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.
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.
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.
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
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.