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Remembrance Day - Lest we forget

Remembrance Day

Freemasons from around the Province of Herefordshire remembered those that had paid the ultimate sacrifice by joining in acts of Remembrance in the city of Hereford and local towns throughout Herefordshire.  As well at laying wreaths, Delphis Lodge met on Saturday November 11th and so recited the poem “For the Fallen” by Laurence Binyon which was published in the Times on 21st September 1914.  A bugler sounded the Last Post.  The origins of the last post, which is now associated […]

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PGM RW Bro Michael Holland laying the wreath at the Remembrance day parade in St Peter's Square Hereford

Remembrance Day

The Provincial Grand Master RW Bro Michael Holland attended the Remembrance day parade in at St Peter’s Square in Herefordshire to lay a wreath in honour of those Freemasons that gave their lives for our today. The Senior Freemason in Hereford Michael Holland was accompanied by a number of Freemasons. If you wish to make a donation to the British Legion Poppy Appeal Click Here

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Square Photo The Provincial Grand Master for Herefordshire RW Bro Michael Holland being lead out of the Cathedral service by the Grand Sword Bearer W Bro Johnny Walker.

Provincial Church Service

Herefordshire Freemasons held their annual Provincial Church service with Choral Evensong Sunday 26th June at Hereford Cathedral. The host Lodge Palladian Lodge 120, lead the procession into the Cathedral. With the sermon given by the Dean, The Very Revd Sarah Brown. The service was well attended by Herefordshire Freemasons and their families. With a number of distinguished guests from surrounding Provinces. The Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro Michael Holland would like to thank all those who attended, particularly the Dean,

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Provincial Grand Master RW Bro Michael Holland and Col Andy Taylor OBE DL, Rifles County Colonel for Herefordshire, on behalf of the MOD.

Freemasons Sign Armed Forces Covenant

Herefordshire Freemasons joined in with the city on Monday 20th June to celebrate Armed Forces Day by signing the Armed Forces Covenant at Hereford Town Hall, in the presence of HM Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire, Edward Harley OBE, The Chairman of the Council, Cllr Sebastian Bowen, The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Hereford, Cllr Mark Dykes, and many other dignitaries. The covenant was signed by the senior Freemason in Herefordshire, Michael Holland, and Col Andy Taylor OBE DL, Rifles County

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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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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.

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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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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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