Temple of Athene – Past Meetings

==============================================

Temple of Athene Lodge No. 9541 Research Lodge of the Province of Middlesex
Monday 9th December 2019 at 5.00 p.m.
103rd Regular Meeting.
The Relationship between Freemasonry & Philately/em>
by Campbell Caraher

This talk highlights the many connections between Freemasonry and postage stamps and is supported by PowerPoint

Summons

Booking Form

==============================================

Temple of Athene Lodge No. 9541 Research Lodge of the Province of Middlesex
Thursday 24th October 2019 at 5.00 p.m.
102nd Regular Meeting.
Canon Law – An Accountant’s View/em>
Can a man be both a Catholic and a Freemason in good standing at the same time ?
by W. Bro. Jim Rinier, visiting lecturer from U.S.A.

Summons

Booking Form

==============================================


Temple of Athene Lodge No. 9541 Research Lodge of the Province of Middlesex
Wednesday 5th June 2019 at 5.00 p.m.
101st Regular Meeting and 25th Installation Meeting.
St Albans Cathedral 2019 and its Masonic Connections/em>
Learn some of its secrets from its Clerk of Works
The Inaugural Paper from W.Bro. George Laverick PGStB, PProvSGW (Herts)

Summons

Booking Form

==============================================

2019 Prestonian Lecture

Temple of Athene Lodge No. 9541 Research Lodge of the Province of Middlesex
Monday 11th February 2019 at 5.00 p.m.
100th Regular Meeting.
Freemasonry and the Great War:
How Masons and Lodges reacted to the war years

by
W. Bro. Mike Karn, PAGSwdB


When Britain declared war on Germany in 1914, Freemasonry in England faced unprecedented circumstances.

UGLE for the first time had to contend with the impact of a global war.

WW1 was one of the largest and most devastating wars in world history, which lasted four years and four months.

It is believed that some 65 million were mobilised, resulting in 16 million military and civilian deaths, and a further 37 million casualties.

English Masonic Lodges continued to meet during the war years and the lecture is very much an account of the way Freemasonry and many Lodges reacted to the conflict.

Much of the information having been researched from individual Lodge Histories and Minute Books mainly in Middlesex and London.

With PowerPoint presentation

After the talk, there will be a First World War singalong with professional organist Bro. Lee Walton.

This talk will be a White Table event to which wives, partners, and non-Masonic guests are welcome.

Summons

Booking Form

==============================================


Temple of Athene Lodge No. 9541 Research Lodge of the Province of Middlesex
Monday 10th December 2018 at 5.00 p.m.
99th Regular Meeting.
Gilbert & Sullivan
Musical Masons

by
W. Bro. Paul Huggins, PSGD, APGM

Everyone has heard of the lovely Gilbert and Sullivan operettas which are so widely performed throughout the English speaking world by amateur operatic companies, schools and grand opera houses, not to mention popular excerpts being constantly broadcast on radio. Of the fourteen operettas they wrote together their most famous works are probably Trial by Jury, The Mikado, H. M. S. Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance. The witty libretti by W. S. Gilbert and the beautiful tuneful music by Arthur Sullivan have entertained the English speaking world since their creation in late Victorian times.

Both Sullivan and Gilbert were Freemasons, and the lecture will detail their masonic, as well as musical and writing careers, together with a vocal addition. The subject has a particular relevance to our Province as Sullivan was Initiated into the Lodge of Harmony No 255, and subsequently it is understood that he met Gilbert through an introduction from a member of that lodge.

This talk will be a White Table event to which wives, partners, and non-Masonic guests are welcome.

Summons

Booking Form

==============================================

Temple of Athene Lodge No. 9541 Research Lodge of the Province of Middlesex
Thursday 25th October 2018 at 5.00 p.m.
75th Regular Meeting and 24th Installation Meeting.
Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar/em>
by
W. Bro. David Allan, PSGD, PAPGM

This talk will be a White Table event to which wives, partners, and non-Masonic guests are welcome.

Summons

Booking Form

==============================================

Temple of Athene Lodge No. 9541 Research Lodge of the Province of Middlesex
Wednesday 6th June 2018 at 5.00 p.m.
74th Regular Meeting and 24th Installation Meeting.
Neptune Lodge No. 22 and how Freemasonry was conducted in the 1750s/em>
The Presentation of the history will be performed in period costume in a question and answer format.
The Inaugural Paper from W Bro. Brian Fisher PSGD APGM

Summons

Booking Form

==============================================

Temple of Athene Lodge No. 9541 Research Lodge of the Province of Middlesex
Monday 12th February 2018 at 5.00 p.m.
94th Regular Meeting.
Models of King Solomon’s Temple
An illustrated talk by
W.Bro. Alan Wondzinski, PPGChStwd (W. Kent), LGR

Summons

Booking Form

==============================================

Temple of Athene, No. 9541 – The Swinging Sixties – Talk

Temple of Athene Lodge No. 9541 Research Lodge of the Province of Middlesex
Monday 11th December 2017 at 5.00 p.m.
94th Regular Meeting.
The Swinging Sixties
A lecture by
W. Bro. Andrew Farleigh SLGR, SLGCR

This lecture explores the heyday of Freemasonry from the Victorian era leading up to the modern day.

Why was Freemasonry so popular in the 1950-60s and what it was like to be a Freemason during that time?

Why has Freemasonry been in a steady decline ever since the late 1960s?

Experiences of real Masons initiated in the 1960s are compared with the experiences of those of today.

The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Mary Quant are all featured in this lecture – and there’s even a two minute promotional Cinema advert for Butlins in the 1960s, which shows just how much things have changed in society since then.

Why was “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” instrumental in the decline in Freemasonry and why was Freemasonry not really compatible with the Sexual Revolution?

Summons

Booking Form

Athene Lodge Flyer Dec 2017

==============================================

Temple of Athene, No. 9541 – The Temples at Jerusalem & their Provenances – Talk

Temple of Athene Lodge No. 9541 Research Lodge of the Province of Middlesex
Monday 26th October 2017 at 5.00 p.m.
94th Regular Meeting.
The Temples at Jerusalem & their Provenances – “They are digging in the wrong place”
Paper by
W. Bro. Clive (Perry) Debell, PPrJGD

Summons

Booking Form

Athene Lodge Flyer Oct 2017

==============================================

Neptune Lodge No. 22 and how Freemasonry was conducted in the 1750’s

(L to R) : George Emsden, LGR; Brian Fisher, PSGD, PAPGM; Phillip Cowen, LGR all of Neptune Lodge No.22

At the Installation Meeting of Temple of Athene Lodge No. 9541, held at Harrow District Masonic Centre on Wednesday 6th June 2018 the Members and visitors were entertained by the Past Assistant Provincial Grand Master and former Provincial Grand Treasurer, Brian Fisher.

The the Lodge Secretary, W. Bro Ron Selby reports:-

“The Lodge was then Called Off for the main act of the evening.

Well the Summons said “to receive the Inaugural Paper from the Worshipful Master entitled “Neptune Lodge No. 22 and how Freemasonry was conducted in the 1750’s.”

But it was not really a paper, more of a playlet with the Master as the star.

Brian retired from the Lodge, and the Secretary moved aside for Neptune’s Secretary to take his seat and Phillip Cowan of Neptune Lodge occupied the Master’s Chair.

Brian then returned, in a mad rush, dressed as a fine gentleman in 18th Century attire, complete with a tricorn hat.

What was then presented was great fun and a complete change for this Lodge; it was explained that it was a reproduction of a Meeting of Neptune Lodge in the Grand Temple on 22nd August 2007, when there were 650 people there including many from overseas.

As Brian said, addressing the Master’s Chair, “The Illustrious Brother on your right at the time was the Most Worshipful Pro Grand Master, The Marquess of Northampton, if I may ask you sir (addressed to RW. Bro. Roger Croome) to assume that illustrious role”.

At the conclusion, the acting S.W. then proposed a vote of thanks to Brian, saying that he had not seen him looking so good.

The J.W., George Laverick, said that it had been a great treat to see the re-enactment and learn the history of a wonderful Lodge.

The thought going through the Secretary’s mind during all this, was how on earth was he going to reproduce this in the Transactions ?!

==============================================

Temple of Athene, No. 9541 – W Bro Ron Hart – 60 Years in Freemasonry

1st June, 2016 saw the 89th Regular and 22nd Installation meeting of Temple of Athene Lodge No. 9541, the Masonic Research Lodge of the Province of Middlesex.

After presenting a paper on St Albans Cathedral at the last meeting, W. Bro. George Laverick, PGStB, ProvGO (Herts), was balloted for and became a joining member of the Lodge.

After Twenty-Two years membership, and persistent nagging over the last few years, W.Bro. Michael Le Gray, PSGD, PAPGM, one of its Founders, finally capitulated and was Installed as the 22nd Master.

His Inaugural Paper was entitled “Temple of Athene No. 9541; a Tribute to Who, Why, Where and When” which gave the story behind the Founding and Consecration of the Lodge at Sion Park, Brentford, disclosing some previously unknown facts, and then providing some vivid background of some of the Founders, particularly our Founding Secretary, Ronald J. R. Hart, PPrJGW, SLGR, PPrJGW (Suffolk).

Athene

Immediately after the talk, and as a complete surprise, Ron was presented with his 60 Years in Freemasonry Certificate by RW. Bro. Roger Croome QPM, PProProvGM, who eloquently supplemented Michael’s presentation with Ron’s awe-inspiring Masonic history.

Also in attendance were RW. Bro. Philip Bullock, ProvGM (Wiltshire) and Brian Fisher, PSGD, APGM, PProvGTreas, the incoming Junior Warden.

W. Bro. Ron Selby, PPrGReg, SLGR
Secretary

==============================================

Temple of Athene, No. 9541 – A Tribute to Who, Why, Where and When – Talk

Temple of Athene Lodge No. 9541 Research Lodge of the Province of Middlesex
Wednesday 1st June 2016 at 5.00 p.m.
89th Regular and 22nd Installation meeting.
Consecration
Consecration 22nd June 1994
Temple of Athene, No. 9541 – A Tribute to Who, Why, Where and When
Inaugural Paper by
W. Bro. Michael Le Gray, PSGD, PAPGM, LGR

Summons
Booking Form
Athene Lodge Flyer Jun 2016

==============================================

Bristol Ritual Working – First Degree – Demonstration

Temple of Athene Lodge No. 9541 Research Lodge of the Province of Middlesex
Monday 12th December 2016 at 5.00 p.m.
91st Regular meeting.

A demonstration of a First Degree as worked under the Rite of Baldwyn in Bristol
by Members of a Team from Anchor Lodge, No. 6502


advert-december-2016
Harrow District Masonic Centre,
Northwick Circle, Kenton,
Harrow, Middlesex, HA3 0EL

Download:- Summons

Reply Slip

Flyer

==============================================

St Albans Cathedral: The Next Chapter – Talk

Temple of Athene Lodge No. 9541 Research Lodge of the Province of Middlesex
Monday 8th February 2016 at 5.00 p.m.
88th Regular meeting.

St Albans Cathedral: The Next Chapter
The Victorian restoration of Britain’s oldest
religious site and some of the Freemasons
who assisted in the work.
by W. Bro. George Laverick, PGStB, ProvGO (Herts)


Athene Lodge Flyer Feb 2016

Summons
Booking Form
Flyer

==============================================

The Transition from Operative to Speculative Masonry – Talk

Temple of Athene Lodge No. 9541 Research Lodge of the Province of Middlesex
Monday 14th December 2015 at 5.00 p.m.
87th Regular meeting.

The Transition from Operative to Speculative Masonry
by W. Bro. Dr. J.A.(Tony) Milsom, PAGDChap


Athene Lodge Flyer Dec 2015

Summons
Booking Form
Flyer

==============================================

Rods, Staffs, and Wands of Office – Talk by W. Bro. Brian Fisher, PAGDC, APGM

Temple of Athene Lodge No. 9541 Research Lodge of the Province of Middlesex
Monday 19th October 2015 at 5.00 p.m.
86th Regular meeting.

RODS, STAFFS, AND WANDS OF OFFICE
by W. Bro. Brian Fisher, PAGDC, APGM

Summons
Booking Form

==============================================

The Origins and Customs of the Festive Board – Talk

Temple of Athene Lodge No. 9541 Research Lodge of the Province of Middlesex
Wednesday 3rd June 2015 at 5.00 p.m.
85th Regular and 21st Installation meeting.
THE ORIGINS AND CUSTOMS OF THE FESTIVE BOARD

Summons
Booking Form

==============================================

The History of Freemasonry in the Balkans – Talk

Temple of Athene Lodge No. 9541 Research Lodge of the Province of Middlesex
Monday 9th February 2015 at 5.00 p.m.
83rd Regular Meeting.

 
Talk by W. Bro. Dr Peter Marshall

“The History of Freemasonry in the Balkans”

Harrow District Masonic Centre,
Northwick Circle, Kenton,
Harrow, Middlesex, HA3 0EL

This is the first presentation on a subject that has not been researched before !

An exciting paper about an historically turbulent part of the world.

Summons
Booking Form
Download Flyer HERE

==============================================

Prestonian Lecture 2014

Temple of Athene Lodge No. 9541 Research Lodge of the Province of Middlesex
Monday 8th December 2014 at 5.00 p.m.
 
 

The ONLY Official presentation in Middlesex of the
2014 Prestonian Lecture

 

Mike KearsleyProvincial Orator

Mike Kearsley
Provincial Orator

W. Bro. Dr Mike Kearsley, ProvGOrat
will present at a White Table meeting a talk entitled:

1814 – Consolidation and Change: The First Year of The United Grand Lodge of England

Wives, partners and non-Masonic friends welcome to attend and listen to this Lecture; early booking is strongly recommended.

Tea and biscuits will be served in the lounge from 4.30pm. The Lodge will be Opened at 5.00pm and the usual business of the Lodge completed. The Lodge will then be Closed and visitors invited in.

Dining will be at round tables with a capacity of eight.

Download Flyer HERE

==============================================

Masonry Universal – John Hamill Talk

Temple of Athene Lodge No. 9541 Research Lodge of the Province of Middlesex
Thursday 23rd October 2014 at 5.00 p.m.
82nd Regular Meeting.

 
John Hamill
Talk by V.W. Bro. John Hamill PGSwdB, Assistant Grand Chancellor

“MASONRY UNIVERSAL” – Masoninc International Relations

Summons
Booking Form
Download Flyer HERE

==============================================

“A Peep at the Pro’s Problems and Pleasures” – Report

Temple of Athene Lodge No. 9541 – meeting on 10th February 2014.

The main item on the agenda for the meeting was a talk by the Pro Provincial Grand Master, R.W. Bro. Roger Croome, QPM.

In the Chair was W.Bro. Dr. Mike Kearsley, ProvGOrat, and this year’s Prestonian Lecturer.

As one would expect, there was a very large turnout which filled the main Temple at Harrow District Masonic Centre.

Not only was the Lodge honoured with the ProProvGM’s presence, but also by two PProProvGMs, R.W. Bros. Gordon Bourne and David Cons.
A Trio of ProProvGMs
Is this a “first”; three RW Brethren of the Province at one meeting?

The title of Roger Croome’s talk was; A Peep at the Pro’s Problems and Pleasures; A short waffle through the joys and pitfalls of running a large Province.

The talk was in the form of answering pre-submitted questions from the Secretary, which he did with candour and humour.

Questions such as:

– Who decides who will be Pro?
– Is Prince Michael involved with the running of the Province?
– Is the Role of the M.E.G.Supt. exactly the same as the Pro PGM?
– Was there an ‘L of I’ for you as a new Pro?
– How do you deal with complaints about members?
– Etc etc

The answers as given by Roger Croome, along with those to further questions asked after the talk, will appear in the next set of Transactions of the Lodge.

For further information about the Lodge, future meetings, and the associated Correspondence Circle, please contact the Secretary.

Download further details of and an Application Form to join the Correspondence Circle HERE

Lodge & Correspondence Circle Secretary:
Ronald Selby PPrGReg, SLGR
2 Ashley Close
Welwyn Garden City
HERTS. AL8 7LH

Tel: 01707 338425
Email:i.r.selby@ntlworld.com

==============================================

Prestonian Lecture 2014

On the nomination of the Board of General Purposes, the Trustees of the Prestonian Fund have appointed W.Bro Dr Mike Kearsley, ProvGOrat to be the Prestonian Lecturer for 2014.

W.Bro Dr Mike Kearsley ProvGOrat

W.Bro Dr Mike Kearsley ProvGOrat

The title of his lecture is “1814 Consolidation and Change: the first year of the United Grand Lodge of England”.

The website for the Prestonian Lecture for 2014: www.prestonian2014.org.uk

Temple of Athene Lodge will be be hosting one of only three official deliveries of the Prestonian Lecture on
Monday 8th December

==============================================

“A Peep at the Pro’s Problems and Pleasures” – R.W.Bro. Roger Croome QPM ProProvGM

Athene Flyer Feb 2014

Temple of Athene Lodge No. 9541 Research Lodge of the Province of Middlesex
Monday 10th February 2014 at 5.00 p.m.
R.W. Bro. Roger Croome QPM, Pro Provincial Grand Master will give a talk entitled:

“A Peep at the Pro’s Problems and Pleasures”

Downloads:
Flyer
Summons
Booking Form

==============================================

The Origin of the Province of Middlesex & its Founding Lodges – R.W. Bro. Gordon Bourne, PProProvGM

Temple of Athene Lodge No. 9541 Research Lodge of the Province of Middlesex
Monday 9th December 2013 at 5.00 p.m.
R.W. Bro. Gordon Bourne, PProProvGM will give a talk entitled:

The Origin of the Province of Middlesex & its Founding Lodges

R.W. Bro. Roger Croome, Pro Provincial Grand Master will be attending on an Official Visit.

Download Flyer HERE
Gordon Bourne

==============================================

Brother Benjamin Franklin – Talk

Temple of Athene Lodge No. 9541 Research Lodge of the Province of Middlesex
Thursday 24th October 2013 at 5.00 p.m. (Tea and biscuits 4.15 p.m.)
78th Regular Meeting.
Paper by W. Bro. Prof. Allan Beaver PAGDC, PPrJGW, LGR
Benjamin Franklin
BROTHER BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

Thanks to the generosity of our speaker, W.Bro. Allan Beaver, we will be having an enhanced menu and tea and biscuits at 4.15pm. – This is to celebrate Allan and Muriel’s Golden Wedding.

Ric Berman will have for sale copies of his latest book ‘Schism‘, at a special price of £15, rather than the £25 charged by Amazon and a very limited supply of his first book ‘Foundations of Modern Freemasonry’ at £20 instead of £25.

Summons
Booking Form
Download Flyer HERE

==============================================

Sir John Soane Architect and Freemason – Talk

Temple of Athene Lodge No. 9541 Research Lodge of the Province of Middlesex
Wednesday 5th June 2013 at 5.00 p.m.
77th Regular and 19th Installation meeting.
Inaugural Paper by W. Bro. Dr. Michael A. Kearsley, ProvGOrat
SIR JOHN SOANE ARCHITECT AND FREEMASON

This fascinating paper traces the life and times of this amazing Architect and Freemason; his meteoric rise and and confrontation with Grand Lodge and much more.

This is something not to miss!

Ron Hart will be signing copies of his new book “Enhance Your Masonic Knowledge” before the meeting from 4 pm.

Flyer
Summons
Booking Form

==============================================

Montesquieu and the Struggle for True Democracy – Talk

The Temple of Athene Lodge, No. 9541, the Research Lodge of the Province of Middlesex is hosting a talk on “Montesquieu and the Struggle for True Democracy” by W. Bro. Joe David, OBE, PPrSGD, LGR.

Monday 11th February, 2013 at 5.15pm

Followed by dinner and debate

Flyer

==============================================

Middlesex Freemasonry and its Royal Connections – Talk

Temple of Athene Lodge, No. 9541 – Talk by W. Bro. Ron Rigby-Saunders

Monday December 10th, 2012 – 5:15 p.m. – Harrow District Masonic Centre

Middlesex Freemasonry and its Royal Connections

This paper traces the history of our Province and its Royal ProvGMs.

– Learn more about King George VI and the formation of the Province.

A White Table meeting to which wives, partners and non-Masonic Guests are welcome.

[tooltip text=”Click this link to email Ron Selby”] Email Ron Selby[/tooltip]

Requests to dine must be accompanied by prepayment of £25.00 per person at least one week before the meeting.

Please include your email address so that a Summons and Menu can be sent.

==============================================

Witchcraft and Freemasonry – Talk

The Temple of Athene Lodge, No. 9541, the Research Lodge of the Province of Middlesex is hosting a talk on Witchcraft and Freemasonry by Andrew Farleigh LGR.

Thursday 25th October, 2012 at 5.15pm

Flyer

Reply Slip

Share this Post