On 18th June 2017, a Service of Celebration will be held at the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, and all Hertfordshire Freemasons, and their families, are cordially invited to attend. Further information will be available in due course through the Provincial website.
Masonic centres around the Province are encouraged to hold open days during the course of the Tercentenary year, to engage with our local communities and let the public find out a bit more about who we are and what we do.
Details will be made available here.
11.6.17 – The Cloisters, Letchworth
Family Fun Day
Hertfordshire and Middlesex are working together in 2017 to stage a spectacular Family Fun Day at the Royal Masonic School for Girls at Rickmansworth. http://www.hertsfamilyfunday.com/about
Hertfordshire is one of 5 Provinces (the others being Middlesex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire) taking part in an Inter-Provincial Sporting Challenge over the next year. 11 sports are being contested, and details are being finalized at the moment.
So far, we have information for :
- 29.4.17 Inter-Provincial Sporting Challenge : Fly Fishing Match at Rib Valley, Ware, SG12 0ES http://pglherts.org/social-events/the-masonic-fishing-charity-mtsfc/
- 12.5.17 Inter-Provincial Sporting Challenge : Bowls Match at City and County Bowls Club, Oxford, OX2 7EE http://www.buckspgl.org/clubs-sports/bowls-association/465-bowling
- 14.5.17 Inter-Provincial Sporting Challenge : Canal Fishing Match at Manor Fields , Bletchley http://pglherts.org/social-events/the-masonic-fishing-charity-mtsfc/
- 21.5.17 Inter-Provincial Sporting Challenge : Classic 300 Car Rally https://www.classic300.org.uk/
- 8.6.17 Inter-Provincial Sporting Challenge : Golf Match at Lambourne Golf Club, Burnham, SL1 8NF
- 11.6.17 Inter-Provincial Sporting Challenge : Fun Run and Open Day at The Cloisters, Letchworth, SG6 3TH http://pglherts.org/open-day-at-the-cloisters-sunday-the-11th-of-june-2017/
- 18.6.17 Service of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Albans
- 24.6.17 Official Tercentenary of Grand Lodge
- 24.6.17 Inter-Provincial Sporting Challenge : London to Brighton Cycle Race http://pglherts.org/the-tercentenary-london-to-brighton-bike-ride-2017/
- 25.6.17 Open Day at Masonic Hall, Radlett, WD7 7JS
- 9.7.17 Open Day at Ashwell House, St Albans, AL3 4DW
- 21.7.17 Gala Dinner at Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth, WD3 4HF
- 22.7.17 ‘Party in the Park’ Summer Fete, RSMG, Rickmansworth, WD3 4HF
- 31.10.17 Official UGLE Tercentenary Celebration – Royal Albert Hall
- 3.11.17 Tercentenary Banquet, Metropolitan Police Sports Club, Bushey, WD23 2TR http://pglherts.org/tercentenary-banquet-metropolitan-police-club-bushey-friday-3rd-november/
Further details will be added as they become available.
Our curator and archivist, W Bro Brian Tierney has been working with W Bro Chris Common to catalogue all of the Banners in Hertfordshire, both Craft and other Orders. They are in the process of putting the finishing touches to a website where all this hard work can be seen, and a link will be available here as soon as it is live.
300 for 30
The Provincial Grand Master is keen to support local charities during this special year, and plans to give 30 individual grants of £300 each to local charities. He has asked Lodges to nominate small charities that would particularly benefit from such a donation. The list of charities that have benefited from this can be found here: http://pglherts.org/pgms-30-x-300-tercentenary-celebration-awards/