The Year of a Busy Mason – SRIA AGM


This frozen morning, I popped over the border into England to attend the Provincial AGM for the SRIA Province of Western Counties and North Wales at Cheshire View.

The Hall had laid out coffee and mince pies out for those of us who arrived early for rehearsals, We then had the AGM. It is always good to catch up with how all the Colleges in the Province are doing. Unfortunately The Celebrant of Bishop Wilkins College  did not make it so I had to give the report’s for both Bishop Wilkins and Clwyd.

The Year of a Busy Mason – Buckley Lodge

Buckley Lodge!

This evening was my first visit to Buckley Lodge.

I had been planning on visiting this Lodge for a long time, because I wanted to see the Masonic Hall in Buckley. NEVER PUT THINGS OFF! By the time I actually got around to visiting, Buckley Hall had closed down, and the Lodge had moved to the Mold Masonic Hall.  So I learnt a lesson, I had put off something I wanted to do for so long I was unable to ever do it.

It was an enjoyable evening, with an interesting Talk on “Worthy Masons” followed by their Christmas Festive Board, with lots of singing and Christmas Cheer. It was also my First Christmas meal of the season.

The Year of a Busy Mason – Wrexhamian Lodge

Wrexhamian Lodge!

This evening was the first meeting of Wrexhamian Lodge since with the new officers in place.

We had an Initiation, and I helped out by doing the Charge after Initiation, which was interesting since it has been about eight years since I last had the chance to do it.

The Year of a Busy Mason – Visit to Dinorben Lodge

Visit to Dinorben Lodge!

This evening I had a little trip out to the coast out by Colwyn Bay to visit Dinorben Lodge for the first time.

I had been booked from the North Wales Association of Masonic Study to give a Talk titled “Widows Sons – Outlaw Bikers or Masonic Ambassadors”

It was a very enjoyable meeting in what has to be the largest Lodge room in North Wales.

The Year of a Busy Mason – Committee Rehearsals

Committee Rehearsals!

Wrexhamian Chapter had a Committee meeting this evening to sort some admin out, (no matter what you are in, there is always admin involved).

Unfortunately the Secretary was running very late, and nobody else actually knew what the agenda was, so after an hour gossip time we decided to change the evening into an extra rehearsals!

The Year of a Busy Mason – Charity AGM

Charity AGM!

This morning I popped along to sunny Rhyl to attend the AGM North Wales Freemasons Charity. 

It was interesting to get a report on all the good done over the last 12 months, and one of the trustees of the MCF was up to give a presentation on what they do. 

The Year of a Busy Mason – Rehearsals


And it is that time again. This evening it was the Wrexhamian Lodge Rehearsals, of which I had nothing to do, so again I got to sit and help with a pint in my hand.

Although by the end of the evening I had been volunteered to do the charge after initiation.

The Year of a Busy Mason – A solemn Visit

A Solemn Visit!

This morning we went to Visit Old Ruthinian Lodge, who meet at the cloisters Ruthin, for their remembrance meeting. It was more special and moving this year since they actually met on the 11th of the 11th, their remembrance ritual ended at 11am just in time for a 2 minute silence. Afterwards they enacted the empty chair ceremony. It was a very moving meeting. 

Due to the meeting being a morning one, we even had time to go have a beer on the way home to discuss the ceremony we had seen. 

The Year of a Busy Mason – A Royal Visit

A Royal Visit!

This evening a small group of us went to visit Royal Denbigh Lodge for their Installation. Royal Denbigh meet at the Denbigh Masonic Hall, so it was a nice change to go visit there.  The meeting was enjoyable, and it was special because their old treasurer who had been a member for many years was finally going into the chair since he now had the free time to do it.

The food was excellent, but then Ian cooks for that hall as well.

They even presented us (The visiting Blood Bikers) with a donation of £250 for Blood Bikes Wales.