Consecration Of The Lodge With No Name

03rd March 2022

A delegation from the Province of Northumberland, led by the Provincial Grand Master, travelled to London last week for a very special Masonic event when Sine Nomine Lodge was consecrated at Freemasons Hall, by the Pro Grand Master, as the 10,000th Lodge on the roll of the United Grand Lodge of England.

Lodge Sine Nomine, the Lodge with no name, is one of only 5 Lodges in the constitution, administered directly by United Grand Lodge of England, and aims to bring together younger, active Masons, from UGLE Provinces and Districts.  Each UGLE Province and District were invited to put forward two names to become First Joiners of Lodge Sine Nomine and the Province of Northumberland is represented by WBros David Stockdale, our Provincial Grand Mentor, and Gary Breach, our Provincial Grand Membership Officer.

The Lodge was consecrate, and will subsequently meet, in Lodge Room 10 at Freemasons Hall.  The consecrating team performed a flawless ceremony and the founding officers were installed with RW Bro. James Martin Long as the first Master of the Lodge, VW Bro. Dr David Staples as the first Senior Warden and RW Bro. Quentin Charles Triscott Humberstone as the first Junior Warden.  Dinner afterwards was served in the Vestibules outside the Grand Temple, making for a spectacular setting.

The Lodge meets three times a year at Freemasons Hall and David and Gary are hoping to attend their new Lodge, regularly accompanied by visitors from the Province of Northumberland, as a way of bringing together Freemasons from across the constitution.  Assistant Provincial Grand Master WBro. Gordon Craigs and Provincial Grand Secretary, WBro. Stuart Cairns were also part of the delegation on this visit which was much enjoyed by all.

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It was a privilege to witness the consecration of Lodge Sine Nomine and we all very much enjoyed the day.  Any meeting at Freemasons Hall is enjoyable but this was special, the 10,000th Lodge which is looking to the future of Freemasonry.  I am delighted our Province is to be represented by David and Gary and I hope others will support them with regular visits when the Lodge meets.  Getting together with Freemasons from other areas is a wonderful way of meeting and making new friends, sharing ideas, and bringing those ideas back to our own Province.

RW Bro. Ian Craigs, Provincial Grand Master