News

Catshill lodge started of this masonic season with an excellent first degree, we then carried out a third degree for elgar lodge in November, and our ever popular port tasting evening coupled with mince pies and festive board in December, our own second degree in March together with our business meeting and the installation of our new master in April.

We recently held a skittles evening in droitwich together with a fish and chip supper raising £ 150.00 for the royal british legion                                                                          

We had a regular meeting on Wednesday 5th October 2011 which was a first degree

We had a regular meeting on Wednesday 2nd November 2011 which was a third degree for the elgar lodge 9254

We had our very popular port tasting and mince pies evening in our regular december meeting on December 7th 2011

At our annual ladies dinner at the Droitwich Golf Club on Saturday 3rd December 52 members and guests enjoyed a superb meal with table entertainment and a cabaret afterwards and £200.00 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support

We had a regular meeting on Wednesday 7th March 2012 which was a second degree and our business meeting

We had our installation meeting on Wednesday 4th April 2012

We held a skittle / fish and chip evening once again and the money raised was giving to the RBL

We held a regular meeting on Wednesday October 3rd and carried out a third degree.

At our November meeting we called off to allow the director of ceremonies to demostrate to our junior brethren how and where and when to salute, stand during the opening of the lodge in each degree and then closing in same, then answering questions.

At our December meeting we welcomed four joining members who will make a great differnce to the lodge in their own ways, following this we held our annual port tasting evening and all money raised went to lodge charities.

It was anounced by the Province that three of the members of Catshill Lodge are to receive excellent promotions and a first appointment.

On February 27th We held our annual Ladies / fine dining evening at Droitwich Golf Club as usual black tie and enjoyed a superb three course meal with wine and raised £140.00 for Acorns Trust,

On March 6th saw us at our regular meeting which was an initiation we had a good turn out of guests incuding a past Asst pgm from Wales to see us carry out a first degree, the candidate being our 92nd member, and also our business meeting followed by good food and a very enoyable festive board.

On April 3rd 2013 our Worshipful master W Bro Tony Harwood was proclaimed for a second year  in office the meeting was well attended by lodge members, the provincial team and further 15 visitors from various lodges both in and out of the province the meeting was excellent, very quick jovial and we all adjourned to the dining room for an excellent festice board. ( Lodge members and provincial team photos on gallery page )

On Saturday 15th June 2013 members joined worcestershire masons at the great hall in Birmingham University to watch both the installation of our new Provincial Grand Master and this years annual Provincial Grand Lodge meeting in which a member was given Provincial Junior Deacon as a first promotion something the lodge are very happy about and a member have a great promotion.

At our regular meeting on Wednesday 2nd October 2013 the lodge performed a 2nd degree ceremony and all enjoyed an excellent evening.

At our regular meeting on Wednesday 6th November 2013 the brethren present heard two very interesting papers, the first being about the last post and was a very moving paper of how it was written and by who the second was about the forget me not emblem.

On December 4th 2013 at our regular meeting we proposed a new candidate for initiation into the lodge, and we held for the tenth time in succession our port tasting evening with a difference this year of trying three different sherry's to start with freshly made mince pies and traditional Xmas Fayre to follow at the festive board,

On Wednesday 5th March 2014 at the regular meeting we carried out an initiation and it was a great evening, during the ceremony we were given an explanation of the first degree apron, this was followed by our business meeting and festive board.

On Wednesday 2nd April our outgoing master installed his successor with great confidence who in turn invested his officers in front of 75 guests good food followed and a great evening had by all.

Congratulations to four of our members who received honours at the PGL meeting at Birmingham University last Saturday, three first appointments two of which were active excellent for the lodge.

At our regular meeting on Wednesday October 1st 2014 we held carried out a second degree with the tracing board being being explained by two brothers all enjoying a festive board after the meeting had finished.

At our regular meeting on November the 5th 2014 we held a past masters evening and carried out a third degree it was an excellent evening all past masters who carried out ritual performed it with confidence and the whole evening was a great evening all retiring for roast beef at the festive board.

At the December Regular meeting held on December the 3rd 2014 we held not only our usual port tasting evening but also held a white table evening, at 18.30 we invited ladies and guests into the lodge room and gave an informative talk by five members on the history, the lodge room, charity, banners and regalia followed by at 19.00 the port tasting and charity raising everyone then enjoying the company and festive food. 

At the Regular meeting in March we had a very interesting talk followed by the annual business meeting where the master for the ensuing year was declared.

On April 1st 2015  at our installation meeting W Bro Tom Noyes was installed following which he invested his officers and all enjoying a good festive board.

On Wednesday the 7th of October 2015 at our regular meeting 23 brethren enjoyed a talk on salutes and general etiquette in the lodge how and where to stand, how to hold the wand  amongst items shown and discussed by the Lodge DC, and at the later festive board a raffle and auction all in aid of Children In Need. 

At our regular meeting on the 4th of November 2015 the lodge carried out a third degree superbly a great night had by all.

The Annual fine dining evening was held on Saturday the 28th of November 2015 at the Droitwich Golf Club.

At our regular meeting on Wednesday the 2nd of December 2015 we held our usual port tasting night, after calling off we tasted three ports and ate mince pies, then the usual guess the vintage port lots raised for charity, and later Christmas fayre with carols.

At the regular meting on the 2nd of March 2016 we held our business meeting where Bro P Abram was elected master elect we welcomed a new joining member and heard an excellent talk on freemasonry which was the winning provincial lecture recently held.

At the Installation meeting on Wednesday the 6th April 2016 W Bro Philip Abram was installed as master of the lodge in an excellent evening who then invested his officers in front of 68 brethren before adjourning to an excellent festive board.

During the regular meeting in October the lodge performed  second degree ceremony for the Fort Royal Lodge 4565.

At the regular meeting held on Wednesday the 2nd of November 2016 the lodge performed an initiation for our latest member, and the charge was given by a distinguished guest who also presented the candidate wih his gloves in a very special way, the brethren then retiring to the dining room for the festive board.

At the Regular meeting on Wednesday the 2nd of December 2016 the lodge held its short meeting and then called off to enjoy its annual vintage port tasting evening, three great ports follwing later by Chrstmas Fayre at the festive board.

At the regular meeting on Wednesday the 1st of March 2017, the lodge held its annual business meeting and held the provincial mentors meeting with three rulers present including our Provincial Grand master and all present enjoyed a talk by the Provincial Grand mentor and from W Bro Jeremy Mallin followed by a great festive board.

At the regular meeting on Wednesday the 5th of April 2017 W Bro Philip Abram expertly installed his sucessour W Bro Brian Ranford in to the chair followed by a festive board.

 

There are currently no news items.