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LifeLites VisIt Herefordshire

The LifeLites team visited Herefordshire to show members of the Freemasons the new technology being used to help life-limited and disabled children using hospice services across the British Isles. The technology gives them the chance to play, be creative, control something for themselves and communicate, through the magic of assistive technology. The Oculus virtual reality headsets enable the children to be released from the their physical confines and virtually experience group activities and to join in with others. The out …

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Herefordshire Freemasons Aid Ukrainian Refugees

Herefordshire Freemasons have donated a further £5,000 via the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) to the British Red Cross who are gallantly supporting the Ukrainian refugees in their time of need. Thousands of Ukrainian refugees fleeing the Russian invasion of their country will be given food, warm clothing and a place to stay, thanks to continuing donations made to the British Red Cross from Herefordshire Freemasons and other Provinces around the country. As the situation in Ukraine deteriorates, trains leaving major …

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MCF support British Red Cross in providing aid to Ukrainian refugees

Freemasons Support Red Cross to aid Ukrainian refugees

Thousands of Ukrainian refugees will be given help and support from Freemasons in England and Wales, following a £50,000 grant to the British Red Cross. The Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF, the Freemasons’ Charity) and the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) have been monitoring the growing refugee crisis of over 500,000 Ukrainian people who have been forced from their country or been internally displaced from their homes. We are seeking to identify the most critical needs and we are pleased …

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Light Blues Support New Master

As we start to get back to normal a new wave of Lodge Masters are being invested. Vitruvian Lodge saw W Bro Nigel Donovan hand over the reins of the Lodge to the new Worshipful Master Billy Russell. The installation of the new Master also saw the first of the new Light Blues (Caeruleum Club) go into the chair of King Solomon. The Light Blues turn out in force to support Billy at this momentous event.

Palladian New Cushion

During the pandemic, Freemason Lodge meetings as with all other social gatherings had to be curtailed. As a result many of the Lodge Worshipful Masters had to stay in position for longer than expected. A term of office would normally be for one year only. W Bro Philip Burgess’s two year term ended in January with the handover to his successor W Bro Roger Douglass. During Philip’s term he noticed that the Lodge needed a cushion for the Volume of …

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Christmas Message

Please see below a Christmas message from the Provincial Grand Master for Herefordshire, Michael Holland. Provincial Grand Lodge of Herefordshire Dear Brethren, As Christmas is once more upon us, one could be forgiven for feeling an element of déjà vu. No doubt we share the same concerns as last year regarding the ongoing threat of Covid-19 and its persistence by reinventing itself in new variants. However, despite this, we have no doubt come a long way since last Christmas, and …

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Freemason Support Cart Shed

Freemasons Support The Cart Shed The Deputy Head of Freemasonry in Herefordshire, Graham King, together with Nick Swan our Charity member visited The Cart Shed, to see first-hand how the Cart Shed are utilising the Freemasons donation towards a new minibus. The Cart Shed activities is based in their woodland surrounding at Devereux Wotton, Northwest Herefordshire. The Charities environment enables individuals to overcome and accept episodes in their lives they find difficult to live with; such as a result of …

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Front cover of the Craftsmen Elgar leaning on his bike looking at the cathedral bathed in red light.

The Craftsmen Dec Edition

This months edition of the Craftsmen looks at the Freemasons Annual Cathedral Service. The service was originally planned for June, but had to be postponed until November this year. How the Freemasons commemorated Remembrance Day around the county. Why the poppy is it used to remember the fallen. The story behind WW1 Tributes. Almost immediately the guns fell silent in 1918, the troops began to return to their homes. Many of their home towns felt proud of them and wanted …

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Centenary Warrant for Cantilupe Lodge

After a considerable delay Cantilupe Lodge receives its Centenary Warrant from the Senior Freemason in Herefordshire, Michael Holland. The warrant was issued following the 100th anniversary of the Lodge being formed on the 17th February 1920. The Lodge should have received the warrant last year 2020, but due to Covid restrictions it was decided to postpone the event until a more suitable date which would enable the majority of the Lodge members and its visitors to celebrate this milestone occasion …

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