Coach Trip to Grand Lodge Saturday 17th June

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There is a coach trip going from Plymouth to Grand Lodge on Saturday 17th June.

There will be a 4am pick up at Liskeard outside the old Webbs hotel, 4.30 pick up at Plymouth Derry’s Cross and a 5.30 pick up if needed at exeter services.

We aim to be in London for 10am with a departure around 6pm, giving a full 8 hours and I believe trooping of the colour is that day to.

For those who want it, there will be an organised tour of grand lodge at 2pm. otherwise you are welcome to view at your own leisure. Please let me know if you want the tour.

The coach is an executive 53 seater with a toilet on board. we plan to stop on the M5 for breakfast.

The cost per person will be £30 each. Please let me know if you would like to come ASAP. we will also need non returnable payment in advance and in full please from all those coming.

The trip is open to all, including partners and guests.

Please contact me directly at to reserve your places so i know who is coming. If the bus is full, places will go on a first PAID basis


Move Aside David (Golden Balls) Beckham, Meet W.Bro Keith Bower PPrSGW

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A Real Honour, its not every day you get to meet and spend time with a real hero but I had that privilege last evening at the Lodge of St John 1247. A Freemason by the name of Keith Bower or W.Bro Keith Bower PPrSGW whichever way you look at this man he is something else and someone to be very proud of. On December 6th 1976 this man got a call out to attend his lifeboat in Torbay as a volunteer and and this particular early morning he was acting coxswain.Im not going to tell the story of what happened because you might be lucky enough to see the presentation in your lodge or whilst visiting but the man is one of only 5 living people to have received the gold medal award from the RNLI for extreme outstanding bravery and when you listen to in Keith’s words his “Yarn” you will understand that this man is a bit different, a little crazy very possibly but brave beyond normal most certainly. Please guys if you are able please make some type of contribution to the RNLI because they are so worth having around.

Freemasons, A date for your diary in May.First Degree Tracing Board

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Come along to the Lodge of Hope 6703 and see if not the best certainly one of the best ritualist give an explanation of the First Degree Tracing Board, something seldom seen today. Put the date in your diary , Tuesday 23rd May and whilst doing that book yourself in to our festive board and join us at a great evening.

Book yourself in,     

Annual Visit to St Aubyns

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Lovely time at St Aubyns lodge last evening and as you would expect we were made to feel very welcome, our WM tried to get away from sitting at the top table at the festive board but he was caught out (Shame) . We were treated to a very educational lecture on the meaning of preparing a candidate for his initiation which was interesting and we took away somethings we maybe didn’t know. We had a great evening, made some new friends and caught up with some old ones(In Some cases really old)  and in the process raised some money for charity, whats not to want with that.

The four star’s are shining at the Lodge of Hope 6703

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They have all been to the barbers (Why I have no idea as only one of them has any hair left),they have all brushed their teeth and put on their best shirts and all set off an hour earlier so not to be late for their big day. A huge congratulations to CT for his reappointment of PGMentor, SS on his promotion to PPrGSwdBr, BP on his promotion to PPrJDG and MJ on his promotion to PPrAGDC. Four very excited little boys are flying the flag high for the Lodge of Hope 6703, well done boys. The rest of the lodge look forward to the four of you supplying us all with a glass of port each to help celebrate your promotions at our next meeting on the April 25th.