At our October 2017 meeting held on October 14th Bro Steve Bateman was installed into the Chair of the Lodge by the Installing Master WBro Martin Kirk.

The Lodge was honoured by the attendance of RWBro James Hilditch the Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Oxfordshire.

Our newly installed Master presided over a first class Festive Board to conclude an excellent day in Bicester and the beginning of his year in office.

 

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(l-r)  WBro Ewan Gordon- PrGStwd, WBro Martin Kirk- IM, WBro Stephen  Bateman- WM, RWBro James Hilditch- PGM,  WBro Andrew Keech PrGChStwd, WBro Sebastian Petzolt-  PrGPurs.

 

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The Lodge congratulates the following members on their appointments and promotions in the October 2017 Provincial Grand Lodge:

W.Bro Steve Waters appointed PPrSGD

W.Bro Mark Wilson promoted to PPrGSwdB

W.Bro Nigel Thomson  promoted to PPrGReg

and

W.Bro Andrew Keech appointed  ProvGChStwd

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The Summer meeting 2017 was held in Leominster, Herefordshire on  Saturday June 10th  when Bro. Gareth Jones was raised to the 3rd degree. The following white table dinner was held at the Three Counties Hotel, Hereford.

This formed part of a weekend of activity.

Meeting up at  Trumpet Inn on the Friday for lunch, the members and partners enjoyed  leisurely ringing at three churches on the way to Hereford.

Friday evening saw 28 of the group at Weston’s Cider Mill for a tour, tasting and meal.

 

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On Sunday morning some braved the steps up the cathedral tower to augment the local band.

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The April 2017 meeting was an Initiation Ceremony and  held at Weyland Hall, North Street, Bicester, OX26 6NE on April 8th at 3.00 pm.

In that ceremony Bill Liebow was Initiated into the Lodge in the presence of the APGM  WBro Alan Knowles. It was an enjoyable day and a super evening with Bro Liebow being received into the lodge in fine style.

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WBro Alan Knowles, WBro Martin Kirk and Bro Bill Liebow

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At our meeting in October 2016  we resolved to hold all our April and October meetings at Weyland Hall, North Street, Bicester.

We are always pleased to host visitors, so drop us a line if you’d like to attend. Moreover any bellringers who’d like to know more about Masonry are most welcome to contact the secretary to find out more.