One of the former Provincial Grand Masters of our Province, John Malcolm Raylor, said that there should be three ’Fs’ in Freemasonry – Family, Fellowship and Fun – and this is a cause we have embraced enthusiastically.
We enjoy a number of activities throughout the year.
In April 2016, we again had a Sunday Lunchtime event at St Saviourgate with what has now become known as the Musical Munch. Our Lodge Organist, Nicholas Page, provided musical entertainment in the Lodge room and this was followed with a lunch in the dining room. Our Charity Steward, Karl Hardman, followed this with a musical quiz and a raffle for charity. The event was repeated in April 2017.
The usual visit to the Joseph Rowntree Theatre took place in June 2016 when we saw all four of the Shepherd Group Brass Bands in Concert. A repeat visit in June 2017 is planned, as is a Barbecue. Further details will be available later.
The Christmas Carols and quiz event is already booked for Saturday 16th December 2017.
All of these events are open to members, their friends and families, the widows of the Lodge and prospective members. You don’t have to be a Mason to attend! Indeed, several members (and their wives) had their first introduction to Mitre Lodge at a social event before joining.
LODGE OPEN DAY – SATURDAY 24th JUNE 2017
As a part of the Anniversary Celebrations being carried out this year to mark 300 years of the United Grand Lodge of England and 200 years of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Yorkshire, North and East Ridings, Masonic Halls throughout the Province will be open to the public on Saturday 24th June.
Members of the various Lodges meeting at St Saviourgate will be available to show visitors round and answer questions. This is the perfect opportunity to show what Freemasonry is really about and dispel a few myths. Details will be given nearer the time but, for your information, the St Saviourgate Masonic Hall is opposite the ARC (the former St Saviour’s Church), only a short walk from Whip-ma-Whop-ma Gate.
Please come along – you will be most welcome.