Lodge No. 8692
Meeting at The Masonic Hall, The Planks, Swindon, Wiltshire.
The Lodge meets on the first Tuesday in every month at 6.15pm in February, April, June, October and December
Installation at April meeting when the Lodge Tyles at 5.00pm
Prestonian Lecture 2017
Prestonian Lecture 2016 a great success
Once again the Methuen Lodge welcomed this years Prestonian Lecturer W Bro Dr R A Berman who delivered his presentation entitled:- ‘ Foundations; New light on the formation and early years of the Grand Lodge of England.’
Dr Berman explore the evolution of Freemasonry from the fourteenth century to the creation of the first Grand Lodge of England in 1717.
Old Masonic myths were challenged. Explanations of the connections between Freemasonry, Grand Lodge and Britain’s new Hanoverian government were discussed and much more.
This was a lecture not only for the Historian, giving an insight into the formation of the world’s first Grand Lodge but also for every Brother with an interest in Freemasonry.
The presentation was well received by the 60 guests attending which included Bro David Little and members of the Sarsen Clubs. The Lodge was pleased to welcome a Brother from Finland, on his first visit to an English Lodge. Dr Berman received a cheque for £250 for his chosen charity ‘The Library & Museum of Freemasonry.'
The photo shows the Master Phil Elliott and Stephen Bridge APrGM accompanied by Warden Sven and Brian Feaver (and on this occasion the son is the Senior).
Methuen Lodge present a cheque to John King
Provincial Grand Almoner John King is passionate about Teddies for Loving Care (TLC) and was delighted when the Brethren of Methuen Lodge surprised him with a cheque for £500 to buy even more bears.
It was ten years ago that John first introduced the Province to TLC and in that time over 50,000 cuddly bears have been given to the Swindon and Salisbury hospitals Accident & Emergency units.
John regularly 'beats the drum' for TLC and with good reason as the bears really do make a difference to a young child's life.
If every Lodge in the Province continues to raise just £200 each year for Teddies for loving Care we can continue to support the two main Accident and Emergency deartments in Salisbury and Swindon.
The photo show L to R - Bob Tidey - Lodge Charity Steward; John King and Phil Elliott WM.
The Prestonian Lecture returns to Methuen Lodge
The title of this year's Prestonian Lecture is: 'Foundations; new light on the formation and early years of the Grand Lodge of England’. It is presented by W.Bro. Dr. R. A. Berman who explores the evolution of Freemasonry from the 14th century to the creation of the first Grand Lodge of England in 1717.
Many old Masonic myths are challenged and Dr Berman asks the question is 'Freemasonry a product of class struggle'
The Prestonian Lecture is to be presented at an special meeting of Methuen Lodge on Tuesday 13th December, at the Planks, Swindon, SN3 1QP. The Lodge will Tyle at 6.15pm.
If you would like to attend this special event, please contact Lodge Secretary; W.Bro.David Bristow, at email@example.com. We will be very pleased to welcome you and the dining fee is £17.00.
We recommend early booking, as this is the only opportunity to hear the Prestonian Lecture in the Province.