2019 Burford Cup
The fifth annual Burford Cup saw a very close competition with 11 teams competing for the much covered cup. After several hours quizzing and much eating and drinking team ‘Drink Apple Juice OJ Will kill You’ pushed ahead to victory with 121 points. Team captain Glen Perkins graciously accepted the trophy on behalf of her […]
Another Murder at Alderson House
At last night’s annual Directors Supper, The Alderson House Players performed “Who Killed The Director”, a Murder Mystery featuring members of the various Lodges that meet at Alderson House and their partners. Steven Price, the Alderson House chairman, explained that Alderson House had set up a fund to support local causes and charities and this year […]
An Unexpected Guest
So the Lodge was celebrating it’s 170th birthday with the installation of W. Bro. David Perkins into the chair of King Solomon and all was going very well. Our outgoing/installing master was in full flow having just closed the board of Installed Masters and was about to admit the Master Masons when an unexpected knock […]
A Cracking Afternoon
One of our brother made the winning bid for VIP tickets to see Wasps V Toulouse. “I report back from a cracking afternoon’s entertainment at the Richo Arena Coventry Saturday 9th December. Bro Cherub and I were warmly welcomed and shown to our table which looked directly out onto the stunning pitch. Incidentally Bro […]
Silent Ladies Night Raises Over £2,700 for Zoё’s Place
The medieval Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick proved to be an ideal and atmospheric venue for this years Ladies Night festival. Following a drinks reception in the Guild Hall, 90 guests enjoyed a superb gourmet meal in The Great Hall which was laid out in traditional banquette style. Kirk Johnson, who is taking part in this […]
£2,000 Donation to Zoё’s Place
On behalf of the brethren of The Lodge of Unity 567, our Worshipful Master, W. Bro Roger Green, and his wife Sophia Green presented a cheque for £2,000 to Chris Ward at Zoё’s Place Baby Hospice in Coventry.
Sunday Scorcher Raises Another £318
In sweltering heat Lodge of Unity members, together with their friends and family, took a 90 minute guided tour of Warwick. Tourists travel across the world to visit our town with its ancient buildings and medieval castle, while those of us who live and work in the area, perhaps take them for granted, walking past […]
The Fluffy Bats Romp Home
Our fourth annual Burford Cup quiz evening saw The Fluffy Bats romp home with a resounding victory. Their in depth knowledge of hitherto useless information finally came in handy as they climbed the electronic leader board and held onto the top potion as the competition draw to its climax. Sadly there is no room on […]
12 Club Rugby Challenge
Bro. Jason Ashley will be turning 50 years old in March 2018 and will be retiring from Rugby. To mark both occasions, the challenge is for him to play 12 rugby games for 12 different clubs in 12 weeks. This kicked off on 6th January finishes on 24th March 2018. In return for allowing him to […]
How Many Asst PGM Does It Take….
…To Install a New Master? A new year and a new Worshipful Master for the Lodge of Unity 567 as W. Bro. Roger Green P.Prov JGD was installed as our new WM, an office he last held in 2005. Our WM revealed a packed program of ceremonies and social events for the year and announced […]
Baby Appeal Gets £1,500 Boost
The Lodge of Unity 567 and The Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire have donated £1,500 to South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust Birth & Babies Appeal. The appeal is raising funds to provide enhanced facilities for the new Midwife Led Unit being developed on-site at Warwick Hospital.
Tough Mudder & Zoe’s Place
Thank you for supporting me (and Ben, who made the last minute decision to join me) in running the Tough Mudder back in September. Needless to say we ended up wet, cold and with mud in places you really don’t want mud. It was all in the good cause of raising some money for Zoe’s […]
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
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
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
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, giving a brief overview of our history, symbolism, charity […]
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
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
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
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 […]
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
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 […]
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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?
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
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
Two blood brothers who had been initiated together in 2013 were raised to the third degree by their father.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
The Lodge of Unity’s January Alms collection was sent to The Red Cross Haiti earthquake Appeal.
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
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.
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.