Jed Watkins Ironman race v crossing the Finish Line - Sq photo

Jed’s Ironman Race

Jed wanted to help his local charities and also the MCF by taking part in the Frankfurt Ironman Mainova Triathlon. The event entails Swimming 3.8 KM, Riding 180 KM and Running 42.2KM. This is his Ironman story of how he made it through the event. We knew from the weather forecast that it was going to be hot in Frankfurt, but we weren’t quite prepared for the 34’c + heat in the days running up to the event. To cut […]

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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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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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Herefordshire Freemasons 6 Months of Lockdown

During the past six months, Herefordshire Freemasons have been busy working hard to support various organisations throughout the county with donations totalling in excess of £24,000. This brings the total donated to local charitable causes in 2020 to over £114,000. Michael Holland, the senior Freemason in Herefordshire said, “Like everyone we have been following government regulations and guidelines and had to suspend our regular meetings from mid-March throughout the period of lock down. Despite this we have embraced new communications

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Launch of Club for New Masons

At a memorable event at the Masonic Hall in Hereford, on 30th January 2020, the new club for Herefordshire Light Blues was launched, in front of around 60 members and guests. The club is called ‘The Caeruleum Club’ (Latin for light blue) and is especially for those members of Herefordshire Lodges who have yet to achieve Provincial rank, with the aim to ‘socialise, learn, and represent the views of the future generations of Freemasons’.  The evening began with the inaugural

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