MCF RMBI During Covid 19

Dear Lodge Member,

Re – RMBI Care Co during the Covid-19 Crisis

The RMBI Care Co has provided Care Homes for older Freemasons and their dependents for over 170 years.  We have 18 Homes spread across the Country offering over 1,000 placements.     The adverse national media coverage in the last few days regarding the impact of Covid-19 has been well reported.

Despite this we continue to remain open for new referrals be it for respite or permanent.    All our Homes are fully compliant with our English and Welsh Regulators and well supported by local Freemasons through our Association of Friends.

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Bristol Food Poverty Relief

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Bristol, Bristol Masonic Benevolent Institution, Lodges, individual brethren and The Mark Province of Bristol are supporting an array of charities whose objective is to relieve Food Poverty in and around Bristol.

Volunteers are giving their time to help with the physical aspects of the relief effort, whilst the Province, BMBI, Lodges and individuals are donating financial aid and/or food supplies. 

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Park Street Painting in aid of Verses Arthritis Research

To raise money for Verses Arthritis research Ron Coleman of Jerusalem Lodge 686 has produced and original water colour of the iconic Bristol view looking up park street.

Ron has produced a limited run of fifty framed signed prints which he is selling for £95 in aid of this research. After the cost of the framing, which has been supplied at a heavy discount by edge2edge framing, all the money goes to the research charity.

There are some two hundred types of Arthritis and 10 million people, including children, suffering the debilitating effect of this condition. Verses Arthritis ( is the main charity dealing with arthritis in the UK.

If you are interested in grabbing one of these limited edition prints please contact Ron: 
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The Matthew Tree Update

The Freemasons of Bristol have been busy supporting a local charity, The Matthew Tree Project (TMTP). Here is the story in pictures so far …

October 2019

Mark Goodway, CEO delivering the TMTP food collection basket and Richard Lewis presenting a cheque for £1000.00 at Freemasons Hall, Bristol.

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Matthew Tree Project

Brethren, covid-19 is upon us and we know we have to change to a way of life few of us have ever previously experienced. In response to the crisis individuals everywhere are virtually getting together to form community groups, to provide help and services to those not able to do so for themselves.

Sound familiar? Well, since before Christmas the Province, through your donations, has maintained a steady supply of foodstuffs and other essentials to the Matthew Tree Project which helps those for whom deep crisis is already a way of life. 


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