Sadly due to several of our brethren are not able to attend for health reasons, our meeting on Tuesday 17th March 2020, the WM and Lodge has decided that we will not having visitors or guests on this occasion. We will just be opening and closing with a skeleton team.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope to see you in future months at Thoresby Lodge.
On the 4th February 2020 eight W. Brethren and Brethren, from Leeds and Otley made a surprise visit to Swan of Avon Lodge No.2133 in Stratford -upon –Avon to witness the Installation of Brother Jose A. Perez Diez into The Chair as Master of his Mother Lodge.
The connection with W. Bro. Perez Diez is that he is also a member of Royal Wharefdale Lodge No. 1108 as well as in Prudence Chapter No. 2069 (which quite a few of our brethren are members of).
As well as the Yorkshire Masons who attended there were Masonic friends of Jose from New Zealand, Spain, Italy U.S.A and two from Germany who all flew in to be part of this unique occasion.
It goes to show the high esteem that Jose is held in by all who know him.
Brother Jose had no idea any of the visitors were attending; it was a complete and utter surprise,
We all were made very welcome by the Brethren of Swan of Avon, it was without doubt a truly memorable time enjoyed by all.
Last Sunday, 28th July 2019, was Thoresby Lodge’s Annual Sunday Lunch, held at Cleckheaton Golf Club. A lovely meal and superb time was had by all brethren, partners, and friends who attended. We would like to thank W Bro. William and Linda Blezard for all their hard work in organising this event, as it is not an easy job and we really do appreciate and all their hard work. They also arranged a raffle with alot of prizes, that managed to raise £130 which will be donated towards to Lift Fund at the Pudsey Masonic Hall.
The Third Degree the beginning of a new journey – Four Pudsey Lodges join together to Raise a Brother on behalf of St Laurence Lodge No 2330
Brethren I’m sure that all of us, no matter how long we have been a member of freemasonry remember all too well our 3rd degree ceremony.
But for some, it will be more memorable than others. We at St Laurence Lodge No 2330 have recently raised a brother, Thomas Harris to the 3rd degree. Nothing unusual in this I hear you say. However this was indeed a very different ceremony to our usual one.
Thomas is one of our newer members and a Fellowcraft freemason enjoying his status and looking forward to his future masonic career. However he and his family were given the opportunity to start a new life ‘down under’ which left us with a very tight time limit to get raise him to the 3rd so he could begin his new life in Tasmania as a fully-fledged master mason.
At St Laurence Lodge 2330 we had no space in our calendar to fit him in. So we asked another Lodge, Thoresby Lodge No 4920 in our rooms to do it for us. So far nothing too unusual, but I wondered how I could make it a very special memory for him. After much discussion with all the Lodges that meet in our rooms in Pudsey. We put together a ceremony involving brethren from all four craft Lodges. St. Laurence 2330, Thoresby Lodge No 4920, Lodge of Benevolence No 5612, and Prince of Wales Lodge No1648 delivering ritual at various stages of the ceremony.
Brethren what a most enjoyable occasion it proved to be, a faultless ceremony where the preceptor who could have had a very busy night, virtually had the night off. The evening was rounded off by a superb meal with good friends at the festive board.
I’m sure we would all like to wish Tom and his family all the very best for their new lives in Tasmania and to let him know that we will always be here for him should he ever need his brothers.