Updated: Mar 8
KING ÆLFRED LODGE
W. Bro. Matthew Anthony Wood – Worshipful Master
Telephone: 07732 716746
91 Holly Hill
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Dear Sir and Brother,
You are requested to attend the FOUR HUNDRED AND FORTY-NINTH Regular Meeting of the Lodge at The Masonic Centre, Alresford Road, Winchester. SO21 1HB on MONDAY, March 1, 2021 at 6 p.m. punctually.
By Command of the Worshipful Master
S P Chapman Esq. P.P.S.G.D., Secretary & Data Controller
Dress Code: Black or dark blue lounge suit, uniform, dark morning dress (Provincial & Grand Lodge Officers), white collar, black, Provincial or ‘approved’ Masonic tie, black footwear and black/dark blue socks. White gloves are NOT to be worn.
Coronavirus: ‘During the Coronavirus pandemic all brethren must observe social distancing measures and are advised to carry personal hand sanitising gel for use at appropriate times during the meeting. Face Masks MUST be worn’
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR): ‘Data required for our use as a membership organisation is held by Grand Lodge, Provincial Grand Lodge and the Lodge(s) of which you are a member. In order to comply with the Data Protection legislation, your attention is directed to the Provincial Data Protection Policy and Notices referred to therein on the Provincial web site’.
OPENING ODE WILL NOT BE SUNG
Hail, Eternal! By Whose aid
All created things were made
Heaven and earth Thy vast design
Hear us, Architect Divine
May our work begun in Thee
Ever blest with order be
And may we when labours cease
Part in harmony and peace.
By Thy glorious majesty
By the trust we place in Thee
By the badge and mystic sign
Hear us Architect Divine
To open the Lodge.
To approve and confirm the pre-circulated Minutes of the 448th, 449th, 450th and 451st Regular Meetings of the Lodge held on Monday, November 2, 2020, December 2, 2020, January 11, 2021 and February 1, 2021.
To read the Fire Regulations & Safety Notice.
To invest any Lodge Officer(s) not present at the Installation Meeting.
To receive correspondence inc City of Winchester Freemasons Club report.
To Ballot as a candidate for Initiation Mr. Tony Archibald MacLean, DOB 19/07/1990, aged 30, of Officers Mess Army Headquarters, Monxton Road, Andover. SP11 8HJ, a Captain in HM Forces (Army), employed by HQ 1st Military Police Brigade, Ramillies Building, Marlborough Lines, Monxton Road, Andover. SP11 8HT. Proposed by W. Bro. Alan Smith and Seconded by W. Bro. David McLean at the Regular Meeting on November 2, 2020.
To receive Propositions and transact any other Masonic business.
To close the Lodge.
NB Alms will be collected by Bro’s Senior and Junior Deacon as Brethren retire from the Lodge.
CLOSING ODE WILL NOT BE SUNG
Now the evening shadows closing
Worn from toil to peaceful rest;
Mystic arts and rites reposing
Sacred in each faithful breast.
God of light whose love unceasing
Doth to all Thy works extend
Crown our order with thy blessing
Build sustain us to the end.
Humbly now we bow before thee
Grateful for Thine aid Divine
Everlasting power and glory
Mighty Architect be Thine.
Official Rehearsal: Will be held on the Monday preceding the Regular Meeting, at 7 p.m. (except Bank Holidays) at The Masonic Centre, Alresford Road, Winchester. SO21 1HB. All Master Masons are invited to attend. Officers unable to attend should inform the Lodge Preceptor, W. Bro. Mick Whitfield, as soon as possible. Lodge of Instruction is held on most other Monday evenings at 7 p.m. Please contact the Lodge Preceptor, W. Bro. Mick Whitfield for confirmation.
Dining: At the Winchester Masonic Centre, after the Lodge Meeting. Meals should be paid for in advance by Direct Debit, Cheque or via the ‘Events’ page of the Lodge website, and booked at least seven days before the meeting. Names, Lodges, Ranks of guests should be provided. Owing to the cost of dining it is necessary to charge for meals ordered but not taken. Meal cost is £17 and may be paid for at www.kingaelfred.com/events. NO ADVANCE PAYMENT, NO MEAL, NO EXCEPTION!
Absent Brethren: The toast of Absent Brethren will be honoured at 9.00pm.
Almoner: Members should contact W. Bro. Aubrey Monahan, Almoner, in cases of illness or distress. Telephone: 023 8026 1892 or 07752 089899, email: email@example.com
Proposal of Candidates: Brethren who wish to propose Candidates or Joining Members should communicate with Bro. Secretary in the first instance.
Annual Subscriptions: Annual Subscriptions for 2021 are £137.50 (exclusive of all Dining Charges) and payable in advance on January 1, 2021. Cheques should be made payable to ‘King Ælfred Lodge No. 7487 and sent to Bro. Treasurer, W. Bro. Ian E. Paddey, 17, Stubbington Way, Fair Oak, Eastleigh, Hampshire. SO50 7LQ. Telephone: 07745 696889, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by internet banking to: Lloyds Bank – Sort Code 30-99-71 – Account No 00304586 – Account Name King Ælfred Lodge No 7487.
Masonic Charities: Brethren are enjoined to consult W. Bro. Mike Dant, Lodge Charity Steward, regarding the Masonic Charities. His address is ‘Tredan’, 9, Holly Hill Close, Southampton. SO16 7EU. Telephone: 023 8076 9093, email: email@example.com
Royal Arch Masonry: Brethren interested in joining a Holy Royal Arch Chapter should consult Bro. Secretary or the Lodge Royal Arch Representative, W. Bro. Philip A. Chapman MBE JP.
Attendances at Lodges Overseas: Not all Masonic bodies abroad are recognised as regular by the United Grand Lodge. Brethren are urged not to make any Masonic contacts overseas with members of other Jurisdictions without consulting Bro. Secretary or ascertaining from the Grand Secretary at Freemasons Hall, that regular Masonry exists in the country concerned and obtaining the address to which Masonic enquiries in that country should be directed.
Change of Contact Details: The Lodge Secretary should be notified IMMEDIATELY of any Member’s change of address or contact details.
SOLOMON (Learning & Development) website, go to: https://solomon.ugle.org.uk to register.
Provincial website: https://www.hiowmasons.org
NCA website: https://www.hantsmasonnc.org.uk
NCA Nomads ‘Visiting Club’ go to: https://www.hantsmasonnc.org.uk/nomads to register
1. Bro. Adam Fraser Leon McLean – Initiated May 14, 2018, Passed November 4, 2019
2. Bro. Stephen Charles Oswald Herriotts – Initiated May 13, 2019, Passed February 3, 2020
1. Bro. Mr. Ryan H Rutlidge – Initiated January 6, 2020
2. Bro. Geoffrey Evans – Initiated January 6, 2020
Acceptance of an office in the Lodge is considered a pledge of attendance and performance of the duties thereof.
Bro. Matthew A. Wood ... Worshipful Master
Bro. Darren E. Foy ... Senior Warden
Bro. Stuart J. Robinson ... Junior Warden
W.Bro. Mike E Robinson P.P.J.G.D., L.G.R. ... Chaplain
W.Bro. Ian E. Paddey ... Treasurer
W.Bro. Sam P. Chapman P.P.S.G.D. ... Secretary
W.Bro. Andrew J. Parker P.P.D.G.Swd.B. ... Director of Ceremonies
W.Bro. D. Aubrey F. Monahan P.P.S.G.D., L.G.R. ... Almoner
W.Bro. Michael J. Dant P.P.G.Supt.Wks., L.G.R. ... Charity Steward
W.Bro. Derek Saunders ... Mentor
Bro. Lee Saunders ... Senior Deacon
Bro. Ryan Hadfield ... Junior Deacon
W.Bro. Stuart L Mawson P.P.J.G.W. ... Asst. Director of Ceremonies
W.Bro. Brian Saunders. P.P.S.G.D. ... Organist
Bro. Ernie D. Jeffs ... Assistant Secretary
Bro. Daniel Gordon ... Inner Guard
Bro. Ian R Gowers ... Senior Steward
Bro. Kenneth Foulkes ... Steward
Bro. James Hadfield ... Steward
Bro. Adam Fraser Leon McLean ... Steward
Bro. John Wright ... Steward
Bro. S Charles Oswald Herriotts ... Steward
W.Bro. John L Harvey P.P.S.G.D. ... Tyler (guest)
W.Bro. Mick Whitfield P.P.J.G.W. ... Lodge Preceptor
W.Bro. Nigel Baber, P.P.S.G.D. ... Provincial Visiting Officer
W.Bro. Paul Hillyard P.A.G.Supt.Wks. ... North Central Area Chairman
W.Bro. Gordon Brakewell P.A.G.D.C. ... North Central Area Vice Chairman
W.Bro. Philip A.Chapman MBE,JP, PPSGW, LGR ... Royal Arch Representative
W.Bro. David C.L. McLean P.P.Dep.G.Reg. ... Lodge Membership Officer
W.Bro. Ian E. Paddey ... COWFC Representative
HONORARY MEMBERS (8)
RW.Bro. Jonathan C. Whitaker D.Prov.G.M ic. P.G.Swd.B
W.Bro. Noel R. Voice P.S.G.D. P.Asst.Prov.G.Master
W.Bro. David J. Flemming P.S.G.D. P.Asst.Prov.G.Master
W.Bro. Roy A. Quin P.S.G.D. P.Asst.Prov.G.Master
W.Bro. Terence S. Bruty P.A.G.Swd.B
W.Bro. Maurice R. Beale P.P.G.Supt. Wks.
Bro. Ron Terry, P.P.G.Std.B.
Bro. Simon Stone
PAST MASTERS OF THE LODGE (24)
W.Bro. Maurice R. Beale P.P.G.Supt.Wks. (1972)
W.Bro. Jim A. Melrose P.P.A.G.D.C. (1980)
W.Bro. Ray A. Fisher P.P.G.Reg. L.G.R. (1982)
W.Bro. Michael B. Whitfield P.P.J.G.W. (1983, 1991)
W.Bro. Stuart L. Mawson P.P.J.G.W. (1988)
W.Bro. Philip A. Chapman MBE JP, P.P.S.G.W., L.G.R. (1992, 2013)
W.Bro. Alan J. Cookson P.P.Dep.G.Swd.B. (1994)
W.Bro. Richard N. Ings P.P.G.Supt.Wks. (1995, 2008)
W.Bro. Peter K. Mason P.P.D.G.Swd.B.(1996)
W.Bro. Mike E. Robinson P.P.J.G.D. L.G.R. (1999, 2016)
W.Bro. David C.L. McLean P.P.Dep.G.Reg.(2001)
W.Bro. V. Norman Morley P.P.G.Std.B. (2002)
W.Bro. Alan K. Smith P.P.J.G.W. (2003, 2007)
W.Bro. Andrew J. Parker P.P.D.G.Swd.B. (2004, 2012)
W.Bro. Philip D. K. Mason P.P.A.G.Swd.B. (2005)
W.Bro. Andrew S Fell P.P.A.G.D.C. (2006)
W.Bro. Brian R Saunders P.P.S.G.D. (2009)
W.Bro. Jeffrey. C. Radford P.P.S.G.D. (2010, 2011)
W.Bro. Sam P. Chapman P.P.S.G.D. (2014)
W.Bro. Andrew J. Rudge P.P.J.G.D. (2015)
W.Bro. Ian E. Paddey (2017)
W.Bro. Derek R Saunders (2018)
W.Bro. Timothy J. Hadfield, I.P.M (2019)
W.Bro. Matthew A. Wood (2020)
W. Bro. Michael Sharpe
W. Bro. D. Aubrey F. Monahan P.P.S.G.D., L.G.R.
W. Bro. Ronald N. Rainbird P.P.D.G.Reg
W. Bro. Philip N. Baughn L.G.R.
W. Bro. Michael J. Dant P.P.G.Supt.Wks., L.G.R.
W. Bro. David T. King P.P.D.G.Swd.B.
W. Bro. Malcolm R Hoskins. P.P.A.G.Reg.
W. Bro. Timothy C Howlett
W. Bro. Paul J Naish L.G.R.
W. Bro. Crawford J White P.P.Dep.G.Swd.B.
Bro. Noel R. Grimmett
Bro. Peter Knight
Bro. A. Wayne Hallett
Bro. Brian T. Hall
Bro. David T. Marsh
Bro. Lal Basra
Bro. John M. B. O’Toole
Bro. Henry J. Gill
Bro. Stuart J. Robinson
Bro. John A. Smallbone
Bro. Kenneth Foulkes
Bro. Darren E Foy
Bro. Ernest D Jeffs
Bro. Ian R Gowers
Bro. John Kent
Bro. Colin Tester
Bro. Lee R Saunders
Bro. James E Hadfield
Bro. Ryan T Hadfield
Bro. Adam F L McLean
Bro. John G Wright
Bro. Daniel M A Gordon
Bro. S. Charles O Herriotts
Bro. Ryan H Rutlidge
Bro. Geoffrey Evans
Total Membership 58, including Honorary Members 66.