BACK TO SCHOOL
FIND OUT HOW FREEMASONS ARE HELPING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE TO SUCCEED IN THEIR EDUCATION
September has arrived, and millions of children and young people are heading back to school, where they will learn skills that will help them throughout their life. Sadly, not every child has access to a good education and those who are left behind often struggle in later life.
The MCF is passionate about encouraging opportunity and giving people the skills they need to live healthy, independent lives – both within the masonic community and across wider society.
MEET THE NEXT GENERATION
We decided to play a ‘get to know you’ game with a group of young people we’ve supported, to find out more about their likes, dislikes, interests and future ambitions!
EARLY YEARS OPPORTUNITIES
So far this year, we have awarded grants totalling more than £1.8 million to local and national charities that are giving children and young people from vulnerable families the best possible start in life.
SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS
The School of Hard Knocks received £92,000 to support their work in South Wales and Monmouthshire – using rugby and mentoring to help young people who are risk of exclusion from school.
Clear Sky Children’s Charity – which works in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire – received £15,000 to support children who are struggling due to trauma, through play therapy.
CAN WE HELP YOU?
If you or someone you know is in need of support, contact our enquiries team on 0800 035 60 90 or email email@example.com
Many thanks must go to the Entertainments Committee of our group for newly joined Norfolk Freemasons, The “Norfolk Blues” for hosting yet another magnificent event for Norfolk Freemasons and their families to enjoy. This time, it was a fabulous Sunday afternoon Barbeque. Invigorated by the good food and great company, everyone took part in a series of games and competitions in aid of the Blues chosen charity for the year. This, coupled with the money raised at their Norfolk Blues Summer Ball in June meant they were able to present a cheque for a total of £1,000 to the very deserving locally based charity Fresh Start New Beginnings. Patsy, a representative from the Charity came along to receive the cheque and also gave a short but very moving talk about their work supporting children and young people who have been subjected to sexual abuse.
It is great to be able to support them as a result of spending a truly lovely afternoon with our newest Norfolk Freemasons and their families and friends.
Lodge Open Days 2019
Lodge Open Days are being planned from May to October 2019. It is open for any Lodge to have its own open day but much of the effort will go towards the larger Masonic centres where multiple Lodges can be involved. It is planned that a member of the Provincial executive will be present to open the proceedings and the Provincial Grand Orator will be available to give a presentation. Contact your Lodge ‘Champion’ or W.Bro. Ady Jarvis for more details. Details of the dates of each open day will be published on this website as they are received.
Introduction to Freemasonry Evenings.
These introduction evenings are for potential Freemasons and their partners to find out more about our wonderful organisation in a relaxed and informal manner. Light refreshments will be available so booking is essential for any of the venues.
During 2017, Open Days and ‘An Introduction to Masonry’ evenings were held on 19 occasions at Masonic centres across the Province and all were deemed to be a huge success.
The Open Days for 2018 have all been successfully concluded and the dates for 2019 will be posted here when available.
To book in please e-mail Stephen Moore at:
Provincial Information Trailer Locations 2019:
These dates will be posted here as they are confirmed.
New!! Solomon – The new Masonic ‘one-stop’ information resource – A message from the Provincial Grand Master.
‘Let’s look it up on Solomon’ is set to become the default answer to so many different Masonic questions.
It is destined to give the What, Why, Where, When, Who and How of Craft and Royal Arch Freemasonry. It will provide a growing treasure trove
of information gathered together in one easily accessed, simple to use source.
Whether checking up a single query or trying to build a better overall understanding, the next time you are asked or wonder ‘What does this mean or why do we do that?’
The answer is simple — Let’s Look It Up On Solomon!
For help with promoting Solomon in your Lodge or Chapter please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Norfolk Provincial Library and Museum
Following the successful Tercentenary exhibition at the ‘Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell’
and the reorganisation of the Provincial Offices at St. Giles, it was decided to use this opportunity
to re-establish the Provincial Museum to add to the existing Provincial Library.
The PGM was generously able to approve funding for new lighting, display cabinets and refurbishment.
The Museum is located in the first room on the right as you enter 47, St. Giles.
It is early days but you are already able to see some items in our illuminated display cabinets through the newly glazed door panels.
Our collection includes Jewels, Aprons, Rare Books, Regalia, Glassware Pottery and other Masonic items mostly associated with Norfolk Freemasonry.
We plan to have some of the exhibits on permanent display, such as the Provincial Grand Masters Chair and Sword, but also other cabinets with
regularly changing themes such as the current ‘Freemasons at War’ curated by martin Hardy-Shepherd.
Our hope would be for Lodges, other degrees and individuals to have a themed display of suitable size for several months at a time.
The Library is a reference library and the books are mostly kept in storage but can easily be accessed by appointment’
Our Facebook page lists current opening times. @NorfolkMuseumOfFreemasonry