The Connaught Club is aimed at members of Metropolitan Grand Lodge who are under 35. On 26th April, they held an Open Night at the UGLE headquarters in Great Queen Street in London and invited HFAF Freemasonry for Women along. Several members together with Grand Master Christine Chapman attended and Grand Master Christine addressed the gathering.
The HFAF members arrived early to get a good seat
Club President V W Bro. Ian Currans
Freemasonry Today Interview
Grand Master Christine Chapman was interviewed by Freemasonry Today, the official magazine for UGLE Freemasons which was published in the Winter 2018 edition
Freemasonry for Women has been working with the Province of Middlesex on their initiative to raise the profile of Freemasonry in the Middlesex area. Two events have been held so far, one at Twickenham and one at Harrow. The events were publicised on Facebook and many people expressed an interest. Each event featured an introduction from Nigel Codron, the Assistant Provincial Grand Master,followed by comprehensive explanations and illustrations. Grand Master Christine Chapman was asked to give a brief presentation on Women’s Freemasonry. The highlight of each event was the testimony of the young members who talked about their journey in Freemasonry. The next event is scheduled for 7th March at the Hillingdon Masonic Centre.
Vishakha talks about her Masonic journey
Canine Partners Presentation
The HFAF Charity was delighted to present a cheque for £5000 to Canine Partners, a Charity providing fully trained Assistance dogs. A special presentation event was held at Drapers Hall on 30th October to showcase the work of the Charity. The Grand Master Christine Chapman, the Past Grand Master Bernice Abram and the President of the HFAF Charity Beverley Emden were present.
The cheque presentation
A very photogenic Assistance Dog
Sunday 2nd September, saw a very unique occasion when members of various Masonic Orders were invited by Grand Master Christine Chapman to attend an especial meeting of the Grand Lodge of HFAF to listen to the famous Masonic author and scientist, Dr Robert Lomas. UGLE gave permission for us to hold this event at Great Queen Street in London in the famous No. 10 Temple, also known as the Indian Temple. A gathering of men and women Freemasons were entertained by Dr Lomas to hear about his journey in Freemasonry and his thoughts on various Masonic topics. The event was followed by a buffet and drinks reception in the vestibule outside the Grand Temple where people were able to chat together.
Dr Lomas had much earlier in the year offered to give a talk to HFAF and the Grand Master Christine Chapman had taken the opportunity to open it up to other Orders.
The wonderful Temple No. 10
Robert Lomas with two very appreciative members of HFAF
The Doctors chat – Dr Lomas and Dr Staples
Colchester donate to RNLI
Colchester Lodge presents equipment to the RNLI
Members of Colchester Lodge attended a crew night to present the Clacton RNLI with equipment worth £2500. This was made possible by their fund -raising activities over several years.
HFAF at Rickmansworth
HFAF Freemasonry for Women was present at the Middlesex Family Fun Day on 15th July and the Herts Family Fun Day on 22nd July both held at the Royal Masonic Girls School in Rickmansworth. As well as raising the profile of Women’s Freemasonry we also raised funds by running very successful Tombola stalls.
The HFAF Team at Middlesex
The HFAF team at Herts
HFAF in Wales
Earlier this year as a result of a conversation between Karl Frowen, WM of Fforest Lodge and Dr Robert Lomas the masonic author, an invitation was extended to Grand Master Christine Chapman to join Dr Lomas on the platform at the lodge’s masonic education event at Treharris in South Wales. Everyone enjoyed a delicious 4 course dinner beforehand and then between them they delivered four lectures covering the history of Women’s Freemasonry, the future of Freemasonry and the value of masonic education. The Provincial Grand Master for South Wales, Gareth Jones was also present.
The Fforest Lodge Flyer
The GM with Dr Lomas and the PGM
Signing the programme notes
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