New Members' Dinner 2019

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The New Members' Dinner, hosted by the District Grand Prefect, started with a drinks reception at the City University Club followed by lively conversation and laughter over a delicious meal.

The District Grand Prefect went on to explain his vision and strategy for the Order in London, and the solid progress that the District is making. There was also a special reference to the Council of Improvement, where the DGP encouraged all the new and old members of the district to attend.

A Q&A session followed from the new members, and afterwards formally closed the dinner by thanking the organisers and everyone for making it such an excellent evening, which ended with much conviviality - and a few more drinks!

District of London Council of Improvement - Season Review

 

District of London Council of Improvement

Article by Bro. Stephen Schofield, Londinium Council

 

Brethren all

We have just concluded the 2018/19 Masonic AMD season in London with the final rehearsals under the Council of Improvement. Attendance continues to steadily increase with a core group of members coming along to grow and develop their familiarity of, and experience with, our beloved AMD ceremonies. At each meeting of the CoI we rehearse the “St Lawrence the Martyr” degree and one other - meaning that it is open and of use to all members of AMD, regardless of your own progress to date within it. This last month we ran through the “Grand Tylers of Solomon” ceremony twice, assisting two different “Captains of the Host” to practice ahead of their live ceremonies in the next couple of weeks.

Being a member of the CoI is a real honour and privilege. It not only builds awareness of the rituals collected under the Allied Masonic Degrees but it also grows friendships and camaraderie . We would like to express our thanks to all members and Councils who supported us during the year and look forward to welcoming many of you back again, with any others who wish to attend, at the first session of the new season at Mark Masons Hall on 24th September, from 7pm. From then on, the Council of Improvement will meet, as in previous years, on the last Tuesday of each month, excepting December and November (where due to availability, we are meeting on Monday 3rd December instead).

Immersing ourselves regularly in the rich symbolism and stories associated with our various Degrees not only builds our comprehension of the ceremonies; it also leads to excellence of performance at the Council meetings we attend and this is being noticed throughout the District. If you want to be involved in this initiative to improve and enhance our Degrees and our Order, or would like to be part of a growing body of AMD men keen to learn more, please do come along and be counted. Your labour will be well repaid.

More information, contact details and dates of the meetings for the 2019/2020 season can be seen here

COI Schedule.

If you have any specific questions with regards to the London District Council of Improvement then you can contact either:

Preceptor: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Asst. Secretary: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

DGP Message New Year 2019

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Greetings and best wishes to you and your families and friends and I hope and trust that a healthy and happy New Year awaits us all.

Christmas has only just left us - the last of the turkey has been turned into a fine curry, there is still wine in the garage, a good amount of cheese left over and memories by the sleigh-full.  What more could a chap want?  Now our thoughts turn to the impending New Year - always a time of contemplation for both a reflection of the past and a promise for the future - and in masonry, particularly our Allied Masonic Degrees, this is very true.

We have had a really happy and successful year in London Allied and the future for us is very bright – plenty of good meetings for us to meet with friends, social events, ritual to learn – OK, so some of it takes effort, but it is so worth it!!

There is much that will test our country and our society in this year to come but if everyone can learn some of our Masonic principles such as – tolerance, integrity, fairness, loyalty and commitment then all will be well. Let us show them how to do it in our daily lives and some of it will rub off.

I look forward to seeing all of you during the year to come, I look forward to being in your company and I look forward to our AMD growing in strength and happiness.  Bring on 2019.

Best wishes to you all.

Colin

Highlight of AMD London’s year – the Annual Meeting

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Saturday 17 November marked the highlight of AMD London’s year – the Annual Meeting. The District Grand Prefect, RW Bro Colin Woodcock, kicked off the proceedings by processing into the Grand Temple to enthusiastic applause accompanied by his Officers of District Grand Council.

After the Council was opened, the District Grand Secretary then proceeded to call the roll of District Grand Officers, and reported that all the District's Councils were well represented at the meeting.

The District Grand Prefect then warmly welcomed all the official visitors, who were duly saluted.

The various reports were delivered, elections held and officers appointed and invested with both the District Grand Prefect and his Deputy spending a few minutes thanking each of those receiving preferment for their work in supporting the District.

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