LOI Festival

The Onslow Lodge of Instruction 102, are holding an LOI festival on Friday 17th May at 5.15pm, to enable the younger brethren to demonstrate the ritual they have learn so far. The meeting will be presided over by the president W.Bro Mike Dillon, assisted by his preceptors, W.Bro. Andrew Vallance and W.Bro. Paul Cope.

Gerry’s 50th

W.Bro. Gerry Yockney received his certificate for 50 years in the craft. The evening was celebrated with many distinguished brethren.

W.Bro. Gerry and W.Bro. Mike Dillon were made honorary members of Onslow Lodge tonight, in recognition of their dedicated and loyal service to Onslow over many years.

Onslow’s 130th Installation

Bro. Sultan Kazi became Onslow’s 130th Master,  and is Onslow’s first master to have come through the University Scheme, at Onslow Lodge. He was initiated into freemasonry on the 8th December 2014, and became master on the 14th February 2019.

Two New Candidates

We initiated another two brethren from the university, at an E.O. meeting of the Lodge on the 1st February 2019.

Despite the bad weather, that meant many brethren were unable to attend, the two brethren were given a good introduction to freemasonry, by the Worshipful master and his team. The two brethren who were drafted in as deacon’s, were themselves only initiated last year, and did an excellent job throughout the ceremony.

Four new candidates

Onslow lodge 2234 initiated four new candidates on the 8th November. The meeting was attended by W.Bro. Mike Harding APGM. W.Bro. Paul Springate conducted the ceremony, and W.Bro. Paul Cope (Reigning Master) gave the Charge.

BBQ 12th August

Paul Cope has organised a summer BBQ on the 12th August 2018. Proceeds will go to the 2019 Festival and the Cranleigh Riding for the Disabled.

Summer Buffet

Gerry organised yet another lovely summer buffet at the Guildford Masonic Centre on the 22nd July 2018. Raising £414 for charity, £250 was sent to the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice and £164 was donated to the Festival.

Gerry has raised £1140 for the festival and £1000 for Phyllis Tuckwell over the last three years, organising the summer buffet’s and carol lunches.

James Radford is raised at 19

Bordon Garrison Lodge 7538 did us proud

Bro. …………………… takes his second regular step in Freemasonry.

Bordon Garrison Lodge passed Bro……….. in an exemplary manner at Farminerhall Bordon  on the 20th March 2018.

Kipling’s poems gathered father and son in the brotherhood chain in England


Letter from Bro. Onnik Ovanezov (Bulgaria)

Triple Initiation marked the first visit of Brethren from Ararat Lodge – Orient Varna, №76 under the UGL of Bulgaria at the Onslow Lodge – Pat. 2234, Guilford, Surrey County under the UGL of England.
The reason for the joint work of the Bulgarian and the English brethren were the dedication in the apprentice of Daniel – son of Bro. Stanislav from the Lodge “Ararat”, into Onslow Lodge. Together with Daniel – two more students came in, too alumni of the University of Surrey. Ceremony went into an extremely well-intentioned atmosphere and in full harmony.

Delegation of Lodge “Ararat” bestowed of their English brethren plaque and official almanac from the UGL of Bulgaria project “Generic Memory”, „Between the river and the sea”, which contains historical notes and pictures of paintings of Bulgarian – Armenian artist Bedig Bedrosyan (1912-1989). In the work of the Lodges took part the AGM of the PVL of Surrey W.Bro. Mike Harding.

Bulgarian delegation was led by the Master of Lodge Ararat, Orient Varna – W.Bro. Kevork Krikoryan, and they participated in it the Brethren Onnik Ovanezov, Plamen Dimov and Stanislav Mitev.

W.Bro. Mike Harding spoke of the symbolic jubilee sign in the initiation of the three gentlemen in the Onslow Lodge – this year the Brethren celebrate 130 years since its founding (24.01.1888).

A very bright moment of the celebration of the Light highlighted the dedication of WBro. Paul Cope, who turned to the newly adopted apprentices with the poem “The Mother Lodge” by Brother Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936). It loud, nostalgic and full of eternal love poems for the Lodge – Mother (see the poem in the original-here, bb), expected to remind us of the paternal and brotherly covenants to the son of the poem “If”. It also has come out under the golden pen of J. R. Kipling (cf. poem in the original here, translated) and translated into Bulgarian from the poetry maestro Valeri Petrov.

After the ritual, the evening continued in hearty Agappa, during which there were lifted toasts for a keen and fruitful collaboration between the “Ararat” and “Onslow” Lodges, for prosperity and the harmony of all the Brethren of the UGLB and UGLE, for peace and the rise of the countries.