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  • 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 […]
  • Somerset Community Foundation comes to rescue after widespread floods June 5, 2014
    Shoring up in Somerset Flooding in England and Wales caused widespread damage and disruption to many communities during the winter. Somerset masons, backed by The Freemasons’ Grand Charity and other Provinces, came to the rescue with help for the Somerset Community Foundation. Grand Charity President Richard Hone, QC approved a £20,000 emergency grant for the […]
  • £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 […]
    A Brother
  • 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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  • 50 YEARS CERTIFICATE FOR QUEEN’S COLLEGE’S RICHARD LEWIS October 18, 2021
    W.Bro Richard D Lewis, a former pupil of Queen’s College, Taunton was initiated into Queen’s College Lodge 6988 in November 1970. He became WM in 2007. He is seen here being presented with his Somerset Provincial Grand Master’s Certificate, commemorating his 50 years as a Freemason, by W.Bro Martin Slocombe, APGM.  W.Bro Richard was supported […]
    Andy Baird
  • Quantock Lodge Install Their New WM. October 15, 2021
    After a twenty month hiatus, it was with much pleasure that the Brethren of Quantock Lodge 4446, meeting in Watchet, opened their doors to hold their Installation of Bro. Keith Lloyd on 6th October. The Lodge was honoured with the presence of VW.Bro. Ben G.W. Batley PGSwdB, Deputy Provincial Grand Master who, coincidentally, was the last […]
    Andy Baird
  • John and John receive 50 Years Certificates October 12, 2021
    VW Bro John Winston presents 50 Yr Certificate to W Bro John Elmont VW Bro John Winston presents 50 yr Certificate W Bro John Cole King Alfred lodge held their first normal meeting in the Weston Masonic centre on Friday 8th October. Everyone was pleased to return to lodge, and the meeting was the installation […]
    Terry Porter
  • Two Frome Charities receive £12,000 October 3, 2021
    Two Frome charities have benefited from donations totalling over £12,000 from Somerset Freemasons. ‘Active and In Touch’, which offers on-going befriending support to adults who feel isolated or lonely in Frome and surrounding villages received £7000 and ‘The Pod’, a charity which supports young people and adults with additional needs £5340.  Dougie Brown, Manager of […]
    Ray Guthrie
  • Yeovil Freemasons from Royal Naval Lodge support pre-school and baby group October 3, 2021
    Yeovil Opportunity Group (YOG) is a unique pre-school and baby group offering specialised support for children and their families with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Based in the Balidon Centre at Summerlands Hospital, YOG was the brainchild of a Consultant Paediatrician and speech and language therapist, who believed that all children, including those with […]
    Andy Wade
  • And now for something completely different……………. October 2, 2021
    What do you do in your ‘spare’ time?  Last Sunday, 26th September, some, like the intrepid W. Bro. Lionel Frewin of Queen’s College Lodge 6988, Taunton, mix with the great and the good and dress in disguise to drive sheep across a London Bridge. This year, it was Southwark Bridge that was closed to traffic […]
    Andy Baird
  • Petition for New Lodge “Somerset Military Lodge” September 28, 2021
    A “Petition for a New Lodge” was presented by W Bro Tony Guthrie to the WM Martin Duan of the Royal Naval Lodge 2761. W Bro Tony Guthrie, who will be the lodges first WM, along with 21 brethren from the proposed new Somerset Military Lodge made the presentation at the Masonic Hall Yeovil. W […]
    Andy Wade
  • Presentation of Naval Sword to Royal Naval Lodge 2761 September 28, 2021
    The presentation of a Naval Sword by Rev W Bro Jeremy Hellier, Provincial Grand Orator to the WM of Royal Naval Lodge, Martin Duan. W Bro Jeremy has long standing connection with the lodge as his father was initiated into the lodge in Malta in 1960 and died in 1999 whilst in office as our […]
    Andy Wade
  • Macmillan Coffee Morning – UpdateSep 24th at the Clevedon Masonic Centre September 27, 2021
    On Friday 24th September, another very successful McMillan Coffee Morning was held in Clevedon Masonic Hall. This was, hosted by Brian Clayton, almoner of Gordano lodge, and organised by his wife Carol, who also baked many of the delicious cakes. The Welsh cakes in particular proved especially popular, as did Brian’s new recipe for Rhubarb […]
    Andy Wade
  • Blood Bikes one of the Unsung heroes of the NHS September 23, 2021
    The Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service has for the past 30 years supported the NHS across Bristol, Bath, Taunton,Somerset and Wiltshire. It costs about £110,000 a year to keep the Freewheelers organisation going, of that £45,000 is taken up buying and kitting out two new motorcycles each to replace those that the charity has worn out, […]
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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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