Tue, 30th May 2023

More TLC

More TLC

The Masters of St Hugh Lodge, Excalibur Lodge, Minster Lodge and Ashlar Lodge continue their lodge’s very generous support for Teddies for Loving Care. Not all donations are photographed but they are all gratefully received and faithfully applied.



Thu, 18th May 2023

50 Year Certificate for Tom

50 Year Certificate for Tom

The Past Assistant Provincial Grand Master, W.Bro Bruce Goodman presented a 50-year certificate to W.Bro Tom Breeds at Lincoln’s Minster Lodge No 8702 when it met on 18th May.
Tom began his Masonic career in Corinthian Lodge No 7251 in South Africa in June 1973, and was a member of Travellers Lodge No 3166 also in South Africa, a founder member of Harmony Lodge No 8860 in KwaZulu Natal, and a member ofSkelmersdale Lodge No 1729 also in KwaZulu Natal. On his return to England he joined Minster Lodge No 8702 in January 2017.
He was exalted into Prince Alfred Chapter No 956 in KwaZulu Natal in 1981 , was a founder member of Skelmersdale Chapter No 1729 also in KwaZulu Natal and joined Ermine Chapter No 2351 in January 2019.

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Tue, 16th May 2023

Helping the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance fly

Helping the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance fly

The Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance is £1,750 better off thanks to the efforts of Freemasons of Minster Lodge No. 8702.

The money was raised during Malcolm Batey’s year as Master of the Lodge, when more money was raised to support the Lincoln Building Fund as well as the Teddies For Loving Care scheme, which gives bears to children for emotional support when they have to be in hospital.

W.Bro Malcolm Batey, accompanied by W.Bro Ian Cumber and W.Bro Graham Cadel, visited the LNAAS hanger to hand over funds.

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Sat, 25th February 2023

Minster Lodge Ladies Night 2023

Minster Lodge Ladies Night 2023

W.Bro Malcom Batey and his lovely wife Jan welcomed 132 guests to their Ladies Night celebrations at The Bently Hotel on Saturday Feb 25th.

A great night was had by all who attended and a fantastic amount of money was raised for the Worshipful Masters' charities for the year.




Thu, 16th February 2023

Teddies benefit once again

Teddies benefit once again

The Worshipful Master of Minster Lodge No. 8702 W.Bro Malcolm Batey and fellow Brethren take great pleasure in handing over a cheque for £235 to W.Bro Graham Cadel for the Teddies for Loving Care.

The money was raised by the Brethren at the summer BBQ back in 2022 and is being handed over as Malcolm reaches the end of his year "in the chair".





Sun, 18th December 2022

Minster Lodge Christmas Lunch

Minster Lodge Christmas Lunch

Members of Minster Lodge and their guests enjoying a wonderful Christmas lunch and seasonal celebration with good food (and a little drink), good company, christmas carols and plenty of cheer.

With thanks to Sue and all the catering staff.

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Thu, 15th December 2022

Cheque to MacMillan

Cheque to MacMillan

This evening Worshipful Master of Excalibur Lodge W.Bro David Groves presented a Cheque for £500 to Linda Judd of MacMillan with Tracey Washington.

The presentation was made on behalf of last years' WM W.Bro Stephen Smith as his nominated charity.

Stephen said "My best friend Bro Nigel Washington passed in July 2021. As I was WM of the Lodge for 2021 2022 I asked Nigel’s Wife Tracey who she would like as my nominated charity. Macmillan was selected as they supported our Brother until he passed. I also passed on the news that MCF would match the £500 making the total donated £1000."

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From left to right - APrGM Bruce Goodman, Steve Smith, Tracey Washington, Linda Judd (MacMillan), David Groves, Barry Merisson (Charity Steward) and PGM David Wheeler.


Sat, 19th November 2022

Lincoln Freemasons gather to present charity cheques

Lincoln Freemasons gather to present charity cheques

Representatives of Lincoln Monks Abbey Scout Group, Positive Health ( Lincs), The Nomad Trust, Care after Combat and St Barnabas Hospice joined with Freemasons of Ashlar, St Hugh, Paulinus, Minster and Ermine Lodges to celebrate receipt of cheques of £500 each from the New Provincial Benevolent Fund at a coffee morning organised by Graham Cadel.

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Mon, 12th September 2022

Minster Lodge Masters Charity Donation

Minster Lodge Masters Charity Donation

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W.Bro Alex Lee of Minster Lodge No. 8702 presents a cheque for £1000 to LEAP.

The money was raised by the Brethren and friends of the Lodge from social events held throughout Alex's time as acting Worshipful Master of the Lodge from 2019 through 2022 where he remained as a consequence of a number of factors including Covid. This is in addition to the sum of £750 presented back in 2020, after the end of his official year in the Chair.

LEAP are providers of housing and support services to vulnerable young people in Lincolnshire. For more information please refer to the LEAP website here.


Wed, 6th July 2022

Lindum Lodge Charity Golf Day 2022

Lindum Lodge Charity Golf Day 2022

Worshipful Master Nigel Herbert of Lindum Lodge No. 5777 offers a huge and heartfelt thanks to all those who came along to the Lindum Lodge Charity Golf Day on Wednesday July 6th at Sleaford Golf Club.

The individual winner was W.Bro Ian Cumber of Minster Lodge No. 8702, who just pipped his wife Kay in to runner-up position by just a single point.

Staying with the "Keep it in the Family" theme for the Day.... the Drawn Pairs Winners were father and son David and Harrison Carter.

Bringing up the rear, and the "winner" of the...ahem...wooden spoon was Lindum's very own W.Bro David Barnes who immediately put the "trophy" to good use.

Nigel was absolutely delighted with the amount raised commenting that....

"A small band of very good and kind people have raised a terrific sum of £500 towards the Lincolnshire 2025 Festival. Special mentions to Bro Richard Jones who very generously sponsored the prizes, and Ian & Kay Cumber who personally boosted the total with an additional donation. Roll on next year."

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Sun, 3rd April 2022

Lots of TLC

Lots of TLC

Teddies for Loving Care teddies sponsored by members of Minster Lodge No 8702 setting off to comfort Ukrainian children displaced by the war.

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Sat, 26th February 2022

Minster Lodge Ladies Night

Minster Lodge Ladies Night

A great night was had by all who attended the Minster Lodge Ladies Night on February 26th at the Bentley Hotel Lincoln.

The Acting Worshipful Master Alex Lee welcomed a total of 80 guests for an evening of great food, loud entertainment, great company and above all fun!

The hotel staff did an excellent job and the food was just perfect.

Entertainment was provided by HIlton Jon (LMG Entertainment) and the photographer this year was Simon Coates, a Freemason from Warwickshire.

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Hilton Jon Singer & Entertainer

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Fri, 25th February 2022

Some TLC from Ashlar Lodge

Some TLC from Ashlar Lodge

W.Bro Cadel (AKA The Teddy Man) ably assisted by teddies receiving a very handsome cheque for Teddies For Loving Care from Ashlar Lodge No 5219 on their Installation Evening. The monies were raised at Ashlar Ladies night held at the Lincoln Hotel on the 5th February.



Fri, 19th November 2021

A thank you from a grateful parent

A thank you from a grateful parent

My 6 year old daughter went to A&E in the early hours of this morning (she is all fine now thankfully). As part of her treatment she required a CT scan which as you can imagine was quite traumatising for her. 

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She initially got so worked up they had to stop and send her back to the waiting room to calm down before trying again. During this wait time a member of staff spoke with her and asked if she had a teddy yet. She hadn’t so was brought one and was able to keep It with her throughout the rest of the stay. My wife is sure it is the only thing that got her back in the scanner as she was able to take it with her and she was able to remain calm to have it done. She’s now home after being up most of the night and the teddy is still sitting next to her on the sofa.

For more information about Teddies For Loving Care please see the website HERE.


Mon, 19th July 2021

Level Shots are bang on target for the Freemasons’ teddies scheme

Level Shots are bang on target for the Freemasons’ teddies scheme

Lincoln Teddies for Loving Care has been given £600 from the Lincoln Level Shots, a clay shooting club, with TLC Chairman Graham Cadel receiving the cheque from Ian Cumber.

The TLC scheme, run by the Freemasons, relies totally on donations to provide teddies for children at hospital A&E departments. A hospital visit can be a frightening experience for a young child, especially in an emergency situation, and Teddies for Loving Care is a way of providing much-needed comfort to children in these circumstances, helping to reduce the shock and distress of their experience. Every child that receives a teddy gets to take it home and keep it for ever – and many do..

The Lincoln Level Shots was formed in 2007 with the aim to have fun shooting clay targets in friendly competitions either within the Club or against like-minded opposition, while at the same time raising funds for charity and other worthy causes. If you are interested check out their Web Site. Lincoln Level Shots – Clay Pigeon Shooting Club, Lincolnshire



Sat, 10th July 2021

Parents say ‘thank you’

Parents say ‘thank you’ for Freemasons’ bear that helped their son through hospital visits


A teddy bear given to a Lincoln youngster in the hospital’s A&E department has proved such a support that his parents have taken the trouble to write to us to say ‘thanks’.

A letter addressed to the Nightingale Rooms, our Lincoln HQ, said their son had needed emergency treatment when he nearly severed his finger. It said: “As we walked in a gentleman had a bag of teddy bears and he very kindly gave us a lovely teddy to cheer my son up, and he said the bears had been given by the Freemasons.” The full text of the letter is below.

The bear has moved into his son’s bed and has accompanied the boy on subsequent hospital visits. It was given under the national Teddies for Loving Care scheme, which has passed on about 3.5 million bears to children in similar circumstances.

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Mon, 5th July 2021

Thank You

Thank You!

Freemasons around the Province of Lincolnshire have been supporting NHS Social Care and Frontline Workers’ Day 5th July by hanging banners on Masonic Halls including Lincoln, when a group of Freemasons gathered together outside the Nightingale.




Thu, 20th May 2021

Minster Lodge - first steps in return to business as usual?

Minster Lodge - first steps in return to business as usual?

Minster Lodge met for the first time since the recent relaxation of Government rules and recommendations.

Essential lodge business was attended to, following strict COVID sanitisation and safety rules of the LMC and the current Rule of Six for inside meetings.

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Sun, 22nd November 2020

A short History of the founding of Remigius Lodge of Mark Master Masons

A short History of the founding of Remigius Lodge of Mark Master Masons

Remigius Lodge of Mark Master Masons should have celebrated its 150th Anniversary in October, but unfortunately its celebrations have been put on hold until after this Covid-19 Epidemic permits, but doesn’t stop a short History of its founding.

The earliest reference to the Mark Degree in the County of Lincoln is recorded in the minutes of the Witham Lodge dated 5th April, 1789, when Bro. Plunkett, assisted by several brethren previously made Mark Master Masons did make and acquaint Bros. Caparn, Simpson and Gray into the degree. The next reference came on 27th October, 1845, in another minute of Witham Lodge, when the Installed Masters of the Lodge were requested to take the necessary steps for reviving the Mark Master Masons' Lodge formerly held in connection with the Witham Lodge.

The first Lodge in Lincolnshire under the present constitution was opened in the early part of the year 1870 by Bro. F. Binckes at Sleaford under the auspices and by the same title of the St. Botolph Craft Lodge. The establishment of the degree at Sleaford was due to the enthusiasm of Bro. Ed. Beverley Bogg, W. M. of the St. Botolph Lodge in 1869. He had previously been a resident of Louth and a member of the Lindsey Lodge, but unfortunately he died in 1871 and the Lodge moved to Boston. Subsequently the warrant was returned to London.

Freemasons in Lincoln became interested once again when several brethren, members of the Witham Craft Lodge No. 297 Lincoln, having already taken the Degree of 'Mark Master Mason' in the Minerva Lodge, Hull and St. Botolph's Lodge, Sleaford, thought it desirable that a Lodge of 'Mark Master Masons' should be established in the City of Lincoln, for which purpose a meeting was held in the Masonic Hall, Grantham Street, Lincoln on Friday evening, 26th August, 1870.

The naming of the Lodge had been given considerable thought. Such names as ' Mercia', ' Portal', ' Remigius', ' Lindum', 'St. Hugh', etcetera, had been submitted along with others. It was finally agreed that the Lodge should be called 'The Remigius Lodge of Mark Masters’ after Bishop Remigius de Fecamp, who in A.L. 5088 or A.D. 1088, commenced the foundation of the Lincoln Cathedral which was completed in four years but who died before its consecration. A warrant No. 117 was granted on 5th September, 1870, constituting a Lodge of Mark Master Masons in Lincoln.

There was no Provincial Grand Lodge in Lincolnshire at that time until it was suggested by the fourth W.M. of Remigius, Bro. F. Watson in 1873, and a patent for Bro. J. Sutcliffe as Provincial Grand Master was granted by Grand Lodge on 24th August, 1874. The first Provincial Grand Lodge was held at the Masonic Temple, Newland, Lincoln on 29th August, 1874, under the presidency of Bro. F. Binckes, when Bro. J. Sutcliffe was formally installed as the first Provincial Grand Master for Lincolnshire. The first four Provincial Grand Masters were all members of Remigius Lodge, Bros. John Sutcliffe 1874, Charles Harrison 1880, Jack Sutcliffe1883 and the Earl of Yarborough 1892.

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Fri, 20th November 2020

Landmark Masonry Certificates

Landmark Masonry Certificates

W.Bro Beeston of Minster Lodge No. 8702 and his Lady Maureen on the presentation of his 60 year Certificate for Craft Masonry and showing his 50 year Certificate in Royal Arch Masonry.


For the full story please see the article posted on the Provincial Grand Lodge website in the Members News section.


Tue, 20th October 2020

Ermine Chapter Installation

Ermine Chapter Installation

Ermine Chapter No 2351 at their Installation meeting at which the current three Principals were elected and re-installed.

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Wed, 14th October 2020

Provincial Benevolent Fund supports Positive Health

Provincial Benevolent Fund supports Positive Health

W.Bro Williams the Charity Steward of Minster Lodge No 8702 presents a cheque for £500.00  to Jo Burgin Chief Officer of Positive Health (Lincolnshire) as part of the £34,000 currently being donated to Charities and Good Causes across the County .

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Thu, 17th September 2020

Minster Lodge Meets

Minster Lodge Meets

Minster Lodge met for its first "new season" meeting since the start of the COVID pandemic.

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The quorate meeting took place this evening with six members of the Lodge to comply with the new Government Rule of Six and followed strict COVID sanitisation and safe rules of the LMC.

Although a very short meeting for lodge business only, the members who attended were pleased to be back albeit in a very strange way.

Thanks goes to Bro Batey and Bro Bennett for sanitising the LMC rooms before and after the meeting.


Mon, 13th January 2020

Minster Lodge Masters Charity Donation

Minster Lodge Masters Charity Donation

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Acting Worshipful Master of Minster Lodge No. 8702 W.Bro Alex Lee presents a cheque for £750 to LEAP.

The money was raised by the Brethren and friends of the Lodge from social events held throughout Alex's initial year (2018-19) as Worshipful Master of the Lodge.

LEAP are providers of housing and support services to vulnerable young people in Lincolnshire. For more information please refer to the LEAP website here.


Tue, 12th November 2019

Local Charities Receive Grants at Lincoln

Local Charities Receive Grants at Lincoln

Local Charities in Lincoln received grants totalling over £10,000 at a presentation event held at Lincoln Masonic Hall.

The event was organised by W Bro Graham Cadel and in attendance was the Provincial Charity Steward W Bro Peter Tong who opened the proceedings.

The grants came from the latest tranche of awards from the New Provincial Benevolent Fund following nominations from the Lincoln Lodges.

The Charities receiving the grants were Baby’s Basket; Blood Bikes; Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association; Lincoln Beevor Brass Band; FISH; Lincoln Street Pastors, 3rd Lincoln Girl Guides; Alzheimer’s Association; St Barnabas Hospice; Let Them Eat Cake; Lincoln Drill Hall; Lincoln Greyhound Trust.

Each of the Charities gave a short talk on their charitable activities before receiving a cheque from a representative of the nominating Lodges.




Thu, 27th June 2019

Lincoln Masons return from Wacky Rally

Lincoln Masons return from Wacky Rally across Europe

W Bro's Ian Cumber, Alex Lee and Chris Lee all of Minster Lodge No. 8702 all completed the "Nutty to Nice" Wacky Rally today after travelling across Europe to Nice and back, a total of 2400 miles.

Ian and Alex (The Wandering Vikings) and Chris and his brother-in-law (The Wandering Romans) set off last Friday from Lille before driving through France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and back in to France to arrive in Nice on Monday. The lads are raising money for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

Despite a valiant effort, they just missed out on a podium finish with a respectible fourth place finish, having lead the leader board for three days.

Ian and Alex will be setting off once again on July 4th for another Wacky Rally this time to Barcelona ("Barmy to Barcelona") and back, but only after they have completed repairs on their car (Viking longboat).

If you would like to support them in their efforts to raise money for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance you can do so via their Just Giving page HERE.

If you would just like to follow them on Facebook and give encouragment then you can do so HERE.


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Sat, 22nd June 2019

Lincoln Masonic Centre Open Day

Lincoln Freemasons Open Day

Lincoln Freemasons held an open day on Saturday 22nd June 2019 at the Nightingale Masonic Centre on Nettleham Road. The purpose of the open day was to enable people to have an open access to the Masonic Hall with guided tours of the Lodge Room, explanations of Freemasonry , displays illustrating 300 years of Masonic History and the Regalia and an insight into the extensive Charitable Work of Freemasons. Also present were Ladies Freemasons to talk about their organisation.

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If you want to become a member or want to know more about Freemasonry please look on the  web sites Provincial Grand Lodge of Lincolnshire and United Grand Lodge of England, or if interested in Ladies Freemasonry Order of Women Freemasons .


Fri, 21st June 2019

Lincolnshire Freemasons donate £75,000 to flood victims in Wainfleet

Lincolnshire Freemasons donate £75,000 to flood victims in Wainfleet

A donation of £75,000 from Lincolnshire’s Freemasons has given a welcome early boost to a relief fund set up in readiness for the rebuilding of homes in and around Wainfleet after the floods.

The fund has been set up by the Lincolnshire Community Foundation, which is bringing together fundraising efforts behind the long-term recovery plan which will swing into action once the floodwaters have receded.

Already there have been about 500 people from a number of agencies working around the clock to provide an emergency response to the incident, which has forced the evacuation of almost 300 homes.

But it’s the recovery phase that will take time, and that’s where the Freemasons’ donation will be directed. Provincial Grand Master Dave Wheeler said: “To see anyone driven from their home by flooding is heartbreaking, especially when it’s in your own community.

“The emergency response to the incident has been extremely effective through the days after the torrential rainfall followed by the breach of the banks of the River Steeping, but that is only part of the story. The recovery phase will be long, and will take considerable effort.

“I’m pleased that we have been able to move so quickly in making this donation of £75,000. It underlines that Lincolnshire Freemasons are determined to help put the heart back into this part of Lincolnshire, and we have every confidence that the Lincolnshire Community Foundation will make sure the money is used effectively in making that happen.”

The donation is made up of three Masonic grants of £25,000 each, from The Province of Lincolnshire, the Mark Benevolent Fund, and the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The latter two are national charities subscribed to by Freemasons all over the country, including those in Lincolnshire.

James Murphy, Joint CEO of the Lincolnshire Community Foundation, said: “There are lots of people for whom properties in Wainfleet are their ‘forever home’. We shall be doing what we can to return things to normal for this community. It’s when something like this happens that you find out how good a community is, and Wainfleet’s is particularly strong.

‘The Lincolnshire Community Foundation is working in partnership with the Recovery Coordinating Group to raise funds and support Wainfleet and the surrounding area. Money donated will help to relieve hardship, complete repairs, make good loss or damage, help to prevent the flooding happening again, and to improve the response in the event that it ever does. 100% of donations will be spent in and around Wainfleet,” he added.

To donate online, please go to:


Fri, 15th March 2019

Friends of Freemasons Donate

Friends of Freemasons Donate

Worshipful Brother Cadel of Minster Lodge No 8702 receiving a very welcome donation for Teddies for Loving Care from the North Hykham Weight Watchers group.

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Worshipful Brother Cadel and Worshipful Brother Huckle of Lindum Lodge No 5777 were also given a welcome donation from the Soroptomists of Lincoln after a well received talk on Freemasonry.

The Teddies for Loving Care (TLC) appeal raises funds for the supply of cuddly toys to A&E units for children in severe distress. Please refer to the TLC website for more information.

Donations such as this are always welcome from friends of Freemasons.


Thu, 8th November 2018

2018 NPBF Grants Presented at Lincoln

2018 NPBF Grants Presented at Lincoln

Lincoln Lodges presented 10 Charities and Good Causes with grants from the New Provincial Benevolent Fund.

On behalf of Witham Lodge W Bro's Chris Smith and Vince Elkington presented cheques to Lincoln MS Therapy Centre represented by June Lander, Maria Marwaha and Maureen Pattern, and to St Barnabas Hospice represented by Caroline Swindin.

St Hugh Lodges WM W Bro Malcolm Donaldson gave cheques to Lucilla Wood and Maggie Norris of Buddies Dementia Cafe and to Gordon Norris of the Life After Stroke Team (LAST).

LAST also received a grant from Paulinus Lodge represented by W Bro Dave Robinson and Bro Colin Hornsey.

The Lincoln Asthma Swimming Group  represented by Irene Kirkham received a cheque from W Bro Martin Pettit of Minster Lodge. Minster's W. Bro Graham Cadel and Alison Flack also a presented a cheque to Patricia Cawdron who runs a Charity for the Homeless.

Ermine Lodge WM W Bro David Dernley presented a cheque to Cubs Leader Connor Thompson of the 14th Lincoln Scout Group and also a grant to the Lincolnshire Centre for Grief and Loss represented by Julie Garner.

The WM of Excalibur Lodge W Bro Pete Hill presented a cheque to Mike Martin, Stacey Gillott and Robert Glenton of Lincs Shine.

The East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme represented by Dr. Tim Gray received a cheque from Ashlar Lodge WM W Bro Pallon Daruwala.



Wed, 18th July 2018

Lincoln Masonic Ladies' Luncheon Club Presentations

Lincoln Masonic Ladies' Luncheon Club Presentations

Lincoln Masonic Ladies’ Luncheon Club held three presentations at their latest Lunch. They donated £230 to St Francis School raised from a Fashion Event sponsored by Marks and Spencer (Jill Robson from the school is pictured receiving a cheque from Sue Tweddle), and W Bro Bruce Goodman received a cheque for £500 from the LMLLC Chairman June Wright (pictured) towards the Building Fund. Also for a special occasion Doreen Wortley celebrating her 95th Birthday was presented with a bouquet from Pam Teesdale (pictured). Doreen was a founder member when it was formed in June 1996,  and she  regularly attends with her daughter June a former Treasurer of the club. When the Lincoln Masonic Hall was opened Doreen presented a clock (pictured) in memory of W Bro Cyril Wortley a Past Master of Witham Lodge.


The Ladies’ Luncheon Club is always looking for new members and any Lady with a Masonic connection can join, they meet the Third Wednesday of each month midday at the Nightingale Masonic Hall, contact June Wright for more details.


Sat, 9th June 2018

Lincoln Masonic Centre Open Day

Lincoln Masonic Centre Open Day

Lincoln-based Freemasons held an open day between 10.00 - 15.00 on Saturday 9th June 2018. This was the first such event to be held at the Nightingale since it opened in 2013. The purpose of the open day was to enable people to have:

  • Open access to the Masonic Hall with guided tours of the Lodge Room.
  • Explanations in Freemasonry by experienced Freemasons.
  • Displays of illustrating Masonic History and regalia
  • An insight into our Charitable Work.
  • An opportunity to view the Nightingale rooms that are available for hire.
  • The chance to learn how to come a member and to take that interest forward.

All the Lincoln lodges were represented during the day and the event was well planned and coordinated by small committee who allocated tasks so ahead of the open day. Light refreshments were available and many visitors took advantage of them giving them a chance to ask questions in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.



Thu, 15th March 2018

Minster Lodge Masters Charity Donation

Minster Lodge Masters Charity Donation

On his last day as Worshipful Master of Minster Lodge 8702 W.Bro Ian Cumber and his wife Kay presents a cheque for £600 to Louise of Happy Hooves Equine Assisted Learning.

In all, the Lodge raised £1700 from the Summer BBQ, Christmas Luncheon and Ladies Night during Ian's year in the Chair. In addition to the £600 to Happy Hooves, £550 each was also donated to the Lincolnshire Masonic Charities Association (LMCA) and the Lincoln Masonic Centre Building Fund.

Louise was delighted to receive the cheque and said it would be put to very good use and thanked all those who helped to raise the money.

Located near Market Rasen, Happy hooves is a not for profit organisation offering hands on animal experiences for adults and children with special needs, emotional problems, recovering from addictions, lacking self-esteem, dementia, school groups and anyone who wants a feel good boost! They provide various activities such as working with heavy horses, gardening, nature activities, looking after chickens, lambs calves etc. and craft activities.

Read more about Happy Hooves on their Facebook page and Website



Fri, 3rd November 2017

2017 NPBF Grants Presented at Lincoln

2017 NPBF Grants Presented at Lincoln

Lincoln Lodges came together to present cheques to charities they had nominated for the 2017 NPBF Grants.

Each of the representatives for the charities gave informative talks on their Charity, and after the presentations APrGM David Wheeler thanked them all for attending and all the fantastic work that they do in their various volunteer roles.

Witham Lodge's WM Chris Smith presented cheques to Age Concern representative Susan Kellitt, and to Guide Dogs for the Blind represented by Alison Kinch, John Kinch and Keith Doddy accompanied with their dogs Quaver and Dolby.

Minster's WM Ian Cumber presented a cheque to KIDS Lincolnshire's Fundraiser Phillip Greenwood.

NHS Nurse Beth Croft received a cheque from Peter Hill of Excalibur Lodge for the Breast Cancer Support Pink Ribbon Programme.

John Hudson of Ashlar Lodge gave cheques to Rosemary Murtlock-French of Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance and to Jim Cook of LEBBS the Blood Bikes Service.

Matts Fund Charity fundraisers Bob and Diane Boulton received the grant from Peter Hill of Paulinus Lodge.

Richard Bixley from St Hugh Lodge presented cheques to Karen Johnson representing Green Synergy for the Hillside Project in Lincoln, and Sue Ormston Group Leader for EPOC a Cancer awareness group.



For more information on these charities click the following websites:-


Sun, 2nd April 2017

Encouraging the Lincoln 10k runners

Encouraging the Lincoln 10k runners

Lincolnshire Hospital Band encouraging this years Lincoln 10k runners outside the Lincoln Masonic Centre on the 2nd April 2017.




Fri, 17th March 2017

Masonic Charitable Foundation donates £100,000 to East Africa food crisis appeal

Masonic Charitable Foundation donates £100,000 to East Africa food crisis appeal


Across Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Somalia, over 20 million people are on the brink of starvation. The Masonic Charitable Foundation has been among the first to respond, making an emergency grant of £100,000 to Plan International.

Drought, disease, conflict and displacement in the region have led to the first declaration of famine anywhere in the world in over six years and the UN has warned that the world is now facing the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945.

Our £100,000 grant will help Plan International to provide lifesaving support to over 970,000 people in East Africa, focusing on supporting vulnerable children and their families. This donation will help them to distribute food packages, water purification and hygiene kits. They will also provide school meals to ensure children can resume their education, as well as ensuring vulnerable children are protected from violence and abuse.

Tanya Barron, Chief Executive of Plan International UK, said: 'We’re enormously grateful to the Freemasons for their very generous grant. More than 800,000 children under five are severely malnourished. This grant will help us reach affected children and their families with urgent support.'

With predictions of further poor rainfall coupled with pockets of rising conflict, the situation is likely to deteriorate. Due to the scale of this disaster, swift humanitarian assistance is essential and the Masonic Charitable Foundation is committed to supporting communities who have been affected.

David Innes, Chief Executive of the Masonic Charitable Foundation said: 'The crisis in East Africa is one of the worst we have seen in many years and funds are needed now to provide lifesaving support to those affected. The Masonic Charitable Foundation is proud to be one of the first organisations to support this urgent appeal by providing a £100,000 grant to Plan International on behalf of Freemasons across England and Wales.'

Plan International UK is a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee, which this week launched an East Africa Crisis appeal. The DEC is made up of 13 leading aid agencies who together are responding to the food crisis in the region.


Wed, 1st March 2017

Nightingale Extension

Nightingale Extension

The Masonic Centre at Lincoln has had an extension to the Lodge Store Room. It has more than doubled the room size and has been completed in 6 weeks. Some before and after photographs.



Mon, 20th February 2017

Building Works in Progress February 2017

Building Works in Progress February 2017

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Fri, 21st October 2016

Lincoln Lodges Present Charity Cheques

Lincoln Lodges Present Charity Cheques

Members of the Eight Lincoln Lodges got together at the Masonic Hall to present Cheques totalling £4,340 to various Charities in the Lincoln Area.



The WM of Witham Lodge Chris Smith presented cheques to Lincolnshire IA representative Pam Bradley and to Norry Bell of Hykeham Sailability.

Ermine Lodge  WM Keith Jones presented a cheque to Ian Betts for the 1st Lincoln Boys Brigade who had some of its members present Elizabeth Coy, and Alex and Adam Coy.

St Hugh Lodge WM Andy Ham presented cheques to 3 Charities, the Lincoln Blind Society represented by Machaela Ardley, to Paul Pyram of Lincolnshire IA and to Ruth O’Melia of St Barnabas.

Welton Kofukan Karate Club representative Tracey Armer and Oasis Project organiser Christina Paul received cheques from Excalibur WM Dave Wicks.

On behalf of Paulinus Lodge Peter presented a cheque to Hugh Dutfield of the Salvation Army and Walter Stothard presented another to Helen Stothard-Holland of Lily’s Border Collie Lifeline.

Ashlar Lodge Member Steve Harrison gave a cheque to Veronica Wivell of Headway Lincolnshire.

Lindum Lodge WM Martin Huckle presented a cheque to LIVES represented by Nicky Silver and Simon Elday.

The National Association for Crohans & Colitis member Beverley Manson received a cheque from the WM of Minster Lodge Nev Williams and Lodge member Gordon Spurr gave a cheque to Neil Mellor of the 24th Lincoln (Saxilby) Scout Group.


Tue, 13th September 2016

Latest Charity News

Latest Charity News

Extracts from GLE communications

Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF): Thanks to the generosity of Freemasons, nearly 4,500 people and over 70 Charities have benefited from £18.9 million in support.

How it Breaks Down:

During the last 12 months, we’ve been able to provide over £14.2 million in support of Masonic families experiencing a financial, health or family need.

Supporting young people with cancer in South East England: The Masonic Charitable Foundation has awarded a £75,738 grant to CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people. The grant will fund the salary of a Young People’s Community Worker based at Royal Marsden Hospital in Surrey, to ensure that young people with cancer receive age-appropriate support throughout their cancer treatment and beyond.

The grant was marked by a visit by Ian Chandler, Provincial Grand Master for the Masonic Province of Surrey. Ian was given a tour of the Ward by Lara Perkins, the Young People’s Community Worker funded by the grant.

£65,000 awarded to improve the lives of people with spinal cord injuries: The MCF has awarded £65,000 to INSPIRE Foundation to fund research which aims to improve the quality of life and independence of those living with spinal cord injuries. The project will be led by research scientist Sean Doherty who broke his neck in a mountain bikeaccident in 2008. Sean and his team hope to develop wearable stimulation devices to control the bladder and bowel as an alternative to pharmaceutical therapies. While the inability to walk is often considered the most challenging consequence of spinal cord injury, the loss of control of bladder and bowel is often the most difficult to manage, and can have a persistent and detrimental effect on health, welfare and quality of life.

Reducing Isolation for Blind and Partially sighted people: MCF awarded £40,000 to Living Paintings, a charity which runs over 250 book clubs for blind and partially sighted people.

£60,000 awarded to FareShare to ensure vulnerable people receive nutritious meals: The MCF has awarded £60,000 to FareShare to fund their work distributing surplus food to people in need in the West Midlands. The Foundation’s grant was presented by Warwickshire Freemason John Hayward and his wife, Linda, to FareShare West Midlands’ depot in Birmingham. The three-year grant will part-fund a warehouse manager at the Depot and will also help towards the cost of the Charity’s refrigerated vans. FareShare West Midlands redistributes a wide variety of good quality, in date food that has been diverted from waste, to more than 100 frontline charities and community groups that support vulnerable people across the region.

The following details have been extracted from the latest edition of the Charity quarterly reports up to 31st March 2016, which show the value of financial support made by the four central Masonic Charities, i.e. The Freemasons’ Grand Charity, Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys, Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution and the Masonic Samaritan Fund.

These reports show the values of the grants and the number of beneficiaries for each charity by Province over the last 12 Months. It also shows the total value of the grants for a 5 years’ period to 31st December 2015:

Grand Charity
5 years to 31/12/15:
Number of Beneficiaries: 120
12 Months to 31/03/16: £26,470
Number of beneficiaries: 11

5 years to 31/12/15: £5814,264
12 Months to 31/03/16: £66,848
Number of beneficiaries: 24

5 years to 31/12/15: £303,757
Recipients: 70
12 Months 31/03/16: £25,393
Recipients: 29

5 years to 31/12/15: £174,628
12 Months to 31/03/16: £25,566
Total current beneficiaries:  3

The four Grand Charities in the last 12 Months have given out grants in Lincolnshire to a total of £147,277 with 67 Beneficiaries, and across all the Provinces £14,249,547 with 413 Beneficiaries.


Sun, 24th July 2016

Minster Lodge BBQ

Minster Lodge BBQ

Members of Minster Lodge No 8702 with their families and friends enjoying a BBQ hosted by W.Bro Williams and his Lady.



Thu, 19th May 2016

Minster Lodge Dining In Evening

Minster Lodge Dining In Evening

Following a regular lodge meeting on May 19th, Minster Lodge received members partners and guests in to the Temple to hear a lecture presented by W.Bro Graham Cadel and W.Bro John Hannam to explain the role and jewels of the Lodge officers. The evening proceeded with a dining-in festive board attended by members and their guests and concluded with a raffle in which monies for the Building Fund and the Lodge Benevolent Fund were raised.

The evening was a great success, welcomed and enjoyed by all who attended.



Fri, 25th March 2016

W. Bro Tony Judge receives 60 Year Certificate in Freemasonry

W. Bro Tony Judge receives 60 Year Certificate in Freemasonry

W. Bro Richard Garn Assistant Provincial Grand Master presented a 60 year Certificate in Freemasonry to W. Bro Tony Judge at a Meeting of Ashlar Lodge in Lincoln.

W. Bro Judge was Initiated in the Lodge on 26th January 1956 and served as Master in 1994 and 2004. His Initiation took place at the old Masonic Rooms in Mint Street, Lincoln and at that time they carried meals across the road for the Festive Board from a nearby Restaurant. During his 60 years in Masonry he has seen many changes at Lincoln, the move to new Masonic premises at  the County Assembly Rooms and the move to the current Masonic Rooms at The Nightingale, Nettleham Road. Tony’s son Simon was Initiated into the Lodge in 1985, and as his Father was also a Freemason the family has had a constant presence in Freemasonry over a period of 80 years.


W.Bro Tony Judge with his son W. Bro Simon Judge, the Worshipful Master Robert Baxter and the W. Bro Richard Garn Assistant Provincial Grand Master.


Tony surrounded by Officers and members of the Lodge.


Wed, 16th March 2016

Latest News from the Freemasons’ Grand Charity

Latest News from the Freemasons’ Grand Charity

Extracts from GLE communications

On 3rd March 2016 the following was announced:

'The Freemasons’ Grand Charity have today awarded The Who Cares? Trust, £30,000 to fund our Care Advice Line Service for the coming year. This generous gift will enable us to continue offering advice and support to young people in care and care leavers across the UK. Natasha Finlayson, Chief Executive of the Who Cars? Trust, said:

“A call to the Care Advice Line might be the first step a young person takes towards getting the support they’re entitled to. We provide advice on things like how the care system works, their rights in and after care, and getting help with housing, debt, employment and education. Since it launched less than 6 months ago, we’ve had over 230 enquiries from across the UK. The Who Cares? Trust always works to give young people from care a voice and listens to what they need. This generous grant from the Freemasons’ Grand Charity will enable us to continue being there for young people, wherever they are and whenever they need us.”

On 14th March 2016 the following was announced:

Brain Research awarded £600k since 1990

"For this year’s Brain Awareness Week, the Masonic Charitable Foundation looks back at the support Freemasons have provided to further research into brain related conditions. Since 1990, Masonic Charity has donated almost £600k to 12 brain research charities. Most of this financial support has been awarded to advance the diagnosis and treatments for brain related injuries, illnesses and tumours. Support has also been given to rehabilitation and support services operated by national charities."


Thu, 18th February 2016

Latest News from the Freemasons’ Grand Charity

Latest News from the Freemasons’ Grand Charity

Extracts from GLE communication.

The Grand Charity has donated a total of £75,000 to flood relief in Lancashire and Yorkshire, I the wake of devastation caused by storms over the festive season. The donations will give continued support to individuals and families suffering as a result of flooding, and follow on from a £30,000 grant last month to the Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund 2015 and the Province of Cumberland and Westmorland.

The Freemasons’ Grand Charity Supports University of East Anglia’s research with a grant of £100,000 to support prostate cancer research. This most recent grant will support part of an on-going study that was previously funded by the Grand Charity in 2011 and 2013 with grants of £50,000, bringing the total donated to this project up to an impressive £200,000. This previous research generated large amounts of data which, this recent grant, can now be analysed using sophisticated techniques to further develop and refine tests that aid diagnosis.

In addition to the above it was also announced on 12 February 2016, that ‘The Freemasons’ Grand Charity has donated grants totalling £666,500 to 17 charities as follows:

Major Grants

11 charities have received grants totalling £644,000, as part of the Major Grants Scheme in support of Youth Opportunities and Vulnerable People.

Youth Opportunities – Barnardo’s: £25,000 to fund a project worker to support young people in North Tyneside; Girl-guiding: £28,000 to empower young women to learn about leadership and skills for life.

Support for Vulnerable People – British Red Cross: £50,000 to fund a Patient Transport Ambulance (PTA) in Somerset; Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre, Wales:
£13,500 to provide specialist therapy to children with cerebral palsy; Blind Veterans UK: £100,000 to help fund the cost of refurbishing disused outbuildings at Llandudno Rehabilitation and Training Centre; Cystic Fibrosis Trust: £250,000 to fund a pioneering patient-led care programme, for people aged 16-24 that are suffering from cystic fibrosis; English National Ballet: £30,000 to fund Parkinson’s, which helps people living with the condition to have a better quality of life; Missing People: £10,000 to fund the salary of a services supervisor, for the charity’s free 24 hours service team; NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children): £47,500 to help protect the mental health of children under the age of five, by working with either their biological or foster parents; RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People): £40,000 to fund the salary of a sight loss advisor at The Royal Hospital in West Sussex.

Minor Grants

Six charities have received a total of £22,500 as part of the Minor Grants Scheme, to help cover their core costs.

The Country Trust: £5,000: Aims to teach children from deprived areas of towns and cities; Amy & Friends Cockayne Syndrome Support: £1,000: Supports children and their families suffering from Cockayne Syndrome; AF Association: £2,500: Provides information, support and access treatments for Atrial Fibrillation (AFT); Children’s Liver Disease Foundation: £4,000: Supports the needs of young people, up to the age of 25, affected by a childhood liver disease; Pilgrim Bandits: £5,000: Special Forces veterans use their training and experience to help and inspire wounded soldiers to live life to the full; Child Bereavement UK: £5,000: Charity supports families who have suffered bereavement and educates professionals.


Fri, 4th December 2015

Wellchild Charity Receives a cheque from Freemasons

Wellchild Charity Receives a cheque from Freemasons

As part of the Grand Charity grant awards announced in October, £40, 000 was awarded to the charity WELLCHILD to fund a nurse for children with long-term and complex health conditions in the East Midlands. Brethren from 3 Provinces Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire attended Queen’s Medical Centre at Nottingham on the 3rd December to present the cheque to the Charity. Those attending Rt. W. Bro Philip Marshall PGM and W. Bro Roger Garrett Provincial Grand Charity Steward of Nottinghamshire, W. Bro Michael Hitchcock Provincial Grand Charity Steward of Derbyshire, W. Bro Peter Brooks Provincial Communications Officer and W. Bro Bruce Goodman Provincial Grand Charity Steward of Lincolnshire received an informative talk on WELLCHILD’s work from Jason Blackburn, Dr.David Thomas, Nurse Rachel Gregory and a tour round one of the Paediatric wards and see some of the Ventilation equipment in action. Also a very moving insight from Leanne (who lives near Lincoln) and her family into the how the Charity has helped her daughter Sophie to be at home and be as a family together. Sophie is a young child who suffers from Cerebral palsy from a premature birth problem and whose long term and complex health problems mean she needs medical support to breathe normally. You can see her moving story on YouTube

On the photo collage you can see a copy of the thank you letter from Sophie’s twin sister Erica. It reads ‘To all of you People thank you for helping Wellchild and well great jobs too. From Sophies twin sister Erica!’


Wellchild is a charity for seriously ill children and young people in the UK to have the best quality of care whatever their diagnosis, situation and location.  Also creating safe and practical spaces for children and families, mutual support and connecting families with similar seriously ill children, and funding initiatives to improve children’s healthcare. This Grant from the Grand Charity will enable Wellchild to help fund a Network of Children’s Nurses ensuring children with complex care needs can leave hospital and be cared for at home wherever possible. Follow the link to learn more on Wellchild’s work.


Mon, 19th October 2015

TLC Appeal Re-launch at Lincoln Hospital

TLC Appeal Re-launch at Lincoln Hospital

The Provincial Grand Master Rt. W. Bro Graham Ives made a visit to Lincoln Hospital to re-launch the Lincolnshire Teddies for Loving Care. The Province has donated £1,500 to get the project started organised by W. Bro Nev Storey and other Lincoln Freemasons.

The Provincial Grand Master met members of staff and helped distribute a few Teddies to some of the Children in the Accident and Emergency Unit and gave a short talk on the TLC Appeal objectives. He was accompanied on his visit by the Provincial Grand Secretary W. Bro John Warwick and W. Bro Nev Storey the Lincoln TLC Appeal Chairman.

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The TLC Appeal is for Freemasons to provide Teddy Bears to Accident and Emergency Units, for the Medical Staff, to give, at their discretion, to children admitted who are in severe distress and where the staff feel that a Teddy or soft toy to cuddle will help alleviate the stress and assist them in their work.


Tue, 13th October 2015

Hope for Tomorrow

Hope for Tomorrow

   Mobile Chemotherapy Unit
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The Hope for tomorrow Vehicle visited Lincoln today outside the Central Market, it was supplied by Mark Master Masons to Lincolnshire Hospitals as part of the 2018 Festival Appeal. Community Fundraiser Clemency Rubinstein and her helpers were demonstrating the Vehicle and making the public aware of the Charity's work.

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Hope for Tomorrow is a national cancer charity dedicated to bringing cancer treatment closer to patients’ homes. These Mobile Chemotherapy Units effectively reduce the long distances of travel and waiting times for treatment that patients often endure, and also help them to avoid the stresses and strains of busy Oncology Centres.


Thu, 8th October 2015

Grand Charity donates £864,000

Grand Charity donates £864,000

The Freemasons’ Grand Charity has approved grants totaling £864,000 to be donated to 53 charities, including £50,000 to Diabetes UK to fund diabetes vaccine research at the University of Lincoln.


28 charities will receive grants totaling £797,000 as part of the Major Grants Scheme in support of Medical Research, Youth Opportunities, Vulnerable People and Religious Buildings.

Medical Research:

The Cure Parkinson’s Trust: £45,000 to fund research into the role of mitochondrial degeneration in the development of Parkinson’s disease.

Guys and St Thomas’ Charity: £40,000 to fund research into cell therapy as a treatment for Crohn’s disease.

Moorfield’s Eye Charity: £65,000 to fund research into age related macular degeneration.

Restore- Burn and Wound Research: £20,000 to fund research into skin allograft acceptance for burn injuries.

UCL Cancer Institute Research Trust: £60,000 to fund research into immunotherapy as a treatment for lung cancer.

University of Leicester: £32,000 to fund research into the role of visual crowding as an influence on reading ability across the lifespan.

Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK has received £50,000 from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity to help fund exceptional research at the University of Lincoln that is developing and refining a vaccine for Type 1 diabetes. This vaccine has the potential to treat newly diagnosed patients but also help prevent those at high risk of developing it in the future.

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Youth Opportunities:

Armonico Consort Ltd: £7,500 to fund music workshops in Special Educational Needs Schools.

Canterbury Cathedral Trust: £22,000 to fund a third year of study for a young apprentice stonemason.

Farms for City Children: £10,000 to enable disadvantaged children from urban areas to experience life on a farm.

Groundwork UK

£10,000 to support personal and environmental development programmes in three regions across the UK.

Groundwork UK is a national charity which strives to strengthen communities through its social, economic and environmental projects. The Charity’s Green Team programmes enable young people to carry out environmental development projects which benefit their communities while learning new skills, gaining qualifications and enhancing their employability.

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StreetGames: £25,000 to fund the “Us Girls” empowerment project in thirty communities across the UK.

Support for Vulnerable People:

AbilityNet: £15,000 to fund IT services for older disabled people.

The Back-Up Trust: £20,000 to fund the salary of a Schools Inclusion Coordinator.

British Lung Foundation: £40,000 to fund the Singing for Lung Health programme.

British Wireless for the Blind Fund: £47,750 to fund the replacement of old wireless internet audio players.

Canine Partners

Canine Partners aim to assist people with disabilities enjoy greater levels of independence and a better quality of life through the provision of assistance dogs. Their dogs are specially trained to help with everyday tasks such as the opening and closing of doors or cupboards, unloading washing machines, retrieving dropped items, undressing and raising the alarm in an emergency. As well as offering practical, physical assistance, these dogs provide invaluable social interaction and companionship and beneficiaries have reported marked increases in independence, confidence and self-esteem.

The charity received £50,000 to fund the costs of a new residential building at their training centre in Leicestershire.

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Carers Trust: £30,000 to fund the salary of the Policy Development Manager.

Listening Books: £25,000 to fund the expansion of the Books for Hospices mini-library service.

The National Deaf Children’s Society: £7,500 to fund workshops helping deaf children and young people.

National Star Foundation: £37,250 to fund the costs of new specialist residential accommodation for people who have severe and complex disabilities.

The Royal British Legion Poppy Factory: £20,000 to fund an employability consultant.

Victim Support: £43,000 to help recruit, train and develop a Volunteer Service Team for their helpline.

WellChild: £40,000 to fund a nurse for children with long-term and complex health conditions in the East Midlands.

Jubilee Sailing Trust

Jubilee Sailing Trust have received £15,000 to support their Buddy Bursary scheme which funds places on tall ship sailing voyages for the carers of severely disabled people. For many people experiencing serious disabilities it would not be possible to take part in the voyage without the assistance of their carer, the cost of which can be prohibitive.

In 2012, The Freemasons’ Grand Charity helped to launch this scheme with a grant of £25,000 and the Trust has seen it grow in success.

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Religious Buildings:

Blackburn Cathedral: £5,000 to fund the restoration of the Cloister Garth Building.

St David’s Cathedral: £5,000 to help fund the upgrade of the seating facilities at the Cathedral.

Winchester Cathedral Trust: £10,000 to help fund the new Learning and Development Centre.


25 charities will receive a total of £67,000 as part of the Minor Grants Scheme, to help cover their core costs.

The Aidis Trust £2,500 Empowers disabled people through support in using assistive technology to help reduce isolation and increase independence.

The Albert Kennedy Trust £3,000 Supports 16-25 year olds with different gender identities who are made homeless or living in a hostile environment.

CICRA – Crohn’s in Childhood Research Association £2,000 Aims to create a wider understanding and awareness of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

CANCERactive £3,000 Provides the latest information on all therapies available to cancer sufferers and professionals.

Cavernoma Alliance UK £2,000 Provides information, support and advice to those affected by cavernoma.

Clearvision Project £2,000 National postal lending library of children’s books in print and braille, allowing children learning braille to be supported by sighted parents and teachers.

Colostomy Association £2,000 Provides support, reassurance and practical information to anyone who has or is about to have a colostomy.

The Encephalitis Society £3,000 Aims to improve the quality of life of all people affected directly and indirectly by Encephalitis.

Giving World £2,500 Distributes clothes, furniture and toiletries to vulnerable people.

HemiHelp £3,000 Provides information for children with congenital and acquired hemiplegia and their families.

Limbless Association £2,500 Provides information and support to amputees living with a congenital or acquired limb loss and those considering elective amputation.

The Lindsay Leg Club Foundation £2,500 Aims to give a better quality of life for patients suffering with leg ulcers.

No Way Trust £3,000 Raises awareness among young people about the causes, consequences, penalties and impact of crime.

The Neurofibromatosis Association £3,000 Provides information and advice to people affected by neurofibromatosis to improve their quality of life.

The Neuromuscular Centre (NMC) £3,500 Supports people affected by muscular dystrophy.

No Panic £1,000 Helps people who suffer from panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders and other anxiety related disorders.

Remap £5,000 Designs and makes bespoke equipment for disabled people.

Second Chance £2,500 Aims to help and educate disadvantaged young people by providing facilities and other resources.

Siblings Together £4,000 Promotes contact between siblings separated by care, and supports them to achieve independence in society during and after care.

SIBS £3,000 Provides information and support to siblings of disabled children and to adult siblings who have grown up with a disabled brother or sister, in order to help them overcome their isolation and help them cope with the lifelong impact of disability on their lives.

Sickle Cell Society £2,000 Supports and represents people affected by Sickle Cell Disease  to improve their overall quality of life.

Snowdon Trust £2,000 Provides grants to disabled students in further or higher education or training towards employment.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Support UK £3,000 Provides information and support to those affected by all forms of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and raises awareness of the condition.

U Can Do It £2,000 Provides one to one computer and internet training for blind, deaf and disabled people on their own computers in their own homes.

UK Sepsis Trust £2,000 Provides support to people affected by sepsis.


Sat, 19th September 2015

RCC 150th Anniversary Church Service

RCC 150th Anniversary Church Service

The 150th Anniversary Church Service of the Masonic and Military Order of the Red Cross of Constantine and the Orders of the Holy Sepulchre and St. John the Evangelist was held at Lincoln Cathedral on Saturday 19th September followed by lunch at the Epic Centre Lincoln Showground. The event was attended by members of the order from across the country.



Fri, 24th April 2015

Lincoln Masonic Centre Dedication

Lincoln Masonic Centre Dedication

The new Lincoln Masonic Centre was Dedicated by the Provincial Grand Master Rt. W. Bro. Graham Ives at a special meeting of Witham Lodge on Friday 24th April 2015 and adds another Chapter to the history of Lincoln Freemasonry. He was assisted by a Provincial Dedicating Team of V. W. Bro. W. J Hockin, W. Bro. P C Anyan, W. Bro. C W Bradley, W. Bro. Rev. D I Walker, W. Bro J F Warwick, W. Bro. D C Bird, W. Bro C Taylor, W. Bro. D F Price, W. Bro. N Fisher and W. Bro. D M Shepherd.

The Lodge was opened by the Worshipful Master of Witham Lodge W. Bro. Chris Smith and Lodge Officers before the Provincial Grand Master took the Gavel and with his team conducted the Dedication Ceremony. A special Plaque was unveiled to commemorate the occasion, and W. Bro Ronald Adams gave a talk on the forming of a Building Fund in the 1980’s to the present day and the Masons involved, culminating in this new home for Lincoln Freemasonry. 120 Freemasons were in attendance on the night and enjoyed an excellent Dedication ceremony and Festive Board afterwards.

The Masonic Centre is now home for the 8 Lincoln Lodges, Witham, St. Hugh, Ermine, Excalibur, Paulinus, Ashlar, Lindum, and Minster, and also 3 Chapters, 2 Mark Mason Lodges and also other Orders.






Fri, 20th March 2015

Race Night raises £1300

Race Night raises £1300


The evening was held in aid of the Masonic Benevolent Fund to raise money for the 2018 Mark Masonic Festival which the Mark Masonic Province of Lincolnshire is hosting. The evening seemed to go very well with a good time had by all and the event raised over £1300.00 for the 2018 Festival.



Fri, 24th October 2014

All Worshipful Masters of the Eight Lincoln Lodges Present Charity Cheques

Lincoln Lodge Worshipful Masters Present Charity Cheques

Lincoln Lodges got together at the Lincoln Masonic Centre to present cheques to representatives of 12 Charities from the recent New Provincial Benevolent Fund grants. All 8 Lodges had their Worshipful Masters present and other representatives. Each Charity gave a short talk of the work they carried out which proved interesting and informative and was well received by all present. The event was organised by W. Bro Graham Cadel and certainly helped towards increasing the awareness of Freemasonry in the Community.

Witham Lodge represented by the W.M. W. Stuart Gray, also Vince Elkington and Duncan Cameron gave a cheque to Bob Varey of Lincoln Samaritans.

St. Hugh Lodge represented by the W.M. Richard Emiliani and Richard Bixley gave cheques to Ben Petts of St Barnabas and Barbara Moulson of Linkage Community Trust.

Ermine Lodge represented by the W.M. Steve Hutchinson and Paul Mellors gave a cheque to Pam Connock and Jan Cucks od Candles.

Excalibur Lodge represented the W. M. Dave Rile and Fred Bowler presented a cheque to Christine Sharp of Homestart Sleaford District.

Paulinus Lodge represented by W. M. David Nicholson presented cheques to Canon Ian Silk of the Crossing Point Community Project St Georges Church and Chuck Boulton of Matt’s Fund.

Ashlar Lodge represented by W.M. Mike Garwood and John Hudson gave a cheque to Rebena Cameron and Mike Althen of Marie Curie.

Lindum Lodge represented by W. M. Karl Fidoe and Alistair Gilchrist gave a cheque to Michelle Cleminson and Robert Howard of Kestevan Children in Need.

Minster Lodge represented by W. M. Peter Cook and Sidney McFarlane gave cheques to Mrs Knight of Breakthrough Cancer and Phil Measures of the Alzheimers Society.

Unfortunately the charities Hilt Disability Foundation and Hykeham Sailability were unable to attend, and these will be presented on a future occasion.


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Fri, 26th September 2014

New LMC Website goes live.


Fri, 19th September 2014

New website takes shape.

LMC Committee takes first look at the new web site!

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