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Brethren all

Firstly, many apologies for the confusion which has occurred over recent weeks as a result of changes made by the Province.

Earlier in the week I tried to remedy this by creating a new email address for myself as Group Chairman and also giving you notice of new email addresses for the Vice Chairman and Secretary.

Unfortunately, I was unaware that Yahoo mail do not like people sending emails to large groups of people. Evidently they consider this to be business rather than personal and expect users to pay.

I sent over 200 emails last Wednesday from my new Yahoo address and 75% of them did not reach the people who were supposed to receive them.

It was back to the drawing board and I have now created a Gmail address which I hope will work for you and for me.

If you received the email I sent last week please disregard the email address I gave you for myself. My new email address for the group is now

I’m hoping that we have no further problems and below I set out the stop press which I intended for you to receive earlier in the week.

Again please accept my apologies and amend your address books so that the emails from you do reach me.

As there are several important matters to bring to your attention, or to remind you of, I am sending this is a supplement to the October BULLETIN.

Group e mail addresses.

Some of you will be aware that as a result of the Province moving their website to a new server there have been some difficulties with the email addresses of Group Officers. I have therefore changed my email address and

so have the Vice Chairman and Secretary.

Until further notice please use the following email addresses if you wish to contact us: for myself, preferably or

for the Group Vice Chairman  for the Group Secretary

Please add these to your address books as it looks as if our original email addresses are not going to be reinstated.

50th celebration, David Marley, Trinity Lodge, 3257.

David Marley will celebrate 50 years as a Freemason is his Lodge, Trinity, on Tuesday, 1 November 2016.

David was initiated into Mossley Hill Lodge and was a member there until its amalgamation with Empire Lodge and Royal George Lodge to becoming Trinity Lodge.

He served as Secretary of Mossley Hill Lodge for many years and has continued in that role since the amalgamation and is still the Secretary of Trinity Lodge.

If you are able to attend you will be made most welcome and bookings should be through the secretary, David Marley or directly to me.

You can contact Dave at : or on 01925 822046. My details are at the end of this notice.

Please give as much notice as possible of your intention to attend.

“Talking Heads” Presentation, 5 November 2016.” Triple-Tau-5-300x300

Excelsior Lodge had kindly offered to arrange the “Talking Heads” Presentation at their next Lodge meeting on the 1st Saturday in November.

This presentation is mainly for the attention of Master Masons who are not yet members of the Royal Arch but would also be of great interest to those who are already members of a Chapter.

The full details were given in the recently issued October BULLETIN and if you would like to attend please contact the secretary of Excelsior Lodge as soon as possible.

His details are as follows : Rob Jones or 0151 727 0539.

Hopefully, as many of you as possible will be able to attend.
images2Remembrance Sunday, 13 November 2016.

I am extremely grateful to our colleagues in the Mark Degree who have again arranged a wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial in Garston followed by lunch at the Masonic Hall.

All are welcome to attend and if you are going to the War Memorial you should be there at approximately 10:45 am. Masonic Collars may be worn.

The full details are as follows:

The Hall will be from 11:30am and lunch will be served at 1:00pm.  The menu is shown below.

Vegetable soup, roast beef with the usual trimmings followed by apple pie and custard.

(Fish or vegetarian option are alternatives if pre-booked).

The cost of the meal is =£10.00 per head and everyone is welcome.

Entertainment after the meal will be provided by Sara Lowe and there will be a raffle in aid of military charities. 

(Raffle contributions will be most welcome)

For bookings please contact Derek Horrocks, by Monday 7th November at the latest.

Please consider giving these events your support.

If you need any further details you can always contact me on 01744 894873 or on my email

Sincerely and fraternally,

Howard Blue 2012

Group Chairman.