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.
The Lodge again joined with the Organisation of Women Freemasons to bring a joint stand to the Freshers` Fair in Liverpool. A large number of the students took the opportunity of our presence to ask questions and find out more about our charitable work and the support and fellowship we give to students who are possibly living away from home for the first time. We also took the opportunity to dispel many misconceptions about Freemasonry and what it stands for and just by being there have shown we are not a “Secret Society” and certainly not bent on world domination!!