Stepping up to The Challenge

Stepping up to The Challenge

  Final Results:- 1. Team Ashley Sports (132) 2. Gin Slingers (131) 2. Just Four (131) 4. Sounds About Right (129) 5. The Shufflers (125) 6. Bakers Half Dozen (121) 7. The Price Is Right (113) 8. Sleenteam (112) 9. The Latecomers (100) 10. Playtime (86) In a hotly contested competition (with just one point […]

Celebrating 300 Years

Celebrating 300 Years

On 20th May 2017 The Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire held its annual meeting at Freemasons’ Hall in London to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the foundation of the world’s first Grand Lodge for Freemasons. Over 900 Warwickshire masons plus over 400 of their wives and friends attended the meeting in what proved to be […]

£3,458 Donated by The Lodge

£3,458 Donated by The Lodge

Our Immediate Past Master,  Worshipful Brother Peter Manning, presented at cheque for £3,458 to Sir John Saunders for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance at a reception held at Warwick Castle this week. The money was raised by the Lodge during his year in 2016. Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) was established in 2003 and exists […]

Good Evening, Gentlemen

Good Evening, Gentlemen

Our Worshipful Master, Bro Sebastian Samperi, welcoming the Gentlemen. By special dispensation from The Provincial Grand Master, we held a Gentleman’s evening at our regular Lodge meeting in April 2017, where we invited guests into the Lodge room for a short introduction to Freemasonry. Several of our members spoke eloquently to the 14 Gentlemen present, […]

Strength to Strength.

Strength to Strength.

In recent years our membership has steadily grown (in girth as well as number!) and last Wednesday we welcomed two joining members to our Lodge and balloted for another new member who will be initiated into the mysteries and privileges of Freemasonry later in the year. We currently have 50 members.

Classic line-up at Buckingham Palace

Classic line-up at Buckingham Palace

More than a dozen Freemasons lined up their cars on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace to help commemorate the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen. They were inspected, on her behalf, by HRH Prince Michael of Kent, the Grand Master of Mark and Provincial Grand Master of Middlesex. The total value of all the […]

The Past Masters Meat

The Past Masters Meat

With a splendid meal of steamed beef and seasonal vegetables our Past Masters held their annual Past Masters Supper to discuss Lodge matters. High on the agenda was our Master Elects plans for 2017. Bro. Sebastian Samperi, who will be invested in January 2017 as the 168th Master of the Lodge of Unity, unveiled his […]

From Dad to Sons

From Dad to Sons

First meeting back of the Masonic season (Freemasonry is generally a winter sport) and at our October meeting our Worshipful Master, Peter Manning, had the great pleasure of presenting his two sons, Ben and Oliver Manning with their Grand Lodge certificates. Ben and Oli were initiated, passed and raised in three separate joint ceremonies over […]

Provincial Peter

Provincial Peter

Our very own WM, W Bro Peter P Manning, PProvSGW has been appointed as an Assistant Provincial Grand Master and will invested on 30th September 2016 at the Warwickshire Installed Masters’ Lodge. His appointment follows the appointment of W. Bro. Philip Hall PDepGDC as Most Excellent Grand Superintendent in and over Warwickshire. In a letter to Royal Arch Companions […]

Race Night 2016

Race Night 2016

Alderson House Functions Present: In aid of the Tercentenary and supporting the MFest event next summer.  On Saturday September 10th from 7.00pm by the kind offices of The Lodge of Unity 567, Alderson House Masonic Rooms will be holding a Horse Race night with a small supper included, there will also be a raffle for […]

Double Trouble!

Double Trouble!

Congratulations go to two of our members who received honours at this years Provincial Grand Lodge, held on May 21st at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire. W. Bro Peter Round, who is also the Manager of Alderson House, the Masonic Rooms in Warwick, and who was Master of The Lodge of Unity 567 in 2010, was appointed to […]

Burford Cup 2016

Burford Cup 2016

Saturday 16th April 2016 saw our second annual Burford Cup quiz challenge where a great time was had by all in a very closely fought competition.  The quiz winning team was ‘Ashley Sports All Stars’ who mental agility took them 7 points clear of the nearest rivals. There were 80 taking part, all under the […]

A Caricature for a real Character

A Caricature for a real Character

At the festive board following our regular March meeting we presented our 95 year old organist, W. Bro Bob (Fingers) Griffiths, with a framed caricature in recognition for his service to the Lodge over many years. Bob, who was Master of the Lodge in 1989, has played the organ at almost every meeting since he […]

Unity support the PGM in London

Unity support the PGM in London

On Friday 26th February members from The Lodge of Unity 567 travelled to London to support our Provincial Grand Master, David F Macey, who presided over this year Emulation Lodge of Improvement Annual Festival. Before the ceremony our brothers took the opportunity to explore Grand Lodge and visit the Masonic Museum. The PGM was well […]

The Lodge Continues To Support Myton Hospices

The Lodge Continues To Support Myton Hospices

In February 2016 The Lodge of Unity donated a further £2,224 to Myton Hospices as part of our continuing support for the charity. Every year The Myton Hospices provide their special kind of care to around 1000 local people and their families who are living with or affected by a terminal illness at their three […]

The lodge unites to support Zoё’s Place

The lodge unites to support Zoё’s Place

The Lodge of Unity has donated £1,000 to Zoё’s Place as part of our continuing support for the charity.   About Zoё’s Place Zoё’s Place Trust is a registered Charity providing palliative, respite and end of life care to babies and infants aged from birth to five years suffering from life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.  This care will […]

New Start Time

New Start Time

Please note that from February 2016 onwards The Lodge of Unity 567 will have a new later start time of 6.30 pm. Members and visitors should arrive by 6.15 pm and be seated in the Lodge room and ready to open the Lodge at 6.30 pm prompt. The Lodge of Unity 567 is a Craft […]

Santa Dive for Myton Hospice

Santa Dive for Myton Hospice

HO, HO… GULP… HO. Manny and Bela would like to thank everyone who donated to this years Santa Dive, at Stoney Cove in Leicestershire, in aid of Myton Hospice which took place on December 27th 2015. Bela took part in the dive while Manny took some photographs. If you would like to donate please click HERE.   […]

Evolution or Revolution?

Evolution or Revolution?

Whilst respecting our traditions which have developed and evolved over nearly 170 years the Lodge of Unity 567 has never been afraid to embrace change and move with the times. This ability to evolve has kept the Lodge vibrant and fresh and relevant for today’s young Freemasons. As part of this continued evolution, 2016 will […]

Ladies Formal 2015

Ladies Formal 2015

This year Ladies Formal, in aid of Myton Hospice, took place on Saturday 21st November 2015 at Coombe Abbey Hotel, where we raised around £1,500. Over 90 members and their guests sat down for a splendid meal followed by speeches, a little magic, a charity auction and dancing into the wee small hours. Many of those […]

A Double Raising Ceremony for the Boys

A Double Raising Ceremony for the Boys

Two blood brothers who had been initiated together in 2013 were raised to the third degree by their father.

Full Steam Ahead

Full Steam Ahead

In January our new Worshipful Master was installed in fine form and announced a very full programme of ceremonial and social events for 2015. The Lodge of Unity 567 has a busy year ahead with full ceremonies planned for each meeting including a double raisings in November. If you want to see this please ‘book […]

An Update for Year Ending 2014

An Update for Year Ending 2014

Following our double initiation ceremony last year, this November saw our first double passing ceremony for many years. We might not have been particularly active on the website in the past twelve months but the Lodge of Unity has been very active ‘on the square’ and is going from strength to strength with five new […]

Guys Lodge Installation

Guys Lodge Installation

Monday saw a lovely evening with three of us from the Lodge of Unity visiting our Mother Lodge, Guy’s Lodge in neighbouring Leamington Spa for their installation. It was my first visit as a Worshipful Master and an excellent evening. I wish their newly made Master every success for the year and above all the […]

Charity and fundraising

Charity and fundraising

At the installation on Wednesday 2nd January 2013, the Worshipful Master for 2012 – Worshipful Brother Paul Watson presented a cheque for £3,000, which was accepted by Stuart Wilkins of the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance in the presence of the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, Worshipful Brother John Emms,  the Provincial Grand Master, Right Worshipful […]

The benefit of installation

The benefit of installation

Well it happened, I’ve now received the benefit of installation and the Lodge is now my responsibility. I’m very grateful to all the visitors who took time and travelled considerable distances to attend. We were honoured by the attendance of the Provincial Grand Master, the Assistant Provincial Grand Master and two Grand Lodge Officers, an […]

After the Past Masters’ Supper

After the Past Masters’ Supper

Well it is true that I didn’t know what to expect this evening, with the majority of the Past Masters of the Lodge of Unity listening to me outlining my plans for the next 12 months. As it turns out it was a relaxed and supportive evening where the Past Masters agreed with my plans […]

Preparing for the Past Masters Supper

Preparing for the Past Masters Supper

So as the first challenge of the year approaches (before the year has even started!) the Past Masters supper is less than a day away and I’ve spent the evening thinking about the three important elements for next year, they are firstly the officers of the lodge, most are sorted, but there are a couple […]

A new year and a new Master Elect

A new year and a new Master Elect

As the year draws to a close, it is tradition within the Lodge of Unity to elect one of it’s Master Masons as the Master Elect. The elected Freemason will become the Worshipful Master for the following year and will be “installed” at the January meeting. The elections have taken place and this year, I […]

Warwick Hospital Special Care Baby Unit

Warwick Hospital Special Care Baby Unit

At our Ladies Festival this month we raised over £1,000 which will go toward this years charity, Warwick Hospital Special Care Baby Unit.

Ladies Festival 2011

Ladies Festival 2011

The Worshipful Master has announced that this years Ladies Festival will take place on Saturday 12th November at the welcome Hotel in Stratford-Upon-Avon

New Worshipful Master

New Worshipful Master

The Provincial Grand Master attended our installation ceremony in January where our new Worshipfull Master, who is a Lewis, (son of a mason), was installed in splendid style by his predecessor and ‘placed’  in the chair by his father.

Demonstration – 3rd November 2010

Demonstration – 3rd November 2010

At our regular meeting on 3rd November 2010 the Worcestershire Provincial Demonstration Team will give a demonstration entitled “Into The Path of Light”. The demonstration is held in the 3rd degree and all Master Masons are welcome to join us for the evening. The only cost is for your meal. Please contact our Secretary for further details.

Ladies Night

Ladies Night

On Saturday 12th June 2010 we held our annual Ladies Night evening at Ettington Chase Hotel. The event was exceptionally well attended by Brethren, their family and friends with over £600 being raised for Warwickshire Young Carers Project and Myton Hospice. This sum will be added to other monies raised  by the Lodge members throughout the year.

Haiti Earthquake

Haiti Earthquake

The Lodge of Unity’s January Alms collection was sent to The Red Cross Haiti earthquake Appeal.

2012 Festival Donation

2012 Festival Donation

At our January installation meeting the Worshipful Master presented a cheque for £1,500 to the Assistant Provincial Grand Master towards the 2012 Festival. The festival is now 60% of its way through and The Lodge of Unity has reached 66% of its target.

Myton Hospice Donation

Myton Hospice Donation

On Wednesday 3rd February 2010 The Worshipful Master presented a cheque, on behalf of The Lodge of Unity, for £1,500 to Myton Hospice. He was invited to see their facilities first hand and gained a first hand experience of the excellent work they carry out on a daily basis.

Bowling Night

Bowling Night

The Worshipful Master has arranged a bowling night at Leamington Bowl for brethren, their family and friends on Wednesday 10th March 2010. Time: 18.30. Cost £9.00 per person for 2 games. Book you place now by contacting The Worshipful Master no later that 3rd March please.

Installation Meeting Rescheduled

Installation Meeting Rescheduled

The installation meeting due to take place on January 6th 2010 has been cancelled due to adverce weather conditions. It will now take place on Wednesday 20th January  5.00 pm for 5.15 pm

Visit to Athol Lodge No. 74

Visit to Athol Lodge No. 74

The Lodge of Unity has been invited to join the brethren of Athol Lodge No.74 for their regular meeting held  on Wednesday  5th May 2010 at: Masonic Hall Severn Street Birmingham B1 1QG

Ladies Informal Christmas Party

Ladies Informal Christmas Party

Following our regular December Lodge meeting, members are invited to bring their ladies and any other Masonic and non-Masonic guests to join us at the festive board. Please ask your guests to arrive at 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Please ensure that the Festival Secretary and/or the The Lodge Secretary know the names of any guests BEFORE the […]

New website launched

New website launched

www.lodgeofunity.org.uk launched