Alan Reid, Worshipful Master
On behalf of The Wheel of Fellowship Lodge I welcome you to our website.
We are a young and progressive Lodge with just over thirty members, from all walks of life and a good mix of ages, who meet at the Maldon Masonic Centre.
The aim of our website is to keep our members and visitors up to date with Masonic and social activities. We also hope that it will give non-members an opportunity to see what we are doing in the community, and provide them with further information should they wish to become a Freemason. If you are interested or would like some further information then please do click here.
We have a very well attended Lodge of Instruction (LOI), meeting most Mondays at 6pm at our Lodge for an hour or so, where members old and new can socialise and practise our various ceremonies under the careful guidance of our Director of Ceremonies, Malcolm Shead, assisted by Michael Lisamer and other senior members of our Lodge. Full details of our LOI's are on the Lodge of Instruction page of this website.
Wheel Of Fellowship Lodge members are encouraged to visit the Cube, an interactive social media website just for Essex Masons, and the "The Future Of Freemasonry". Both can be accessed via the Administration page.
The Lodge has a wide and varied social calendar. Members can view the previous events and the many associated photos on the events section, via the Administration page.
At our February 2016 Lodge a special presentation was made to WBro Andy Mapperson, a founding and continuing member of our Lodge, to commemorate his 40 years of Freemasonry which commenced precisely on that day in 1976! Further details and a photograph of the presentation can be found on the 2016 events section of this website accessed via the Administration page.
Our September 2016 Lodge welcomed our newest Brother Simon Lockwood. It proved to be a very commendable initiation with special contributions from Mark Jones, Alan Outlaw, John Bacchus and Mervyn Rutter. Of course, the Wardens and other contributing officers added their usual professional delivery without exception. Indeed it was an evening that will be remembered for some time!
My 2016 Ladies Festival held on Saturday 1st October at Five Lakes Crown Plaza Resort, a very special event for our wives, partners and friends was a tremendous success - many thanks to the organiser Michael Lisamer, Master of Ceremonies Mervyn Rutter and all the other Brethren who contributed during the evening. Some photos are shown on the events page albeit from a mobile phone as our official photographer forgot his camera!
Our November 2016 Lodge saw Brother Guy Robertson become a Fellow Craft Freemason. It was an excellent ceremony, very well assisted by Mark Jones, Denis Fielding gave an excellent explanation of the tracing board and and Graham Cornell showed exactly how the working tools should be presented! We were honoured by a number of Provincial Officers, most notably Alan Clark, the Assistant Provincial Grand Master. There followed a thoroughly enjoyable festive board.
My Masters Christmas Lunch held on Sunday 4th December in our own Lodge dining room proved to be a great lead in to Christmas! Lots of pictures can be found on the members events page.
The Wheel of Fellowship 2017 Burns' Night was a great evening for our friends and family. A selection of photos is shown on the event page.
At our February 2017 Lodge we were honoured by a demonstration team from The Gainsborough Lodge in the Province of Suffolk. The 6 man team acted out an 18th century fictitious initiation of the Lodge of Blue Water on board HMS Corinthian. The Candidate, our very own Simon Lockwood, was blindfolded and initiated sitting down, (low ceilings onboard sailing ships!) The ships Festive Board consisted of hardtack biscuits full of weevils washed down with plenty of grog. Fortunately our Festive Board that followed was somewhat more substantial consisting of a superb mushroom and guinness beef casserole prepared in our own Lodge kitchen. The Lodge as a whole congratulated the Gainsborough Lodge team for such an excellent performance and wished them a safe journey home.
Finally, as I mentioned earlier, please use the contact page if you have any questions about our Lodge, are interested in becoming a Freemason or have a question about Freemasonry in general or alternatively, you can contact the Lodge Secretary, Bob Hendrie at email@example.com
Sincerely and Fraternally