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Wed, 22nd November 2017

2nd degree extended tracing board and & extended working tools

This evening members of Stechford lodge were treated to two pieces of outstanding ritual performed by two senior past masters. W.Bro Allen Hunt PProvJGW presented the extended 2nd degree tracing board superbly and W.Bro Keith Kingscott PProvSGD presented the extended working tools with class. The members of the lodge were very impressed. Afterwards the Brethren invited 3 potential candidates to join them for a curry and a tour of the lodge.

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Wed, 25th October 2017

Brother Burstow Passed to the 2nd degree

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Wed, 22nd March 2017

Friends & Family Social "Race Night"

More than £700 were raised and given to Heather and Colin Maddox, who will drive from England to Mongolia, and back, in a restored VW Bettle that they named BETTY.

Their long trip is to raise much needed funds for CLAIRE HOUSE CHILDRENS HOSPICE and none of the money raised will be used to pay their expenses.

CLAIRE HOUSE CHILDRENS HOSPICE helps seriously and terminally ill children live life to the full by creating wonderful experiences and bringing back a sense of normality to family life. By providing specialist nursing care and emotional support they help families smile again when life couldn’t get any tougher. 

Please follow Heather and Colin on their journey adding Betty Maddox to your friends list and support Claire House Childrens Hospice http://www.clairehouse.org.uk/

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Wed, 1st March 2017

Brother Burstow (EA) attends Newer members and Mentors meeting

Great night with Newer Members and lodge Mentors. Thank you again to @worcsmentor for organising the event and Catshill lodge for hosting us.

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Wed, 22nd February 2017

Brother Andrew Byng Installed as WM for the first time

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Wed, 25th January 2017

W.Bro John L. Moore last meeting as Master

W.Bro John Moore thanked the brethren for supporting him during the last years as WM of the lodge and looked forward to supporting the new WM during his tenure.

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Thu, 1st December 2016

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Installation of RWM Samuel McIntyre, Lodge Prince of Wales, Renfrew. December 2016.

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Wed, 23rd November 2016

Brother Burstow Initiated into Stechford Lodge

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Wed, 26th October 2016

Brother Alkis Kardasopolous raised to the 3rd degree

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Sun, 11th September 2016

Worcestershire Provincial Cathedral Service

Many members of the lodge attended the Annual Service of Thanksgiving at Worcester Cathedral. It was a perfect opportunity for families and friends to come and witness a truly splendid masonic procession in Worcester Cathedral. It was extra special for W.Bro David Kingscott who represented the Province as Standard Bearer.

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Sat, 11th June 2016

Worcestershire Provincial Grand Lodge 2016

Birmingham University was the venue for another successful Provincial Grand Lodge meeting which saw W.Bro David Kingscott (IPM and Mentor) of Stechford Lodge receive his first appointment to the acting rank of Provincial Grand Standard Bearer. The sun was out to mark the special occassion and we look forward to seeing our acting officer on the circuit over the coming year!

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Wed, 23rd March 2016

Brother James Hollins raised to the 3rd degree

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Wed, 24th February 2016

W.Bro John L. Moore Proclaimed as WM for a third year

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Wed, 27th January 2016

Friends & Family Social "Armed Forces Night"

Members of Stechford Lodge No. 3185 were happy to welcome 66 guests to their mid week meeting in aid of "Help for Heroes". A short meeting was held upstairs, before the drinks reception and photographs took place in the committee room. A superb festive board was had by all and hopefully the entertainment went down well. A cheque for £500 was presented to the charity representative as a result of the raffle held.

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Wed, 25th November 2015

Brother Darren Harding raised to the 3rd degree

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Wed, 28th October 2015

Brother James Rogers raised to the 3rd degree

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Tue, 14th July 2015

30th degree

On Tuesday 14th July 2015, our IPM W.Bro David Kingscott was invited to attend Grand East, St James, London to receive his 30th degree in the Rose Croix order. He was accompanied by his proposer into the order, W.Bro Andrew Crooke and both had a fantastic day!

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Sat, 13th June 2015

Worcestershire Provincial Grand Lodge 2015

Huge applause from upwards of 700 Masons greeted V. W. Bro. Stuart Edwards as he arrived in the Great Hall of University of Birmingham, at the Annual Meeting of the Provincial Grand Lodge, on Saturday 13th June.

The warmth of the feeling for former Deputy Provincial Grand Master was very apparent as he guided his wheelchair the length of the Great Hall.

It was his first appearance at Masonic function since he was badly injured at his home 15 months ago.

Emotions ran high as the Provincial Grand Master welcomed him and then revealed that Stuart and his wife Val had just celebrated their Ruby Wedding Anniversary and presented him with bouquet of the flowers for Val and a bottle of something strong for Stuart; plus a cheque from the Province for him to present to the the Orthopaedic Hospital where world renowned surgeons worked their magic to save his life.

Stuart then sat through the whole of the afternoon's ceremonies and no doubt went home with the feeling that he made another big step on the his way to complete recovery.

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Wed, 6th May 2015

Trip to St Andrew's Lodge, Avonmouth, Bristol

Several members of the lodge visited St Andrew's Lodge in Avonmouth, Bristol for the 6th year running. Around 20 brethren made the trip from Birmingham to Bristol and the trip did not dissapoint! If you would like to join us next year you will be made very welcome.

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Mon, 27th April 2015

5th and 6th degrees Rose Croix, Great Queen St, London

Several Brethren of Stechford Lodge enjoyed another jam packed Monday afternoon in London to observe a fantastic demonstration of the 5th and 6th degree ceremonies in the Rose Croix degree. They hope many more will join them next year.

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Wed, 25th March 2015

Bro. Kardasopolous and Bro. Harding double passing to the degree of a Fellow Craft

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Wed, 25th February 2015

W.Bro John L. Moore Proclaimed as WM for a second year

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Wed, 28th January 2015

Bro. Rogers and Bro. Hollins double passing to the degree of a Fellow Craft

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Wed, 7th January 2015

W.Bro Keith Kingscott Enthroned as MWS

W.Bro David Kingscott had the pleasure of "returning the honour" when he enthroned his father into the chair of Temple Balsall Rose Croix Chapter No. 979. At the same meeting Bro. Andy Byng was perfected into the order as a new made Prince.

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Wed, 26th November 2014

Brother Harding initiated into Stechford Lodge

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Wed, 29th October 2014

Visit to Stirling Lodge 1989 - Cumberland & Westmorland

On Wednesday 29th October 2014, the WM, IPM and secretary all travelled up to Cleator Moor, Cumbria to visit Stirling Lodge 1989. The visit had a double meaning as W.Bro Barrie Casson, Past Master of the lodge is the father in law of W.Bro David Kingscott. A great evening was had by all and they hope to be able to visit next year in April.

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Wed, 22nd October 2014

Brother Pugh initiated into Stechford Lodge

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Sun, 13th July 2014

Provincial Cathedral Service - Worcester Cathedral

Many members of the lodge attended the Annual Service of Thanksgiving at Worcester Cathedral. It was a perfect opportunity for families and friends to come and witness a truly splendid masonic procession in Worcester Cathedral.

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Sun, 29th June 2014

Worcestershire Province Standard Bearers - The National Memorial Arboretum

Sunday 29th June 2014 was the date when people came together to celebrate the Armed Forces Day at The National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire. Provincial Standard bearers from Warwickshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire represented Freemasonry on such an important day. Stechford Lodge were proud to see W.Bro Keith Kingscott representing the Province and his Lodge.

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Sat, 21st June 2014

Worcestershire Provincial Grand Lodge 2014

Birmingham University was the venue for another successful Provincial Grand Lodge meeting which saw W.Bro Keith Kingscott (Secretary and Almoner) of Stechford Lodge receive his first appointment to the acting rank of Provincial Grand Standard Bearer. The sun was out to mark the special occassion and we look forward to seeing our acting officer on the circuit over the coming year!

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Thu, 29th May 2014

Beyond the Craft fair

There was a great turn out by brethren from many different orders and provinces at the 1st ever beyond the craft fair at Kings Heath masonic temple. Almost every masonic order was represented and it certainly was a daily advancement in masonic knowledge.

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Wed, 7th May 2014

Trip to St Andrew's Lodge, Avonmouth, Bristol

Several members of the lodge visited St Andrew's Lodge in Avonmouth, Bristol for the 5th year running. Around 20 brethren made the trip from Birmingham to Bristol and the trip did not dissapoint! If you would like to join us next year you will be made very welcome.

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Sat, 3rd May 2014

Lodge of Emulation "Tally Ho!" Social evening

Several Brethren from Stechford Lodge visited Lodge of Emulation's social evening held at "Tally Ho!" It was a fantastic evening and the members would like to thank W.Bro Sam and all his brethren who made us feel so welcome.

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Mon, 28th April 2014

4th and 5th degrees Rose Croix, Great Queen St, London

Several Brethren of Stechford Lodge enjoyed another jam packed Monday afternoon in London to observe a fantastic demonstration of the 4th and 5th degree ceremonies in the Rose Croix degree. They hope many more will join them next year, especially the IPM who is the current MWS of his chapter.

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Wed, 2nd April 2014

Stechford Lodge members visit Lechmere Volunteer Lodge No. 1874

Members of Stechford Lodge, namely the WM, IPM, Secretary and Assistant Secretary all visited Lechmere Volunteer Lodge No. 1874 (Mother Lodge) to witness a Russian 1st degree initiation ceremony performed by Monmouth Masonic Re-enactment team in Russia circa 1810 at the Apollo Lodge, St Petersburg!

The team was formed 25 years ago and have performed in 18 Provinces and they carry out several demonstrations each year. It was a very enjoyable evening and the members of Lechmere Volunteer Lodge were on form as usual!

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Fri, 28th March 2014

Sad passing of W.Bro Alan Nicholls

Stechford Lodge are sad to announce the passing of W.Bro Alan Nicholls. Alan had been an active member of the Lodge being initiated on the 9th March 1985, he became Worshipful Master in 1995.  For many years he was a Director of the Stechford Masonic Hall Co. Ltd and put in many hours of hard work in keeping the Company going during a difficult period.  More latterly he has been conducting his masonry in Staffordshire nearer to where he lived in Wightwick, near Wolverhampton.

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Wed, 26th March 2014

Brother Kardasopolous initiated into Stechford Lodge

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Wed, 26th February 2014

Newly Installed Worshipful Master

On Wednesday 26th February 2014, W.Bro John Moore was reguarly installed as Worshipful Master by Installing Master David Kingscott. The installation ceremony was "extended workings" according to Stechford Lodge traditions. After such an emotional ceremony, a great festive board was had by 43 brethren downstairs. A special thanks also go to W.Bro S J Wyer APGM and his team who added to the occasion.

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Sat, 22nd February 2014

Stechford Lodge Burns Night another great success!

Stechford Lodge held their annual Burns night at Solihull Masonic Temple, Knowle. A great night was had by all and £525 was raised in aid of Birmingham St Mary's Hospice and Cramar Cat Sanctuary & Rescue Centre. It was the last social for our current Worshipful Master W.Bro David Kingscott who couldn't of wished for a better way to end his 2 years.

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Wed, 19th February 2014

W.Bro Tony Martin celebrates his 96th Birthday!

W.Bro Tony Martin Celebrated his 96th birthday at a surprise party organised by his partner Beryl. Several members of the Lodge were present to enjoy the night with him.

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Wed, 29th January 2014

Sad passing of W.Bro Ken Hill PProvSGW

Stechford Lodge are sad to announce the passing of W.Bro Ken Hill. He will be sadly missed and all our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Joan. Ken is the only Past Master in the history of Stechford Lodge to have taken the chair 5 times in 1988, 1999, 2003, 2004 and 2005.

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Fri, 24th January 2014

Stechford's Worshipful Master enthroned as MWS of Temple Balsall Chapter No. 979

At The Temple Balsall Chapter No. 979 Enthronement meeting on 24th January the current Worshipful Master of Stechford Lodge David K. Kingscott was enthroned by his successor. An enjoyable evening was had by all and it was another night not to forget.

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Wed, 22nd January 2014

Masonic author Mike Neville visits Stechford Lodge

The Worshipful Master David Kingscott was delighted to sign off in style, all thanks to W.Bro Mike Neville attending his lodge and performing his lively and entertaining presentation. Not only was it delivered well, it educated and had Brethren in tears of laughter at times. We look forward to welcoming him back soon.

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Wed, 27th November 2013

3 Provincial Grand Masters of Worcestershire

 Also present at the meeting were two Past Provincial Grand Masters of the Province of Worcestershire, an Assistant Provincial Grand Master of Warwickshire, and a number of Officers of Grand Lodge.

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Wed, 27th November 2013

W.Bro Hollins Celebrates 60 years!

 After the initiation had been completed, the RW Provincial Grand Master, Robert C. Vaughan, in a most delightful manner, presented W.Bro. Ray Hollins with a 60-year certificate to mark the length of time that he had been a member in Freemasonry. 

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Wed, 27th November 2013

Brother Hollins Initiated into Stechford Lodge


The 760th meeting of the Stechford Lodge, No.3185, held at Northfield Masonic Hall on November 27th was an initiation.   The candidate was 18-years old Mr James Hollins and the Worshipful Master for the ceremony was his grandfather, W.Bro. Raymond Hollins PAGDC, who was also celebrating his 60th anniversary in Freemasonry.
 
W.Bro. Hollins took the Chair, and in a ceremony of great emotion, initiated his grandson into Freemasonry, ably assisted by his brother-in-law, W.Bro. Ken Hill PProvSGW, who acted as the Junior Deacon for the evening.
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Wed, 23rd October 2013

Brother Rogers Initiated into Stechford Lodge

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Sun, 22nd September 2013

Guy's Cliffe Sunday lunch

Stechford Lodge members, along with family and friends enjoyed a Sunday lunch at Guy's Cliffe, Warwick. An enjoyable afternoon was had by all and £200 was raised for TLC (Teddy Loving Care). W.Bro Bill Stammers and others then showed everyone around the beautiful building and temple, explaining some of the history.

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Sat, 15th June 2013

Stechford Lodge at Provincial Grand Lodge

Stechford Lodge was well represented at Provincial Grand Lodge, Great Hall, Birmingham University by no fewer than 11 members. A great effort by all and what a great day it was!

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Mon, 27th May 2013

W.Bro David (WM) represents Worcestershire Province at the Birmingham Lord Mayors show

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Sun, 26th May 2013

Stechford Lodge Curry Night

Stechford Lodge hosted a curry night at Regards Indian Cuisine. The evening as informal and the great food made the night! Several non-members came with their families and we hope to welcome them again at other such events.

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Wed, 24th April 2013

Bro Buggins raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason

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Wed, 27th March 2013

Bro Gilmore raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason

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Wed, 27th February 2013

W.Bro D K Kingscott is proclaimed for a second year

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Sat, 2nd February 2013

Stechford Lodge raise 1500 for HHHO!

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Wed, 19th December 2012

Stechford Lodge Website approved by Worcestershire PGL

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Sun, 2nd December 2012

Akamba Christmas Social - 250 raised for ACEF

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Wed, 28th November 2012

Stechford Lodge welcome W.Bro Nick Cripps Pro. G. Mentor

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Wed, 24th October 2012

Bro Yates raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason

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Sun, 15th July 2012

Stechford Lodge Summer Social at Akamba

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Wed, 23rd May 2012

Bro Buggins passed to the degree of a Fellow Craft

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Wed, 25th April 2012

Bro Yates and Bro Gilmore double passing to the degree of a Fellow Craft

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Wed, 28th March 2012

A presentation from Worcs Pro.G.Stwds Lodge "Do you want to know a secret"

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Wed, 22nd February 2012

Bro David Kingscott installed by his father W.Bro Keith Kingscott

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Sat, 4th February 2012

Stechford Lodge Friends and Family Burns Night at Knowle

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Wed, 25th January 2012

Lodge Glittering Star No. 322 demonstrate an Irish 3rd degree ceremony

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Sun, 4th December 2011

Stechford Lodge Xmas Social at Akamba

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Wed, 23rd November 2011

Bro Buggins Initiated into Stechford Lodge

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Wed, 26th October 2011

Bro Gilmore Initiated into Stechford Lodge

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Wed, 25th May 2011

Bro Yates Initiated into Stechford Lodge

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Wed, 27th April 2011

Bro Scott raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason

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Sun, 10th April 2011

Stechford Lodge Informal Sunday lunch at Guys Cliffe

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Wed, 23rd March 2011

Bro Canaan Initiated into Stechford Lodge

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Wed, 23rd February 2011

W.Bro K N Kingscott is proclaimed for a second year

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Wed, 26th January 2011

Stechford Lodge meeting followed by Friends and Family Burns Night