Alan Reid, Worshipful Master
On behalf of The Wheel of Fellowship Lodge I welcome you to our website and hope you find it of interest.
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.
Our aim is to keep our members and visitors up to date with our 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 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, via the Administration page. Our last social event,the Cockney Knees Up, was a resounding success where we sang our hearts out to the sounds of Cockney Pride.
At our February 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.
At my Installation on 4th April I was delighted that WBro Keith Baxter, Provincial Senior Grand Warden, escorted by WBro Terry Thurston Provincial Grand Steward, were able to join us and receive a cheque for £500 from WBro Mark Jones for the Provincial Tercentenary Appeal. Keith's address at the Festive Board was extremely encouraging to all present and gave a very positive vision for the future.
At our June Lodge, when we raised Brother John Baccus to a Master Mason, we were honoured by the attendance of Brian Watts, Provincial Internal Communications and Team Brief Manager. It was a particularly enjoyable meeting with excellent contributions from a number of members including Worshipful Brothers Andy Mapperson, Gordon Bell, David Rutter and Macolm Shead.
Our September Lodge welcomed our newest Brother Simon Lockwood. It proved to be a very commendable initiation with special contributions from Mark Jones, Alan Outlaw, John Baccus 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 Mike 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 next social event is the Bavarian Night on Friday 19th November - full details on the Events page.
And finally, as I mentioned earlier, please do get in touch with us on the contact page if you have any questions about our Lodge, are interested in joining us or have a question about Freemasonry in general.
Sincerely and Fraternally