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.

GM visits Spain and Gibraltar

The second week of June saw the Grand Master, the Past Deputy Grand Master and several members of HFAF  visiting Calahonda Lodge No. 53 on the Costa del Sol and Gibraltar Lodge No. 45 on the Rock of Gibraltar.

Bro Barbara Meadows was Installed into the Chair of Calahonda by W Bro Jan Owens, who had completed a marathon 3 year term of office.

New WM Barbara Meadows with the members and visitors

New WM Barbara Meadows with the members and visitors

 

Two days later they travelled across the border to Gibraltar where W Bro Yvette was Installed for a second term of office as WM of Gibraltar Lodge No. 45. Next year Gibraltar Lodge will be celebrating its 30th birthday.

 

 

 

Bourne Lodge at Zetland Court

Bourne Lodge at Zetland CourtOn 2nd June, a team from Bourne Lodge No. 35 attended the Zetland  Court Annual Fete to help raise funds for this beautiful care home which is run by the the UGLE’s RMBI.  Their efforts raised £120.

Ambassadors America

On 26th and 28th May, a further group of American women came to HQ and were Initiated, Passed and Raised over the Bank Holiday weekend. This means that the new Lodge when it is consecrated next year in Washington, DC will have at least 14 members. The hard working Ambassadors Team are to be congratulated on their dedication in helping to advance this project another stage towards fruition

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Rita achieves her goal

On 24th May, Colchester Lodge  No. 31 held its annual Installation meeting. RW Bro. Margaret Clarke, PDGM was the Installing Master on this occasion having just completed a two year stint in the chair of this lodge and it was a great pleasure to watch her install her successor Bro Rita Sutton into the Chair in her own inimitable style. Everyone was delighted that Rita who has been a keen supporter of our travelling Ambassadors Lodge No. 13 and even travelled out to India to help with the consecration of Lodge Bharati No. 56 had finally achieved this milestone in her masonic

Margaret hands over to Rita

Margaret hands over to Rita

International Food Day at HQ

On Sunday 29th April a special fundraising event organised by the New Blue Association was held at our London headquarters. As our membership is very diverse we thought it only right to celebrate that diversity by offering a selection of home-cooked foods from our members.

Freemasonry for Women goes back to school

On Saturday 21st April HFAF attended the annual Public School Lodges meeting at Highgate College.The GM Christine Chapman was invited to give a talk on the subject of Women’s Freemasonry. This was followed by a Champagne Reception and a delicious formal dinner. The whole day was spread across the Highgate campus at different locations.

Stability - the oldest with its newest

Stability No. 1, the oldest Craft Lodge held its annual Installation meeting on 9th April when Bro. Iskra installed her successor Bro. Helen. Both of these brethren are extremely keen members of Freemasonry For Women (HFAF)

Proud day for Angela as Dad receives 70 yr certificate

When W Bro Angela found out that her father David was going to be presented with a 70 year certificate to mark his 70 years as a member of Haberdasher Aske Old Boys Lodge she naturally asked if she could be present during the presentation by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master and was delighted to be told that she could. She was escorted into the temple at Great Queen Street by the lodge DC to the astonishment of her father who had not been told in advance of his surprise visitor and was reduced to tears when she addressed him as “my Father, my Brother”. Angela was even allowed to say a few words at the Festive Board which being a woman freemason came quite naturally to her.

New home for Lodge Bharati 56

Having had three homes since their Consecration in December 2016, Lodge Bharati 56 have now moved to what they hope will be their permanent home in New Delhi.

D-159,FF Surajmal Vihar, New Delhi.110092.

They held their Installation meeting on Sunday 21st January 2018 at the new venue when W Bro Sadhana Rao was proclaimed as WM for a second year. It is hoped that progression of Officers will begin in earnest in January 2019 .

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