Hartington do Trisantona

Hartington Lodge’s IPM made a visit to Trisantona Lodge 3962 to hear a talk by a good friend of his – W. Bro. M. Maxted.

The talk was entitled – “What every EA should know – but is seldom told”

This was based on a Lecture from a Canadian Mason from around 1995 (if my memory serves me correctly – it seldom does). W. Bro. Maxted re-wrote the talk as a lot of it was relevant for UGLE.

There were a number of younger Masons present who had come to hear the talk and an enjoyable evening was had by all.

Thanks must also go to W. Bro. D. Osborne for his hospitality and the members of Trisantona for theirs.

Annual Meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge of Derbyshire

Saturday saw the Annual meeting of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Derbyshire. Freemasons from all over the country gathered together to see a number of Brethren be given Provincial Appointments and also the launch of the 2025 Derbyshire Festival.

This was also an opportunity to purchase the new Derbyshire Festival Tie.

A target has been set by the Provincial Grand Master to raise £1.5 million for the Masonic Charitable Foundation and it was a great surprise to find out that we’ve already raised over £150,000.

The new tie is being modelled by three of the Province who were selling it on the morning.

Our Senior Warden, Worshipful Master and Immediate Past Master, all wearing their new ties.

The temple starting to fill up before the proceedings started.

As can be seen from the photos, it was a packed temple and an enjoyable time was had by all those who attended.

The after proceedings concluded with the Festive Board and a couple of sociable drinks in the bar!

Hartington Lodge – Raising

Wednesday 3rd April was a great night for Derbyshire Freemasonry in general, but Hartington Lodge in particular.

The evening started off with a successful ballot, for a new Initiate. His Proposer and Seconder can be seen below. He will be Initiated into Hartington Lodge on Wednesday 1st May, if anyone’s interested?

Next we welcomed our newest joining member Brother Adam, from Duchess of Portland Lodge in our neighbouring Province of Nottinghamshire. He can be seen below with his Proposer and our Worshipful Master.

The evening concluded with the Raising of Brother Ian Johnson, carried out in an exemplary manner, by our Worshipful Master and a delegation of Past Masters. He can be seen below being congratulated by the Worshipful Master.

The final part of the evening was a tasty Festive Board, where we had pie. Our Worshipful Master likes his pie!

A great night for Derbyshire a Freemasonry in general.

Derbyshire Lodge of Installed Masters

Wednesday 27th March was a great night for Derbyshire Freemasonry, but for Derbyshire Lodge of Installed Masters in particular.

As always the meetings are very short, as the main purpose of the evening is to receive a talk.

March was no exception and we received a talk from W. Bro. A. R. Baker, entitled “What makes Bristol so special”. W. Bro. Baker is an esteemed Mason, being a Past Master of Quatuor Coronati Lodge, so he’s all too familiar with presenting Lectures and very interesting it was too.

The Lodge was well supported, but unfortunately the Worshipful Master wasn’t able to attend, having had an operation on his foot.

Present were a number of the Association of Tercentenary Masters (shown below). One of which being our Immediate Past Master. They are pictured with W. Bro. Baker (centre).

The sword

The last Regular meeting of Hartington Lodge, saw an informative talk on “The Sword” by Worshipful Brother Steve Fraser-Burton, an ex-Officer of The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment.

The talk was very interesting and captured the attention of all those present and also proved quite an emotional evening, with the odd heart warming story.

Three joining members were also balloted for successfully, one of whom was present and admitted that evening.

The meeting concluded with a Proposal for a Candidate and a tasty Festive Board.

All in all it was a great evening.

Hartington WM visits Ecclesburne

A visit to ecclesburne lodge 2425 saw the initiation of bro Chris Hope the other Monday night, even more special as the worshipful master is also his Father, WBro Jim Hope. Virtually capacity crowd in the lodge and festive board. Great time had by all.

Hartington Lodge Installation

On Wednesday 6th January was Hartington Lodges Installation, where Craig Whittle was Installed for his second year as Worshipful Master.

The Lodge took the decision to do this, so as to slow down the progression of the Junior Brethren and fill gaps within the Offices.

We were honoured to have the Provincial Grand Junior Warden with us for the evening, the Personal Representative of the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, along with a number of other Officers including the Provincial Charity Steward and Provincial Almoner. A brief talk was given highlighting the fourth-coming Derbyshire 2025 Festival, which is soon to launch, raising money for the Masonic Charitable Foundation.

A fun evening was had by all who attended.

Hartington Lodge Officers who were in attendance
Hartington Lodge – Principal Officers


WM and SW Visit Mundy Grove

A visit to mundy grove lodge 506, saw the Worshipful Master and Senior Warden see the installing master W.Bro Barresford put W.Bro McPhee into the chair of King Solomon, a good time was had by all.

The Lodge was well attended by 11 Masters in the chair plus other guests.

Hartington do Leicester

Before the festive holidays Brothers Ian Johnson, Daniel Illsley and Marco Echeverria attended an Initiation ceremony at the Sir John Corah Lodge No. 7736 in Leicester.

The lodge were very welcoming to the visitors and after the ceremony gave them a tour of the masonic hall which was truly breath-taking.

The festive board was Christmas themed, involved Santa hats and songs and was a fabulous evening. The Brothers are already on about going back next Christmas.