Group Bulletin September 2019

Welcome to the September edition of our group bulletin

 

  • Chairman’s message

    Brethren, I hope you have enjoyed the summer recess.

    Not a lot to report in this our first group bulletin covering September and October, however we do have a couple of important events in this period, namely the group hosting Provincial Grand Chapter on 9 October 2019 at Southport to which all Royal Arch Masons in the group are eligible to attend and I hope will volunteer to assist as stewards in what is always a good day out especially when we support our colleagues who are being appointed or promoted. Please contact Gary Mason the Group Secretary if you wish to volunteer as a steward. 

    On 21 October South Liverpool Lodge will have the Deputy Provincial Grand Master as the principal guest for their Installation meeting and I encourage as many of you to attend and support the lodge on this, the first installation meeting in the group for the new season

    It is with sadness that I have to report that due to the poor attendance of members, St David’s Lodge had decided to surrender the Warrant, however, a rescue plan was put into place and with the assistance of a number of Masons from the Warrington Group and a lot of hard work by W.Bro David Jones, the lodge will revert to a ‘daytime’ lodge which will, after their installation meeting at Garston in February, meet at Warrington Masonic Hall, therefore the lodge and its traditions have been saved and although it is a sad loss of a lodge in our group, the lodge has been saved and not dissolved.

    There are a number of group events planned for the new season with an aim for us to get together with our family and friends and build on the success of the past season so please support these events and our hall.

    I look forward to being with you throughout the new season.

    Please continue to enjoy your Freemasonry especially here at Garston.

    Fraternal regards

  • Recent group postings

    Garston Masonic Hall Present

    Hall Calendar

    Group Installations and Celebrations

Vice Chairman’s report

Here we go again! I hope all are suitably refreshed after the break and raring to go for the new season. Not much to say about September but for the fact that we all start back again. Then swiftly into October and hopefully with a great start as we host Provincial Grand Chapter at Southport. 

We are only a small group so if anyone who has not yet volunteered to steward and feels that they can help out please don’t hesitate to contact Gary Mason the group secretary who is recording the details. The more the merrier. 

Regarding installation meetings, I hope that we continue to see more and more of the Masters in Office attending and being given the appropriate consideration regarding the dining fee. It is always very pleasing to see more present.  

As the lead in the group regarding the Holy Royal Arch, I am pleased to see that Royal George Chapter appear to be going from strength to strength. I do hope that this continues. If I could please ask you all, particularly those who are members of the Royal Arch, if you could try and encourage those who have not yet joined to consider doing so. For many, this will be very enlightening and encourage them to further their Masonic knowledge, perhaps in other side orders also. 

I hope to see you all over the next season at some point. I do hope that you continue to enjoy your Freemasonry.

I may well have a surprise in store for all of us with a special meeting of Chapter of Harmony, in April 2020! Keep your eye out for it on the website and in the bulletin.   

Finally from me, an advanced note for your diaries, our bi-annual Masters and First Principals dinner to be held here at the hall on Thursday 26 March 2020. The group will welcome as the principal guest of the evening, Philip Harry Gunning, our Deputy Provincial Grand Master. The evening is open to all members of the group not just Masters and First Principals, so please ensure you book you place(s) as soon as possible.

Regards