On Friday the 16th June 2017, a meeting will be held in the Grand Temple, at Great Queen Street, when a number of UGLE Lodges, which meet in and around London and conduct their meetings in a language other than English, will come together for their annual Reunion Meeting. On this occasion, the ceremonies will be conducted in Italian by the Brethren of Loggia Italia Lodge No 2687 on the register of The United Grand Lodge of England. Part of the occasion will be the presentation of The Andrew MacBride ritual in Italian by a visiting ritual team from the Andrew MacBride Lodge No 237 on the rolls of The Grand Orient of Italy. We understand that English translations will be available on the day. Anyone interesting in attending should make contact with Wor Brother David Bailey on his mobile 07785244392 and if you want to book a meal afterwards in The Grand Connaught Rooms then send your e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Now Brethren, I must be honest, and say that I was not familiar with The Anglo Foreign Lodges Association, which assists foreign nationalists to attend Masonic Lodges in their own language in London. We in Dublin have one similar Lodge that meets in The Grand lodge Room, Molesworth Street, and conducts all its business in French. Some of their members may already be aware of this meeting and be attending, in their own right, as French Speaking Irish Masons.
Brethren, I hope to be able to put up the story of this fascinating association, to record its many acheivements and difficulties over the last one hundred and sixteen years, that it has been in existance.