FESTIVAL OF FREEMASONRY
This event was held at The Square at Upminster on Friday 2nd June 2023 from 11.30am until 7.30pm and nearly all the Orders of Freemasonry were brought together; so that anyone thinking of joining a Companion Order could see what was available to them and interact with the respective representatives. It was hoped that this approach would also broaden the minds of many Masons who were possibly unaware of all the different Orders that exist.
There were representatives from: The Province of Essex - Nominated members of the Executive and Provincial Reps (Almoner, Charity Steward, Membership Officer, Hermes Support Officer and PCO). Other Groups – Including Essex Sporting Clubs, Essex Mason, the Welfare Trust, TLC, the Masonic Halls Group, Cornerstone Club & Lodge and the Macnab Lodge. UMH - Chairman, Finance Director, Building Director, Administration Director, and Facilities Manager. Non-masons and representatives from other invited groups that use the centre including the Upminster Fellowship.
We believe this was the first event of its kind and housed virtually every facet of Masonry under one roof, along with many of our clubs and specialist lodges.
It also gave everyone, including our families and friends, a chance to see and appreciate what motivates us to practice our masonry here at The Square, and to understand what and who is responsible for our growing waistlines (and generally make us smile).
The event was open to all adults, including the general public, to help them understand Freemasonry and its various parts. We also hoped it would give other Provinces an idea that could assist them in spreading the word about our wonderful fraternity.
Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits were provided during the day by Mitchell Catering Ltd and the bar was open for those who wished to purchase a drink.
A menu of small food was also on sale at low cost, which could be ordered prior to the event or on the day.
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