General group shot of mourners attend the memorial service at St Martins Church

Ride of Respect

During the month of August, a team of four veterans of the Falklands war rode around the UK by motorbike visiting the graves and memorials of men who lost their lives in the Falklands war in 1982. A total of 2600 miles in 15 days, visiting over 80 graves and memorials of the war. The team had several aims, to promote: Remembrance, Respect, Awareness and Support. They wished to The team had several aims, to promote: Remembrance, Respect, Awareness and …

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Golf Hole Green

Golf – Success in South Wales

Match Report by Des Watkins, Society Captain.Pictures by Michael Holland, Society President. South wales provincial golf tournament Ten players from the Herefordshire Provincial Golf Society were really pleased to be invited to play in the South Wales Provincial Golf Tournament at Coed y Mwstwr golf club in Bridgend. With the sunny weather, good company and the course in excellent condition, the teams had a great day. In addition to a great welcome from our hosts and club staff provided fantastic …

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Mason raising NHS Day Flag at Arrow Lodge

NHS, Social Carers & Frontline Workers Day – 5th July

Herefordshire freemasons came together at masonic halls around the county to celebrate the hard work that the NHS, social carers and frontline workers have done for us, the general public, during this awful pandemic and also to remember all those who have sadly lost their lives. The event in Hereford was honoured by the presence of Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire, Edward Harley OBE, the High Sheriff of Herefordshire, Mrs Jo Hilditch, and the Deputy Mayor of Hereford, Councillor …

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NHS Workers Day – 5th July

The 5th July 2021 will see Freemasons throughout England and Wales leading the worlds ‘first’ celebration of NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers Day.It will be a unique and special day dedicated to the NHS, Social Care and those that work on the frontline, workers who have saved so many lives during the pandemic and also to remember those workers we sadly lost too. NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers Day is the brainchild of Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, …

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Help the Air Ambulance

A call to action from W Bro Nick Swan. As I’m sure you are aware the Midlands Air Ambulance helicopters and crews have been just as busy as ever during the pandemic – therefore the amount they need to fundraise has not fallen!The Midlands Air Ambulance has been running for 30 years and to commemorate their Air30 anniversary year, they have launched the Air 30 Rapid Response Raffle, with an amazing top prize of £3,000, plus lots of additional cash …

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His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

We were all deeply saddened to learn of the passing of HRH The Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. The Provincial Grand Master expressed the condolences from the Province via Twitter saying.“Herefordshire Freemasons are deeply saddened by the news of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts and prayers are with Her Majesty The Queen and members of the Royal Family at this difficult time.” HRH Prince Philip was a member of Navy …

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Remembrance Day

As we remember all those that have given the ultimate sacrifice. The senior Freemason in Herefordshire lays a wreath on behalf of Freemasonry in general. We will remember them.

Dedication Booth Chapel

Dedication of furnishings for the Booth Chapel, Hereford Cathedral A special service was held at Hereford Cathedral on Friday 2nd October to dedicate some new furnishings for the Booth Chapel above the north porch, following its recent refurbishment. Herefordshire Freemasons with donations from other Provinces and Orders supported the Cathedral in this refurbishment, by providing an altar and two benches in memory of our late Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, The Rev’d David Bowen The Cathedral had chosen the Booth …

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Provincial Gardening Competition – Winners

Many thanks to all those brethren who submitted entries to the Provincial Gardening Competition 2020.  When we suggested this competition, we were uncertain as to whether people would respond in any number.  However, we have been encouraged by the number of participants and by their efforts.  We feel and hope that, if people would like to do this again, we are more than willing to run a similar event next year. We would probably have a different theme as this …

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Provincial Garden Competition – See the Entries

The submissions for the gardening competition are all in and the judges, RW Bro Rodney Smallwood PPGM and Mrs Christine Holland the wife of RW Bro Michael Holland our Provincial Grand Master have a very hard job to do sorting out from the diverse selection below 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. All that was needed to enter, was a brief description of how you have used your time wisely during lockdown to create your favourite spot in the garden and …

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