The Lodge Officers for 2017/18 are as on the Lodge Officers and Members Page and were appointed and invested at the Installation Meeting on Monday 15th January 2018.
The Lodge meets 5 times a year on the Third Monday of February, April, September, November, December (Installation).
2020 LODGE MEETINGS
FEBRUARY - Monday - 17th February - Initiation --- Rehearsal - Monday 10th February
APRIL - Monday - 20th April - Passing --- Rehearsal - Thursday 16th April
SEPTEMBER - Monday - 20th September - Initiation - TBA
OCTOBER - Monday - 21st October (Special Dispensation meeting TBA)
NOVEMBER - Monday - 19th November- Raising - TBA
DECEMBER - Monday - 16th December - Installation of Worshipful Master for 2019/20
Summons for the next meeting -
At the time of the 25th Anniversary Meeting the Lodge had 35 members and by the end of 2017 this had increased to 37 members, two more than when it was founded in 1992. As at the 17th December 2019 The Lodge had 33 members and with one Candidates awaiting to be Initiated on Monday February 17th. We have one joining member awaiting approval and two more candaidates awaiting to be approved by the PM Committee.
A WELCOME TO THE LODGE FROM THE SECRETARY
Welcome to everyone visiting the website of The Framland Hundred Lodge No.9453, irrespective of if you are already a Mason, are thinking about joining or are simply curious.
• In December 2019 we were pleased to install our 28th Master, Bro. Stephen Newham, along with the Officers of the Lodge for the coming year. Some of our Brethren are just starting out on their Masonic careers which will, hopefully, see them become the Master of our Lodge in due course – they represent our future.
• Once again, we have a busy year ahead which we look forward to – along with the challenges that this will inevitably bring. However as we all work together to create a harmonious Lodge these will all be surmountable and create a sense of achievement for everyone in the Lodge.
• It is often said that Freemasonry is not a secret society - indeed having our own website would make secrecy difficult - but rather a society with secrets. These so called secrets are our ceremonies which form the basis of our meetings and provide us with a series of allegories which illustrate the very highest standards of honour, fidelity and honesty in human behavior.
• It is for this reason that we are keen to encourage our younger members to take part as it’s a great way to build self confidence and fully understand the message of these allegories.
• We are also keen that our members are open and willing to talk to their friends about their involvement so that the World may see the happy and beneficial effects of our ancient institution.
• Talking about ancient, you may have heard that we are currently celebrating the Tercentenary of the formation of the United Grand Lodge of England? During our long history many of the great men of our country have been proud to be called Freemasons and we are proud to be counted amongst their number. If you would like to find out more please feel free to get in touch via our website - CONTACT US
The Master's welcome letter to the 2020 season
Dear Brethren all,
Having just been installed as Master of The Framland Hundred Lodge - 9453 on Monday 16th, I should like to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a happy Christmas and a fruitful New Year.
As we embark on a new Masonic season in the Framland Hundred Lodge, I am delighted to say that we will be starting the New Year in a healthy state having a new candidate for Inititation at our February meeting and number of forthcoming candidates to be proposed for membership. We have also received applications as joining members from other Lodges wishing to join us. I am sure you will wish to join me in extending an extremely warm welcome to the many visitors we enjoy seeing at our meetings.
The success of the Lodge is reflected by our younger Brethren wishing to progress up the Masonic ladder to the Worshipful Master's Chair. In purely Masonic terms, who are willing to take on any roll, either in the Lodge Room or at the Festive Board, to ensure that we all work towards the same goals. I was delighted to welcome new members as Officers of the Lodge and wish them an enjoyable and fulfilling time on the Masonic Journey.
I believe that to be a Freemason is truly something special which you need to experience to fully understand. The bonds that exist between like minded people from all walks of life, along with its many other benefits, all contribute to this shared experience. It is important that we should try to explain this fact whenever we are talking to anyone who asks about Freemasonry - as well as our many good works raising money for charities.
The charities which are supported by Freemasonary, encompass organisations Locally, Nationally and Internationally, serving to highlight the truly global nature of Freemasonry to which we all belong.
During my year as Worshipful Master of this wonderful Lodge I would like to promote and support the Leicestershire & Rutland Charity 2022 Festival, which continues until 2022, and with your support I know together we can make a difference.
My very best wishes to you all
Yours sincerely and fraternally
Framland Hundred Master
DATA PROTECTION NOTICE - The Framland Data Protection Notice for The Framland Hundred Lodge - 9453 can be found by clicking here - Data Protection Notice
WICKLOW MASONIC CENTRE KITCHEN RENOVATION
The long awaited renovation of the kitchen at the Wicklow Masonic Centre in Melton Mowbray was started on Tuesday 22nd May 2018. The Kitchen was reopened in time for The Framland Lodge Meeting on Monday September 16th 2018 and has now settled down down. The kitchen over £100,000 much of which came from a the Rutland Hundred Lodge.o see the photographs of the progress of the renovation click here - Gallery