The Lodge will meet at noon on 13th October 2018 at
Harrogate Masonic Hall, Station Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. HG1 5NE
Further information about the hall can be seen here
There will be a buffet lunch before the meeting.
The main business of the meeting will be a demonstration of the Lodge of Sorrows.
Our ladies will be entitled to see the demonstration.
This meeting offers the very rare chance to see a ceremony hardly ever seen in UGLE
Questions have been asked about the "Lodge of Sorrows" it is very worthy of an explanation. Similar ceremonies are carried out in Australia and in other countries throughout the world nut not in the U.K.
It is to commemorate the passing of a brother.
The ceremony to be demonstrated was put together by Glossopdale lodge under the guidance of our late brother David Slack who researched these ceremonies overseas and constructed this from the "best bits" elsewhere
David Slack was the prime author of this ceremony. Sadly the first occasion on which it was carried out for real was in respect of David who died suddenly this year.
David had arranged for this demonstration at Harrogate before he died and we are grateful that Glossopdale Lodge decided to continue with their visit our lodge and give the demonstration
It is a very moving and poignant ceremony to which the widow and family are invited. It is very suitable for our ladies and very interesting to all.
Wedo hope that as many as possible will take the opportunity to see this and to thank Glossopdale Lodge for their presentation of it.
Several of our Lodge widows will be present
There is no need to stay for the whole weekend if you do not wish to do so but this ceremony is worth seeing
There will be a Ladies' Evening commencing at 6:30 p.m.for 7:30 p.m. at the Masonoc Hall
Details of hotel accommodation, The Ladies' Evening and surrounding events can be found here