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This page is being regularly updated and will provide the latest information relating to the Coronavirus as and when it becomes available. Links will also be provided to related sites or pages when possible. - Please check this site regularly for the latest news from the UGLE and the NI District Grand Lodge.
English Freemasons Stranded in New Zealand
What elso does the DGDC do in lockdown?
If you are an English Freemason waiting to return to the UK and want to make contact with the District Grand Lodge please contact
W Bro Barry Holland
+64 21 753 301
or the District Secretary
Ron Pemberton at
Installation of the District Grand Master W Bro Warren Weir
Owing to the coronavirus the Grand Lodge Rulers have postponed their visit to New Zealand.
The Installation meeting in Taupo is also cancelled, however, the Installation will go ahead when time and circumstances permit
Newsletter No 6 from the Covid-19 District Emergency Committee 19/5/2020
Welcome to the second week of level two. Most families will be dealing with issues around return to work and children / grandchildren restarting school. All of these areas are functioning under very different rules and processes to what we left two months ago. Sanitising, tracing and spacing area all now part of normal life.
Ten Museums You Can Virtually Visit
A Toast to Absent Brethren
In these unprecedented times where covid-19 is a global crisis, it’s important that we maintain our links and think not just of those Brethren we are used to seeing or hearing from frequently but, perhaps more especially, of those we haven’t seen for some time. The United Grand Lodge of England has been encouraging its members to raise a glass to Absent Brethren at 9pm wherever in the world you may be.
(From the GLMMM)
Thanks to our Brethren in the Province of Northamptonshire & Huntingdonshire, a ‘tea at 3 o’clock’ toast has been started encouraging all Mark Master Masons throughout the world to take a cup of tea at 3pm and remember, phone or email a friend and brother to check they are ok. At the same time, sparing a thought for all Mark Master Masons throughout the Constitution, trusting that they are safe and well.
When you have had your fill of Netflix and news on COVID-19 from every imaginable angle. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗻𝗲𝘅𝘁?
United Grand Lodge of England have the answer. Last year they unveiled their fantastic new learning and development website named 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗺𝗼𝗻 named after the biblical 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗺𝗼𝗻 who's temple construction features in masonic ritual.
This site is open to anyone mason or non-mason alike. For masons it is not recommended to explore beyond your current degree in Masonry because it will dilute the positive impact the ceremonies and ritual will have on you.
Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles,
What an awesome sight'
Small and neat or large and round
Rainbow colours shining day and night
Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles,
Some are there for all to see
Others seem to just drift free
Bath bubbles' Washing bubbles'
Bubble gum bubbles'
But now there is the best of all...
Family bubbles more and more
Full of smiles or tears and troubles
But these love bubbles are great
'Cause we can just decide
What we want to put inside'
So bubbles full of comfort, care and love
We treasure these so they don't break
They even grow bigger for goodness sake'
Bubbles full of sadness, tears or troubles...
Send them high above the sky
Past the stars, the moon and sun
And hey presto'
These bubbles fill with smiles and fun'
By: Celia Fraser
From our DG Poet - Joe Bau
This Corona thing I understand effects the lowly and the grand
The beggar or the titled few, perhaps me, it could be you
Creeping silently unheard, misunderstood and undeterred
Unselective with no bounds, oblivious to sight and sounds
We’re told the symptoms and what to do,
How to avoid germs when grocery shopping,
according to consumer reports
From Reader’s Digest
What's App Messenger
Brethren, we are in the process of getting What’s App messaging groups up and running throughout the District.
What'sApp messages are completely private, Only those people who are in your specific group can see them. This is NOT like Facebook! - If you are not too familiar with this application select Help.
24 Hour Hand Sanitiser Update
Additional dispensers can now be purchased through the District. Please email with your requirements.
The supplier advises that each dispenser should be sufficient if used daily to provide 24hour protection for approximately two months for one person.
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