Welcome to Lodge Barns O'Clyde 1018

With pride, I become the fifth Master of our Lodge to welcome you all to our website, launched in October 2013.

I would like to thank the Past Masters and Brethren for having the confidence in me to be their choice to hold the high office of Right Worshipful Master. It’s indeed an honour and privilege and I will endeavour to carry out my duties to the best of my ability.

My Installation Ceremony was carried out by Past Master, Bro. Grant McGeachie and Past Master Bro. David Cairns, both very high respected Freemasons within the Craft for their excellent ritual work. The Ceremony was carried out to the highest standard, in a very dignified manner and they should be very proud of their achievement. I can’t praise them highly enough and I congratulate and thank them for making the evening very special for me and one I will always remember. I would also like to thank them and the many other Members of 1018 for giving me so much advice and encouragement over the years.

My choice of Depute Master was an easy one, with P.M Bro. Alistair Scott introducing me into Freemasonry as my Proposer in 2011.

I extend a warm welcome to all the visiting Brethren to continue to attend Barns o’Clyde. I am looking forward to seeing you over the next year and to your company and assure you that your continued support which is much appreciated. I will endeavour to visit as many of your Lodges as is possible.

Finally, to all my family and friends, I want you to know that your encouragement and support over the years, but more especially over this last year; and your kind Installation gifts, are much appreciated.

 

Next Regular Meeting

February 2018 News

Find The Joker now stands at a very respectable £1700. At our last meeting, Bro. Freddie McKelvie P.M. won £20 but neuther managed to turn the elusive Joker card. Tickets, only £1, on sale at our next meeting.

On Monday 5th February we visit Lodge Concord 1341 with Bro. Graham Ward P.M. conferring the F.C. Degree. On 8th February, Bro. Grant McGeachie P.M. will confer the E.A. Degree and on the 22nd, Bro. Graham Ward P.M, will confer the F.C. Degree.

 

January 2018 News

Bro. Jim Somerville R.W.M., Past Masters, Office Bearers and Brethren of Lodge Barns o'Clyde wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

After Bro. Jim McLaren getting the first winning ticket of the year in our Hunt the Joker, Bro. Duncan McLaren won the next chance to scoop the big one. Happily for everyone else in the room, he failed to choose the correct envelope so had to be content with the £20 runners up prize. The jackpot now stands at £1600. If you fancy a go at winning, tickets, priced £1, are on sale at our next meeting.

We look forward to welcoming friends old and new to our Temple on 11th January when Bro. David Cairns P.M. will confer an F.C. Degree. Two weeks later, on the 25th, our "First Footers" are Lodge Cumberland Kilwinning 217, who will confer the M.M. Degree. On Tuesday 23rd, we will visit Lodge Union 332.

Our ever popular Burns Supper will take place on 19th January, tickets are now on sale.

December 2017 News

Our Annual Installation takes place on Thursday 14th, when Bro. Jim Somerville, Master Elect, will be Installed into the Chair by Bros. Grant McGeachie R.W.I.M. and David Cairns R.W.I.M. A warm welcome is extended to all. Lodge tyles at 6:30.