Club for newer Masons in Torbay and surrounding areas

A message from Colin Gale, Assistant Provincial Grand Master, Provincial Grand Lodge of Devonshire

In 2013 we set up a club in Plymouth now known as the Armada Group for the members who have joined in the last 4/5 years to enable them to meet on a social basis and get to know each other.

We now want to extend this to Torbay and the surrounding area and set up another club. We want the members to eventually run the club themselves and organise their own social events, some of which will include wives and partners and also any non Masonic friends that they would like to bring along.

At the first meeting I will set out the aims and objectives of the club and hopefully some brethren will come forward to assist in the future running of it.

In addition the club will also arrange to visit lodges which have something different on such as a Tracing Board or Walking Charge etc. Hopefully the members will also visit each others’ lodges as they get to know the other club members.

We are aiming the club at the brethren who have joined in the last 4 or 5 years. All are welcome including Entered Apprentices and Fellow Craft. While this is aimed at the younger mason, age is no barrier.

Why not come along and join us at the first meeting which will be on Wednesday 26th February 2014 at 7.00pm at Paignton Masonic Centre, Courtland Road, Paignton TQ3 2AB

Dress: Casual & the Bar will be open!

I look forward to seeing as many of you there that can make it.

Colin Gale
Assistant Provincial Grand Master

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.

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