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The East Hertfordshire Lodge No. 3748

by The East Hertfordshire Lodge 16 Jan, 2018
At our regular meeting in January, the members of the East Hertfordshire Lodge and their guests were treated to a demonstration of a triple Ceremony of Initiation by the brethren of Salisbury Union Lodge No. 767.

This unusual way of conducting ceremonies has become business as usual for Salisbury Union Lodge who, as a member of the Universities Scheme and as the Lodge associated with the University of Hertfordshire, have a high number of young men seeking to join. This necessitates multiple ceremonies as a means of bringing prospective candidates in quickly and guiding them through their three degrees before they complete their studies and leave the Province.

For the rest of us, multiple ceremonies are very much something out of the ordinary to witness and it would be agreed by all present that the performance presented by the Brethren of Salisbury Union Lodge was a pleasure to watch; being superbly delivered by their acting Worshipful Master, W Bro Richard Lane and his team of Officers, under the watchful eye of the Salisbury Union Lodge Director of Ceremonies, W Bro Peter Lucas. Special mention must be given to Bro Ben Brown, who was only Initiated himself in October 2016 and is now serving as Junior Warden in the Lodge! Additional assistance, in the capacity of demonstration candidates, was provided by our very own W Bro Stephen Bull and Bros Ergul Ibrahim and Joseph Nesbitt-Larking.

The meeting was followed by a lively and sociable Festive Board - crowning a highly-unusual and enjoyable evening of Masonry!

To learn more about the Universities Scheme, please click here .
by The East Hertfordshire Lodge 08 Oct, 2017
On Saturday 7th October, the East Hertfordshire Lodge marked a significant milestone in its history by reconnecting with its sister order, the East Hertfordshire Chapter, to host its fourth Annual Charity Quiz and Supper; in aid of the 2019 Festival for the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys.

The East Hertfordshire Chapter, which is celebrating its centenary this year, and the East Hertfordshire Lodge severed all ties early in their history and have spent the best part of the last 100 years operating remotely from one another. This has now changed, thanks to the efforts of Assistant Provincial Grand Master W Bro James Harrison and the Secretary and Scribe E of the orders, W Bro Thomas Day and W Bro David Broomer, who sought to use both orders' shared commitments to charity (and love of a good quiz) as an opportunity to reconnect and raise some money for a good cause.

Their efforts proved to be a great success, with over 85 members from both orders and their family and friends coming together to test their brains and raise some cash. The evening, held at Mayflower Place in Hertingfordbury and superbly hosted by W Bro Tony Reffold and his wife Beanie, raised the princely sum of £476; all of which will be donated to the 2019 Festival on behalf of both orders.

Roll on next year's quiz!
by The East Hertfordshire Lodge 22 Apr, 2017
Ritual, workings and Lodge of Instructions can all seem a bit daunting for younger (or, more accurately, newer) Freemasons so, as part of a new mentoring policy, the East Hertfordshire Lodge held its first ever 'Light Blue' LOI on 21st April.

The evening, at which more experienced 'dark blue' Masons were kindly asked to 'take the night off', was designed as an informal opportunity for Lodge Mentor W Bro Michael Dennis to provide the light blues with further explanation about some of the basic workings of the Lodge and the meaning behind some of the more unusual elements of ritual and Lodge etiquette. It also provided an opportunity for the light blues to ask any questions that they may have felt uncomfortable asking in a normal LOI or Lodge meeting.

W Bro Michael Dennis was ably assisted by the Worshipful Master W Bro Norman Hollands and Bro Director and Assistant Director of Ceremonies W Bros Matthew Dennis and Ali Osman; between whom we had a veritable treasure trove of Masonic knowledge!

The evening was a great success and plans are underway to make this a more regular event in the near future.
by The East Hertfordshire Lodge 07 Apr, 2017
On Friday 7th April the East Hertfordshire Lodge of Instruction held its annual supper. This purely social event was an opportunity for the Brethren to take a night off from ritual and enjoy some fish and chips with their partners. It was a very delicious evening!
by The East Hertfordshire Lodge 28 Mar, 2017
We're very excited to learn that our nominated charity has been selected to receive one of 30 donations of £300 from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Hertfordshire, in celebration of the 300th anniversary of the founding of the United Grand Lodge of England this year. Our chosen charity was the Hertfordshire Society for the Blind, who we recently shared our 100th birthday year with. We are extremely pleased that we can continue support such a worthy local charity.

Click here if you would like to learn more about the Tercentenary Celebration Awards.
by The East Hertfordshire Lodge 06 Mar, 2017
The United Grand Lodge of England has announced the Grand Rank appointments for 2017 and the Lodge is proud to announce that our very own Ali Osman has been appointed to the rank of Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies!

This is fantastic recognition of all the great work he has done in serving both our Lodge and the   Provincial Grand Lodge of Hertfordshire. The East Hertfordshire Lodge offers Ali a massive CONGRATULATIONS and we all look forward to buying him a drink at our next meeting to celebrate!
by The East Hertfordshire Lodge 20 Nov, 2016
As the Lodge's Annual Charity Quiz Night and Supper hits its third year, over 80 members and their friends and family competed for the honour and glory of quiz victory.

The evening was a great success and managed to raise £488 in aid of the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys. Thanks to everyone who attended and a big congratulations to the winning team!
by The East Hertfordshire Lodge 24 Jul, 2016
W Bro Matthew Dennis has completed a double marathon over two days in Iceland to raise money for the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys, as part of the 2019 Provincial Festival.

W Bro Matt trekked through rugged terrain and rivers, albeit with stunning views, to complete the challenge and, if all the pledged sponsorship is received, will have raised the best part of £1,000!

The Lodge congratulates W Bro Matt on his impressive achievement!
by The East Hertfordshire Lodge 29 Feb, 2016
Members of the East Hertfordshire Lodge and their family and friends headed to The Bull Hotel in Gerrard's Cross for this year's Ladies' Festival. The highlight of the weekend was the gala on the evening of Saturday 27th February, which saw around sixty guests enjoying excellent food, followed by dancing until the small hours of the morning.

The evening also included a raffle, which raised £255 in aid of the Herts Young Homeless ; the charity chosen by the Worshipful Master, Thomas Day, and his partner Thomas French.

All in all, a highly enjoyable weekend!
by The East Hertfordshire Lodge 07 Nov, 2015
On Saturday 7th November, over 70 Lodge members and their friends and family came together for the second Annual Charity Quiz Night and Supper in aid of the 2019 Provincial Festival.

The evening was a massive success; with the grand total of £327.50 being raised for the Festival's benefactor, the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys. Thank you to all who attend and donated so generously!
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