Author: Clive Watts

Keeping going during covid 19

Keeping going in a COVID Pandemic. Grace Dieu Lodge has been unable to meet in person during the recent COVID 19 pandemic, however that hasn’t stopped us. Brethren have been meeting regularly for social evenings on Zoom enjoying the opportunity to gather to gather and share a little of our masonic life together. These zoom evenings have included brief reports on different activities in the lodge, time for social interaction and an informal toast to Absent Brethren.

grace dieu lodge annual children's christmas party returns this year

The Annual Children’s Christmas Party hosted by Grace Dieu Lodge will return this year on Saturday 7th December at 3pm. With fun and games, food, festive chear and a visit from Santa himself.. For more details or to seek contact Steve Springthorpe on [email protected] or 07900 994429.

The Master and his Lady, together with a number of members of Grace Dieu Lodge, their wives and partners and other guests, enjoyed an excellent Ladies Festival at Birstal Golf Club. The evening began with a Prosecco Reception, followed by a sumptuous meal. Entertainment was provided by Dean Thomas singing the “Sounds of Swing” before everyone danced the night away with the resident DJ. A raffle held during the evening raised £430 for ‘Keep the Beat’ Children’s Cardiac Charity and the 2022 MCF Festival.

The Brethren of Grace Dieu Lodge enjoyed a feast of a Sunday Lunch on 20th January, raising £389 for ‘Keep the Beat’ Children’s Cardiac Care and the 2022 MCF Festival.  

The Quasquicentennial festival of Grace Dieu was held at the 1,141st regular meeting on Thursday 16th November 2017.

Brethren were honored to receive the Provincial Grand Master, R. W. Bro. David Hagger, the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, V. W. Bro Jim Buckle, and the rest of the Provincial Officers present. More than 80 Brethren were in attendance to witness this historical milestone including a large contingent of Brethren from the Leicestershire & Rutland Light Blue Club on their first official visit to both Grace Dieu Lodge and Coalville Masonic centre.

Worshipful Master W. Bro. Brian Morris PPAGDC, Officers and Brethren of Grace Dieu Lodge treated visitors and guests to a superbly executed first degree ceremony with an exemplary example and delivery of the “Ancient Charge” by Bro. Paul Gregory, Junior Warden and before the Lodge was closed W. Bro. Clive Watts, Secretary gave a superb Oration on the Founding of Grace Dieu Lodge No 2428

Grace Dieu Lodge, No. 2428 was Consecrated on Wednesday 16th November 1892 by The Right Hon. The Earl Ferrers, R. W. Prov. Grand Master. The Grace Dieu Lodge was formed with fourteen founder members, W. Bro. The Hon. Paulyn Rawdon-Hastings being installed as first Worshipful Master. The petition to consecrate a new lodge had followed a meeting of brethren from the Ferrers and Ivanhoe Lodge, No. 778 who had recognised the need for a new Lodge in the Coalville area having seen such growth in the town with the expansion of the mining industry and a growing interest in Freemasonry in the area.

After the meeting was closed, more than 80 Brethren sat down in the humble setting of Coalville Masonic Centre and enjoyed a superb and jovial Festive Board where the New Initiate, visitors and guests were made to feel very welcome indeed!

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