There's no let-up in the spirit of kindness throughout this season!

There have been a total of 18 new Freemasons created in Buckinghamshire through our 12DX initiative.
Brother Anton of Thames Mariner Lodge in Marlow, Brother Roberto of Brentham Lodge in Beaconsfield, Brother John of the Buckinghamshire Emergency Services Lodge in Winslow, Brothers Adam and Jonathan of Concordia Lodge in Aylesbury, and Brother Jack, of the Lilly Lodge of Richmond Lodge (the Bucks Cricket Lodge) in Beaconsfield were all recipients of the Gift of Freemasonry this week.

The new initiates began their incredible journey as Freemasons through their unique Initiation ceremonies and the masonic humour that was presented to them in the form of cricket stumps, firing glasses, hats, uniforms and masonic carrots... ☃️
They will undoubtedly be looking forward to the many ways in which they may learn about our history, our mysteries, and the numerous ways in which we help our community.
In the remaining 35 lodges, there are 44 more Freemasons to initiate before the season comes to a close. This means that there are many more magical moments waiting for us.

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12DX has now seen 14 new Freemasons made in Buckinghamshire

This week, heads of lodges delivered the Gift of Freemasonry to Bro. Frankie at Chenies Lodge in Beaconsfield, Bro. Mark at Wycombe Lodge in Marlow, Bros. Umar and Naj at Secklow Hundred Lodge in Stony Stratford, and Bros. Des and Yogeswaran at Ferdinand De Rothschild Lodge in Aylesbury.

It was great to see Buckinghamshire see a third Lewis made in as many days when, in a moving ceremony, Bro. Jim at Thames Mariner Lodge initiated his son.
We have many more magic moments ahead of us, as there are 50 more Freemasons to initiate in 39 lodges before the season ends.

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Our 12DX festive campaign to welcome 64 new members into Freemasonry continues!

Recently, at Wendover Lodge No. 9616, Bro. Jesse took the big chair to initiate his two sons. Bro's Albert and John are 2nd generation Freemasons and therefore referred to as Lewises. The head of the lodge, Bro. Jordan, was delighted to see them receive the Gift of Freemasonry and said, "This is a fitting end to the year for our lodge. We cannot wait to see what 2024 will bring."
We wholeheartedly agree with you, Jordan. Freemasonry is the gift that keeps on giving.

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Buckinghamshire's festive initiative to welcome over 60 new members into Freemasonry continued recently at Cliveden Lodge and also at Heatherden Lodge!

Bro. Phil, the head of Cliveden Lodge, welcomed in two new candidates to Freemasonry. Bro Taras and Bro Javed are pictured with new lifelong friends at Beaconsfield Masonic Centre on their special evening. We think that they will travel far and wide together and enjoy their journey through Freemasonry enormously.

Bro. Neil, the head of Heatherden Lodge, presented the Gift of Freemasonry to Bro. Muhammad in a spectacular ceremony at Slough Masonic Centre. Members of the lodge are pictured in front of the lodge banner. Heatherden has introduced four new people into Freemasonry this year and will have two more prospective candidates join early next year! Onwards and upwards, Heatherden!

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A jewel fit for a King

This First Grand Principal’s Jewel was made for Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, in 1874 by HT Lamb and Co, Londo

High hopes

Eastor Lodge members decided to set themselves the challenge of hiking up Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon ov

Discover More about the Royal Arch

The Discover More booklet, produced by Supreme Grand Chapter, is designed to introduce Master Masons and others

One Step Beyond the Craft

You may not realise that Freemasonry is made of a number of different 'Progressive Orders'. This series will explain these various Orders


Bram Stoker Stoker is shown in Grand Lodge records as having joined only one Lodge: the Buckingham and Chandos Lodge, No. 1150, which was

Pilgrims' Walk collected £31K for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity

Over 40 walkers completed the 50 mile/110K steps in July 2023. Hospice volunteers, Buckinghamshire Freemasons, and many friends and family members made up the team. Several hundred sandwiches and cakes later, our brave explorers took in some beautiful sights and concluded the trip several hours sooner than intended, despite severe downpours on one hand and nettles on the other!
The Pilgrims collected £31,254 in total, which will allow the hospice to purchase two specialist custom cuddle beds allowing people admitted to the hospice to be with their loved ones in their last days.

Provincial Grand Master's Address PGL 2023


Welcome to the 2023 AGM of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Buckinghamshire which is taking place on a Saturday for the first time to eliminate the need for our working members taking annual leave to attend. I extend a very warm welcome to over 650 friends, brethren, and honoured guests for coming to London to share today with us.

“This is a fantastic turnout for us, beating even the BIG day by 30 attendees.”

My personal thanks go to our partners for their support and my own thanks particularly to my wife Sarah for the many things she has given up these past 6 years to help me.

A great event is always delivered by a great team, and I thank Tim Anders, Ian Bailey, Bill Smithson, Steve Pratt and those who always help to make this day special. I thank the Provincial Grand Stewards for the work they do both here and during the year and our very hard-working XO’s and Visiting Officers.

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High hopes

Posted: 21 September 2023

Eastor Lodge members decided to set themselves the challenge of hiking up Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon over three days in June to raise money for local charities. 

The group is hoping to raise funds through both their JustGiving page and the Herefordshire Masonic Charity Association for two charities: the Ledbury Food Bank, which helps families in hardship, and for We are Farming Minds who help to break the stigma surrounding mental health in the farming community. 

As Freemasons, caring and supporting the local community is central to our purpose and as many in the current climate are in need of support, Herefordshire Freemasons would like to do their part!



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Guiding the way | United Grand Lodge of England

Posted: 21 September 2023

St Cyngar Lodge No. 5323 has donated £3,250 to Guide Dogs Cymru and has had the honour of naming a puppy Mason. 

Members hosted a fundraiser in support of the charity, raising more than £1,300. The evening was attended by over 50 guests. WM Royston Slater-Mason presented a cheque to Guide Dogs Cymru on behalf of members, supported by the North Wales Freemasons Charity (NWFC). 

Rob Armstrong, group coordinator and treasurer for Guide Dogs Gwynedd said, 

‘We’d like to thank St Cyngar Lodge for their generous donation to Guide Dogs Cymru. Donations like this have supported some amazing guide dog partnerships in Gwynedd, and this support will help the charity to train even more life-changing dogs.

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Two Lodges, One Bond

This unique meeting was brought to fruition due to the Formula One Lodge’s hectic schedule and a shared connection: Terry Hall, who holds the esteemed position of Director of Ceremonies in both lodges.

Posted: 25 September 2023

Recently, a Second Degree ceremony marked a significant and memorable occasion as members of Formula One Lodge ( gathered to attend Spirit of Rugby Lodge, which had graciously agreed to host the ceremony for Carlo Trevison. . Situated in the picturesque town of Sittingbourne, Kent, the meeting unfolded within the welcoming confines of Spirit of Rugby Lodge.


Spirit of Rugby Lodge, born in 2016, has experienced a remarkable journey, infusing various rugby-themed customs and traditions into its activities. The Lodge has established a distinct identity from adorning rugby hats during the festive board to substituting gavels with referee’s whistles. The departure of visitors and guests is likened to a rugby line-out, adding a touch of sporting flair to their gatherings. At the same time, a lively raffle contributed to the overall camaraderie.

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The Hall Stone Province Celebrates in Style!

On Saturday 7th October 2023, the annual meeting of Buckinghamshire Freemasons was held in Freemasons’ Hall in London.

The meeting was attended by 650 members, their wives, partners and family along with the heads of many other Provinces for the highlight of the Masonic year. 

The head of Freemasonry in Buckinghamshire had the pleasure of appointing a new deputy and a new assistant to join the existing team of Executives.

Various other officers were also appointed to assist in the smooth running of the Province with awards presented for outstanding work throughout the Province and in the Community.

Buckinghamshire is at the forefront of innovative ideas including the new Project Transform light and sound system along with initiatives such as “Bring a Friend” to introduce new members and the “Twelve Days of Christmas” to enable more members to join.

Buckinghamshire lead the way in special interest Lodges including Rugby, Curry, Wine, Cricket, Classic Car, Motorbike, Caravan, Beer and Shooting meaning there are many reasons to join.

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Fun & Laughter at Hughenden Lodge (the craft beer special interest lodge), on Friday 13th October

Following the ceremony the Brethren had an Oktoberfest themed Festive Board with tomatencremesuppe, German Goulash and a dessert of apple strudel.

Home brewed Pils was drunk with the meal and a guest Paulaner beer at the bar.

The new master announced his main charities for the year would be Thames Valley Air Ambulance and Florence Nightingale House Hospice in Aylesbury.

£250 was raised in the raffle.

Over 28,000 Poppies boxed up today!

BIG thanks to Brickhill Lodge, Emergency Services and Longueville Lodge for Volunteering to help today.
Now we need a few volunteers to deliver them.

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Richard Pryor

The first recipient of the prestigious annual Mark Twain Humor Prize in 1998, Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III was an influential and popular American comedian.

A veteran of 40 films between 1967 and 1991, he has been featured in four films, Live and Smokin', Richard Pryor Live in Concert, Richard Pryor Live on Sunset Strip, and Here and Now. His recordings have earned him two platinum albums, five gold albums, and five Grammys.

Pryor spent a short time in the U.S. Military from 1958 to 1960.

While living in Peoria in the early 1980's Pryor would join Henry Brown Lodge No. 22.

In 1963 Pryor moved to New York and began appearing regularly in Night Clubs with artists such as Bob Dylan and performers such as Woody Allen. At the time Pryor was inspired by Bill Cosby and his comedy was more middlebrow in comparison to the material that he would use later in his career.

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Have you ever been interested in Freemasonry?

Now is the time to GET INVOLVED

On Wednesday 25th October we are holding a free-to-attend Join the Freemasons event in Slough Masonic Centre on Ragstone Road on Wednesday 25th October starting at 7 pm.

The Join the Freemasons event will be evening of conversation and discovery. We've planned an insightful tour, engaging presentations, and interactive sessions where your questions about Freemasonry will be warmly addressed.

Plus, there will be a complimentary buffet to enjoy in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. If what you learn resonates with you, our membership team will be on hand to guide you through the next steps of your Freemasonry journey.

This is a great chance to ask any questions you may have. 

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