The Lodge were delighted to have a stand at the Freshers event on 20th September in the Guild building and met many students from various parts of the world and across the UK to explain what Freemasonry was about and dispel the myths and misunderstandings. Over 50 students left their details and we will be inviting them to meet with us one evening in a few weeks time where we can go into more detail and where anyone interested can take forward membership if they wish to do so.
We were also joined on the stand by the Organisation of Women Freemasons (OWF) who were able to demonstrate with us that Freemasonry as a value-system exists for everyone and they too were able to note many expressions of interest from amongst the female students who attended.
It was noticeable that interest from the International students was particularly strong and we were able to explain that Freemasonry acknowledges no boundaries other than a shared belief in a supreme being – under whatever name or designation is acceptable to the individual.
We will be in attendance with the OWF at the Liverpool John Moores` University Freshers event at the Echo Arena on 26th September and chat to everyone who wants to know more about 300 years of fraternity and charity.
To the incoming students of Hope and Edge Hill Universities – we are sorry that we cannot manage to get to your events but sincerely hope that if you do have an interest in Freemasonry you contact us through this website and we promise to always respond.
The University Lodge of Liverpool will have a stand at both the Liverpool Guild of Students Welcome Fair on 20th September (Liverpool University) and at the Liverpool John Moores` Freshers Fair in the Echo Arena at Kings Dock on 26th September so please feel free to pop along to chat to us. We will also be joined by our colleagues from the parallel Order of Women Freemasons (https://www.owf.org.uk/) on both occasions so everyone can be included and we can explain what we stand for and the charitable work we both do and finance, both inside and outside of Freemasonry.
If you have obtained the results you wanted in your A Levels and have been accepted for a place at any of the Universities in the Merseyside or West Lancashire, we wish you all the best and hope to see you at the Freshers` Events (if you are a student at one of the two we are able to attend) or if you are returning students or starting a higher degree course you are equally welcome. If you are studying At Edge Hill or Hope Universities then I am sorry we cannot be at your events but should you be interested in joining Freemasonry you can contact us through Facebook on …………….https://www.facebook.com/UniversityFreemasonryLodgeofLiverpool
Our Facebook page over the past year has shown some of the charitable work carried out by the Masonic Charitable Foundation – in giving relief from suffering and distress because Masons and their families are no different to anyone else in the community and also relief given to the communities they live in.
Schools (and educational establishments in general) take a summer break to review and recharge but not all of us can enjoy the occasion. If you want to have some flavour of what situations we support at this time then please do look at ..
The members of University Lodge Liverpool wish all of our students the best in their exams and for those who are taking “A” levels and wish to become students – our best wishes too. Making an advancement in knowledge is always worthwhile and that is one of the main aims of Freemasonry. We wish you all well.
We are very grateful to Sam and the staff at the Liverpool Medical Institution who have always been most accommodating and helpful to us over many years – and to Debbie and her team for the delicious catering and friendly service. Accommodating a Masonic function is not always plain sailing and we do appreciate their efforts.
Some of the Members of the Lodge took the opportunity to be photographed with Sir David Wootton, Assistant Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England at the meeting of the Lodge on 12th March 2018. The Worshipful Master of the Lodge is centre with Sir David centre-left.
Following the meeting – at which one of our Members gained the degree of Master Mason – the assembled company retired to a delightful meal that rounded off the evening in fine style with our customary display of fellowship and the usual collection for charity.
The Worshipful Master, his Wardens and all the members wish everyone the seasons` greetings and all the best for a peaceful, prosperous and happy New Year. We especially send our greetings to the students of all the Universities in our area – Liverpool; LJMU; Hope and Edge Hill who are sitting exams and submitting their work towards their Graduation in 2018.
The University Lodge of Liverpool last night installed its new Master for the next year – according to a Masonic tradition that has lasted virtually unchanged for 300 years. It brings us a step closer to our own Centenary in 2021 but a bit closer in time, we will be initiating at least three new members next month – again according to a long-standing tradition. The Members all wished Paul a very happy year in Office and we were delighted to have been joined by visiting Brethren from across the north-west as well as the Right Worshipful Master and other Scottish Masons who had travelled from Mother Kilwinning Lodge in the Grand Lodge of Scotland to bring their own fraternal greetings.
The University Lodge of Liverpool has elected Paul Williams who is the present Senior Warden as its next Master to be installed by the present Master, his son Ashley, on 13th November 2017. This is a very unusual event as fathers often install their sons!
The Members wish Paul a very happy year in office and will be there in force to see him take the Chair.