Chapter of Friendship and Unity 


Chapter No 1271


Meeting at The Masonic Hall, Church Street, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire.


The Chapter meets at 6.30pm on the third Wednesday in January, March, May and November.


Installation meeting in May




From Lodge to Chapter and he didn't need to move!


ImageOn Wednesday 17 January the Chapter of Friendship and Unity No. 1271  which meets at Bradford on Avon enjoyed a pleasant evening when Andy Potter, Worshipful Master of the Lodge of Friendship and Unity No.1271, was Exalted into Holy Royal Arch Masonry.


The photo shows Andy Potter with the three Principals,  Excellent Companions Michael Sharp MEZ, Gordon Swanson acting H, and Stan Holley J. who carried out the ceremony in conjuction with other members of the Chapter.


The Province was represented by Excellent Companions Colin Cheshire, Deputy Grand Superintendent and Paul Vogwell, Provincial Grand Sribe Ezra.


Cots for Tots receive support of £500


ImageWiltshire Freemasons support a number of local charities with many of them having a very emotional connection.  This was certainly the case when a member of the Lodge of Friendship and Unity which meets in Bradford-on-Avon asked members to donate some money to Bristol based charity Cots for Tots.

When a baby is sick, no parent can imagine being anywhere else but by their side and with babies coming from all over the South West for treatment at St Michael’s, Bristol, the need for convenient, inexpensive accommodation is absolutely essential.

Cots for Tots House, is a 12-bed family accommodation unit, providing a free home from home for these families.  Just a short distance from the Hospital, Cots for Tots House takes away the stress of expensive fuel bills or hotel rooms and hours lost travelling, meaning families can simply be there for their loved ones, day and night.


Freemason Anthony Bonner was really grateful for the facility when his daughter Trixy was in the neonatal intensive care unit.


The Master and the Almoner of the Lodge recently visited the charity  and presented a cheque for £500 to Chloe Headdon of Cots for Tots.