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.

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

Read the interview here.

PGLOA XMAS LUNCH

The Past Grand Lodge Officers Association held its annual Xmas Lunch on 3rd December at 402 Finchley Road. As usual the catering was provided by our current members to show their appreciation for the service of our older members.

Working with UGLE

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

Vishakha talks about her Masonic journey

Winter Fayre 2018

The Deputy Grand Master, RW Bro Hedy-Joy Babani led a small but very hard-working team to once again stage our annual Winter Fayre on Sunday 18th November at 402 Finchley Road, London NW2 2HR. Lots of Xmas goodies were on sale and a cafe provided hot drinks and snacks.

Nigel Codron, the Assistant Provincial Grand Master of Middlesex gave a talk in the Temple about his life in Freemasonry. We were also delighted to receive an unexpected visitor in the form of Mason, the Medical Detection Dog who we had previously sponsored.

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. 

Northern Progress

October 8th – 12th saw us travelling North for our annual visit to our Provincial Lodges. The trip encompassed a Craft Meeting, followed by a Royal Arch Installation and finished with the customary Royal Ark Mariners Installation meeting. The week was tinged with sadness as the late Provincial Grand Master Brenda Cook was remembered at every meeting with much love and affection.

 

Bharati 56 - Charity Project

 

News from Lodge Bharati No. 56

 “that on 4th Oct we the Women Freemasons of India/ Lodge Bharati-56 organised a personal hygine & health care …. Medical Camp for Women & Girls at Tahirpur Village,Delhi. There were about 120 participants.

Our Brethrens….Dr Gargi Negi (gynec), Dr.Smitha Rao & Dr Shivangi Mehra (Dentists) gave lectures on their subjects. Bro.Anju Paul counselled many girls & women. Private consultancy was offered by Bro.Negi to many.

Excellent field work & management of the event by Bro.Madhuri Sharma.

At the end of the session Sanitary Napkins, Dental kits & packets of Snacks were distributed to all.

We had the cooperation of few coordinators of Leprosy Mission of India which made our event a success.We have been requested to hold many more similar health camps in different village since then.”

Update

The Brethren returned on 6th November to distribute more supplies

The next generation takes charge in Romania

The annual Installation of Alpha Lodge no. 54 was held held at the Ramada Hotel in Bucharest on September 23rd. The 4th Worshipful Master and the 1st Romanian Master W Bro Parmena saw her step-daughter Bro Nana installed by W Bro Cristina into the Chair.

Robert Lomas

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.

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