The Annual Meeting of PGL Herts takes place on Wednesday 25th September at Freemasons' Hall. The booking forms were distributed with the Spring 2019 edition of the Provincial News. Confirmation of attendance must be made by Provincial Officers and Master Masons no later than Friday 13th September. All attendees must be seated by 2.40pm before the various processions of Grand Officers, Masters of Hertfordshire Lodges, Distinguished Guests and the Provincial Grand Officers takes place.
The Dining cost is £52.00 per person and takes place at the Grand Connaught rooms at 6.30pm. If any Tudor member has not received the booking form and would like to attend, please contact the Lodge Secretary.
Solomon is aimed at three specific groups:
- Those who want to learn more about their masonry
- Those with programme planning or member development responsibilities in a Lodge or Chapter
- Provincial or District Officers charged with promoting and providing learning resources and activities
The materials provided include 'nuggets', short informational pieces for general reading or for presentation in Lodge or Chapter, and Papers for personal study which include quizzes to complete.
To access Solomon go to https://solomon.ugle.org.uk and register to get involved.
In order to secure the future of Freemasonry, one objective of UGLE's '2015-2020 Our Strategy at a Glance' report is to improve the structure for the attraction and retention of members. To deliver on that objective, the Members' Pathway was prepared to provide a structured approach for Lodges to follow in order to attract and encourage potential new members while at the same time retaining and adding value ot the existing membership.
The Pathway was developed to address recruitment and development in Freemasonry in order to stem the decline in membership and meet the long-term needs of the Craft and the Royal Arch. Evidence from successful Lodges reveals there is good reason for optimism on Freemasonry's future.
Every Lodge member shares a responsibility for introducing new members, helping in retention and by helping the new recruit feel welcome and then supporting them.
Download a PDF of The Pathway Steps 1-11 to find out more.
The Tudor Lodge Banner was dedicated in a ceremony held on Saturday 13th July 2013, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Lodge. Presiding over the Provincial dedication team was the then Provincial Grand Master, RW.Bro Colin Harris. The Lodge Worshipful Master for the year was W.Bro Wally Instrall who at that time had been in Freemasonry and Tudor Lodge for 57 years. This was the first banner for the Lodge which was generously donated by W.Bro Robbie Biggs who oversaw the design and manufacture from start to finish. The Lodge Room was full to capacity for the occasion and nearly 100 masons dined afterwards to celebrate this milestone in the history of the Lodge.
Freemasonry as we know it today was founded in 1717. On 24th June 1717 four London established Lodges came together at the Goose and Gridiron Tavern in St Paul's Churchyard and declared themselves a Grand Lodge. This was the first Grand Lodge in the world, and it is the Tercentenary of this date that was celebrated in 2017.
On 24th June 2016, UGLE launched a Tercentenary Jewel to commemorate 300 years of Grand Lodge. The jewel may be worn in perpetuity by qualified Brethren at all Craft meetings.