Update on Charity Events.

Some of the Members of The Cary & Dunluce Charity Committee last Saturday.

Some of the Members of The Cary & Dunluce Charity Committee last Saturday.

We are pleased to record that some 143 guests attended last week’s Cary & Dunluce Masonic Charity Committee Breakfast last week, raising around £ 2,000-00 to go towards the work of our two nominated Masonic Charities. Despite the awful weather, all present enjoyed a convivial and excellent breakfast, provided by helpful staff in comfortable surroundings. We were particularly pleased to welcome the Right Wor Deputy Provincial Grand Master of Londonderry and Donegal – Rt Wor Bro Raymond Robinson to our Breakfast, even though, we arguably, were meeting within the boundaries of his Province.

East Belfast Charity Carol Service.

East Belfast Charity Carol Service.

On Sunday the 6th December 2015 the United Masonic Charity Committee in Belfast are hosting their annual family carol service in the Skainos Centre ( East Belfast Mission )located at 239 Newtownards Road, Belfast. The service will start at 3.00pm and afterwards any children present will be able to meet with Santa. So if you are free on the afternoon of the 6th December, bring the family and friends to The Skainos Centre for a relaxing and enjoyable family service.

1st Annual Charity Committee Larne.

1st Annual Charity Committee Larne.

On Thursday the 10th December at 7.30PM the Brethren of the Larne and District Charity Committee have organised a Carol Service which will be held in Cairncastle Presbyterian Church. On this occasion the host Lodge will be St John’s Lodge No 788 Cairncastle, who will provide refreshments at the end of the service. The Lodge has also arranged that The Harlandic Male Voice Choir and local church group Uplift will both be in attendance to take part in the service. It is hoped that this Service will be the first in what is planned to be an annual Carol Service held under the auspices of the Larne and District Charity Committee.

On Tuesday the 8th December 2015, the Six Mile Valley Masonic Charity Committee will also be holding a Masonic Charity Service, which will start at 7.30PM that evening, and will be held in St Brides Church of Ireland Church, located at 7 Rectory Road, Kilbride. We hope that as many as possible will participate in both of these services in the run-up to the Christmas festivities.

Whiteabbey Masonic Centre.

Whiteabbey Masonic Centre.

On Sunday the 13th December at 3.00PM, there will be a Carol Service held in the Whiteabbey Masonic Centre to raise funds on behalf of The Northern Ireland Hospice. Here too, the Brethren are hoping for a good turn-out of Brethren and their families to support this important Northern Ireland Charity.

And finally for now, the Brethren of Lisburn have organised to hold a church service in St Mary’s Church of Ireland Church, 98 Ballymacash Road, Lisburn at 3.00PM on Sunday the 13th December 2015. Here too, they would appeal for the support of their local Brethren and their families at this
worthwhile event.

And of course Brethren, even if you do not live in the immediate areas of these services, the local Brethren will be delighted to welcome you and your family and friends, should you decide to come along and support these local events.

About irishfreemason

Rt Wor Bro Bashford lives in Ireland where he joined the Masonic Order in 1977. He became a Master Mason in 1978 and served as Master of his Mother Lodge, Moyarget No. 280 Irish Constitution in 1990. He was appointed Richard Robinson Memorial Lecturer in the Irish Masonic Province of Antrim in 1992 and 2004. In 1996 he was appointed Grand Master's personal Standard Bearer by Most Wor. Bro Darwin Templeton, G.M. In 2000 he became the Millennium Master of the `irish Lodge of Research No. 200, and in 2001 went on to become Excellent King of the irish Chapter of Research No. 222.He is the current Editor of the Irish Lodge of Research, and has been since 1992, and of the Irish Chapter of Research since 1996. He was appointed Representative of the Grand Lodge of Portugal at the Grand Lodge of Ireland in 2006 ( a ten year appointment), giving him the courtesy title of Right Worshipful Brother. He is currently Provincial Grand Librarian for the Province of Antrim, and Curator of the museum at their headquarters in Belfast.
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