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

50 year Certificate

Bill receives his 50yr Certificate from DPGM VW Bro Graham King 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 …
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Photo of W Bro David Craner visiting Dunheved Lodge in Cornwall

Herefordshire Supports Dorset 2025 Festival

W Bro David Craner (Right) visiting Dunheved Lodge in Cornwall 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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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, Michael Holland, Senior Freemason in Herefordshire 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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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.
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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 …
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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 …
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Mason raising NHS Day Flag at Arrow Lodge

NHS, Social Carers & Frontline Workers Day

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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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. …
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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.
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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 …
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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, …
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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. …
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Provincial Garden Competition

Recent events mean that we have not been able to meet face to face at Lodge meetings, but the flipside being there has been more time to spend in our gardens. By now, I am sure many of you will have gardens to rival the National Trust! As a reward for your …
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Going for Bald

Chris Holt is a member of Coningsby Lodge and is also a key worker with Western Power Distribution, ensuring that the lights stay on! Has found three great causes and reasons to go for a sponsored head shave!! Chris said “I have never been brave enough to have my head shaved – …
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Pembleton 3 wheeler kit car

Summer Jobs Despite Covid-19

I built a 3 wheeled kit car called a Pembleton with my son, which we finished in 2008. We have taken it on many road trips and rallies both nationally and abroad. This is us at Prescott hill climb a few months after it was finished. On the hill climb At this time …
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The full Initiation team

An unusual Initiation at Coningsby Lodge

Coningsby Lodge in Herefordshire has carried out what must surely be a unique Initiation Ceremony, to welcome a new member. The Worshipful Master, Junior Deacon and Candidate were all blind, and all played their parts to a very high standard in a most impressive ceremony. To make it an even more …
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Province supports Cathedral memorial for Past PGM

The Province has completed its support for Hereford Cathedral’s refurbishment of the Booth Chapel with a final donation towards an altar and benches as a permanent memorial to our Past Provincial Grand Master, the late RW Bro The Rev’d David Bowen. The refurbishment is to mark the 700th anniversary of the …
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Installation of Provincial Grand Master and Deputy

In a most impressive ceremony the new Provincial Grand Master for Herefordshire, Right Worshipful Brother Michael T Holland, was Installed on Wednesday 30th October 2019 at the Three Counties Hotel, Hereford, by the Pro Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Peter Lowndes, aided by his team from Grand Lodge. The Pro Grand Master, …
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Prestonian Lecture at Dean Leigh Masters’ Lodge

Dean Leigh Masters’ Lodge in Hereford has received the great honour of being one of the four Lodges throughout UGLE to be invited to host the 2019 Prestonian Lecture. Each year Grand Lodge nominates a Brother to prepare and deliver that year’s Prestonian Lecture, and it is the only lecture given …
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Arrow Lodge opera evening – another great success

Arrow Lodge has again held a very successful opera evening, featuring W Bro Terence Payen’s niece Felicity and friends, this time in the newly refurbished Hereford Suite at Hereford Football Club. Terence himself, owner and chef of The Corners Inn in Kingsland, cooked another excellent meal, carved and served at the …
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Royal Edward Lodge holds charity morning

Royal Edward Lodge in Leominster have held their annual charity morning, making donations to a variety of local charities. Gareth Prosser writes: Royal Edward Lodge has had another interesting and successful year with respect to Charity Donations. Alfgar Royal Edward Lodge and the other orders using the Leominster Masonic Centre have been involved in giving …
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Eastnor Lodge members cycle coast to coast for charity

Four members of Eastnor Lodge have completed the Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge in aid of three local charities. This is a demanding route of 135 miles, to be covered in three days, starting in Whitehaven, Cumbria and ending in Sunderland, taking in the Lake District, Eden Valley, the Pennines and …
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Gethin Jenkins and David Sparrey at the Ledbury Community Day

Eastnor Lodge at Ledbury Community Day

Eastnor Lodge recently took part in Ledbury’s Community Day, and here’s a report from David Sparrey, Charity Steward of the Lodge: Ledbury recently hosted a Community Day in the Town, when more than 80 local organisations came together to tell the general public just what they all do. Eastnor Lodge No 751 took …
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St Peter’s Clay Shoot in aid of Festival

On 25th May St Peter’s Lodge held its annual clay pigeon shoot at The Hill Farm, Castle Frome. On a glorious summer day 40 individuals of varying standards took part under the supervision of Bob Latimer, and the Fir Tree Clay Pigeon Club, who are based in the wood on the …
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Provincial Golf Competition

The George Long – Tunnard-Moore Golf Competition is played for annually by two members from the same Lodge playing a four ball game against a pair from another Lodge.   It is open to pairs from every Lodge within our Province.   The competition was inaugurated in 1925 and a silver trophy presented …
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