Importance of reading The bUGLE
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September Quarterly Communication of Grand Lodge
This week, the September Quarterly Communication of Grand Lodge took place in the Grand Temple at Freemasons’ Hall – as usual, the Communications Team live-tweeted proceedings for those unable to attend the meeting.
Highlights of the meeting
“Wherever I go in the world I find our Brethren openly talking to non-masons about their membership.”
Pro Grand Master Peter Lowndes
You can read the Pro Grand Master’s full address to Grand Lodge here.
Stephen Blank, Provincial Grand Master of Cheshire and Chairman of the Hermes ‘To Be’ Working Party also gave an interesting talk to Grand Lodge on Project Hermes.
You can read the full presentation here.
Open House London 🔑
Preparations continue at pace for Open House London, which takes place on Saturday 21st September and Sunday 22nd.
We’re also delighted to share the Children’s Trail! As you can see below, this includes tasks for children to complete around the building and a map highlighting other areas that may be of interest.
On completion of the Trail, children will also receive this sticker as a reward for their efforts!
Let us know if you’re coming → http://bit.ly/ComingtoFMH
Social media stats – September 2019
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Freemasons raise over £60,000 for Prostate Cancer UK
The final amount of £60,375 was announced at the provincial meeting in June 2019 – but since then the total has risen to £63,770. Among the fundraising events was a charity walk leaving from Botley Masonic Centre and around River Hamble Country Park. Those involved raised just over £4,000.
Alan Berman, who heads the Royal Arch Freemasons in the Province, said: ‘We decided to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK because we had raised money for every hospice in the Province and wanted another charity. We had hoped to raise £40,000, but the response was phenomenal. We didn’t have to twist any arms, the donations just came in as most men relate to it.
‘Prostate cancer is something that one in eight men will get at some point in their lives and the charity is working hard to find a cure.’
Read the full story here.