Early Notice of Re-Union Meeting of the Anglo Foreign Lodges Association.

Anglo Reunion Poster.

Anglo Reunion Poster.

Morning Brethren,

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 tickets@afla.org.uk

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.

Front Elevation of the New Masonic Peace Memorial.

Front Elevation of the New Masonic Peace Memorial.

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.

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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