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Photo of W Bro David Craner visiting Dunheved Lodge in Cornwall

Herefordshire Supports Dorset 2025 Festival

Can you help David Craner? He is a Dorset Freemason, who has embarked on a fund-raising mission to raise funds for the Dorset 2025 Festival. This is his way of saying thank you to the Masonic Charitable Foundation for funding his much-needed knee replacement surgery. David’s aim is to visit every Lodge in the Province of Dorset along with one Lodge in every Province in mainland UK and if time permits the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey. This will …

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Can You Knit?

Can you help the Masonic Ladies Lunch Club? The ladies of the Hereford Masonic Hall Luncheon Club are supporting this appeal and have knitted several garments already. The picture shows Gill Tudor (L) and Diane Cox (R) with some of the garments knitted by members of the Lunch Club. Patterns can be obtained here or by contacting Diane via Chip Shop Babies: The term ‘chip shop babies’ began when it was discovered that often new-born babies mostly in developing …

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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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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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The Craftsmen Issue 62

The Craftsmen Nov Edition

In our November edition of The Craftsmen newsletter, we look at the 2020 Festival Finale, following 5 years of fund raising. The Cathedral Trail and the Annual Provincial Communication. Read about it in the Craftsmen.

Front Cover UGLE Annual report multiple photos of activities

Freemasons Annual Report

The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) has launched its first annual report, in its 300 year history, marking another major step forward in its commitment to modernisation, transparency and normalization. The annual report includes the new mission statement, which sits alongside the UGLE’s four key values of integrity, respect, friendship and charity. In addition, a recent study found that 75% of Freemasons take part in civic or charitable activities, compared to only 31% of non-Freemasons, in a matched geodemographic …

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