The HFAF’s first University Lodge, Lodge of Wisdom 55 held its second Installation meeting at the Harrow District Masonic Centre on Sunday 25th October. It was a lovely meeting and gave the Entered Apprentices their first taste of the complexities of the Installation.
The new Worshipful Master Christine is flanked by the Most Worshipful Grand Master, Christine Chapman on the left and the IPM, Rt Worshipful Brother Levene JGr.W on the right, along with other distinguished Brethren from Grand Lodge.
The Worshipful Master, Officers and Brethren of the Lodge of Wisdom 55. The newly dedicated Banner of the Lodge can be seen behind the Brethren – it was hand made for the Lodge by Brother Pickett.
Fireworks at Justice 4 Installation
On 5th November 2015,( Bonfire Night in case you hadn’t realised), Bro. Susan Henderson was Installed into the Chair of Lodge Justice 4 by Vy Wor Bro. Marilyn Podro. The WM works at UGLE HQ so is very conversant with male freemasonry but she was overwhelmed by the beautiful ceremony of Installation.
WM Sue with IPM Marilyn
WM Sue with her Officers
Cotswold Lodge 51 comes to town
On 29th October 2015 Cotswold Lodge 51 brought their Installation meeting to London HQ. W Bro Margaret Jennings was Installed for a second term of office by W Bro. Eleanor Dilley.
WM Margaret with Officers and Members of Cotswold 51
Royal Arch Chapter Installation
On 20th October 2015, Ex Comp Maxine Priestley was Inducted into the Chair of Zerubbabel in the Royal Arch Chapter at 402 FinchleyRoad, by Ex Comp Lesley Adams, Ex Comp Gibbens was Inducted as Haggai and Ex Comp Cole was Inducted as Joshua.
Ist Principal Maxine with PZ Lesley and 3rd Principal Carol
1st Principal Maxine with 2nd Principal Val
Grand Master's visit to the Northern Province
Our first meeting was on Tuesday 6th October 2015 when we visited Morecambe & Heysham Lodge 15 for a Passing ceremony. During this meeting the Grand Master Christine Chapman was pleased to award the OSM (Order of Service to Masonry) to RW Bro Brenda Cook, Prov. Deputy GM.
On Wednesday 7th October 2015 we visited Morecambe again for a meeting of the Cornerstone Mark 3 when the ceremony of Advancement was performed.
Both these meetings held their Festive Boards at the Headway Hotel.
We rounded off our trip with a visit to the Installation meeting of Royal Ark Mariners 2 when Bro Diane Bennett was Installed as Worshipful Commander by W Bro Cath Greenwood. This was followed by a delicious meal at Rangemoor, Blackpool provided by the amazing Margaret Tanton.
Brenda cuts her celebratory cake
Prov. GM Pat Rothwell with PGM Bernice Abram and Dept Prov.GM Brenda Cook
W Commander Diane with GM
Ripcord Rosa does it in style!
Our Past Grand Treasurer, Very Worshipful Rosa Kingston took part in a charity skydive today in aid of The Royal Marsden Hospital’s Cancer Fund. Did we mention she’s 84? Well done to Rosa, we’re so proud of you!
You can read more about Rosa’s fundraising and donate here
Ripcord Rosa's last leap
Our Past Grand Treasurer, Very Worshipful Rosa Kingston will be jumping out of a plane on the 14th of October in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital’s Cancer Fund.
Rosa was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in December 2013. Under the care of the Royal Marsden, Rosa has lived to become a great grandmother and seen her grandson marry, two other grandchildren graduate from University and her daughter get engaged. Her cancer is now terminal and she wants to give something back to the hospital for the fantastic care she has received.
The Installation meeting of Costa Blanca Lodge of Tranquility 52 took place at the Hotel Montepiedra in Campoamor,
Costa Blanca on Saturday 26th September when Bro Jenny Bassett was Installed into the Chair by W Bro Carole Towning.
WM, Officers, Members and visitors
WM Jenny is delighted with her gift from the members
KTP Degree Inaugurated in Morecambe
A busy weekend in Morecambe on 19/20 September. Not only was Em Kt Sue Walters installed into the Chair of Northern Light Preceptory by Vy Em Kt Doris Kay, the very next day a brand new degree was inaugurated by the Most Em & Supreme GM, Heather Hitchen, who then installed Vy Em Kt Priest Christine Chapman as the first High Priest.
Members of the Northern Light Tabernacle
Grand Master's trip to Canada
The Grand Master Christine Chapman was invited to Edmonton, Alberta in Canada to give a talk about the HFAF and the gender issues in Freemasonry. Whilst there she met with a group of women who were extremely keen to form an HFAF lodge. Lux in Tenebris Masonic club hosted this special evening on 13th September.
Lux in Tenebris Poster
Edmonton is the Provincial capital of Alberta
This greenery will be covered in snow for half the year!