Provincial Events Calendar
Seb's London trip for 2018......
Seb and Charlotte invite youi to join them on the Provinnce's annual day trip to London on Monday 10th September.
The trip will be raising money for a new cause, the ‘Wiltshire Charitable Fund’. Over time it is hoped that £1m can be raised for the fund and to use only the interest to support Wiltshire local charities.
A luxury coach will be picking up from Devizes and Swindon as usual and we will then proceed to London to start the first tour of the day which will be at:
Tower Bridge. We will have a personal guide who will take us on a tour to explore the Bridge’s iconic structure which was started in 1886, we will visit the magnificent Victorian engine rooms and much more. After the tour of Tower Bridge we will board the coach and head to the:
Cavalry and Guards Club where we have the Private use of the Chetwode Room over looking Green Park, so named after the longest serving Chairman of the club, Field Marshal The Lord Chetwode’. Here we will be served an enjoyable cold and hot 'fork buffett'.
After lunch we will head to our final tour of the day which will be held at
The Royal Courts Of Justice where our personal guide will take us on a tour of The Great Hall, we will also view the original court documents relating to ‘Guy Fawkes’ from 1605. There will be plenty to see.
The cost of the day will be £92.00 per person. The trip is strictly limited to 50 people. If you would like to join us for this enjoyable day then please send payment to the above address with your details. i.e name, telephone number, dietary requirements and choice of pickup point, either Devizes (Market Place) or Swindon (The Link Centre). Please make cheques payable to: The Provincial Grand Lodge of Wiltshire.
The coach will depart: Devizes at 06:00 hrs prompt and Swindon at 07:00 hrs prompt
Please make sure you are there ready to depart at the above times. We cannot wait!
The dress code for the day, due to dining at the Cavalry and Guards Club:
Lounge Suit/Jacket and Tie for Gentlemen and Ladies, Smart attire
For further details contact
Light Blues Reception......
To be held at Chippenham Masonic Centre on Saturday 1st September. An opportunity for new members and their wives and partners to meet the Provincial Grand Master and his team and tour a Lodge. There will be presentations on Freemasonry, charity and the work carried out in Lodges with an opportunity to ask any questions.
The evening will start at 7 pm and there will be a light buffet supper at 8.30 pm. Cost will be £8 per person.
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.........................
Sebastian Salt a member of City Lodge No.5955 which meets at Crane Street, Salisbury riskedg life and limb when he mades his first 'Wing Walk' on Sunday 10th June at Compton Abbas Aerodrome near Salisbury.
Seb is no stranger to danger having already earned his wings with a number of parachute jumps. On this occasion Seb took to the air and achieved a Wing Walk on a bi-plane. The charity Seb chose to benefit from his daring escapade is Cancer Research UK who do such fantastic work finding new drugs to treat this dreadful disease.
To support Seb click here and send him an email.
Thomas Dunckerley comes to St Aldhelm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
Freemasons 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 email@example.com
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.
Christmas Quarterly Communication of Grand Lodge
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org