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Mon, 29th May 2017

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At a special lunch to thank London Masons for their generous £2 million donation to help fund the Capital’s second and badly needed air ambulance, Sir Michael Snyder, The Metropolitan Grand Master, presented Mark Vickers, Chair of the Air Ambulance Charity, with a further donation of £100.000.

Charles Newitt, Interim CEO of London’s Air Ambulance said: 

The support of London Freemasons has been instrumental in allowing us to acquire a second helicopter and keep it in the air for the next five years. This additional donation comes as a complete surprise, we are extremely touched that our campaign has inspired London Freemasons’ members to go above the original pledge. We rely on donations to keep our service running and this money will help us reach more patients and save more lives

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Tue, 27th December 2016

Long standing Adams member promoted.

Hot off the press, Julian promoted to PPJGW within the Province of Essex. Very well deserved. 

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Sun, 13th November 2016

London Lord Mayors show 2016

A lucky Adams member gets selected to attend the Lord Mayors show, despite the wind and rain Adrian had a lovely day and received a very warm welcome from the public during the parade in full Masonic regalia. Dining afterwards in the St Bartholomew's great hall.  

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Wed, 13th July 2016

Website approved.

Website gains approval from both Metrpolitan Grand Lodge of London and the United Grand Lodge of England.

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Thu, 19th May 2016

London's Emergency Services

More Masonic Support for London’s Emergency Services

Rapid Response Vehicles

Following on from their two million pounds pledge to help fund a second emergency helicopter for London Air Ambulance, London Freemasons have donated five high powered Volkswagen Tiguan rapid response cars to help support the work of the London Ambulance Service on the roads of London.

At the launch ceremony outside Freemasons’ Hall attended by key dignitaries and senior members of the ambulance service, The Metropolitan Grand Master, Sir Michael Snyder announced

“The donation of these five rapid response ambulance cars is another fine example of London Freemasons’ care and support for the London Community. The London Ambulance services is the busiest in the world, serving over seven million Londoners plus those who visit, work or travel through the capital. The London Ambulance Service objective is to provide the highest quality care to the London community, I have no doubt that our donation will be of enormous support to them in achieving that objective. On behalf of all London Freemasons I am delighted to hand over the ignition keys to their highly trained crews and thank them on behalf of all London Freemasons for the good work they do for everyone in Greater London.”

These emergency response units’ patrol across all parts of London thus primed to respond to an emergency at any time. They carry lifesaving equipment of the highest innovation and of course a paramedic to treat the patient. They are on call twenty-four hours a day three hundred and sixty days a year. Their objective is simply to provide the highest quality care in an emergency situation.

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Tue, 12th January 2016

Air ambulance

£2 MILLION FROM LONDON FREEMASONS FOR SECOND EMERGENCY HELICOPTER

London Freemasons are donating £2 million pounds towards the 'Your London, Your Helicopter' campaign of London's Air Ambulance which aims to provide a second emergency medical helicopter for use by London's Air Ambulance advanced trauma team. The aim of the second helicopter is to extend daylight flying hours, thus providing an even more effective emergency service to London.

Graham Hodgkin, CEO of London's Air Ambulance, said "We are blown away by the generosity of London Freemasons which brings us significantly closer to our aim of having a second emergency medical helicopter up and running by this summer. For many years, London Freemasons have been regular supporters of our work and we thank all those Freemasons across the Metropolitan area who will be working tirelessly to raise the two million pounds"

The Freemasons' fund-raising campaign kicked off with the presentation of a cheque for £250,000 at Freemasons' Hall on Thursday, 5th March 2015 to Neil Jeffers, Chief Pilot of LAA, by the Metropolitan Grand Master, Russell J. Race, DL. Russell Race commented, "Freemasons both in London and all over the country have been donating to Air Ambulances for many years. We at the Metropolitan Grand Lodge of London are delighted however to have an opportunity to specifically assist in the provision of this vital second helicopter for London".
This first instalment was followed by a further £750,000, which was handed over by Sir Michael Snyder, the new Metropolitan Grand Master, on Thursday 5th November 2015. London has now reached the half-way mark in the appeal after just 8 months.

 

 

 

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Tue, 12th January 2016

Support our youth.

SUPPORT TO YOUTH ORGANISATIONS

Each year, Freemasonry provides support to a wide variety of youth organisations and charities. Previous grants have seen £500,000 donated to provide start-up funds for new Scout Association units across the country. Donations have been made at District level and individual unit level to the Air Cadets, Sea Cadets, Scouts and Girl Guides.

Individual Lodges also support local units such as that provided by Templars Lodge No. 4302, and Templars Chapter No. 4302, who settled on the St. Pancras Girl Guides and the 8th Holborn Scouts. On 23rd March 2015, Jane Palmer, the Divisional Commander of the St. Pancras Girl Guides, was presented with a cheque for £500 from Templars Lodge whilst E. Comp John Webber IPZ presented a cheque in the same amount to Julian Fulbrook, the Leader of the 8th Holborn Scouts.

Both donations will be used by the groups to subsidise children who otherwise might not be able to go on trips as they come from deprived backgrounds. This, the Lodge and Chapter hope, will be the start of an ongoing relationship with those organisations and although we might not be able to donate £1000 every single year, we will donate as much as possible to assist those children who need it the most.

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Tue, 12th January 2016

Young members conference

FIRST NATIONAL YOUNG MEMBERS ASSOCIATIONS CONFERENCE

The inaugural New and Young Masons Clubs' Conference will be held on Saturday 24th October 2015 at Freemasons' Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ. This inaugural conference will be hosted this year by The Connaught Club, London's own Young masons club, in what we believe will be a very welcome chance for the 'light blue' clubs to get together and exchange ideas and experiences.

Please join London's 'light blue' club, The Connaught Club, and many other new and Young Mason clubs from around the United Kingdom, to discuss best practices, event organising tips, recruitment drive ideas, Masonic seminar ideas and how best to keep club members engaged, at what promises to be a very informative and exciting event.

 

 

 

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Tue, 12th January 2016

New Metropolitan Grand Master

At the quarterly communication on Wednesday 10 June the MW Pro Grand Master announced that RW Bro Sir Michael Snyder, PJGW will be installed as RW Metropolitan Grand Master on Wednesday 21 October.

The installation will take place in the afternoon and will be preceded by Sir Michael's installation of ME Metropolitan Grand Superintendent in the morning, and luncheon in the Grand Connaught Rooms.

The installations will be conducted by the Pro Grand Master / Pro First Grand Principal and he will be assisted by a number of senior Grand Officers, including the Second and Third Grand Principals from the Royal Arch and the Deputy and Assistant Grand Masters for the Craft.

All London RA Masons are entitled to attend the whole day and Craft Masons who are Master Masons or above can attend the lunch and afternoon proceedings.

Sir Michael is a former Metropolitan Senior Grand Warden (2009) and will be the third Metropolitan Grand Master.

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Tue, 12th January 2016

London Masons support for Lifelites

London Freemasons, comedian Joe Pasquale and keyboard legend, Rick Wakeman, have become Patrons of Lifelites, the Masonic charity that gives Kids with limited life unlimited possibilities through the magic of technology. Lifelites provides children in Hospices with a package of specialist equipment to enable them to learn, play, be creative and communicate.

On his visit to Lifelites Rick said: “Working with Lifelites is going to be very special to me. To be able to help provide children facing life threatening challenges with the opportunity to experience the magic of technology in the way that many of us take for granted is indeed a wonderful thing– to me that's simply Magic! I’m honoured to be invited to be a patron”

Joe Pasquale put his jokes aside and said: “I am delighted to support such a very worthwhile charity. As a show business personality you do get asked to support so many charities but unfortunately you simply cannot support them all, but Lifelites is marvellous, quietly beavering away providing kids with limited life expectancy unique experiences in learning and fun technology, something that would be normally denied to them. – Lifelites certainly has my support.”

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Wed, 12th August 2015

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11th July, members and guests have a lovely meal at The Archduke restuant, followed by drinks at the Union Jack Club.

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Fri, 8th May 2015

Grand Lodge tour.

Adams Lodge will be organising a tour of Grand Lodge (Saturday morning event) with perhaps some lunch and an afternoon activity. (being planned - date to be announced)

Open to everyone - family, friends guests or interested parties.

So if you would like to attend the extra special Grand Lodge tour - get in touch or use the website "contact us" option.  

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Fri, 8th May 2015

Dr Jeff.

Bro Jeff has successfully completed his doctoral studies. Jeff has been awarded a doctorate in criminal justice studies from Portsmouth university. His particular area of interest was "The particular affects of the animal rights movement on corporate resilience"

A huge well done from all the Brethren at the Adams Lodge - An immense amount of hard work from Jeff to achieve his phd.

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Sat, 20th December 2014

Adams members donate over 1000 to the Lee Spark Foundation.

 

Dear Adrian and the Brethren of Adams Lodge, 

Thank you so much for inviting me to your dinner last night. It was a terrifically fun evening for many reasons: the welcoming and happy atmosphere, the engaging and hugely entertaining company as well as the lovely food. 

I am utterly humbled by the kindness and generosity of the Brethren, not only during the year but during the evening itself. 

On behalf of the Lee Spark Foundation, thank you for everything you're doing to support the charity. Without the continued support from people like you our charity cannot continue its good work standing up to a disease that is little known or reported on and yet has such an overwhelmingly devastating impact.

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. 

Regards,

Julie Robins 
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Wed, 30th April 2014

Promotion - Rod A



I am very pleased to announce another Grand Lodge Appointment for Adams Lodge.
 
Rod A has been promoted to “Past Assistant Grand Superintendent of Works” in recognition of his work on the web site and social media side of the Hampshire Province.
 
Great News and many congratulations to Rod for this well-deserved promotion.
 
Grand Lodge promotions are obviously Just like London buses – you wait an age for one to come along and then two come together!
 
Another feather in the cap for the Adams Lodge.

Brethern can congratulate Rod in person on the 22nd April.
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Wed, 30th April 2014

Promotion - Peter S.

 

I am sure you will all join with me in congratulating Peter S on his great news.

Last week he was told that he has been promoted to the rank of Past Grand Standard Bearer 

The conferring of Grand Rank is a great honour, not only for Peter and also for Adams Lodge. This is the first time in the 109 years of Adams’ existence that an initiate of the Lodge has been promoted to Grand Office through the Lodge.

Peter has been a member of Adams Lodge for longer than he probably cares to remember, serving as Master for the first time in 1977. He has worked tirelessly as a Visiting Officer and has been a tremendous help to all in Adams Lodge and Grand Lodge for many years. This promotion is a great reward for his labours and a recognition of his devotion and commitment to Freemasonry.

I hope that you will all be able to attend our next meeting, on April 22nd, when we will be able to congratulate Peter in person.

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Thu, 6th March 2014

Outstanding Achievement Award.

 

The Adams Lodge receives an award for outstanding achievement in the Cyberknief charity appeal, two Lodge members were presented to the RW Metropolitan Grand Master during the Senior London Grand Rank investiture and annual meeting on Thursday 6th March 2014. The Adams Lodge was one of seventeen Lodges to have received the award.

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Sat, 23rd March 2013

Shooting for charity ***SEE GALLERY PICS FOR FANTASTIC DAY HAD BY ALL***

Together with the Artists Rifles Club at Bisley (www.artistsrifles.com) we have arranged a day of Clay Pigeon Shooting followed by a dinner on Saturday April 13th. 
 
Please come along and bring your friends for a fun day out, a great experience and an opportunity to raise some money for our charities.
 
 
We will meet at the Artists Rifles Clubhouse on the historic Bisley complex and then travel to a nearby farm and shooting centre for over 2 hours of tuition and shooting. Everyone is welcome – from absolute beginners to seasoned shooters. Qualified instructors are there to ensure that everyone will soon be hitting clays like a professional.
 
 
After returning to the Clubhouse we will have time for a drink and to tell everyone else how well the shooting went and then we’ll enjoy a three-course dinner. There will be the usual raffles and an auction to generate some more funds for the Master’s list.
 
 
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Wed, 20th March 2013

Well done Adams Lodge !

 

Success in the Cyberknife appeal

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the Cyberknife appeal which was the focus of charitable donations in the past year. In August we were notified that the Lodge had achieved Grand Patron status – quite an event for a relatively small Lodge.

Here is part of the letter from Stratton Richey (Metropolitan Grand Charity Steward) sending his congratulations....

“Many thanks to you and your members for the support they have shown for the CyberKnife Appeal. Together we have made such a difference to the fight against cancer. We should all be proud of this appeal and let people know what Freemasons are doing for others.“

Stratton also informed us that the CyberKnife appeal is now completed and that all Freemasons should be very proud at what we have done. There is a plan for another piece of life saving equipment to be the focus of the next MetGL appeal (details still being worked on) and I will keep you informed.

We will have to decide where we should focus our efforts for charity during the coming year.

Thanks again to everyone – and don’t forget that you can give (relatively) painlessly by setting up a regular payment via a tax-advantaged covenant – please ask me for details.

 

Peter (Charity Steward 2013)

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Fri, 22nd June 2012

Independent report on 'The Future of Freemasonry

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Wed, 20th June 2012

UGLE approval

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