Somerset Freemasons


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  • Somerset Masons’ Cycling Association’s Four Day ‘Tour de Temples’ Ride Raises Over £10k For Local Charities May 15, 2022
    A number of Somerset’s Freemasons, with a shared interest of cycling, formed the Somerset Masons' Cycle Association in July 2020, just as we were emerging from the first Covid lockdown. Encouraging the promotion of health and wellbeing, through cycling, for its members, their friends and families was one of the groups many goals Fundraising for […]
  • Young Carers receive £17,500 donation from Somerset Freemasons to relieve stress May 17, 2021
    Young Carers receive £17,500 donation from Somerset Freemasons to relieve stress Somerset Freemasons have donated £17,500 to the Young Carers Development Trust. The charity tackles the lack of opportunity experienced by many young carers particularly during the Pandemic. Leader of the Somerset Freemasons, David Medlock said: 'Children who are young carers miss out on all […]
  • Somerset Freemasons come together to raise money for a range of charities during the pandemic May 10, 2021
    The distinguishing characteristic of a Somerset Freemason’s Heart is of course charity, and charitable donations by Somerset Freemasons over the past few years is now well above £6 million Throughout 2020, and especially during the Covid emergency, Somerset Freemasons have been digging deeper than ever. As well as donating nearly £85,000 to support local & […]
  • Somerset Freemasons provide support for young people to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award May 10, 2021
    Somerset’s Duke of Edinburgh Award team is looking for 100 young people of any ability aged 14 – 24 to take part in the scheme remotely. The valuable skills that they learn help them to develop and succeed in life and since 1956 over 6 million people in the UK have taken part Somerset Freemasons, […]
  • Royal British Legion’s Dunkirk Memorial House receives £12,376 from Somerset Freemasons January 20, 2021
    Dunkirk Memorial House situated at Bishops Lydeard near Taunton is the only Care Home in Somerset run by the Royal British Legion (RBL). All of the residents have connections with the Armed Forces and their ages range from 51 to 101 Purchased from the NHS in 1984, then part of the Tone Vale Psychiatric Hospital, […]
  • Somerset Community Foundation distributes £1m after floods with help from local Freemasons March 6, 2015
    Praise for local masons over Somerset floods help The dramatic floods on the Somerset Levels early last year continue to affect the local community, with some residents still living in temporary accommodation – many in caravans or some distance from their home. The Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) has distributed more than £1 million to help […]
  • £125,000 raised so far for Somerset Flood Appeal March 13, 2014
    When the Provincial Grand Master, Stuart Hadler, launched his appeal on February 17 he did not appreciate the level of support that would be received from Somerset lodges and from Freemasons around the country Hoping to achieve £50,000, the Somerset Masonic Flood Recovery Fund has passed £125,000 and has become one of the four major […]
  • Somerset Freemasons take to the streets to celebrate 100 years October 31, 2013
    Centenary walk for Somerset lodge On Tuesday October 8 Nyanza Lodge, No. 1197, in Somerset celebrated 100 years in their existing Lodge building in Berrymans Lane, Ilminster, by walking from their first home in North Street, Ilminster, now a doctor’s surgery, to the current Temple. The lodge was founded in 1867 and members moved to […]
  • Somerset Farmers’ Lodge donate £1,500 to Cancer Research October 31, 2013
    A Cancer Research UK trial looking into new ways of treating prostate cancer has been given a £1,500 funding boost from the Somerset Farmers’ Lodge The donation, raised during the term of office of WM Richard Hill through a variety of fundraising events, will specifically support Cancer Research UK’s STAMPEDE clinical trial. Cancer Research UK […]
  • Founder of Somerset Masonic Widows Association named in New Year Honours list February 13, 2013
    Mrs Eileen Jackson, the Founder and Chair of the Somerset Masonic Widows Association, has been named in the New Year's Honours list by HM The Queen by the award of an MBE for her services to charity in north Somerset. Commenting on this honour, Stuart Hadler, Provincial Grand Master of Somerset said: 'Eileen is a […]
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  • Somerset Freemasons donate £175,000 to charities and good causes May 13, 2021
    Somerset Freemasons donate £175,000 to charities and good causes The post Somerset Freemasons donate £175,000 to charities and good causes first appeared on Freemasonry Matters.
    A Brother
  • Freemasons donate £10000 to Wells Cathedral September 18, 2020
    As Wells Cathedral reopens its doors, Somerset Freemasons have supported its charitable appeal with a £10,000 donation. During its three months of closure, some 70,000 people have been unable to visit Wells Cathedral. As a result, it now faces a real financial challenge. The post Freemasons donate £10000 to Wells Cathedral first appeared on Freemasonry […]
    A Brother
  • Freemasons sponsor PPE Production June 18, 2020
    Crewkerne Freemasons and the Somerset Provincial Grand Lodge are sponsoring Donald Gray’s production of PPE ear protectors for NHS staff, care workers and others employed on the front line during the Covid-19 pandemic. Mr Gray who is a member of the Parrett and Axe Lodge, whose meetings are held at the Masonic Hall in South […]
    A Brother
  • Bath Freemasons launch Square Meals initiative May 21, 2020
    As part of the effort to combat the ill-effects of Covid-19 upon the health and welfare of the most vulnerable in the area, Bath Freemasons have launched the ‘ Square Meals ’ initiative by re-opening their kitchen to provide wholesome, pre-cooked frozen meals for delivery by Social Care staff to vulnerable citizens through the B&NES […]
    A Brother
  • Freemasons ’Square Meals’ initiative delivers its 1000th meal May 18, 2020
    The meals are being distributed in partnership with B&NES Social Care teams and local charities, all of whom look after the neediest in the area via local centres. These include B&NES Child Support centres in Foxhill, Keynsham and Radstock, Bath City Farm and Southside Centre who cover Whiteway and Twerton, Sporting Family Change in Midsomer […]
    A Brother
  • “WE’LL MEET AGAIN” say Freemasons in Langport May 17, 2020
    Lodge Secretary Ian Moore said “We had been planning a street party with people dressed up in the clothing of the period, however, this obviously had to be abandoned so we used the projector instead. We are keen to keep in touch with as many of our members as possible and celebrating a historic event […]
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  • Freemasons donate cash to St Peter’s Hospice January 31, 2019
    Members of the lodge visited St Peter’s Hospice to hand over £1,025 to the charity which supports people with life-limiting conditions. Lodge charity steward Richard Barclay and lodge master Harry Jordan gave the donation to registered nurse Serena Edwards and community fundraiser Maddy Alton. The post Freemasons donate cash to St Peter’s Hospice first appeared […]
    A Brother
  • £10,000 Cheque presented to Friends of Avalon School by Glastonbury Freemasons January 21, 2019
    £10,000 Cheque presented to Friends of Avalon School by St Dunstan’s Lodge, Glastonbury The post £10,000 Cheque presented to Friends of Avalon School by Glastonbury Freemasons first appeared on Freemasonry Matters.
    A Brother
  • Somerset Freemasons award £168,000 to local charities celebrating its 250th year! January 19, 2019
    Over £168,000 awarded to local charities in PGL Somerset’s 250th celebration year! The post Somerset Freemasons award £168,000 to local charities celebrating its 250th year! first appeared on Freemasonry Matters.
    A Brother
  • Freemasons support local charity in their bid to end loneliness September 26, 2018
    Freemasons support local charity in their bid to end loneliness The post Freemasons support local charity in their bid to end loneliness first appeared on Freemasonry Matters.
    A Brother
  • Freemasons donate £1,250 to Help Save Village Hall September 9, 2018
    Masonic lodge donates cash for village hall project The post Freemasons donate £1,250 to Help Save Village Hall first appeared on Freemasonry Matters.
    A Brother
  • Freemasons donate £5000 to Frome-based counselling charity August 21, 2018
    WHY (then called Positive Action on Cancer) was founded by Jill Miller in 1994 as a telephone helpline for women with breast cancer. This followed Jill’s own experience of breast cancer and her discovery of the lack of emotional support available to patients at the time. The charity has grown steadily and now offers face-to-face […]
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  • Somerset Freemasons donate £1750 for new Heart Monitor December 11, 2017
    Admiral Blake Lodge donates £1750 for new Heart Monitor The post Somerset Freemasons donate £1750 for new Heart Monitor first appeared on Freemasonry Matters.
    Stuart Harker
  • Grand Master of Victoria, Australia visits St Alphege Lodge November 30, 2017
    Grand Master of Victoria, Australia visits St Alphege Lodge The post Grand Master of Victoria, Australia visits St Alphege Lodge first appeared on Freemasonry Matters.
    Stuart Harker
  • Somerset Freemasons donate £4,300 to Taunton Association for the Homeless November 29, 2017
    QUEEN’S COLLEGE TAUNTON LODGE No.6988 PRESENTS £4,300 TO TAUNTON ASSOCIATION FOR THE HOMELESS AT COMMUNITY OPEN DAY The post Somerset Freemasons donate £4,300 to Taunton Association for the Homeless first appeared on Freemasonry Matters.
    Stuart Harker
  • Freemasons Launch Fishing Charity in North Somerset August 17, 2017
    The initiative, which is funded by the Freemasons, helps children to learn new skills, improve their self confidence and enjoy a new hobby. The scheme is already being run in other parts of the country and it is now being set up across North Somerset and Somerset. The post Freemasons Launch Fishing Charity in North […]
    Stuart Harker
  • King Alfred Masonic Lodge help fund defibrillator in Weston-super-Mare August 12, 2017
    The campaign for the £2,000 equipment was launched by the patient participation group at Graham Road Surgery in 2015 when its then-chairman Alan Rice became aware of the lack of defibrillators in Weston. The post King Alfred Masonic Lodge help fund defibrillator in Weston-super-Mare first appeared on Freemasonry Matters.
    Stuart Harker
  • Freemasons donate to Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance August 9, 2017
    MEMBERS, wives and partners of Taunton's Vivary Masonic Lodge raised £475 at a Christmas gathering at the home of the then Master, Chris George and his wife, Rachel. A cheque has now been presented to Tina Viksna, the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance fund raising manager, by Alwyn Clegg and Bhuvnesh Bhalla, father-in-law of the […]
    Stuart Harker
  • Freemasons of Sir Thomas de Cheddre donate to Frenchay After Burns Children’s Unit May 22, 2017
    Sir Thomas de Cheddre Presentation to Frenchay After Burns Children’s Unit The post Freemasons of Sir Thomas de Cheddre donate to Frenchay After Burns Children’s Unit first appeared on Freemasonry Matters.
    Stuart Harker
  • Freemasons of Rural Philanthropic Lodge support local food bank January 26, 2017
    The Rural Philanthropic Lodge of Freemasons 291 in Burnham-on-Sea raised £1146 at their recent Ladies Festival and Lodge of Instruction Demonstration and Luncheon. This money has been used to provide basic goods to the Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Foodbank The post Freemasons of Rural Philanthropic Lodge support local food bank first appeared on Freemasonry Matters.
    Stuart Harker
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  • Forest Of Mendip Ladies Night May 20, 2022
    The Forest of Mendip held their annual ladies night at the Mendip Springs Golf Club which was attended by over 60 Brethren, family and friends. The guests where treated to some Magic with a magician doing some slight of hand tricks before dinner was served. After dinner the guests danced the night away with a […]
    Stewart Galway
  • Lodge Of St George 3158 – Installation Meeting May 19, 2022
    The Lodge of St George No 3158 (Taunton) held their installation meeting on the 9th May, with (pictured L to R above) the Assistant Provincial Grand Master W.Bro Tony Guthrie, Senior Warden W.Bro Neal Hansley, the newly installed WM of the lodge W.Bro Steve Thraxton, Junior Warden Bro Vern Whereat and the IPM W.Bro Guy […]
    Ed Richings
  • SPGS Lodge bid a fond farewell May 19, 2022
    At the last meeting of this Masonic Season on 14 May, Somerset Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge No.9189 bade a fond farewell to Weston Masonic Hall Chef and his Catering Team Dan has been the Chef at the Weston Masonic Centre for 8 years and has decided it is time to move on to new ventures. […]
    Ian Evans
  • Winscombe Lodge 6474 May 15, 2022
    Winscombe Lodge 6474 held their last regular meeting on Wednesday May 11th at Yatton Masonic Hall, it was a very well attended meeting with visitors outnumbering Lodge Members . The Lodge was happy to present our Working Tools to the WM of Forest of Mendip Lodge who have have been very supportive over our final […]
    Ian Evans
  • Estune Lodge Visit The King Arthur Lodge May 14, 2022
    Estune lodge excepted an invitation from the Tynte lodge no 7994 in Bridgewater to accompany them to The king Arthur lodge in Tintagel for the installation of their new master. A fantastic day was enjoyed by all that attended the stunning King Arthur’s Temple. All the visitors where warmly welcomed and they enjoyed a superb […]
    Stewart Galway
  • Portcullis Lodge welcome the “Chain Gang!” May 13, 2022
    Another fabulous meeting at Portcullis Lodge No:2038. They were honoured to have have our DPGMM V.W Bro Ben Batley along with both APGM’s W.Bro Richard Winter and W.Bro Tony Guthrie in attendance. Sadly the Candidate couldn’t make it, but we conducted a great demonstration of a 1st Degree ceremony, we received the Travelling Trowel on it’s […]
    Ian Evans
  • Tyntesfield Lodge welcome new Initiate…finally! May 13, 2022
    At the last meeting before the Summer recess, Tyntesfield Lodge 4494 led by their WM Sean Mockett and his officers carried out a long awaited 1st degree ceremony and were very happy to welcome a new initiate, Bro David Neale,  into their membership. Over 30 guests from 12 different lodges, with Forest of Mendip from Somerset […]
    Ian Evans
  • Half Century for R.W.Bro Stanley Hopkins May 10, 2022
    On 4th May 2022 at the Installation meeting of Prudence and Industry Lodge No.1953. It was noticed by the Director of Ceremonies W.Bro Jeff Farley that it marked 50 years since R.W.Bro Stanley Hopkins attained the Chair of KS. V.W.Bro Ben thought it would be nice to pose with RWBro Stanley in front of the […]
    Ian Evans
  • Wraxall Lodge 9011 Raise Brother Cowham May 9, 2022
    On Friday the 6th May Wraxall Lodge met to Raise Brother Steve Cowham to the sublime degree of a Master Mason after a long delay due to the pandemic. The evening went well despite numbers being low due to brethren on Holiday, or other Masonic commitments along with illness. Although the numbers being low the […]
    Stewart Galway
  • Admiral Blake Lodge pay a visit to RPL May 8, 2022
    The WM Wardens & Bros of the Admiral Blake Lodge with the WM and his Wardens of 291 On Friday 6th May, the Worshipful Master accompanied by his Wardens and 5 other members of the Admiral Blake Lodge No.4692 paid a fraternal visit to Rural Philanthropic Lodge No.291, they along with a further 15 other […]
    Ian Evans

PROVINCIAL GRAND LODGE OF SOMERSET

Provincial Grand Master
David J. Medlock, DL

Provincial Grand Secretary
Michael Greedy

Address
267 Englishcombe Lane
Bath
BA2 2ET

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