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Old Barnardian awarded GOLD at school
The October meeting for Old Barnardian lodge members, who normally meet and the Barnard Castle masonic hall, was an evening of celebration. Approximately 120 brethren had gathered to witness the installation of Ian Groves and due to their number, the meeting was held at the Barnard Castle school. The representative of the PGM was the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, John Thompson, who was presented with 3 cheques during the second rising from Ian on behalf of the lodge; TLC £50, Benevolent Fund £100 and a cheque for £3,000 towards the 2021 festival.
After a fantastic banquet at the festive board John thanked the brethren for their generous hospitality and for the significant donations presented to him. John further advised that the festival donation now takes the lodge to achieve their gold target and continued to present a gold certificate of achievement to Ian and a gold lapel pin to the lodge Charity Steward, J. Asquith.
TLC Teddy Initiative……
“thank you Freemasons for the thousands of teddies donated to children’s casualty departments”
Community Support Grants…..
“The grant from Durham Freemasons has made an enormous difference to our service users”
Provincial Annual Meeting….
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”….
“My husband would be so proud that you still contact me so many years after his death, thank you for remembering me”
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”
The Royal Arch…..
“I feel that I have a much better understanding of the whole Masonic story after joining the Royal Arch”
What have you gained?
“I’ve made wonderful friendships with people from all walks of life who I wouldn’t otherwise have even met”
In respect to the TLC Teddy initiative
“A child patient copes with medical treatment so much better when they’ve been given a TLC teddy”
What Freemasonry has done for you?
“The teachings of the masonic ceremonies helped me to be a better father, better husband, better son and better neighbour”What Freemasonry has done for you
One of the best things I have ever done…
“Along with getting married, the birth of my children and Sunderland winning the FA Cup, becoming a Freemason is one of the best things I’ve ever done”