ASSOCIATION OF FRIENDS OF PRINCE MICHAEL OF KENT COURT
Sunday 2nd June 2019 -
'Just a Capella' singers
Enjoy close harmony from this fantastic singing group - starts at 3.00pm
Friday 21st June 2019 -
Quiz Night starting at 7.45pm
£10.00 per person including fish and chip supper.
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Prince Michael of Kent Court, Stratford Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 4DH
Bi-Annual Service of Thanksgiving & Dedication of an Icon to St Michael
the Archangel The Cathedral & Abbey Church of St Alban.
On Sunday 16 June 2019 15.00 (you are requested to be seated by 14.30)
This will be the Bi-Annual Service of Thanksgiving and will also see the Dedication of an Icon of St Michael the Archangel by the Dean of St Albans and presented to the Cathedral and Abbey Church by the Province of Hertfordshire. Hertfordshire Masons and their families and friends are requested to attend to support the PGM and Province at this important event in our Masonic Calendar. It is hoped that all Lodges will be represented. The Dean and PGM invite those attending to a Reception in the North Transept following the Service. Tickets will not be issued but brethren are asked to record intended attendance numbers on the link below to assist arrangements and planning. It is expected the event will finish at 18.00. Brethren are advised that dress regalia will be worn and should be brought to the Service in a plastic bag because of space limitations
LADIES FESTIVAL for Medburn Lodge No. 8841
The Medburn Lodge Ladies Festival will be held on the weekend of Friday 4th October - Sunday 6th October 2019 at the Belton Woods Hotel, Grantham.
Rooms can be booked for both nights or just for the Saturday Night.
The event includes a dinner on both nights with a Gala dinner on the Saturday, entertainment and dancing, and the option of joining in a golf tournament, a putting competition and a coach trip to the city of Grantham. Plus use of the hotels spa facilities with a special discount off all spa treatments.
For full details and to make a booking, contact Steve Kramer at firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW MEMBERS’ SOCIAL EVENTS
Following last year’s very successful inaugural New Members’ Social, the Provincial Grand Lodge of Hertfordshire once again cordially invites those who have recently joined Freemasonry to an afternoon of socialising (and finger food). The goal of the afternoon is to give any interested Entered Apprentices, Fellow Crafts or Master Masons (in fact, any Brethren who have joined within the last two years) an opportunity to find out more about the organisation and the Province and to meet some of personalities that are involved in the running of our ‘Happy Hertfordshire’.
Guests will be invited to listen to a series of short addresses from the Provincial Grand Master, as well as the Provincial Grand Almoner and Charity Steward, the Fleet House Light Blues Club and the Masonic Sport Association. After the addresses, a finger buffet will be served; providing the perfect opportunity for everyone to have a conversation and get to know each other.
There are two New Members’ Socials currently planned so you can choose the one most convenient for you. The first will be on Sunday, 2 June at The Cloisters in Letchworth Garden City and the second at Mayflower Place, Hertingfordbury on Sunday, 30 June. Both events will run from 12pm-
Tickets for the events cost £10 per person and guests are encouraged to invite their partners and children along too. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the links below:
EXHIBITIONS at FREEMASONS' HALL
Brothers in Alms - Peace through sacrifice
This exhibition of rare photographs spans the period from the Second Boer War through to the end of the Second World War, and features those who led and those who served on land, sea and in the air. It portrays the great landscape of the conflict across all continents and the diversity of the participants.
It includes those freemasons who held top military positions, including Horatio Herbert Kitchener, who was Britain’s most celebrated soldier at the beginning of the First World War and was depicted on the famous ‘Your country needs you’ recruitment poster in 1914. It also highlights the great charitable work by freemasons both during and after the war in building and supporting hospitals and rehabilitation housing, and providing pensions for ex-servicemen.
Brian Deutsch, who has curated the exhibition, commented: ‘Freemasons played a major role in both war and peace throughout the first half of the last century. From the leaders of men to the rank and file, field marshals to privates, they fought valiantly throughout all the conflicts, and supported the afflicted and downtrodden when peace came.’
One in six Victoria Crosses in the Great War were awarded to Freemasons for their valour in the face of the enemy. Deutsch added: ‘Partly as a result of this, many of their comrades in arms joined masonic lodges after the wars. I became fascinated by the stories that the pictures told and remembered many First World War pictures that came up in the research for the exhibition.’
The images illustrate the old war with cavalry and lances, through to the new mechanised war with motor vehicles, tanks and aeroplanes. It celebrates the lives of those who took part in the war – from the Royal Princes and Generals to the ordinary men and women, who served through those extraordinary times.
The exhibition is displayed on the second floor corridor of Freemasons' Hall and is open from 10am until 1.30pm, Monday to Friday. This is a self-guided tour and free catalogues are available at the beginning of the exhibition.
The exhibition will run until November 2019.
The Library and Museum of Freemasonry presents
Badges, Brotherhood and Identity
20 September 2018 -
24 August 2019
By wearing badges we can connect with one another and reveal something about ourselves. With their unique symbols and hidden meanings, Bejewelled: Badges, Brotherhood and Identity features over 150 stunning examples of masonic badges referred to as ‘jewels’. It is the largest public display of its kind ever staged in the UK. Including jewels from around the world, the exhibition sheds light on a long and celebrated tradition. Examples like the Egyptian-inspired Authors’ Lodge jewel and delightful Barraclough Plate jewel tell the story of freemasonry over three centuries. Whether made by Prisoners of War or for future kings, the beautiful craftsmanship that the jewels display is only matched by the story behind each one.