AMD London

London District Annual Meeting 2018

Saturday, 17th November 2018
Opening at 11.00 a.m. prompt at Mark Masons' Hall, 86 St James’s Street, London SW1A 1PL
(Brethren are requested to take their seats by 10.45 a.m.)

The District Grand Prefect R W Bro Colin R Woodcock M.B.E. would greatly appreciate your personal appearance at this Meeting, which is open to all Allied Masons and particularly new Members to the District of London.

Should you wish to attend please return the attendance form to the District Grand Secretary. It would also be very helpful if all non-diners could return the form or reply via email to give us an idea of the numbers that we may expect. The last date on which bookings and cancellations can be made is Saturday, 3rd November 2018.

The summons will be available on the day.

Festive board Menu:
Warm asparagus, goats cheese and mushroom tart with chutney

Grilled bavette steak, roasted garlic mashed potato, fall vegetables and a peppercorn sauce

Salted caramel and chocolate delight

Cheese Board, Coffee & Tea

Attendance Form

Message from the District Grand Prefect – September 2018

Greetings to you one and all.

Colin1 e1416092290677Well, what a summer! The weather was really good, with sun every day but as usual it did not please everyone; the lawns suffered, the trains were affected and next door’s cat spent an inordinate amount of time living in my garden borders - probably to keep cool (note to self, must water borders more often). Despite the cat, I like the warm days but they now seem to have ended and we drift into autumn and of course back to our Masonic meetings. I look forward to meeting with you around Mark Masons’ Hall as we return, refreshed and enthusiastic about our wonderful Order.

Our Councils are all happy and healthy and I encourage everyone to join in the inter Council visiting which is becoming a regular feature of District life. Of course, anyone can join me and the other District Officers on our Official visits or when I visit other District meetings – they are interesting as well as being good fun.  At a recent conference at MMH I discovered that the AMD is the most successful Order, amongst all those managed from there, for growth – it did not surprise me.

Our social events have been running for a few years now and are a firmly embedded date for the diary; they are always well supported with maximum numbers on each occasion.  We shall be holding one in the autumn again and next spring; full details will be circulated and of course can be found on the website.

The Allied Masonic Degrees Grand Meeting is to be held in London on 23rd October. Please join with me and support this meeting; it is in London again and it would be nice to see a good turn-out from London to support our members who have been awarded, or promoted in, Grand Rank.  It is also a good opportunity to see and meet with our Grand Master – MW Bro Tom Jackson.

But, as ever, the big event for us is our District Meeting, which is to be held at MMH on Saturday 17th November 2018.  We have improved our attendance numbers every year so far and last year was an excellent event. It is very satisfying when we have good numbers and adds to the atmosphere.  I particularly encourage new members to attend; you will be most welcome and will be especially received during the meeting.

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District of London Chapter of Improvement


District of London Chapter of Improvement


The District of London Council of Improvement's next meeting is on Tuesday 30th October 2018 at Mark Masons Hall at 7pm. The COI was initiated in September 2017 and continued through to June 2018 with 10 monthly meetings and a regular number of attendees coming along throughout that period.

We are now looking to build on that successful start by encouraging more brethren to attend.

The Council of improvement is open to any member of a London Council who would like to gain a greater understanding of the degrees to help deliver a confident performance of both ritual and floor work.

One or Two of the degrees will be worked at each meeting. You do not have to book to attend, but if you wish to practice in a particular office then you can use the link to the schedule of work below to let the preceptor know what you wish to do and he will try to accommodate you where possible.

You do not have to have completed all your degrees to attend but obviously you will only be able to practice those degrees you have completed.

More information and a schedule of work for the coming season can be seen here COI Schedule of Work.

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.  

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New Members' Dinner 2018


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

The dinner was rounded off with an update from Colin, during which he made reference to the great charity work that the District has been doing this year and the amount raised for Shelter.

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.

He then asked all the new members to say a few words about their own experience thus far in the AMD, and afterwards formally closed the dinner by thanking everyone for making it such an excellent evening, which ended with much conviviality - and a few more drinks!

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