Apollo Bicentenary

On 6th April the UGLE University Lodge Apollo No. 357 celebrated their bicentenary at a very special meeting held in the Sheldonian Theatre of Oxford University in the presence of the UGLE Grand Master, H.R.H. Duke of Kent.   Our Grand Master Christine Chapman and University Scheme Chair Maxine Priestley were invited to attend this very special event and the after meeting celebrations, which included a Champagne reception at the Ashmolean and a splendid banquet at Keble.

 

Cloisters Women take 2nd step

E9F01074-60D1-428A-B61D-41EE9F7C8F1AAmbassadors 13 continues its work of building new lodges for Freemasonry For Women in the UK.

The Letchworth project at the Cloisters took another step towards the Consecration of Unity Lodge 58 in October with the Passing of two more Brethren which means that Ambassadors 13(Letchworth) now has five Fellowcraft for the new lodge.

Pictured above is WM Beverley with Brothers Harshinder and Rose proudly wearing their FC Aprons.

New HFAF Uni Scheme Lodge for Uxbridge

HFAF is pleased to announce that they have secured the use of premises in Uxbridge for a University Lodge. This will be an Ambassadors 13 project until the lodge is ready to be consecrated. We hope that this new Lodge will be associated with Brunel University. The first meeting has been scheduled for October 14th.

Patricia takes charge at Coventry

The Ambassadors project at Coventry gained a new leader on 12th August when the Grand Master Christine Chapman appointed W Bro Patricia Garraway to become the de facto WM and charged her to do her utmost to bring the Coventry project to fruition so that Centrum Lodge No. 46 can be re-opened. As part of the drive to recruit some more members a White Table event will be organised for November. When it is opened Centrum will also be a University Lodge which will be working with UGLE’s  Collegiate Lodge.

 

WM Patricia with members and visitors

WM Patricia with members and visitors

 

Ambassadors 13 is the HFAF travelling Lodge which is used to facilitate the setting up of new Lodges. The Grand Master is the permanent WM of Ambassadors but she appoints different Brethren to lead various Ambassadors projects. The current projects are Washington, Coventry and Letchworth, with a new project at Uxbridge starting in October.

Uni Scheme Updates

 

UGLE and HFAF Uni Schemes

UGLE and HFAF Uni Schemes

 

HFAF and UGLE recently had a meeting on 28th June at UGLE HQ in Great Queen Street to discuss progress on our respective Uni Schemes. Present on the HFAF side were Christine Chapman (President) and Maxine Priestley (Chairman). Present from UGLE were  Mark Greenburgh (Chairman), Julian Soper (Deputy Chairman) and Andy Green (Vice-Chairman).

 

 

As part of her ongoing work on the HFAF Uni Scheme, Chairman VW Bro Maxine met with members of Cotswold Lodge No. 51, based in Witney and representatives from the UGLE Oxford Brookes Scheme to discuss future co-operation.

Oxford Brookes Uni Scheme planning Uni Scheme Meeting

Oxford Brookes Uni Scheme planning
Uni Scheme Meeting

Ambassadors enters the Cloisters

Sunday 1st October saw the start of a new venture for peripatetic lodge Ambassadors No. 13 when it held an informal meeting and lunch at a new venue in Letchworth, Herts.

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GM talks to Haileybury & ISC Lodge

On Saturday 30th September 2017 the Grand Master, Christine Chapman gave a talk to members of the Haileybury and Imperial Services College Lodge at Great Queen Street as part of a special White Table Meeting open to members and their families and members of the Haileybury Society. She gave a brief history of the HFAF with special emphasis on the particular benefits Freemasonry offered to women and she also looked ahead to the links which she hoped to forge with the Haileybury School in the future.

Grand Master receives a sweet reception in Kendal

On Friday 20th January, the Grand Master Christine Chapman accompanied by the Grand Secretary Maxine Priestley travelled to Kendal, the home of the famous mint,  at the invitation of Eversley Lodge and Kendal Castle Chapter. The evening which had been organised by artisan baker and freemason Simon Thomas and Maxine was supported by both the local masonic community and also by members of the HFAF from our lodges in  Morecambe, Blackpool, Preston and Carlisle. The talk outlined the history of Women’s Freemasonry and the current development of HFAF.

 

Freshers Fairs 2016

In the autumn of 2016 we were delighted to participate in University Freshers Fairs at Bournemouth, Brunel, Chichester, Chelmsford and Guildford. Many enquiries were received and these were followed up by an invitation for coffee and a chat.

Ambassadors Lodge visits Coventry

On Sunday 15th May, the HFAF Ambassadors Lodge travelled to Coventry to admit two former members of Centrum Lodge 46. This being the first step in the process of re-opening Centrum Lodge 46 as a Universities lodge. Two candidates were successfully interviewed and will be admitted at the next two meetings of Ambassadors Lodge. W.Bro. Leonie Newell was appointed as WM of Ambasadors Lodge for this project by the Grand Master.

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