HFAF supporting TLC

Prov GM, PPrGM and DPrGM with some of the teddies.
Prov GM, PPrGM and DPrGM with some of the teddies.

Our Northern Lodges are continuing to support the  Teddy Loving Care TLC initiative promoted by UGLE. Money is raised to provide Teddies to sick and distressed children in hospitals in the area. Our Provincial Grand Master Pat Rothwell (centre),  Past Provincial Grand Master Heather Hitchen (left) and Deputy Provincial Grand Master Brenda Cook (right) braved the wind and weather to meet one of the paramedics and his teddy friends.

Lodge Fortitude Installation

Lodge Fortitude no 6 celebrated its Installation meeting on Tuesday 10th November at HFAF HQ.



With thy Wisdom, get understanding

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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.

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!

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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.

You can read more about Rosa’s fundraising here: https://www.justgiving.com/Rosa-Kingston/

Tranquility 52 Installation

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.

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