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2020 Festival Event Update – New Guinness World Record!

2020 Festival – New World Record!

On Saturday 16th May in Dartford, Bro.Jayson Brinkler, Charity Steward of Campbell Lodge No. 1415, beat the existing World Record for the Longest Drum Roll by an Individual, managing an amazing 12 hours, 5 minutes and 5 seconds!

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Bro. Jason Brinkler after breaking the World Record for the Longest Drum Roll by an Individual. Well done Jayson!

Wyke Green Lodge would like to congratulate Jayson on an incredible feat, and an excellent event for charity,

Jayson’s world record efforts was in aid of the 2020 Festival, which is focusing Middlesex Freemasonry to raise money for the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys.

Whilst Jayson has set a new World Record, you can still help. To Donate, please visit Jason’s just giving page here . Please help if you can.

For the full story, please visit the provincial website here

 

A Grand Day Out (without Wallace and Gromit)

A Grand Day Out

A selection of a brethren yesterday enjoyed a wonderful evening at Grand Lodge, attending the Annual Meeting of Provincial Grand lodge of Middlesex.

The Brethren of Wyke Green Lodge at UGLE

The Brethren of Wyke Green Lodge attending the Annual Meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge of Middlesex

After a few drinks in The Freemasons Arms, we entered the building and got ourselves suitably attired for the meeting.

Presiding over the brethren was HRH Prince Michael of Kent, for the first time in a while, which made the whole meeting very special. It was an excellent meeting, and the provincial team excelled.

Another quick visit to the pub and we dashed back to The Connaught Rooms for the Festive Board.

Grand Lodge

United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE)

After an entertaining introduction from the Deputy Provincial Grand Master W.Bro Simon Thoday, HRH Prince Michael of Kent gave a warm, interesting, and at times very amusing speech to the Brethren assembled.

The Connaught Rooms staff served a very nice meal and plenty of red wine in a beautiful setting.

Finally we retired to The Pillars for a final drink before heading home.

Looking forward to next year already 😊

For a video tour of Freemasons Hall, (courtesy of UGLE) click here

 

 

 

Ati and Ionel – Double Trouble

During the summer of 2014, our visiting officer, W.Bro. Paul Sully was contacted by W.Bro Gary Foley regarding two men interested in joining a masonic lodge. Both men had contacted the province separately, expressing an interest to learn more about freemasonry and how they could get involved.

On Tuesday 19th November 2013, a small number of brethren from Wyke Green met with Ati, the first prospective candidate at Cole Court. WE had a drink and discussed what he knew, and thought about Freemasonry, and we answered as many questions as we could.

a couple of weeks later, we met with Ionel and repeated the process.

Both men knew little about Freemasonry, and even less about Wyke Green Lodge but were curious about what we did, why we did it etc, and wanted to learn more. They both had lots of questions.

Over the next few months we met 3-4 times. usually after our Lodge of Instruction (Loi) which we hold every Thursday at Cole Court, Twickenham. We went out for a couple of meals, answered most of their questions, and made sure that both men were genuinely interested in what Freemasonry had to offer.

Brother Ati (Left) and Brother Ionel (Right) beside our Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Nick (April 2014)

It was also important that they understood the commitment they were making, to attend meetings and LoI as often as they could, without detriment to their family life, and work.In December, Ati attended  the meal following our Christmas meeting, joined in with the carols and enjoyed the choir.

 

 

Our intention was to give both men every opportunity to get to know our lodge, and the members before committing to join.

On 25th April 2014 we initiated Ati and Ionel in a double 1st degree ceremony. The meeting was well attended and both brothers had a great night.

Our thanks to W.Bro Gary Foley PPrDepGReg for introducing the two brethren to Wyke Green Lodge and advising us along the way

Provincial Grand Lodge Annual Meeting – Tuesday 12th May 2015

The Provincial Grand Master, HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO, will be presiding over the Annual Meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge on the Tuesday 12th May 2015.

A number of our members will be attending this month. We extremely lucky to have 2 of the brethren receiving honours this year.

Our Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Ged Brown is receiving Past Provincial Grand Sword Bearer

Our Secretary W.Bro. Ron Todd is receiving Provincial Grand Steward.

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Both of these are first appointments, and the Lodge are very proud of the recognition they have received from the province.

If you are attending PGL on 12th May and want to meet up, contact our lodge or find us on twitter @wykegreen8208

See you there 🙂