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 South West Team details being confirmed, more info to follow.

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SOUTH WEST AREA EVENTS DATES – 2022

12th November – Charity Workshop – 9.30am at Knole Rd

26th November – Charity Workshop – 9.30am at Christchurch Masonic Centre

30th November – Dine A Friend Event – From Darkness to Light – 6.30pm at Christchurch Masonic Centre

4th December – Hants & IOW Christmas Carol Concert 2.30pm at St Andrew Church Bournemouth

14th December – Quarterly Communications at Freemasons Hall, Great Queen St, London.

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Another great episode from Craftcast has just dropped 👇👇👇Calling all Craftcast fans! 🎙️Episode 6 'Walking the Path of Mental Health: A Freemason’s Journey' is now available on all major platforms!💫👏In this episode, our hosts sit down with Chris Jones, a #Lincolnshire #Freemason walking all the way around the coast of mainland Britain to raise funds for the Masonic Charitable Foundation and awareness about a topic often shrouded in silence: mental health. With raw honesty, Chris reveals his own struggles and how they've shaped his journey along the way 🏃‍♂️Tune into Craftcast⏬🔗https://www.ugle.org.uk/discover-freemasonry/resources/podcasts/walking-path-mental-health-freemasons-journeyLincolnshire Freemasons #Craftcast #PodcastAddict #Top100Podcast ... See MoreSee Less
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Last night, the Lymington Masonic Centre buzzed with excitement as Hythe Lodge No.8546 celebrated its 50th Anniversary since Consecration on March 1st, 1974. Masons of Hythe Lodge, partners, and esteemed guests filled the hall to mark this significant milestone.The evening commenced with lively pre-event drinks and introductions at the bustling bar. As the proceedings began, the Lodge was solemnly tiled, and WM W.Bro. David Coombes expertly led through the agenda, extending warm salutations to distinguished guests, including the R.W. Jonathan Whitaker, the PGM for Province of Hampshire & Isle of Wight.The highlight of the evening was the special presentations to two esteemed founders of Hythe Lodge. W.Bro. Mike Wickham, a dedicated Mason initiated into Friendship & Justice Lodge No. 8074, received heartfelt recognition for his unwavering commitment. Likewise, W.Bro. John Trist, an integral part of Hythe Lodge's journey, was honoured for his remarkable contributions spanning five decades. Both these original Founders were honoured by the PGM by being given “field promotions” in recognition of their service to the Craft and Hythe Lodge, by promoting W.Bro Mike Wickham to PPSGW, and W.Bro. John Trist to PPGSuptWKs! The event transitioned seamlessly to a splendid white table affair downstairs, where guests marvelled at the adorned hall, featuring images of revered Past Masters and Brethren. Special acknowledgment was extended to Lodge Senior Warden W.Bro. Kevin Wheeler and Secretary W.Bro. Peter Young for their meticulous efforts in orchestrating the unforgettable celebration.Cheers to fifty years of camaraderie, tradition, and brotherhood! 🎉 #Provincial Grand Lodge of Hampshire & Isle of Wight #Lymington Masonic Hall #masonry ... See MoreSee Less
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🌟 Last night marked a truly memorable occasion at Lymington Lodge No.7984 as they welcomed APGM W.Bro. Peter G Vosser DepGSuptWks and his Provincial Escort for the Initiation Ceremony of Bro. Dean Vonlandau! 🎉The evening commenced promptly, with the APGM graciously acknowledging the warmth of the Lodge's welcome. Bro. Dean's initiation was conducted with utmost dignity, showcasing the excellence of the Lodge's Officer Team led by WM W.Bro Steve Bralee.A special touch came with Bro. Mark Holland delivering the Charge after Initiation, while Bro’s Ali and Josh Longworth made the north east corner and working tools a memorable family affair.The festivities continued with an unforgettable festive board, where W.Bro. David Coombes charmed everyone with the Initiates Song. It was a night of camaraderie and tradition, cherished by all who attended, as well as a cheque for £894.50 being presented to the APGM for the Hampshire & IOW 2027 Festival.Lymington Lodge No.7984 extends its heartfelt gratitude to APGM W.Bro. Peter G Vosser and his escort for gracing the occasion, making it a night to remember! 🌟 #Freemasonry #LymingtonLodge7984 #United Grand Lodge of England ... See MoreSee Less
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Brethren from the South West Area of Hampshire & IOW. The Dine A Friend evening is being held at the Lymington Masonic Hall on Thursday 14th March. This is us trying to do our bit for the Membership Challenge by increasing the numbers at ALL of our Lodges.You still enjoy your Freemasonry or else you wouldn't be reading these articles! Show your support for the Province by coming to the evening. Come on your own if you want, or preferably bring a friend, and let them see that we aren't all a bunch of old farts (well, some of you are), let them see what good Freemasonry does in the community, and what good it can do to ourselves.See you there! ... See MoreSee Less
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The 2024 Brockenhurst Lodge Ladies Night held at the Dibden Golf Course this Saturday evening witnessed a remarkable gathering of members from Brockenhurst Lodge No.7040 and esteemed guests, all assembled to honour the women who enrich their lives.Led by Worshipful Master W.Bro. Paul Milton and his partner Nikki, guests were warmly welcomed with drinks before being ushered to their seats. The evening's proceedings were expertly overseen by W.Bro. James Bailey (ADC), who served as the Master of Ceremonies, graciously introducing the event and inviting W.Bro. John Mantle (Lodge Mentor) to deliver the opening address.Expressing gratitude to the ninety-plus attendees for their unwavering support, W.Bro. Paul Milton extended heartfelt thanks, while Nikki, his partner, delivered a poignant speech that resonated with the audience. The remainder of the evening unfolded seamlessly, featuring an exciting raffle, a sumptuous meal, and live music, ensuring a lively atmosphere that lasted well into the night.Heartfelt appreciation is extended to all those involved in organizing this splendid event, and anticipation runs high for the many more memorable gatherings to come from Brockenhurst Lodge No.7040! ... See MoreSee Less
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Letters of Thanks

Twynham Lodge Christmas toy donation to the Neonatal Unit at Poole Hospital Charity – Letter of thanks

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