DECEMBER MESSAGE FROM THE FRAMLAND HUNDRED LODGE
The weather has been a good indication that it's December even if you haven't looked at your calendar lately. This is the time of year when we especially think of those who might be in need of help. It's good to know that the Freemasonry Benevolent Funds are there to help not only Brethren and their dependents, but also many people at home and abroad who need help.
- As we get into the swing of the season, please don't forget to book yourselves and your families in for the Freemason Carol Service at Leicester Cathedral on Sunday 10th December at 3pm. It really is something for everyone to enjoy and share, but please let us know you're coming, see the details in the NEWS section of the website. Just book in as soon as you can, there is no charge, and you don't have to be a regular church goer to attend, and you don't need to dress up - just dress for comfort.
- Best wishes to all, Bro Paul Rees
Secretary of The Framland Hundred Lodge, Melton Mowbray
THE FRAMLAND HUNDRED LODGE – No. 9453
Welcome to The Framland Hundred Lodge which was Consecrated on 27th May 1992. The ceremony took place at Freemasons' Hall, London Road, Leicester, in the Oliver Lodge Room. There were 35 Founders present of whom 20 were appointed officers of the Lodge.
MEETINGS - The Lodge meets 5 times a year on the Third Monday of February, April, September, November, December (Installation).
MEMBERS - At the end of November 2017 The Lodge had 36 members.
A very warm welcome from W.Bro Paul Rees - Lodge Secretary
Freemasonry is one of the world's oldest fraternal and charitable organisations. Its values are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness.
Membership is open to males of at least 21 years old and there are special arrangements for University students, who can join from 18 years and above.
If you live, work, or study in the Leicestershire and Rutland area you are welcome to join a lodge in any of the eleven towns in the area. There are also lodges in many of the towns and cities throughout the UK. You do not have to be invited to join and details of membership can be found on the Freemasonary Provincial area websites.
FREEMASONRY LODGES IN MELTON MOWBRAY
There are three Freemasonry Craft Lodges in Melton Mowbray, the oldest of which was formed in 1866, and the youngest is The Framland Hundred Lodge which was formed in 1992 by a number of members from the other two Lodges. The Lodge takes its name from The Framland which was a Hundred in the North-East Leicestershire, which roughly corresponded to today's Borough of Melton. The name Framland was recorded in the Domesday Book as one of Leicestershire's four Wapentakes and remains in use today as a Deanery of the Diocese of Leicester in the Church of England which includes St. Mary's Church in Melton Mowbray.
Freemasonary is one of the major contributors to many local and UK charities with all monies being generated by Lodge members as there is no public fund raising. There have been many overseas charities which have also benefited over the years, particularly in times of major disasters. Alongside the four major Masonic charities, the Lodges which meet in Melton Mowbray have contributed to a number of local charities in and around the district.
If you would like more information about Freemasonry in Leicestershire you can contact the Leicestershire and Rutland Freemasons Province in Leicesterline Email: email@example.com Website: www.pglleics.org.uk
FRAMLAND HUNDRED CONTACTS
The Framland Hundred Lodge can be contacted by via our Contact page
MASONIC MEETING PLACES IN MELTON MOWBRAY
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