Freemasonry Matters Blog

Sure and Stedfast Lodge No 9326 bow out with Two Donations

The closure of Sure and Stedfast Lodge No 9326 was not the final act of this former Boy’s Brigade lodge at Liverpool. Renowned for their generosity of spirit across the years, the members on closure settled all bills, ensured a provision to lodge widows and contemplated where the residue would be best placed. It was agreed to make two pecuniary donations, the recipients chosen being Liverpool Masonic Hall and the Kindred Lodges Association.

Freemasons donate £500 to Acorns Children Hospice

Acorns Children’s Hospice care for children and young people and their families across the heart of England.  They have three children’s hospices – Selly Oak – Birmingham West Midlands, Worcester and Walsall. They provide a wide range of care services for children, from neonatal all the way through to transition to adulthood. Services include ongoing medical support, end of life care and providing hospices at home.

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7h7 hours ago

Nice to see £500 from our benevolent fund and @Idsall_Lodge donated to @AcornsHospice @ShropshireMason

Sir William J Clarke – First Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of Victoria

The foundation stone of the Freemasons Hall in Melbourne was laid by him in March 1885, the finished building being consecrated by him to Masonic purposes in March 1887. In 1889 he became the very first Most Worshipful Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of Victoria, an amalgamation of the three bodies that had operated at that time under their own constitutions. In 1885 he had largely financed the building of the Freemasons’ Hall at 25 Collins Street.

Can a Catholic become a Freemason?

A Catholic may join regular Freemasonry but ought to consult his Bishop, through his parish priest, not for permission to join but to ascertain the nature of the jurisdiction concerned. (Regular or Irregular)

Freemasons donate £945 to Jo’s appeal Cancer Charity

Jo Davies was a well-known and popular community journalist with the Barrow-in-Furness based Evening Mail, but sadly she died in 2015 at the age of 38 years as a result of ovarian cancer. With the aim of raising funds to help the fight against gynaecological cancer, the ‘Jo’s Appeal’ charity was established a few days before her death.