Bill receives his 50 year certificate from DPGM VW Bro Graham King

50 year Certificate

At Palladian Lodge, the Deputy Leader of Freemasonry in Herefordshire Graham King presented a 50 year Certificate to Dennis King, aged 94 years. Dennis, more commonly known as Bill, was initiated into The Lodge of Temperance and Benevolence, No 1160, meeting in London, on 10th October 1970 and remains a member to this day. Bill moved to Hereford in 1976 and joined Palladian Lodge 120 on 4th March 1976, and was Charity Steward from 2001 to 2011. He received London …

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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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Have a Go at Clay Shooting

The Caeruleum Club invite you to join with them for a fun days Clay shooting. 10:00am Saturday 23rd April. No experience needed. The event will be hosted by HS Activities, who run clay shooting experiences for all abilities. They will provide shotgun, cartridges and insurance, all for £30pp. Location will be at Lowe Farm, Hereford, HR2 8DG. Use the app what3words and type in shipwreck.womanly.rating. See you there. The day will be a fantastic day out for all the family. …

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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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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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PGL Church Service

Herefordshire Freemasons attended their annual church service today at Hereford Cathedral Choral Evensong. Remembering, particularly all those that had passed during the previous 2 years. The service was attended by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire, Col Andy Taylor OBE, The High Sheriff of Herefordshire Joanna Hilditch, The senior Freemason in Herefordshire, Michael Holland together with Freemasons, their partners and the general public. A moving service for all, especially for those that had lost someone close.

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.

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

Ride of Respect – four veterans

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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