Joint Message Regarding Phased Return to Masonic Meetings

Dear Fraters All,

The Heads of Scottish Masonic Orders met on Wednesday 9 June 2021, and discussed in general the United Kingdom’s emergence from lockdown, with particular focus on the Scottish Governments strategic framework designed to facilitate a phased return to normality.

A detailed and productive dialogue noted the apparent improving health situation and effective vaccination programme being delivered to Scottish communities. It was further noted that Masonic premises were once again open to patrons as licensed premises and a recent meeting of Grand Committee of the Grand Lodge of Scotland had agreed that Masonic buildings could be accessed and used by third party organisations, in strict compliance with social distancing guidelines.

Following extensive discussion, and providing there is no negative change to the current circumstances, the Heads of Orders were unanimous in the view Masonic activity may resume in the early Autumn, 2021.

In reaching this very positive decision, it was acknowledged that attendance at Masonic meetings would be restricted by Government guidelines and legislation pertaining to size of premises and social distancing limitations in force at the material time. This will place an initial constraint on some Masonic Orders ability to meet, particularly those Orders with traditionally larger attendance numbers.

The Heads of Orders will meet again on Wednesday 11 August 2021 to confirm the aforementioned and a further update will be circulated at that time and prior to Autumn, 2021.

Further information on the way forward will be communicated to you in the coming weeks.

 

District Grand Prior Eddie and District Grand Seneschal Jim made their annual Christmas trip to the children's ward at Crosshouse Hospital 2020.

 

 

Donations

On completion of his 5 year term in office District Grand Prior Sam approved these 5x £1,000.00 donations from the District Grand Priors Charity Fund.

The James McFarland School in Ardrossan

 

 

North Ayrshire Cancer Care

 

 

"Beautiful Inside and Out" a Bereavement Support Service

 

 

 

Troon Branch of the Fisherman's Mission

 

Kyle Stroke Group

 

 

Previous donations were -

Ven.Fr. William Kirkpatrick had the pleasure to present to the Clyde Coast M.S. Therapy Centre a substantial Donation on behalf of the Rt. Em. District Grand Prior Samuel Dickson and all the Fratres of the District Grand Priory of Ayrshire. The centre was very grateful for the donation and said that they were most thankful to the Fratres of Ayrshire for the large donation.
Photo shows the inside of the hypobaric chamber with Ven.Fr. William Kirkpatrick with Dave Fleming and Emma of C.C.M.S.C.

District Grand Prior Sam presents cheque to "Soldiers Off The Street" founder member  Bro. Hammy and Brian Gibson P.M.320 project manager.

 

V.Em.Fr George Dickie presenting the cheque to the 1st Alloway Boys Brigade.

 


 

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