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Failt Erriu: Welcome to the website for the Masonic Province of the Isle of Man.

This site is open to all.

Here you will find information on what it is to be a Freemason, our proud history, how to join, what charitable works we’re involved with and coming social events.

For a more complete view of current news and events, plus the views and opinions of our many members, please use the  Facebook Feed to the right.

You’re also welcome to contact us anytime if you have any queries.

Interested in Visiting?

For visiting Freemasons wishing to attend one or more of the meetings of our Craft Lodges or of the many other Masonic orders active on the Isle of Man, the appropriate contacts are listed on each of those Individual Lodges’ Web Pages.

If you are unsure of which Lodge you might wish to visit, please email the Provincial Grand Secretary.

You are assured of a warm Manx welcome in the best traditions of true fellowship.

Interested in Hiring Freemasons Hall?

Please contact Hall Manager David Upton-Jones on 0044 1624 675365 (Office) or  0044 7624 302521 (Mobile) or email: enquiries@woodbournehouse.im or visit the Woodbourne House Website Reservations Page to make a reservation. David can also give you information about upcoming events.

We are famous... our book has been reviewed by Freemasonry Today magazine, its a nice review and puts us on the map, but, I'm not sure the legal secretary that proof read it for us will be impressed (hahaha). ... See MoreSee Less

We are famous... our book has been reviewed by Freemasonry Today magazine, its a nice review and puts us on the map, but, Im not sure the legal secretary that proof read it for us will be impressed (hahaha).

2 weeks ago

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I've got my flares ready

Here's a Tuesday morning teaser... Given to the IOM Museum a few months ago this jewel is a PM for a lodge in the Irish Constitution. Can find similar lodges, but, not this specific one. Over to you. ... See MoreSee Less

Heres a Tuesday morning teaser... Given to the IOM Museum a few months ago this jewel is a PM for a lodge in the Irish Constitution. Can find similar lodges, but, not this specific one. Over to you.Image attachment

 

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Hi Charlton... good fun isn't it ? Finding something a little different and then following a trail that hopefully will lead you to an answer. There are loads of these little spider web pathways we have when dealing with some of the artifacts in our museum. Thanks for your time and research.

http://mason33.org/content/gran-logia-irlanda/GLN_pdf_Files/GLI_News_03_09.pdf From March 2009, on page 4 there are a few mentions of it regarding long and distinguished service of various brethren. Province of Antrim. That led me to this document http://mason33.org/content/gran-logia-irlanda/Pages_GL/Grand_Lodge_Minutes/december_2009.html which shows they had to return their warrant in December 2009. Shows they were in Belfast. This document http://www.irish-tokens.co.uk/masonic%20by%20number.htm#100 shows they met at Arthur Square. Sooo, I would suggest getting in touch with Freemason’s Hall, Arthur Square for more info. 🙂

The only one I can find is in Texas. http://www.facebook.com/starr118

What a great week.. we had an audience of over 60 at the talk on Prostrate Cancer by our Lead Consultant Urologist. Fantastic support and a great message to send out to all. We can't of course not mention Harry Owens who is out in Burundi to teach the farmers how to cultivate and look after Bees which in turn could increase their income.. well done Harry. The photo is Harry on-site, doing what he does best ... See MoreSee Less

What a great week.. we had an audience of over 60 at the talk on Prostrate Cancer by our Lead Consultant Urologist. Fantastic support and a great message to send out to all. We cant of course not mention Harry Owens who is out in Burundi to teach the farmers how to cultivate and look after Bees which in turn could increase their income.. well done Harry. The photo is Harry on-site, doing what he does best

It is fast approaching. The Lodge of Installed Masters are hosting an awareness event for our members. Peter Duffy Lead Consultant Urologist will be speaking to us about Prostrate Cancer and mens health on the 22nd February @7.30pm at FMH Peel. All members are welcome to attend contact the secretary ASAP to confirm your attendance and/or meal afterward. ... See MoreSee Less

It is now confirmed .. the Lodge of Installed Masters are hosting (the 1st of many ?? )an awareness event for our members. The first is a joint UGLE and Prostrate Cancer awareness drive. Peter Duffy Lead Consultant Urologist will be speaking to us on the 22nd February @7.30pm held in FMH Peel. All members are welcome to attend contact the secretary to confirm your attendance and/or mea; afterwards ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Good to hear Keith and a great example of being aware of symptoms. Glad to hear your checks are all good

Do attend if you can. I was diagnosed with Bladder Cancer in July 2016 after seeing blood in my pee and seeing my doctor about it. Fortunately he passed me on to the local Urology unit at Leigh Infirmary who saw me treated in August/October with 2 TURBT Procedures and with 6 weekly sessions of BCG immunotherapy in Nov/Dec 2016. A biopsy in January 2017 showed a benign situation. I am now on maintenance treatment with 6 monthly checks. I had one yesterday which was ok!

A major initiative instigated by Isle of Man Freemasons ! We are supporting the national drive for awareness and education in Prostrate Cancer. This affects men of all ages with awareness and early detection critical. To this end the Lodge of Installed Masters are inviting ALL Isle of Man Freemasons to an evening with the Islands leading Urologist .. Mr Peter Duffy.. Stick this date in your diary 22nd Feb @7.30pm FMH, Peel.. more to follow !! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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Born #OnThisDay in 1756 was Freemason and supremely gifted Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 🎹 Freemasonry was very important to Mozart. His opera The Magic Flute in particular is noted for its masonic elements, even including a musical reference to the three knocks of a candidate at the lodge’s door... 🚪 Mozart was initiated on 14 December 1784 into Zur Wohltätigkeit (“Benevolence”) lodge in Vienna. ... See MoreSee Less

Great night at Woodbourne House, how lucky we as Freemasons are to have such an impressive building and impressive hospitality team running it for us. Food and service was its usual superb standard. Our PGM was on brilliant form as he proposed the main toast to "the immortal memory of Robert Burns" and Bill the toast to the "Lassies". ... See MoreSee Less

Great night at Woodbourne House, how lucky we as Freemasons are to have such an impressive building and impressive hospitality team running it for us. Food and service was its usual superb standard. Our PGM was on brilliant form as he proposed the main toast to the immortal memory of Robert Burns and Bill the toast to the Lassies.

 

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It was a great evening and a wonderful way for local Masons to support the Hospice and Care in the Home charities. The PGM's toast to the Baird was full of fascinating detail about Robbie while the toast to the ladies (a favourite group of Burns') was superbly executed by Bill. People may not realise what a great Freemason Robbie Burns was. Who knows to what heights he might have risen had his life not been so short. Is there for honest Poverty That hings his head, an' a' that; The coward slave-we pass him by, We dare be poor for a' that! For a' that, an' a' that. Our toils obscure an' a' that, The rank is but the guinea's stamp, The Man's the gowd for a' that. From: A Man’s A Man For A’ That by Robbie Burns

Getting ready to celebrate one of our many Masonic greats. Rabbie Burns born on 25th Jan 1759. He was a fantastic mason extolling all the virtues that Freemasons live by. Many many famous poems, but, if you are a Freemason then " A man's a man for "a" that" is a good read. Tomorrow night Woodbourne House the home of Manx Freemasonry will host a charity Burns night and have a hearty drink to our brethren. ... See MoreSee Less

Getting ready to celebrate one of our many Masonic greats. Rabbie Burns born on 25th  Jan 1759. He was a fantastic  mason extolling all the virtues that Freemasons live by. Many many famous poems, but, if you are a Freemason then  A mans a man for a  that is a good read. Tomorrow night Woodbourne House the home of Manx Freemasonry will host a charity Burns night and have a hearty drink to our brethren.

Our book " Inside the Archives of Isle of Man Freemasonry" is still available.. email - jabrownmuseum@manx.net .. for your copy and it will be delivered. All profit supporting local charities and the preservation of our archives. ... See MoreSee Less

Our book  Inside the Archives of Isle of Man Freemasonry is still available.. email - jabrownmuseum@manx.net .. for your copy and it will be delivered. All profit supporting local charities and the preservation of our archives.

 

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I am coming to the island in April and would love to stop by and pick up a copy

Our halls are more than just places we meet..here is a training session being undertaken in the Masonic Hall in Peel. Great for business meetings, conferences and training venues.. It all helps keep our halls alive ... See MoreSee Less

Our halls are more than just places we meet..here is a training session being undertaken in the Masonic Hall in Peel. Great for business meetings, conferences and training venues.. It all helps keep our halls alive

How others see us; from the Isle of Man Flute Ensemble who played at the Athole Lodge cruise night on Saturday:-
"We had a ball last night playing at a cruise-themed dinner! The audience politely giggled when we played My Heart Will Go On from Titanic and they sang along with gusto to Teddy Bears’ Picnic 🤓🎶💕" #flutechoir #flute #lowflutes #isleofman #iom
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How others see us; from the Isle of Man Flute Ensemble who played at the Athole Lodge cruise night on Saturday:-
We had a ball last night playing at a cruise-themed dinner! The audience politely giggled when we played My Heart Will Go On from Titanic and they sang along with gusto to Teddy Bears’ Picnic 🤓🎶💕  #flutechoir #flute #lowflutes #isleofman #iom

 

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My thanks to the Flute Ensemble which includes as a player my wife Liz Charter, and Noble Caledonia, The Small Ship Company, who sponsored the Captain's drinks reception and whose Fleet Director, Master Mariner Mike Deegan, was guest speaker. Thanks also to PGM Keith Dalrymple and Hillary, DPGM Roger Southern and Amyanne, PGS Jeff Campbell and Margaret for adding lustre to our occasion. I am grateful to everyone who attended and hope that you all had an enjoyable evening. My thanks to Colin Thompson for behind the scenes organisation, Des Clauge for designing the fliers, Steve Moore and others from the lodge for their help on the night. The event was held at Woodbourne House Freemasons Hall, Douglas, whose staff, led by David Upton-Jones, provided excellent service in the preparation for and execution of the event. The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company loaned life-jackets for the lifeboat drill which happily were not needed in earnest.

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3 months ago

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Well that was Christmas and New year and the Isle of Man Province hope you had a carefree and peaceful time. It didn't stop for our Teddies though, the latest recruits in our continuing support of our community and Hospitals were dispatched on New Years Eve.. So, we say goodbye to another batch of Teddies who are finding their way to the North of the Island, and we hope they bring joy and love to those that receive them. ... See MoreSee Less

Well that was Christmas and New year and the Isle of Man Province hope you had a carefree and peaceful time. It didnt stop for our Teddies though, the latest recruits in our continuing support of our community and Hospitals were dispatched on New Years Eve.. So, we say goodbye to another batch of Teddies who are finding their way to the North of the Island, and we hope they bring joy and love to those that receive them.

As we close our lodge doors for a couple of weeks and begin to enjoy the seasons festivities. Please remember there may be someone in your lodge that is on their own, or is having a difficult time. It is possibly the worst time of year for feeling lonely, so, if you think you know someone, give them a call/text or pop in just to say "hi". ... See MoreSee Less

A quick trip up to the Isle of Man Hospice to show the continued commitment that our Province has for our Hospice. It was part of the charitable giving across the wider Masonic family, as over 600 Hospices received a grant from MCF. Seen in the photo are Laurie & Del our Provincial Almoner and Charity Steward. Many Mince Pies were eaten and we thank Hospice for their very kind invite. ... See MoreSee Less

A quick trip up to the Isle of Man Hospice to show the continued commitment that our Province has for our Hospice. It was part of the charitable giving across the wider Masonic family, as over 600 Hospices received a grant from MCF. Seen in the photo are Laurie & Del our Provincial Almoner and Charity Steward. Many Mince Pies were eaten and we thank Hospice for their very kind invite.

3 months ago

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3 months ago

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“Imagine lodges being visible in the community – volunteering to help with what matters to them – and being regarded as an outward expression of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.” The Grand Secretary Dr David Staples outlines the bold progress made since his appointment – including United Grand Lodge of England being awarded a prestigious Investors in People accreditation – as well as big plans for the future of the Craft → bit.ly/2C3zqjE ... See MoreSee Less

Thought I would share a little history with you today as one of our lodges celebrates 150 years of existence. Tynwald Lodge based in Douglas was formed in 1868, originally meeting in St James Hall, Athol Street. We have a few pieces in our museum relating to Tynwald but the 2 pictures here are; summons for a significant meeting to celebrate 60 years of J.A Brown in Freemasonry held under the banner of the lodge,(you will note other lodges were in attendance), and the 100 years celebration summons in 1968. Another small fact; There is a Tynwald Lodge in Australia, formed by masons with a connection to the Island formed in 1918. ... See MoreSee Less

Thought I would share a little history with you today as one of our lodges celebrates 150 years of existence. Tynwald Lodge based in Douglas was formed in 1868, originally meeting in St James Hall, Athol Street. We have a few pieces in our museum relating to Tynwald but the 2 pictures here are; summons for a significant meeting to celebrate 60 years of J.A Brown in Freemasonry held under the banner of the lodge,(you will note other lodges were in attendance), and the 100 years celebration summons in 1968. Another small fact; There is a Tynwald Lodge in Australia, formed by masons with a connection to the Island formed in 1918.Image attachment

Looking for the ultimate pressie this Christmas for the mason that has everything? No, can't find anything? You have now for the tiny sum of £15 you can have a copy of our book "Inside the archives of Isle of Man Freemasonry". It's our history and archives, all the stories with great detailed photos. All profit is going to the museum refurbishment, Help for Heroes and our Provincial drive for a fully life long funded Blind Dog ... See MoreSee Less

Looking for the ultimate pressie this Christmas for the mason that has everything? No, cant find anything? You have now for the tiny sum of £15 you can have a copy of our book Inside the archives of Isle of Man Freemasonry. Its our history and archives, all the stories with great detailed photos. All profit is going to the museum refurbishment, Help for Heroes and our Provincial drive for a fully life long funded Blind Dog

Big Ted getting ready for the Christmas festivities and reminding everyone that our island TLC campaign is still out there.. watch out for a him in January when we will be out and about reminding everyone about how this campaign reaches the very heart of our community ... See MoreSee Less

Big Ted getting ready for the Christmas festivities and reminding everyone that our island TLC campaign is still out there.. watch out for a him in January when we will be out and about reminding everyone about how this campaign reaches the very heart of our community

It was a bit "nippy" but we still managed to brave it for the 1st Santa motorcycle run on the Island. Spotted a few members of the Tourist Trophy Lodge among the 100's of Island bikers showing support in our community for Rebecca House. ... See MoreSee Less

It was a bit nippy but we still managed to brave it for the 1st Santa motorcycle run on the Island. Spotted a few members of the Tourist Trophy Lodge among the 100s of Island bikers showing support in our community for Rebecca House.

 

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A great display. Shame it had to rain.

The Province has been a substantial donor to Rebecca House. Isle of Man Masons should be proud.

Well done folks

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6 months ago

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We were delighted to welcome some very special guests to London last week. Pictured below is Keith Dalrymple from Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man and his team who arrived in true Isle of Man fashion escorted by members of the Iceni Chapter WSMBA on their motorbikes. He brought a donation of over £6,000 which will go to supporting the Lifelites project for the children and young people at Rebecca House Children's Hospice on the Isle of Man. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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A little Island hitting big again, well done

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12 months ago

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The Barbican Lodge featured on last year's Masonic stamps issue. The Master of the year was expecting "a man from PGL to say some platitudes but said that on looking back over last night… he cannot thank us all enough for making [it] such a memorable occasion".This coin was presented to our Worshipful Master at our most recent meeting. It was minted to mark 300 years since the founding of the United Grand Lodge of England. This stunning medallion was minted especially for Grand Lodge for the Tercentenary Year and only three hundred were struck. It bears the Tercentenary logo on one side and on the other, the square and compasses, superimposed over the star boss from the ceiling of Grand Lodge in London. Any Manxmen with sharp eyes should look at the axle of the compass. The coin bears the legend: “FREEMASONRY IS A SYSTEM OF MORALITY, VEILED IN ALLEGORY, ENCOMPASSING THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES IN MAKING GOOD MEN BETTER” And on the other side the words “FRATERNITY, CHARITY, INTEGRITY”. Symbolic of giving, brotherhood and honesty, it is the culmination of the official Tercentenary Collection from the Isle of Man Post Office and as a Lodge we are immensely proud to have been involved in its creation. More information at www.iompost.com/freemasons #freemasonry #freemason #tercentenary #lodge #isleofman #iompost #coin #collectible ... See MoreSee Less

The Barbican Lodge featured on last years Masonic stamps issue. The Master of the year was expecting a man from PGL to say some platitudes but said that on looking back over last night… he cannot thank us all enough for making [it] such a memorable occasion.Image attachment

Bro. Jim Hunter was one of the participants in this humanitarian trip to the Syrian border. Brave blokes!

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Thanks to Jim and Ronnie for speaking to me for Granada Reports yesterday about their trip to the Syrian border to help refugee charities there, along with their friend Ian who lives in Scotland - huge well done guys.
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1 years ago

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The problem with conspiracy theories is that they are impossible to refute. Judge us by who we are and how you find us.Today we say that #EnoughisEnough. "The United Grand Lodge of England believes that the ongoing gross misrepresentation of its 200,000 plus members is discrimination. Pure and simple. "Our members shouldn’t have to feel undeservedly stigmatised. No other organisation would stand for this and nor shall we." Following the disgraceful and misleading articles published in The Guardian this week, United Grand Lodge of England has today taken out full-page advertisements in The Guardian, The Telegraph and The Times, saying that #EnoughisEnough. Read the advert in full here → bit.ly/2EokzlT Show your support by liking and sharing this post below ⬇️ #Freemasons · The Telegraph · The Times and The Sunday Times ... See MoreSee Less

The problem with conspiracy theories is that they are impossible to refute. Judge us by who we are and how you find us.

1 years ago

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The Special Olympics were recipients of a Tercentenary donation last year, chosen because they are a great organisation doing wonderful things for disadvantaged children. ... See MoreSee Less

The Special Olympics were recipients of a Tercentenary donation last year, chosen because they are a great organisation doing wonderful things for disadvantaged children.

 

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Hope our Grand Lodge’s here in Gibraltar follow your initiative...... Well done for all the support you give the Isle of Man Programme

1 years ago

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On his 259th birthday, today we celebrate Freemason and Scottish national poet Robert Burns ✒️ 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Burns was initiated into Lodge St David on 4th July 1781, at the age of 23. Pictured below is his actual apron! “May Freedom, Harmony, and Love, Unite you in the grand Design, Beneath th' Omniscient Eye above, The glorious Architect Divine...” If you’re attending a #BurnsNight this year, do let us know in the comments ⤵️ ... See MoreSee Less

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1 years ago

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Ex Isle of Man resident Rick Wakeman

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Chelsea lodge last night. SW Mr Rick Wakeman. Good SW & a bit handy in the keyboard. Mental day
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That would be really good for a visit to the TT Lodge!

Fab day, can't believe how quickly time goes, will defo look up provincial grand lodge of the Isle of Man when I come over next for the TT. Will have to bring over the Thames valley motor cycle lodge.

Now that’s a festive board I would want to miss.

1 years ago

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Today is #NationalTriviaDay and we'd like to show you something pretty special, especially in the run-up to the eagerly anticipated release of Darkest Hour starring Gary Oldman as former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill 📽️ It is a widely known fact that Churchill was a Freemason, but have you seen his apron and case before? Well here they are! #Freemasonry ... See MoreSee Less

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MARK MASONS DONATE TO JOEY DUNLOP FOUNDATION
Access to one of the Joey Dunlop Foundation’s self-catering apartments will be improved for disabled visitors eliminating the need for extra assistance thanks to Masonic generosity.

Replacement of the current wooden ramp with a more wheelchair friendly concrete slope giving direct level access to apartment 2 will help disabled visitors to the complex at Braddan Bridge House, Douglas in time for TT 2018.

“It is not always possible for staff to be available when people arrive,” says Manager Gilly Keown, “the improved access will eliminate the need for extra assistance.”

The refurbishment will be funded by donations raised by the combined generosity of Mark Master Masons from the Isle of Man, the UK based Joey Dunlop Lodge of Mark Master Masons and the Mark Benevolent Fund of Leicester and Rutland.

Foundation Trustee Bruce Baker said that the foundation is continually raising funds throughout the year, “The biggest problem is to find volunteers to sell our tombola tickets in a section of the Peter Murray Motorcycle Museum (Santon), during the TT and the Festival of Motorcycling.”

The Joey Dunlop Foundation is an Isle of Man charity which runs specialist self-catering accommodation that caters for disabled visitors to the island, as well as providing accessible facilities for locals who may have a temporary need such as during home repairs and renovations.

Braddan Bridge House has apartments available for all disabled guests which allows them to experience the beauty of the island and to get really close to the action and excitement of the TT street-bike races, and although usually fully booked well before the race periods it is open all year round for those needing to use its purpose built and recently extended facilities.

The Joey Dunlop Mark Lodge is based in Lutterworth, Leicestershire and was constituted in TT Centenary year, 2007. Their motorcycling Brethren visit the Island at least once a year either socially or to hold a meeting of their Lodge in the road racing capital of the world. This year their Mark brethren have raised £300 which was matched by the Leicester and Rutland Province. The recently formed Isle of Man Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons gave a donation of £400 topping the donation up to £1,000.

The holiday accommodation was opened by Linda Dunlop in June 2010. She was accompanied by John McGuinness who is the second most successful TT rider of all time having racked up 23 TT victories – only three behind the late Joey Dunlop’s outright tally.

The Foundation’s accommodation is run by experienced staff, many of whom are ex-racers themselves. They are perfectly qualified to fulfil guests’ needs.

Joey Dunlop’s name continues to inspire others and a Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners was constituted in December 2016, also based in the Mark Province of Leicester and Rutland.

The Isle of Man Mark Master Masons’ Provincial Grand Master Martin Blackburn said that he and his brethren were delighted to support the Foundation’s work to improve the accommodation. He was grateful to the Leicester and Rutland brethren for their donations which so far total over £2,000, “the generosity of the Joey Dunlop Lodge to their adopted charity, the Joey Dunlop Foundation, has grown as they have become more established, their Secretary, Michael Fahey has told me that their aim is to increase their donation each year in line with the engine capacities of motorcycles and we look forward to many more visits to the Island from the friendliest Lodge in the friendly Degree.”
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MARK MASONS DONATE TO JOEY DUNLOP FOUNDATION
Access to one of the Joey Dunlop Foundation’s self-catering apartments will be improved for disabled visitors eliminating the need for extra assistance thanks to Masonic generosity.

Replacement of the current wooden ramp with a more wheelchair friendly concrete slope giving direct level access to apartment 2 will help disabled visitors to the complex at Braddan Bridge House, Douglas in time for TT 2018.

“It is not always possible for staff to be available when people arrive,” says Manager Gilly Keown, “the improved access will eliminate the need for extra assistance.”

The refurbishment will be funded by donations raised by the combined generosity of Mark Master Masons from the Isle of Man, the UK based Joey Dunlop Lodge of Mark Master Masons and the Mark Benevolent Fund of Leicester and Rutland. 

Foundation Trustee Bruce Baker said that the foundation is continually raising funds throughout the year, “The biggest problem is to find volunteers to sell our tombola tickets in a section of the Peter Murray Motorcycle Museum (Santon), during the TT and the Festival of Motorcycling.”

The Joey Dunlop Foundation is an Isle of Man charity which runs specialist self-catering accommodation that caters for disabled visitors to the island, as well as providing accessible facilities for locals who may have a temporary need such as during home repairs and renovations.

Braddan Bridge House has apartments available for all disabled guests which allows them to experience the beauty of the island and to get really close to the action and excitement of the TT street-bike races, and although usually fully booked well before the race periods it is open all year round for those needing to use its purpose built and recently extended facilities.

The Joey Dunlop Mark Lodge is based in Lutterworth, Leicestershire and was constituted in TT Centenary year, 2007.  Their motorcycling Brethren visit the Island at least once a year either socially or to hold a meeting of their Lodge in the road racing capital of the world.  This year their Mark brethren have raised £300 which was matched by the Leicester and Rutland Province. The recently formed Isle of Man Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons gave a donation of £400 topping the donation up to £1,000.

The holiday accommodation was opened by Linda Dunlop in June 2010. She was accompanied by John McGuinness who is the second most successful TT rider of all time having racked up 23 TT victories – only three behind the late Joey Dunlop’s outright tally.

The Foundation’s accommodation is run by experienced staff, many of whom are ex-racers themselves. They are perfectly qualified to fulfil guests’ needs.

Joey Dunlop’s name continues to inspire others and a Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners was constituted in December 2016, also based in the Mark Province of Leicester and Rutland. 

The Isle of Man Mark Master Masons’ Provincial Grand Master Martin Blackburn said that he and his brethren were delighted to support the Foundation’s work to improve the accommodation. He was grateful to the Leicester and Rutland brethren for their donations which so far total over £2,000, “the generosity of the Joey Dunlop Lodge to their adopted charity, the Joey Dunlop Foundation, has grown as they have become more established, their Secretary, Michael Fahey has told me that their aim is to increase their donation each year in line with the engine capacities of motorcycles and we look forward to many more visits to the Island from the friendliest Lodge in the friendly Degree.”

Explorer Scouts' navigating their way to the Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award
“CAST off, me hearties!”
Seven Manx Explorer Scouts are pursuing their ambition of sailing on Golden Vanity, a 1908 working boat based in Brixham.
Their expedition will be part of the scouts’ work for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award but requires the seven young people to raise £895 each.
“I had hoped for a discount if we fill the boat, but they are raising their prices next year and will have no trouble filling all the places available,” said Explorer Scout group leader Ron Spencer. “We need them more than they need us. But the immediate concern was that of raising the deposit as we do not have any reserves of funds to meet that sort of outlay".
The boat’s owners required a 25% deposit immediately, cash the youngsters did not have. An approach was made to the Isle of Man Masonic Charity who were delighted to help with a cheque for £1,500.
"The Freemasons’ donation has been wonderful” said Ron. The new Explorer Group was started April 2016 with six boys and now has 12 scouts including a young woman. The age range is between 14 and 18. Further fund raising by the scouts will be required.
“I really hope to do this expedition as I enjoy sailing and I want to get the Gold Award which will help my career,” said Explorer Scout Pete Kempson (15). “It satisfies my sense of adventure.”
Earlier this year Freemasons awarded a sum of £50,000 to four local charities as part of celebrations marking the 300th anniversary of the Grand Lodge of England, and a further £50,000 was committed by Freemasons from the Province of the Isle of Man for equipment and training to Rebecca House.
Provincial Grand Master for IOM Keith Dalrymple emphasised that "Freemasons are ready to work with local charitable organisations to support worthwhile causes, both large and small, in our community".
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Explorer Scouts navigating their way to the Duke of Edinburghs Gold Award
“CAST off, me hearties!”
Seven Manx Explorer Scouts are pursuing their ambition of sailing on Golden Vanity, a 1908 working boat based in Brixham.
Their expedition will be part of the scouts’ work for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award but requires the seven young people to raise £895 each.
“I had hoped for a discount if we fill the boat, but they are raising their prices next year and will have no trouble filling all the places available,” said Explorer Scout group leader Ron Spencer. “We need them more than they need us. But the immediate concern was that of raising the deposit as we do not have any reserves of funds to meet that sort of outlay.
The boat’s owners required a 25% deposit immediately, cash the youngsters did not have. An approach was made to the Isle of Man Masonic Charity who were delighted to help with a cheque for £1,500.
The Freemasons’ donation has been wonderful”  said Ron. The new Explorer Group was started April 2016 with six boys and now has 12 scouts including a young woman. The age range is between 14 and 18. Further fund raising by the scouts will be required.
“I really hope to do this expedition as I enjoy sailing and I want to get the Gold Award which will help my career,” said Explorer Scout Pete Kempson (15). “It satisfies my sense of adventure.”
Earlier this year Freemasons awarded a sum of £50,000 to four local charities as part of celebrations marking the 300th anniversary of the Grand Lodge of England, and a further £50,000 was committed by Freemasons from the Province of the Isle of Man for equipment and training to Rebecca House.
Provincial Grand Master for IOM Keith Dalrymple emphasised that Freemasons are ready to work with local charitable organisations to support worthwhile causes, both large and small, in our community.

 

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As an IOM Queen’s Scout. (1st King William’s College Scout Group in 1952) and an IOM Freemason King William’s Lodge No 3883 I am absolutely delighted and I am sure my late friend George Gelling a King’s Scout, would have thought the same.

Explorer Scouts doing their radio and navigation training. Sail-training comes next spring when the weather improves. From left: expedition leader Ron Spencer, assistant expedition leader Andy Wells and some of the Explorer Scouts who will go on the 1908 working boat Golden Vanity – Jim Hill, Pete Kempson, Alex Brew, James Spencer and Blayne Hill.

The Athole Lodge installed their new Master for 2017 / 18 on 6 December. W. Bro. Neil Stewart then appointed his officers including Bro. Graeham Quilliam as Junior Warden and W. Bro. Tim Earl as Senior Warden. ... See MoreSee Less

The Athole Lodge installed their new Master for 2017 / 18 on 6 December. W. Bro. Neil Stewart then appointed his officers including Bro. Graeham Quilliam as Junior Warden and W. Bro. Tim Earl as Senior Warden.Image attachment

 

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Congratulations Neil

Brilliant. Congratulations

Four Grand appointments made
Grand Rank appointments have been bestowed on four Manx Masons to celebrate the Tercentenary and the Most Worshipful Grand Master’s 50 years in office.
Worshipful Brothers Ron Dobbie, Graham Whyte, John Harding and Jeremy Lund learned of their elevations at the installation meeting of The Athole Lodge.
Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Keith Dalrymple announced that the Grand Master, HRH The Duke of Kent, had been pleased to make the following promotions and appointments to Grand Rank:
W. Bro. Ron Dobbie, PAGDC, has been promoted to Past Junior Grand Deacon.
W. Bro. Graham Whyte, PrGTreas, has received a first appointment to Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies.
W. Bro. John Harding, LGR, PPGSuptWks, has received a first appointment to Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies.
W. Bro. Jeremy Lund, PrGStwd, PrSGW (Shropshire), has received a first appointment to Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies. W. Bro. Jeremy has been a member of his mother lodge in Shropshire for 34 years and is a member of King William’s Lodge.
We all offer our sincere congratulation to them.
They will all be invested at a special Investiture meeting of Grand Lodge on Wednesday, 14th March, 2018.
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Lodges thanked
Complimentary tickets to Winter Wonderland at Freemasons Hall / Woodbourne House have been offered to lodges as a thank you for the disruption caused by staging the event and the year’s refurbishment programme.
“I welcome the generous offer to our lodges from the catering & operational team at Investico Management,” Provincial Grand Master Keith Dalrymple says.
“Complimentary tickets to enjoy the 'Winter Wonderland' are a splendid way to reciprocate the cooperation from the users of the building both during renovations and to facilitate the corporate events during December.
“Congratulations all round!”
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Lodges thanked
Complimentary tickets to Winter Wonderland at Freemasons Hall / Woodbourne House have been offered to lodges as a thank you for the disruption caused by staging the event and the year’s refurbishment programme.
“I welcome the generous offer to our lodges from the catering & operational team at Investico Management,” Provincial Grand Master Keith Dalrymple says.
“Complimentary tickets to enjoy the Winter Wonderland  are a splendid way to reciprocate the cooperation from the users of the building both during renovations and to facilitate the corporate events during December.
“Congratulations all round!”

Local charities use Freemasons Hall
Local charities are taking full advantage of the facilities at FMH Douglas / Woodbourne House.
Hospice Christmas Fayre was a huge success and The Diana Princess of Wales Trust 'thank you supper' for their supporters was most enjoyable.
Manager David Upton-Jones is discussing several major fund-raising functions with other charitable organisations.
“The profile and public perception of Freemasonry has been greatly enhanced,” said Provincial Grand Master Keith Dalrymple.
Pictures from Winter Wonderland at Freemasons Hall
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Local charities use Freemasons Hall
Local charities are taking full advantage of the facilities at FMH Douglas / Woodbourne House.
Hospice Christmas Fayre was a huge success and The Diana Princess of Wales Trust  thank you supper  for their supporters was most enjoyable.
Manager David Upton-Jones is discussing several major fund-raising functions with other charitable organisations.
“The profile and public perception of Freemasonry has been greatly enhanced,” said Provincial Grand Master Keith Dalrymple.
Pictures from Winter Wonderland at Freemasons HallImage attachment

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Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man

We were very happy that our psychotherapist Adrian Venn was here to welcome the visit of Denis Hartshorne from the Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man. At the start of December the freemasons host a fundraising event called “Mannin Cracker” where many items that have been donated by local businesses on Island are auctioned/raffled off at a “Hot Pot Dinner”. The proceeds of this event are donated to a local charity each year and we are honoured that this year we were the chosen charity. The £600 raised will be so helpful to support our service throughout December, that donation will go directly towards 14 one to one therapy sessions to someone who has had a recent cancer diagnosis or a family member who might be struggling at a time where spirits should be joyful. We really are so grateful that the continuous public support has allowed us to offer counselling and person to person therapy for nearly 35 years. 2018 is going to be a very exciting period for the charity with plans to expand making every penny even more vital. Thank you Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man, we really do appreciate your help. ... See MoreSee Less

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Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man

For #FreemasonFriday, we want to look back at Tuesday's historic celebration 🎉 Over 4,000 Freemasons from Provinces, Districts and representatives from 136 Grand Lodges around the world were present at the Royal Albert Hall for the United Grand Lodge of England's Especial Meeting and action packed afternoon of entertainment. Grand Lodge was opened and called off in a convenient room and the procession of Grand Officers entered the Hall, before the Grand Master, MW Bro HRH The Duke of Kent, took his place in the Queen’s Box. He was accompanied by the Pro Grand Master MW Bro Peter Lowndes, Deputy Grand Master RW Bro Jonathan Spence, and Assistant Grand Master RW Bro Sir David Wootton. He was also joined by a number of special guests, including RW Bro HRH Prince Michael of Kent, VW Bro HM King Tutu II of Ashanti, and RW Bro HE John Kufuor, Senior Grand Warden. The performance was a wonderful journey through our history, showcasing the heritage of Freemasonry, all performed against the backdrop of a 55ft gold Square and Compass and All Seeing Eye and featuring a cast of renowned actors including Sir Derek Jacobi, Samantha Bond and Sanjeev Bhaskar. After processing to the stage, the Grand Master and Rulers were seated in their normal Thrones, and the Deputy Grand Master then read a letter of loyal greetings sent to Her Majesty The Queen and the reply received, which offered 'warm good wishes to you all for a most successful event.' For the finale, a rousing rendition of the National Anthem was sung, before the Grand Officers retired from the Hall, drawing to a close a memorable night in our history. Read more about this momentous occasion here → bit.ly/2yqmYdJ #UGLE2017 ... See MoreSee Less

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Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man

#Freemasons move into a new age with a successful business after transforming their #Douglas home. The formally named #MasonicHall, now #WoodbourneHouse dates back to the early 1900s. Commissioned by #HouseofKeys member, Thomas Harrison; it's been a boarding school, a nursing home, becoming home to the freemasons when they bought it in 1923. Investico Events were brought in to transform it, and manage the business. Story: goo.gl/B76Mgi ... See MoreSee Less

 

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HQ is looking better every time I see it.

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Provincial Tercentenary Team 2017 - 2018

 

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It was a wonderful meeting and a privilege to be with you.

Inside Freemasons Hall talking about the latest refurbishmentsMTTV cameras have been given access to the Douglas Freemasons Hall to see the building that has undergone a major restoration programme and now even hires ou... ... See MoreSee Less

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Provincial Tercentenary Team 2017 - 2018 ... See MoreSee Less

Provincial Tercentenary Team 2017 - 2018

 

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Active officers: Provincial Grand Master R. W. K. Bro. Dalrymple Deputy Provincial Grand Master W. Bro. R. Southern, P.A.G.D.C., P.Z. Provincial Senior Grand Warden W. Bro. S.G. Whittam, P.Z. Provincial Junior Grand Warden W. Bro. E. Richmond, P.Z. Provincial Grand Chaplain W. Bro. W.H. Connell, P.Z. Provincial Grand Treasurer W. Bro. G.B. Whyte, P.Z. Provincial Grand Registrar W. Bro. K.M. Blackburn, O.St.J., P.A.G.D.C., P.Z. Provincial Grand Secretary W. Bro. J. Campbell Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies W. Bro. D. Curphey, P.Z. Provincial Grand Sword Bearer W. Bro. E.C. Lantry, P.Z. Provincial Grand Superintendent of Works W. Bro. D.A. Hartshorne, P.Z. Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies W. Bro. G.I.R. Hilton, P.Z. Provincial Grand Almoner W. Bro. M.J.L. Henley, P.Z. Provincial Grand Charity Steward W. Bro. G.R. Lawrence, P.P.G.Swd.B. (Suffolk) Provincial Grand Mentor W. Bro. J.S. Kermode, P.P.G.J. Provincial Grand Orator W. Bro. P.J. Taubman M.B.E., P.P.S.G.W., P.Z. Provincial Senior Grand Deacon W. Bro. J.F. Shakespeare, P.Z. Provincial Junior Grand Deacon W. Bro. T.W. Rush Provincial Assistant Grand Secretary W. Bro. I.A. Walker, P.P.G.Supt.Wks. Provincial Grand Organist W. Bro. I.G. Quayle Provincial Grand Standard Bearer W. Bro. E.M. Clarke, P.P.G.Reg. (Worcs) Provincial Grand Standard Bearer W. Bro. T.D.C. Earl, P.P.G.St.B. (Guernsey and Alderney) Provincial Grand Pursuivant W. Bro. H.C. Messenger, P.P.S.G.D. Provincial Grand Steward W. Bro. J.K. Lund, P.P.S.G.W. (Shrop), P.Z. Provincial Grand Steward W. Bro. E.M. Moore , P.P.G.Ch.Sted. (E.Kent), P.Z. Provincial Grand Tyler W. Bro. M.J. Killey, P.P.Dep.G.D.C., P.Z.

The team scrub up quite well.

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R.W.Bro. R.K. Dalrymple

Provincial Grand Master for the Isle of Man

Failt Erriu, Welcome from the Provincial Grand Master.

Freemasonry world-wide has a proud and colourful history dating back many centuries.

Here, in our lovely island home, Freemasonry has reflected our diverse cultural heritage and status as a semi-autonomous Crown Dependency. Situated centrally in the Irish Sea, almost equidistant from the four ‘Home Nations’ yet not part of the United Kingdom, our Provincial Grand Lodge has operated since 1886 under the auspices of the United Grand Lodge of England, prior to which we had lodges warranted variously by the Scottish and Irish Constitutions.

Our 19 Craft Lodges and six Royal Arch Chapters continue to attract members from all aspects of Manx life: the professions being represented, retail and manufacturing industries; the clergy and civil service, alongside men from the construction trades. We have bricklayers, carpenters and plumbers who maintain links with operative stone-masons, the ancient forebears of Freemasonry.

I am privileged to be the 13th Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master following a distinguished succession which started with Sir John Senhouse Goldie-Taubman, Speaker of the House of Keys. They include Lieutenant Governors, several Deemsters (the Isle of Man’s High Court Judges) and an Archdeacon. They are a humbling yet inspiring challenge for this mere Chartered Surveyor but I can claim an association with operative masonry!

Conscious that we are in and of our community, which has evolved and changed dramatically over recent years, we are actively cementing our established relationships with all sectors of the island, particularly those in which we have a common interest: contributing to the well-being of individuals and wider society in which we live.

Should your interest be in gaining further knowledge of Freemasonry prior to seeking membership or merely to have more information about us, our history, principles and activities, kindly use the links for insights to one of the world’s oldest fraternal organisations.

For visiting Freemasons wishing to attend one of our Lodges or the many other Masonic orders active on the Isle of Man, the appropriate contacts are listed. You are assured of a warm Manx welcome in the best traditions of true fellowship.

Lhiuish dy firinagh

Keith Dalrymple