Officers' Dinner 2014

The Lodge Officers and their wives / partners gathered for a great evening of fellowship at the Paignton Masonic Centre, Paignton, Devon on Saturday 11th January 2014, to welcome our new Worshipful Master Georges Adroit and his team.

Here are some pictures from our evening. A larger image can be viewed by clicking the picture. The pictures can also be viewed on our Facebook Page

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Our 86th Installation meeting

DSC00106We had a great 86th Installation meeting on Thursday 21st November 2013 at The Redcliffe Hotel, Paignton and a tremendous Festive Board afterwards.

The day was spent in the wonderful company of all of our visitors including VWB Nicholas Ball Deputy PGM, WB Peter Keaty Assistant PGM and WB Colin Gale Assistant PGM.

Our sincere and hearty congratulations go to our new Worshipful Master Georges Adroit. We're looking forward to a fantastic year!

Here are a couple of pictures from the evening. Please click on the picture to see a larger image.

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Presentation to the 15th Torbay (Belgrave) Scouts

During the regular meeting of Miles Coverdale Lodge on 17 October 2013, the Worshipful Master, W.B. Colin McVicker 'called off'' proceedings in order to invite representatives from the 15th Torbay (Belgrave) Scout group into the Temple.

Worshipful Master W.B. Colin McVicker presents a cheque to David Johnson of the 15th Torbay (Belgrave) Scouts

Worshipful Brother Colin then presented them with a cheque for £300, being half of the proceeds raised at this year’s Ladies Night, the remainder of which will be donated to Rowcroft Hospice.

The presentation was followed by a short talk on the similarities between Freemasonry and the Scouts given by Past Assistant Provincial Grand Master, Worshipful Brother Derek Webber.

The 15th Torbay (Belgrave) Scouts meet on Fridays at 7pm at The Ellacombe Scout Hut and can be contacted by clicking here.

Picture - Worshipful Master W.B. Colin McVicker presents a cheque to David Johnson of the 15th Torbay (Belgrave) Scouts.

IPM to receive Past Provincial Appointment

W.Bro. Peter Perryman

Many congratulations to our Secretary and IPM W. Bro. Peter Perryman who is to receive an appointment to Past Provincial Junior Grand Deacon on 3 September 2013 at a special meeting of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Devonshire. The special meeting is being held to celebrate the investiture of our new Provincial Grand Master R.W. Bro. Ian Kingsbury ProvGM.

The meeting will be held under the auspices of Torbay Masters Lodge No. 8227 at 11am at The Redcliffe Hotel, Paignton. The official 2013 Prestonian Lecture will follow the meeting.

Miles Coverdale Lodge sponsor donation to Torbay Hospital League of Friends

Torbay Hospital League of Friends has received cheques totalling £1,000 from Devon's Freemasons.

R.W. Bro. Ian Kingsbury ProvGM presents cheque to Georges Adroit (right) from Torbay Hospital League of FriendsThe money will go towards supporting patient care at Torbay Hospital, Torquay. Georges Adroit from Torbay Hospital League of Friends said: "This is a most generous gift from the Freemasons and we are extremely grateful. Although our large projects get the most publicity, there are many, many smaller projects we get involved with, and this will go towards one or even more of those".

£750 of the total donation was part of an annual programme of charitable giving that has seen Devonshire Freemasons distribute more than £20,000 to 25 local worthy causes. Most of the recipient organisations have been nominated by a local Masonic Lodge, usually where a member has a connection with the organisation. In this case, the sponsoring lodge was Miles Coverdale Lodge, which meets in Paignton and which also donated an additional £250 directly to the League of Friends to bring total to £1,000.

The £750 donation came from the William Alexander Kneel Endowment (WAKE) Fund which is currently worth approximately £1.5million. It is a charitable fund which has been accumulated by legacies and donations from Devonshire Freemasons and their families. The donations were presented by the Provincial Grand Master of the Provincal Grand Lodge of Devonshire, R.W. Bro. Ian Kingsbury ProvGM, at the Exmouth Masonic Hall.

R.W. Bro. Ian Kingsbury ProvGM said "I am delighted that the Freemasons in Devon are able to contribute to local causes. Many of these organisations are run on a shoestring by volunteers and these donations provide real benefit and are much appreciated".

Read the Herald Express report here.

Source: with thanks to the Herald Express.

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