~The Rummer in Bristol, with its Masonic connection was the host for our recent social meet up where one of our candidates again met up with several of the Brethren.
~A brilliant day was had by all at the Lodge boat trip on the Tower Belle around the Bristol harbourside. The closure of one of the bridges didn’t dampen the spirits of the seafarers! We were all treated to the vocal delights of the Port of Bristol Shanty Crew https://pobshantycrew.co.uk/ who are raising money for the very worthy cause, the Teenage Cancer Trust https://www.teenagecancertrust.org/home.
We are now officially on our summer recess! See you in September for the Installation of our Master Elect.
Both candidate interviews have now been completed. The next stage is to enter their details onto the new digital system, Hermes.
An introduction to Hermes: https://vimeo.com/662756119/9d8e9a51e3
Our Worshipful Master will be conducting the last meeting of the Masonic season for St. Augustine, a Bristol Working Third Degree in Lodge Room No.1 on Thursday 12th May 2022. This will also be his last ceremony before he hands over the the Master Elect in September.
This meeting was the 1024th Regular Meeting of the Lodge.
Our latest Master Mason:
Our Worshipful Master welcomes our newest Master Mason into the Lodge after a dramatic Bristol Working Third Degree in Lodge Room No.1 with the PJGW in attendance.
Our Worshipful Master welcomes our newest candidate into the Lodge after a dramatic Bristol Working First Degree in Lodge Room No.1 with the PGM, PDPGM, PSGW & PJGW in attendance.
Our Worshipful Master welcomes our newest candidate into the Lodge after a dramatic Bristol Working First Degree in Lodge Room No.4 with the DPGM, PDPGM and PSGW in attendance.
Read the latest advice from the Province regarding the protocols for the Omicron variant:
We are back!
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of W.Bro. Ian Mackintosh. Ian also was a well respected Mason in the Lodge and Province and recently recognised for his 50 year service to Masonry.
Requiescat in pace.
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of W.Bro. Ron Hamm. Ron was a well respected Mason in the Lodge and Province and our most senior Past Master having taken the Chair of King Solomon three times, in 1978, 2007 and 2010.
Requiescat in pace.
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Bro. John Kemp. John was a long-standing member of the St. Augustine Lodge, latterly having been elected as an Honorary Member.
Requiescat in pace.
Our next meeting on 12th March 2020 will be a talk entitled ‘The origins of the Province of Bristol and the roles played by some of its interesting characters’ followed by a Q&A session on ‘What is the Bristol etiquette and why is Bristol Masonry so different than others?’
This will be given by Very Worshipful Brother Christopher Williams P.G.Swd.B. Past Dep. P.G.M.
Have your questions prepared Brethren!
The Provincial Grand Master for Bristol the Right Worshipful Jonathan Mark Walker Davis presented Worshipful Brother Mackintosh (second left) with his 50 year certificate for services to Masonry. Also on the same night, W.Bro. Fergusson from the Lodge of Harmony, seen here with the DPGM was initiated 50 years ago!
A very different perspective of our beautiful Lodge Room No.1. Courtesy of WBro. Hayes.
Our Worshipful Master, the candidate (far right hand side), his father and uncle after he was was raised to the third degree.
St. Augustine Lodge 3108 has been invited by Brother Master Elect Lewis to attend the ceremony of his Installation on Thursday 9th January 2020.
As a Lodge, we have a strong fraternal bond with the Brethren of Harmony and the Installation is a particularly apt time to show support for the incoming Worshipful Master on one of the only times that the two Lodges can get together. The meeting tyles at 1830 in Lodge room No.1.
The Worshipful Master, Worshipful Brethren and Brethren of St. Augustine Lodge 3108 wish you and your families a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. See you all in 2020!
Some of the Past Master’s jewels, one of which will go to our current Worshipful Master when he becomes the Immediate Past Master.
The jewels and badges of WBro. W. A. Stear donated by WBro. Huggins on display in Freemasons Hall, Park Street, Bristol.
Congratulations to our new Worshipful Master, Worshipful Brother Daburn on attaining the Chair of King Solomon on the 12th September 2019. We wish him, the officers and the Lodge well and we are sure that it will prosper until his stewardship.
Did you know the Worshipful Master wears a cocked hat (worn fore-and-aft, with the rosette to the left) as he enters the Lodge in procession but removes it to open the Lodge. He only replaces it to retire, again in procession.
Credit to St. Vincent Lodge 1404.
St. Augustine Lodge has now had confirmation of a very distinguished visitor attending the Installation in September of the brother Master Elect.
St. Augustine Lodge is now on its summer recess.
St. Augustine Lodge’s next meeting will be our 1000th with a very special guest, the Provincial Grand Master for Bristol the Right Worshipful J.M.W.Davis.
The collar of our very own Worshipful Brother Deputy Provincial Grand Master Michael Henry Huggins PGSD who was appointed and invested on 9th March 2019 at City Hall in Bristol.
- The current Worshipful Master must have too much time on his hands as he has redrawn the Lodge banner in readiness for our new Lodge cufflinks to celebrate our upcoming 1000th regular meeting.
- The Lodge was treated to a very interesting address “An Interesting Talk about Bristol Masonry” duly given by The Very Worshipful Bro.Christopher Williams, P.G.Swd,B.
- There is exciting news coming soon about one of our members. 9th March 2019, save the date!
- St. Augustine’s Senior and Junior Wardens attended the Annual Warden’s Dinner hosted at Freemason’s Hall Bristol on 4th February 2019. The purpose of the evening was to meet the new Executive Officers of the Province and to meet the fellow Wardens, who will in due course become the Circle of Masters of their year in the Chair.
St. Augustine Lodge will be celebrating the 1000th regular meeting this coming May. One of the themes of the evening will be to remember the Brethren that served during the two twentieth century world wars.
The PGM for Surrey and Brethren of Crescamus and St. Augustine Lodges.
The Brethren of St. Augustine have been selected by the Provincial Grand Master of Bristol to carry out a demonstration of the Bristol Third Degree ceremony Saturday 28th April 2018 to the Crescamus Lodge 7776 and Surrey’s Light Blues Club situated in Croydon, South London, the Surrey Light Blues Club being their version of the Bristol Dunckerleys.
The 984th regular meeting on Thursday 11th May 2017, St. Augustine Lodge had a special visit of the Provincial Grand Master of the Province of County Down in Ireland, the Provincial Grand Master of Gloucestershire, the Provincial Grand Master of Somerset and of course our very own Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master of Bristol, Alan Vaughn.