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The East Hertfordshire Lodge No. 3748

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!
by The East Hertfordshire Lodge 31 Jul, 2015
The East Hertfordshire Lodge celebrated its 100th birthday in style with a summer ball at its home, Mayflower Place, in Hertingfordbury. Over 100 members, family and friends came together to enjoy good company, delicious food and entertainment provided by The Chandeliers and The Goldbacks.

The evening culminated with the presentation of a donation of £1,915 to the Hertfordshire Society for the Blind ; a local charity who were also fortunate enough to celebrating their centenary this year. The donation was graciously accepted on behalf of the Society by Ron Pickford, who thanked the Brethren for their generosity and wished them a happy 100th birthday!
by The East Hertfordshire Lodge 19 May, 2015

On May 19th 2015 the East Hertfordshire Lodge commemorated its first century by celebrating in style at its spiritual home of Mayflower Place in Hertingfordbury.

Records show that in early 1914, “Several prominent Freemasons residing or having interest in the Province of Hertfordshire, considered the time had come when it was desirable that a new Lodge should be formed in the Province which would be conducted strictly in accordance with the highest traditions of Freemasonry and kept exclusively for men of good position and who take a sincere interest in Freemasonry.”

A preliminary meeting was called for on the 19th March 1914 and it was resolved that a petition be presented to the Grand Master, praying for a Warrant of Constitution.

This petition, having been granted, the Lodge was consecrated by R W Bro the Rt Hon T F Halsey, Deputy Grand Master, Provincial Grand Master of Hertfordshire, assisted by W Bro Charles Edward Keyser, Deputy Provincial Grand Master, on Wednesday 19th May 1915 in the Temple of Frascati’s Restaurant, Oxford Street, London.

Thus the East Hertfordshire Lodge was formed and 100 years later to the day was presented with a Centenary Warrant by the Provincial Grand Master R W Bro Paul Gower in what proved to be a most impressive ceremony.

As well as the Provincial Grand Master’s usual team of Sword Bearers, Standard Bearers and Stewards, he was supported by three Assistant Provincial Grand Masters, W Bros David Ferris, James Harrison and Jay Patel, and attended by the Provincial Grand Wardens, W Bros Stuart Hutchinson and Peter Walters. He was further accompanied by the Provincial Grand Chaplain, W Bro Anthony Wright, the Provincial Grand Secretary W Bro Hugh Oram, Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, W Bro Keith Dunnett and Provincial Grand Organist, W Bro Nicholas Murdoch; all of whom took an active part in the formal proceedings.

An interesting and poignant reminder of the Great War was made by the Provincial Grand Chaplain in his Oration; drawing on the fact that the East Hertfordshire Lodge was formed at a time when the world was in great turmoil.

The Warrant was received on behalf of the Lodge by its 101st Master, W Bro Thomas Day, who had not only been initiated into the Lodge in 2010 by his father, W Bro Philip Day, but also happened to have been the Lodge’s 100th Master; thereby enjoying the privilege of installing his son as Master in March this year.

The celebrations culminated in a superb Festive Board which will remain in the memory of those present for many years to come. In all, almost a hundred members and guests enjoyed the festivities; each being presented with an engraved whiskey tasting tumbler as a memento of the occasion. The evening was rounded off by '100 Years of Song', performed by the Provincial Singers and led by W Bro Ken Burgess.

by The East Hertfordshire Lodge 31 Mar, 2015
After a three-year hiatus, the East Hertfordshire Lodge hosted a Ladies' Festival to honour and thank the partners of the Lodge members for all their support (and patience).

The festival took place on the weekend of 27th February, at the Cambridge Belfry hotel, and culminated in a grand gala dinner and dance on the Saturday evening. The gentlemen donned their smartest black tie and the women their finest dresses, to enjoy an evening of good food, live music, dancing and great company. Toasts were made to the Festival President, Worshipful Master Philip Day and his Lady in fine fashion and a great evening was had by all present.

A raffle held on the evening raised £250, which was donated the Royal National Lifeboat Institute at the request of the President's Lady, Christine.
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