Salopian Lodge of Charity 117

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Welcome to the home page of "117"  - a Shropshire lodge of Antient Freemasons in its third century of existence. The Salopian Lodge of Charity began life in 1810 as a travelling lodge in the Shropshire Militia, but since 1815 has found its home in the county town of Shrewsbury. Since that time "117" has been at the heart of the local community, dedicating itself to the Masonic principles of Fellowship, Charity and seeking high ideals in life. Oh - and enjoying ourselves too!! 

 117 News

The Induction of Worshipful Brother David John Fry on Wednesday, 22nd January was carried out by his predecessor, WBro Kim March, in fine style in the presence of a Provincial team including Grand Officer WBro Mike Brown and both active Wardens. Also at the meeting in Crewe Street Masonic Hall, Shrewsbury were some members of Lodge of Hope and Charity from Kidderminster, who had made the journey to support David, a Past Master of their Lodge.

The very many Masons present enjoyed an excellent evening at this opening of a new chapter in the Lodge's history. 117 was particularly proud that the traditional presentation of the Working Tools in each of the three Degrees was given by some of the very capable  'junior' Brethren, who delivered their ritual with aplomb!

At the Annual Communication of Provincial Grand Lodge at Harper Adams University College on April 12th, WBro Jeremy Lund of Salopian Lodge of Charity will be appointed as the new Provincial Grand Senior Warden - a great honour for the Lodge. At the same meeting, 117's WBro David Foulkes is to be appointed in place of WBro Mike Highfield as Provincial Grand Almoner. We wish David well in his new role caring for Shropshire's Masons and their dependents in their time of need - and our thoughts are also with Mike and Cheryl at this difficult time. 

The next meeting of the Salopian Lodge of Charity (in February) will be a Third Degree, with WBro Kim March in the Chair for the night. Please note that the meeting will start at 6.15 p.m..

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