Category Archives: Past Events
May 31st, 2014 – Tour of Temple Church
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Almost 50 members of the Kent Club (including friends and family) were given a private tour of the Temple Church – the medieval Knight Templars’ HQ in Great Britain. We arrived in glorious sunshine and were treated to a really informative talk by our guide, John. Afterwards a group of about 25 headed off for lunch at at pub in Fleet Street.
May 1st, 2014 – AGM
Our AGM was held at Mark Masons’ Hall, where we agreed our new Constitution and the officers were appointed. Minutes of the meeting published soon.
April 10th, 2014 – Social Event
Our quarterly Social Evening was held at Mark Masons’ Hall, and a great time was had by all.
The Lodge of Joppa celebrated its 225th anniversary at Temple 10, Freemasons’ Hall. It was attended by the Deputy President of the Board of General Purposes, an Assistant Metropolitan Grand Master, a Metropolitan Grand Inspector, the President and Vice President of the RMBI and, of course, the Kent Club!
Members of the Association of the Atholl Lodges paraded into the lodge, wearing tricorn hats and bearing white wands. There was then an Initiation, followed by a short history of the Atholl Grand Lodge.
March 12th, 2014 – Quarterly Communication
As usual, members of the Kent Club met beforehand for breakfast in the Shakespeare’s Head pub before making their way to Freemasons’ Hall to see the investiture of the new Assistant Grand Master.
March 11th, 2014 – demonstration of the Abbreviated First Degree Catechetical Lecture by the Met Grand Stewards Demonstration Team
St. Catherine’s Lodge No. 3743 hosted a demonstration of the Abbreviated First Degree Catechetical Lecture by the Metropolitan Grand Stewards Demonstration Team – and members of the Kent Club were in attendance.
The meeting and the Festive Board were held in the fantastic setting of the Innholders’ Hall.
January 22nd, 2014 – the role of the Grand Chancellor’s office
The brethren of the Kent Club and St.Cecilia’s Lodge were treated to a fascinating insight into the the role of the Grand Chancellor by V.W.Bro John Hamill AGChan and WBro Peter Roberts.
John Hamill explained how, for over 200 hundred years, responsibility for relations with foreign Grand Lodges and determining their regularity was the preserve of the Grand Secretary. However, following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the spread of democracy across eastern Europe, the task of liaising with the proliferation of new masonic bodies began to take up too much time. Therefore the role of Grand Chancellor was created. John Hamill went on to give us examples of current activities, especially in relation to the GLNF, followed by Peter Roberts who spoke about the detail of the operational aspects of the Grand Chancellor’s office. At the end of the talk there was time for a Q&A session.
Many thanks to the Master and Brethren of St. Cecilia’s Lodge for kindly hosting the event.
January 9th, 2014 – Social Drinks Event
We held our quarterly Social Evening at Mark Masons’ Hall and had a bumper turnout of brethren! We do hope you’ll join us for the next one on 10 April, which coincides with our AGM.
December 11th, 2013 – Quarterly Communication
We met, as usual, for breakfast in the Shakespeare’s Head pub before making our way to Freemasons’ Hall at around 11:15/11:30 for the main event.
December 3rd, 2013 – demonstration of the Bristol working of the Initiation ceremony
The Metropolitan Grand Stewards’ Lodge hosted a demonstration of the Bristol working of the ceremony of Initiation, by the Royal Sussex Lodge of Hospitality No. 187. Temple 10 at Freemasons’ Hall was packed (standing room only) with well over 200 brethren witnessing a brilliant ceremony.