As part of our annual visit to the Costa Del Sol we made an an excursion across the border to visit Gibraltar Lodge 47 for their Installation meeting on Wednesday 14th June. Before the meeting an interview was recorded with the Grand Master Christine Chapman and later with the new Worshipful Master Yvette Sanguinetti specially for Gibraltar TV.
We were particularly delighted to attend this meeting as Yvette was a first-time Master and it was particularly moving to see how much it meant to her.
Sun still shining on Calahonda 53
Monday 12th June, another sunny day here on the Costa del Sol for the Installation meeting of Calahonda Lodge 53. W. Bro. Jan Owens was Installed for a 3rd year into the Chair. W. Bro. Jan has presided over two incredible years for the lodge during which time they have had many new candidates and have raised much needed funds for DEBRA the charity for Butterfly Children.
The Grand Master had a meeting with the Provincial Grand Master of Andalucia Giles Crawford to discuss Calahonda Lodge being invited to their Annual Assembly to make a joint presentation to DEBRA.
Calahonda Lodge 53
WM with GM & DGM
WM with PMs Marion and Peggy
Investiture of Provincial Grand Master
On Monday 5th June at Morecambe RW Bro. Brenda Cook was invested as the new Provincial Grand Master by RW Bro Pat Rothwell the outgoing PrGM. RW Bro Cook had previously received her Letters of Patent from the Grand Master at the December Grand Lodge Quarterly Communications in London and been Obligated at the May Quarterly Communications. RW Bro Cook was was pleased to appoint VW Bro. Angela Seed as her Deputy.
Grand Master and Provincial Grand Master
Provincial Deputy Grand Master
Isle of Man visit
The Grand Master Christine Chapman accompanied by several Grand Lodge Officers was pleased to visit the Isle of Man for the annual Spring Festival. During this visit she attended the Installation meeting of Grace Banks-Martin/Mabel Garratt 14/20 Lodge at which W Bro Carolyn Craige was once again Installed into the Chair of the Lodge. During this visit the Grand Master was pleased to appoint V.Wor. Bro. Mona Purvis as the Grand Superintendent to succeed R.Wor. Bro. Irene Bridson who had expressed her wish to retire from the Office. The Festive Board was held at the newly refurbished men’s Temple in Douglas.
The bi-annual meeting of HFAF Grand Mark was held on Monday 27th March at 402 Finchley Road, London NW2. The Grand Master of the Mark, MW Bro. Christine Chapman was pleased to make several new appointments. The meeting was followed by a tea.
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.
The audience for the Grand Master’s talk
March Open Day
Are you interested in meeting up and talking to us about Freemasonry for women? We are holding an informal lunch at the beautiful Cloisters in Hertfordshire on the 4th March 2018 from 11.30am.
More information will be available shortly
Mason is very well behaved!
HFAF Winter Fayre and Open Day
On Sunday 20th November from 12pm to 3pm we once again opened our doors at 402 Finchley Road, London NW2 2HR not only to promote our Fraternity but also to provide an enjoyable day out for members and visitors. Lots of lovely goods were on sale and there was the customary Fortitude cafe providing hot drinks and bagels.
There’s no doubting what the star attraction was this year. It’s this handsome chap who has been named Mason,what else? Our members have raised funds to pay for his training as a Medical Detection Dog. He has grown somewhat since the first picture was taken but a team from the Charity were there on Sunday with Mason and we were delighted to present a cheque to the Charity.
Introducing Mason who will become a Medical Detection Dog.
Mason is growing up!
Mason is very well behaved!
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.
Theresa working hard at Bournemouth
Amy spreading the word at Guildford
Chrissy in action at Chelmsford
Alpha 54 at the Palace
Our Romanian Lodge Alpha No. 54 held its Installation meeting at a palace due to the closure of their usual venue in Bucharest. The resourceful Simona, 5th WM and Preceptor of the Lodge located and negotiated this wonderful venue once owned by a ruler of Romania.
Five HFAF brethren from London including the Grand Master Christine Chapman enjoyed a wonderful meeting when W Bro. Simona Installed Bro. Simona into the Chair as the new WM. Yes Simona is a popular name in Romania!