My Dear Brethren, I hope you have all enjoyed a break over the summer recess. It seems much longer than two months ago that 900 of us attended the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Provincial Grand Lodge meeting at Freemason’s Hall in London, where the Provincial Grand Master appointed and promoted many South East Area...Read More
Pilgrims Lodge, celebrated a memorable Ladies Night on the 9th of September 2023, marked by a gathering of 100 esteemed attendees. The event, held in the spirit of camaraderie and benevolence, witnessed the participation of 40 dedicated Masons and their partners, along with 20 non-Masons and their companions. This exceptional evening served as an opportunity...Read More
The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth supports 250+ SE Area Masons who took up the initiative of King Edward VII Lodge in taking a Prostate blood test administered by the Prostate Charity PCaSO, even the lord The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth took advantage of a test whilst visiting. The day was supported by ‘Freemasonry In The...Read More
Earlier this year, it was announced that Barrie Hewitt would stand down as APGM for the South East Area and that Chris Bayliss would be appointed to that role at the Provincial AGM on 5th July. Not knowing Chris at all, I thought it may be a good idea to let him take me out...Read More
After six years of service to the South East Area and supporting Barrie Hewitt in his time as APGM, Terry Stephens stepped down as Area Chairman with Steve Brewster taking up the mantle after his investiture at our recent Provincial AGM. Steve is well known throughout the Area for being very active in the Craft,...Read More
June 21st, 2023. Five Heads Lodge, under the competent Mastership of Worshipful Brother Paul Lillington, held an emergency meeting to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their consecration (4th June 1973). APGM Barrie Hewitt, escorted by a 23-strong Provincial escort, was in attendance to observe and support proceedings. This official visit by the southeast area APGM...Read More
On Monday July 10th the Cosham Masonic Centre was the venue for the first Cheque Presentation Evening to be held in the South East Area of our Province, since Tuesday 25th June 2019. For those of you that are unaware of its purpose, the cheque presentation evening is an opportunity for our lodges to present,...Read More
The spectrum of people that I meet through Freemasonry never ceases to surprise me. Being a brand new companion of the Holy Royal Arch, with a whole seven weeks of experience, I have been pleased to receive several invitations to Chapters in the Southeast and Central areas. The warmth and fellowship of Craft lodges very...Read More
Wednesday February 1st 2023 saw the 660th regular meeting of Caer Gwent Lodge No.5071 at the Winchester Masonic centre. This was to be the penultimate time that W.Bro Vincent Jones was to sit in the chair of King Solomon as their elected Master. The evening was a Past Masters Night to raise Brother Dwayne Phillp,...Read More
I visited Twynham Lodge 5889 on the 3rd of April. They meet at the Christchurch Masonic Centre. The evening was a Passing of Brother Ryan Jefferies. An excellent ceremony was given in front of a good-sized provincial team, which unusually consisted of two APGM’s in the persons of Barrie Hewitt and James Ian Preece. As...Read More
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