

 

 

 

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