50 Years a mason.

On Wednesday the 24th of November the Past Provincial Grand Master for Bristol, Rt WBro Alan Vaughan, stepped up at short notice to carry out a full Bristol installation ceremony for his lodge, the Jerusalem Lodge (No. 686), as the Worshipful master was unable to attend due to Illness.

This was a very important meeting for the PPGM as it marked his 50th Year in craft masonry. He was presented with his 50 year certificate by the current Provincial Grand Master, RT WBro Jonathan Davies. He was also presented with a gift to mark the occasion by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, V WBro Richard Lewis.

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As we return to more normal working at Freemasons Hall, Park Street, there is a need to recruit new casual Bar Staff to work for Adam and Anita and Waiting Staff in the Restaurants working for Fredy.

This is an ideal opportunity for sons and daughters or friends of Members, who may be studying locally or looking for some part-time work.


Update from UGLE - face coverings

In advance of a change in government guidance tomorrow, please see updated guidance from the United Grand Lodge of England and Supreme Grand Chapter with regard to Lodge and Chapter meetings.

New government restrictions have been imposed in England and in Wales in response to the Omicron variant.  In accordance with the law and with government guidance, the United Grand Lodge of England and Supreme Grand Chapter have changed their guidance on face coverings and they now recommend that Freemasons wear face coverings at Masonic meetings, unless exempt.

Members are still encouraged to undertake a lateral flow test, available free from NHS Test and Trace, prior to attending any Masonic meeting. 

UGLE and Supreme Grand Chapter recommend that members use hand sanitiser and, if available at the venue, temperature checks.

Should official guidance change, further advice will be forthcoming.


Dear Brethren and Companions of the Province of Bristol,  

All of you who have been into Freemasons Hall, Park Street, in the last few days will no doubt have seen, that we have erected the Christmas Tree (s) in all the ground floor rooms and we hope you will be able to assist us in getting the word round to all your Members, that the 34th Annual Christmas Tree Appeal is underway. We need all the help we can get, to enable us to deliver decent Christmas Presents to as many Children as we can, who otherwise will get very little if anything on Christmas Day. 


Freemasons Hall - Covid Protocols

Dear Brethren,

As you know, the Prime Minister removed a number of Covid restrictions with effect from 19th July.

Whilst these changes are welcome, the safety and health of our members, guests and staff remain an absolute priority.

To that end, we would ask that you support the protocols we will have in place until 30th September. These measures will hopefully allay any concerns that members may still have and therefore encourage them to visit Freemasons’ Hall, Park Street, once again.

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