The first recorded meeting under the United Grand Lodge of England was the formation of four Lodges within one square mile within the City of London on 24th June 1717. Throughout 2017 every Province across the country will be staging events to celebrate 300 years of English Freemasonry.
The Provincial Grand Master, RWBro. John James Craigs has formed a Tercentenary Committee led by W Bro. Alan Bell who is tasked with ensuring this momentous occasion is marked with celebrations to be enjoyed by Freemasons and communities they live in.
The celebrations will involve all Freemasons and their families in the Province of Northumberland, United Grand Lodge of England and the general public. 2017 will be a full year of tercentenary celebration across the province of Northumberland, with a number of events to appeal to all.
Remember, 2017 is about celebrating 300 years of Freemasonry and all we have achieved together and not a series of fundraising events. 2017 is for us as masons, our friends, family and the community to come together and celebrate.
We would like to ensure that by 1st January 2017 every Freemason in our Province of Northumberland is aware of the ensuing programme for 2017 and is looking forward to celebrating our 300 year anniversary. Thank you to everyone who has offered to help and If you have any suggestions on how to enhance our celebratory year, then please forward them to xxxx "Tercentenary Team".
Alan Bell – Chairman, Tercentenary Committee
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS FOR 2017
• Celebratory Dinner – St. James Park, 8th July 2017
• Teddy Bears Picnic – Alnwick Gardens, 9th September 2017
• Thanksgiving Service – Newcastle Civic Centre, 5th October 2017
Tercentenary Lapel Pins are available to purchase at a cost of £2.00 with the proceeds going towards Tercentenary Celebrations.
Please see the website celebrating 300 years of Freemasonry here
A .pdf of the presentation can be downloaded here