Alan Reid, Worshipful Master
On behalf of The Wheel of Fellowship Lodge I welcome you to our website and sincerely wish you a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
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 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 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 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!
Our November 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 superb festive board.
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 Bavarian Night held in November proved to be a resounding success as can be seen from the candid photos in the events section.
My next social event is the Masters Christmas Lunch on Sunday 4th December - full details from my social secretary Bob Hendrie.
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