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I came into Freemasonry a little later in life than many others. Because of my nature, sometimes my thought processes are like a dog worrying with a bone, who ends up going round and round in circles. For me the need to find answers became a necessary road that had to be followed. I had the, all too familiar, Entered Apprentice’s lack of understanding and knowledge – but with a desire to obtain both, which I now realise will come to me as my journey along the Masonic path continues. Freemasonry presented me with much to think about and...read more
Presentation given by the Provincial Grand Orator, W.Bro. Mke Karn PAGSwdB, ProvGOrat at the Middlesex Grand Officers’ and Provincial Grand Officers’ Club Meeting on Thursday November 1st, 2012. THE GRAND LODGE No. 2 MANUSCRIPT Housed in the right hand corner of the display case, which has been crafted by W. Bro. Ron Rigby-Saunders, is a hand-made scroll, which consists of four sections of parchment like paper, stitched together and measuring in total 108 inches long x 8 inches wide. It is an Old Charge and Obligation known as...read more
It seems that Lodges of Instruction fall into either one of two types, vibrant and effective ones, which are well attended and successful at bringing on newer Brethren, and others, which for a variety of reasons, are caught in a downward spiral – poor LoI > declining membership > even poorer LoI – unable to attract members in sufficient numbers to put on meaningful rehearsals which, in turn, increases the dissatisfaction of those few who do attend and in extreme cases, threatens the very continuation of the Lodge itself. It...read more
Sir Francis Burdett Lodge 1503 scored a possible first for Middlesex Freemasonry this year; initiating the fourth generation Davis into the Lodge. Claude Davies was initiated on 8 October 1919 taking the Master’s chair in 1926. He was still an active member of the lodge until his death in 1955. Tony Davis, Claude’s son, became a member of the lodge 10 years before his father’s passing in October 1945 whilst still serving abroad for King and Country. Jeremy Davis joined Sir Francis Burdett just five months before his father’s, Tony,...read more