Thanks For The Memory

27th April 2021

The Brethren of Duke of Connaught Lodge No.3892, which normally meets at Wallsend Masonic Building, wish to go on record to thank all the brethren who assisted with their recent anniversary celebrations. 

After 52 weeks of virtual meeting, as well as restrictions being in place in some shape or form since 23rd March 2020, you would be mistaken in thinking that people would be fully Zoom-ed out. 

As it is, 26 brethren came together to help celebrate, with notable visitors including W.Bro Dr Greg Smith, Assistant Provincial Grand Master, the Lodges Reporting Grand Officer and Provincial Head of the Universities Scheme, W.Bro Brian Denton, Past Assistant Provincial Grand Master, as well as a number of brethren from Rosslyn St Clair Lodge No.606, Scottish Constitution. 

W.Bro Richard Erskine, the Master of Duke of Connaught Lodge explained “ We have one of our brethren who is also a member of Rosslyn St Clair Lodge and as a number of our brethren, including myself, are interested in visiting Rosslyn Chapel, we extended that interest to the Lodge and joined in their zoom meeting and have expressed mutually the Idea of visiting each others Lodges when allowed.” 

Rosslyn St Clair Lodge is situated in the historic village of Roslin some 7.5 miles south of Edinburgh City centre and is so called, along with six other Lodges in Scotland, after William St. Clair of Roslin, the first Grand Master Mason of the Grand Lodge of Scotland., having had its Charter granted on 7th May 1877. 

They held their first meeting in the original Inn, College Hill, adjacent to the world famous Rosslyn Chapel, but have also met at Rosslyn Castle and Creelha’ in Manse Road. 

Duke of Connaught Lodge is a member of the United Grand Lodge of Englands University Scheme and has links with Northumbria University. Are you interested in becoming a Freemason and are a student, alumni or member of staff at Northumbria University? If so get in contact with Duke of Connaught Lodge who will be more than happy to assist you with your enquiry. 

Thanks go to W.Bro Richard Erskine for the submission of this article.

Congratulations to Duke of Connaught Lodge on 52 weeks of virtual meetings and we wish you luck with your visits north of the border to Rosslyn Chapel.  

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