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Sir Isaac Newton Lodge 9801 was the first midweek and daylight lodge in Somerset, and on Thursday 25th January the lodge was honoured to receive R W Bro Stuart Hadler, Provincial Grand Master, who had the pleasure of presenting them with their 2nd Ashlar. Congratulations to the entire team, and the very best of luck…



Eldon 5th Ashlar

Congratulations to the WM, Wardens and brethren of Eldon Lodge 1755 on being awarded their 5th Ashlar, representing an amazing £700 donation per member. The deputy PGM, V W Bro John Winston, and the Assistant PGM, W Bro Martin Slocombe attended the Eldon meeting on the 10th February for this special presentation, when W Bro…



Chard Freemasons help Ten-year-old Saffron Eggle, who has been diagnosed with an auto-immune lifelong illness. For the full story please see the the article in the Chard Press



On the 29th January, Les Hutchinson – Chief Operating Officer of the Masonic Charitable Foundation- delivered a presentation to Somerset Freemasons to mark the halfway point of the 2020 Festival Appeal. Download the PowerPoint presentation >> Download the accompanying script >>      



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Merry Christmas and a happy an prosperous new year. The Somerset Masonic Charity committee is very happy to attach the December edition of the Somerset Charity Newsletter. Today’s headline refers to the generosity and commitment of the Lodges and members of the Province of Somerset, many of whom are being invited to celebrate reaching the…



As part of our Tercentenary celebrations and to raise the profile of Freemasonry in the local community, all seven Craft Lodges meeting at the Masonic Centre at Weston-Super-Mare got together to organise a Charity Fayre. It was held on Saturday 23rd September when over £20,000 was donated in money and equipment to many charities and…



At the Installation meeting on Saturday 16th September 2017 Tivoli Lodge 9417 was awarded their third Ashlar. Congratulations to the WM, Wardens and brethren of Tivoli Lodge, and the very best of luck with number four.



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The WM, wardens and brethren of Corinthian Pillar Lodge 7552 had raised £34,950 and so qualified to receive their fourth ashlar, with their fifth well on the way. W Bro David Maddern (PrGChSteward) was delighted to present W Bro Stephen Frost (WM) and W Bro John Warnes (ChStwd) with their new ashlar at the regular…



Forest of Selwood 2nd Ashlar

Hearty congratulations to the worshipful master, wardens and brethren of the Forest of Selwood lodge No 8912 on achieving their 2nd ashlar, which was presented to their Charity Steward, W Bro Gerry Chilcott, by the APGM W Bro Barry McCormack, at their September meeting. Keep up the great work 8912.



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Lodge of Brotherly Love W Bro Ben Batley APGM headed up a fraternal visit from the Province and enjoyed a splendid evening with a new candidate being initiated into the lodge. The lodge was congratulated by the APGM on achieving their second Ashlar and he made a presentation to the Charity Steward W Bro Ken…



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A new candidate was initiated at the June Meeting of the Wraxall Lodge. The Lodge upheld its long tradition of giving new members a warm welcome, and on this occasion this welcome was extended to Bro Kevin McCormack, nephew of our new Assistant Provincial Grand Master Barry McCormack. The Lodge was also extremely happy to…



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Over 50 members of the masonic community living in Somerset received grants and services totalling £162,052 from the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The support was provided over the previous 12 months to Freemasons or their family members experiencing a financial, health or family need. Thanks to the generosity of Freemasons in Festival Provinces, the Masonic Charitable…



Hospice Care

Four hospices in Somerset have received a share of £10,000 awarded by the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The hospices provide palliative care to children and adults with life-limiting condition across the South West. The St. Margaret’s hospices in Taunton and Yeovil each received a grant of £2,718. Based in Weston-super-Mare, Weston Hospicecare was helped with a…



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The British Red Cross (BRC) at Taunton are the proud owners of a brand new Ambulance thanks to the Province of Somerset and the Freemasons Grand Charity. The ambulance, officially known as a ‘Patient Transport Vehicle’ is specifically designed to accommodate patients who require specialist transport to and from hospital. The first of its type…