Byker Masonic Hall
Byker Masonic HallFriday, September 18th, 2020 at 8:45am
News from the Northumberland Masonic Golf Society
C/o the Provincial Grand Lodge of Northumberland

Golfers from across Northumberland Province took on Brethren from our neighbouring Province of Durham for the annual Joseph Miller Cup. The competition this year was hosted by Northumberland at the splendid Burgham Park Golf Club.

Our team went into the day optimistic that our home team advantage would help us towards victory, but unfortunately it was not to be. Durham retained the trophy with a 380 to 344 win.

The participants enjoyed a lovey 2-course meal in the clubhouse afterwards and our team captain for the day, Eric Longstaff, presented the trophy.

It was a wonderful day and all monies raised will be donated to the Masonic Covid-19 Appeal.

Congratulations Durham (we will see you next year).
Byker Masonic Hall
Byker Masonic HallMonday, September 14th, 2020 at 10:02am
Latest Covid-19 information from United Grand Lodge
C/o the Provincial Grand Lodge of Northumberland

Update from United Grand Lodge of England. First RIsing Special Edition - Rule of Six Guidance from UGLE & SGC

Below as posted by United Grand Lodge of England

This morning, the Grand Secretary and Grand Scribe E Dr David Staples has written to all Metropolitan & Provincial Freemasons setting out guidance in relation to the Rule of Six.
You can view the letter here ➡️
Byker Masonic Hall
Byker Masonic HallSaturday, September 12th, 2020 at 1:00pm
2CC Donation from the Northumberland Widows Sons
C/o Keith Newman and Tom Stewart

Following on from this years 2CC Charity Live Stream show held last month at the beautiful Tyne Theatre & Opera House, we have yet again been supported by our friends at the Northumberland Widows Sons & Reivers.

Last night Keith & Tom visited Byker Masonic Hall to hand over a lovely cheque on behalf of the Widows Sons. Year on year their support is most welcomed and appreciated and we would like to put on record the grateful thanks of the Byker Masonic Hall 2CC Team as well as a big thank you on behalf of this years two chosen charities namely Marie Curie and The Tyne Theatre & Opera House Preservation Trust.

We shall be adding this to the total and be posting soon how much has been raised for the two charities.

Thank you all
Byker Masonic Hall
Byker Masonic HallSaturday, September 12th, 2020 at 11:39am
From the United Grand Lodge of England
C/o Provincial Grand Lodge of Northumberland

Discoveries from the treasures of English Freemasonry.
Master Mason’s Apron belonging to Sir Winston Churchill, 1902.
Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was a British statesman and Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Churchill was also a British Army officer, a historian, a writer and an artist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States. He was also a Freemason, being initiated into Studholme Lodge No. 1591 (now United Studholme Alliance) in London on 24 May 1901 and became a Master Mason on 5 March 1902. He was not however very active in the Craft and never progressed beyond the rank of a Master Mason.
Byker Masonic Hall
Byker Masonic HallFriday, September 11th, 2020 at 2:40pm
News from Northumberland Mark Masonry
C/o Gordon Craigs
Brethren you may have seen a copy of the summons for the September Communication of Mark Grand Lodge which should have been held tomorrow, the 8th September. Due to the pandemic, the Communication will not be taking place.

At the Communication, W. Bro John Tomlin would have received a promotion to Past Grand Junior Overseer and W. Bro Michael Attenborough to Past Grand Junior Deacon. However the brethren who were due to receive their promotions will still assume their new ranks from that date and we wish John and Michael many congratulations on their well deserved promotions.

The summons also details grants, including three to worthy causes in Northumberland over the past few months totalling over £40,000.

It is also stated in the summons that "The Most Worshipful Grand Master has been pleased to make the following appointment
at his pleasure:W.Bro. RAYMOND ARTHUR WALTON, P.A.G.D.C., to be Provincial Grand Master for Northumberland in succession to R.W.Bro. Gordon Craigs, with effect from 26 September 2020."

Many congratulations Ray.

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