2005: Women and Freemasonry
The Lecturer, W Bro G. W. S. Davie, had
informed the Board that in addition to the
three official deliveries to Connaught Army
and Navy Lodge No. 4323 (London),
West Kent Installed Masters’ Lodge No.
5778 (West Kent) and Antient and Loyal
Lodge of Installed Masters No. 9762
(West Lancashire), the Lecture was also
delivered on 66 other occasions throughout
The Board thanked Bro Davie for the
considerable time and effort he had spent
in this connection.
2006: The Victoria Cross, Freemasons’
Band of Brothers
The Prestonian Lecturer for 2006 is
W Bro G. S. Angell. Five official Prestonian
Lectures for 2006 have been or will be given
under the auspices of Saint Paul’s Lodge
No. 374 (Montreal and Halifax), FitzRoy
Lodge No. 569 (London), Reserve Forces
Lodge of Northumberland No. 2666
(Northumberland), Old Wellingtonian
Lodge No. 3404 (London), Harlequins
Lodge No. 5793 (South Wales, Eastern
2007: The Board has submitted a nomination
to the Trustees of the Prestonian Fund and
they have appointed RW Bro Dr R.B.F.
Khambatta, PDistGM, Pakistan, as
Prestonian Lecturer for 2007. Bro Khambatta
states that the title of his lecture will be
The Grand Secretaries 1813–1980.
Arrangements for the delivery of
the Lectures to selected Lodges will be
considered by the Board in November and
applications are now invited from Lodges.
Applications should be made to the Assistant
Grand Secretary through Metropolitan,
Provincial or District Grand Secretaries.
The Board desires to emphasise the
importance of these, the only Lectures held
under the authority of the Grand Lodge.
It is, therefore, hoped that applications for
the privilege of having one of these official
Lectures will be made only by Lodges
which are prepared to afford facilities for
all Freemasons in their area, as well as their
own members, to participate and thus ensure
an attendance worthy of the occasion.
The Board had received reports that the
following Lodges have resolved to surrender
St Bride Lodge No. 2817, in order to
amalgamate with Alexandra Palace Lodge
No. 1541 (London); Widnes Lodge No. 2819
in order to amalgamate with Knowsley
Lodge No. 3581 (West Lancashire), St Elphin
Lodge No. 3287 and Red Rose Lodge No.
6007 in order to amalgamate with Gilbert
Greenall Lodge No. 1250 (West Lancashire);
Red Triangle Lodge No. 3874 and Antient
Manor Lodge No. 4511 in order to
amalgamate with St Michael’s Temperance
Lodge No. 3401 (West Lancashire).
The Board has received a report that nine
Lodges have closed and have surrendered
their Warrants. The Lodges are: Kirkdale
Lodge No. 1756 (West Lancashire),
Cheerybles Lodge No. 2466 (London),
Fylde Lodge No. 2758 (West Lancashire),
Seaforth Lodge No. 4038 (West Lancashire),
Hesa Lodge No. 4540 (Middlesex), Trinity
College Jubilee Lodge No. 5002 (London),
Balliol Lodge No. 5941 (West Lancashire),
Southall St. John’s Lodge No. 6389
(Middlesex), Poynton Lodge No. 8728
Over recent years, the Lodges have found
themselves no longer viable.The Board is
satisfied that further efforts to save them
would be to no avail. A recommendation
that they be erased was approved.
As required by Rule 277 (a) (i) (B) and (D),
Book of Constitutions, a Brother was recently
expelled from the Craft.
Grand Lodge Accounts 2005
The Audited Accounts of Grand Lodge
for the year ended 31 December 2005
Election of Grand Lodge Auditors
The re-election of Horwath Clark
Whitehill LLP, as Auditors of Grand
Lodge, was approved.
Amendment to the Book of
In a Motion pursuant to Notice, a Resolution
that Rules 216 to 222 under the heading
“The General Council” be deleted and be
substituted by new rules under the heading
“The Rulers’ Forum” [see MQ, issue
No. 18, pages 18 and 19] was approved.
List of new Lodges for which Warrants
have been granted by the MW The Grand
Master, showing the date from which their
Warrants became effective:
8 March 2006: 9819 George Taylor Lodge
20 April 2006: 9817 Phoenix Lodge
(Nicosia, Cyprus); 9818 Zenon 18
Lodge (Limassol, Cyprus).
27 April 2006: 9820 Rochford Kindred
Daylight Lodge (Rochford, Essex).
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