Freemasons donate to Friends of St. Clare’s

Reading Time: 2 minutes The cheque for £250 goes towards Friends of St. Clare’s Sponsorship Fund. Noel said, “I really appreciate the kindness and generosity of the chairman, committee and members of the Aycliffe Masonic Lodge”, and added, “This is a good start in our efforts to raise between £3,000 and £5,000 for our two year membership recruitment campaign.”

Dedication Ceremony of The Masonic Peace Memorial on 19th July 1933.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Arthur, Duke of Connaught ( Youngest Son of Queen Victoria ) Grand Master of The United Grand Lodge of England 1901 -1939, spent some time on how Freemasonry should commemorate, those of its membership who were killed, or declared missing in The Great War. On the 27th June 1919, he organised a conference in The Albert Hall, and invited representatives from Ireland, Scotland and other Grand Lodges throughout the Commonwealth to attend in London and consider how best to commemorate those, of their membership, who died for King and Country. All those in attendance were presented with a Peace Medal, to commemorate their individual contributions, to the discussions of the day.