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Ugle 2023-2024 Annual Report

The United Grand Lodge of England are thrilled to share that our 2023-2024 Annual Report is now available!📊

Explore our detailed insights, accomplishments, and future goals outlined in the report while you learn more about the progress over the past year 👊📈

Read the full report: https://www.ugle.org.uk/about-us/annual-reports

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Royal Arch Annual Convocation 2024

Please be advised that Bookings for the Chapter AGM Banquet on TicketTailor are now open

The Annual Convocation of Provincial Grand Chapter will be held at The Fed, Lancaster Road, Dunston, Gateshead NE11 9JR on Saturday 18th May 2024. The Grand Superintendent hopes that many of you will attend this Annual Convocation and looks forward to welcoming you on the day.

Each Chapter in the Province must be represented at the meeting and Chapter Scribes E will be asked to confirm the name of that person in a separate communication. The Chapter representative must also apply and pay for a meal if they intend to dine. ALL Companions are most welcome and encouraged to attend.

  • Tickets for this event cost £32.00 each with a maximum of 8 companions permitted per table for overall comfort.
  • You do NOT need to apply if you are attending the meeting only and do not wish to dine.
  • Tickets for this event cost £32.00 each with a maximum of 8 companions permitted per table for overall comfort.
  • You do NOT need to apply if you are attending the meeting only and do not wish to dine.
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Could you be a First Responder

Sat in the lodge room and the Brother beside you collapses forward.  What are you going to do?

Out for a walk and the person collapses in front of you. What are you going to do?

You might have many minutes; you might only have as few as 3 minutes to make a difference.

You are first on the scene; you are now the first responder.

In March the 3 Lodges and Chapter that meet at Tow Law Masonic Hall joined forces together with a handful of local people and asked the North East Ambulance Service to make a visit to explain just what a first responder could do.

The North East Ambulance Service offer training so that if you did find yourself as First Responder you would have a much better chance to help someone.

Alex Mason carefully explained the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest, what to look for and what actions to take.

We were given training in CPR and shown how to use a defibrillator and importantly how and when to get to a defibrillator.

The North East Ambulance Service offer this training for free, but it was our pleasure to support their charity which helps towards the cost of the provision of community defibrillators, recruiting volunteers and a cadet scheme.

Michael McLaren representing the Lodges and Chapter that meet at Tow Law Masonic Hall giving a cheque for £150 to Alex Mason of the North East Ambulance Service.  

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A Special Night for St. John and Ashburne Chapter No.80

This week saw a very special meeting held at the Provincial Office in Sunderland to mark the final meeting in the Province of Durham of St. John and Ashburne Chapter No.80. The Chapter after carefully considering its future made the necessary enquiries and arrangements for relocation to the Metropolitan Grand Chapter in London and will be attached to St. John’s Lodge No. 80 who made a similar move some time ago. This was facilitated by the Association of Atholl Lodges. A number of Durham Companions will continue to be members of the Chapter with others becoming Honorary members. The Chapter will meet at Great Queen Street in London twice a year with Sunderland Companions continuing to visit the capital for these meetings.

This special meeting marked the first time that a Lodge or Chapter meeting had been held in the splendid surroundings of the Provincial Office!

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