Carrying on from our success of our last meeting, the university of Birmingham lodge was able to initiate a further two more brethren into our honourable craft. To further make this day even more special, we had with us some very special visitors to witness this wonderful event. We had with us member of Apollo lodge, Oxford University’s university lodge. This was very special for us as the University of Birmingham lodge is a daughter lodge of Apollo and so to have visitors from there after many years was a great treat for all those involved.
Another successful triple initiation was carried out at Severn St Masonic Temple this Saturday 18th February. The members at the University of Birmingham lodge once again navigated the logistical mine field of a triple initiation to pull off yet another memorable ceremony, welcoming three more entered apprentices to the lodges growing ranks.
On the 30th of October, the Severn street masonic hall will be having a open day. This Open day, will be in partnership with Athol Lodge and will give a change for Uni students and the wider public to see inside one of Birmingham oldest masonic halls.
The University of Birmingham lodge, will have members at attendance at this events. This will be a chance for the public to learn about Freemasonry and learn more about the University of Birmingham lodge’s rich history as the University’s masonic lodge.
As Worshipful Master of the University of Birmingham Lodge No 5628, may I welcome you to our webpage.
I feel honoured to have been installed into the chair of 5628, and it is a distinct pleasure to be Worshipful Master of my university lodge. The lodge is a member of the Universities Scheme which allows members to join at the age of eighteen rather than the twenty one as with non Scheme Lodges, and has a number of enthusiastic younger Masons helping to keep the more experienced brethren enthused and “on their toes”. Membership is not however restricted to the students or graduates of the University of Birmingham, and we welcome applicants of good character who are aged eighteen or over and who have a belief in a Supreme Being.
We are always pleased to see visitors from other Lodges (or indeed other Constitutions) and you will always receive a warm welcome from the members.
Our meetings are on the third Saturday mornings of September, November, February and April at Severn Street Masonic Rooms in the centre of Birmingham the timings of which were historically linked to the academic year. Extra meetings in addition to our scheduled meetings are not however unusual if our workload demands it.
If you are interested in applying to join or are a member of another Lodge who wishes to visit please contact the Lodge Secretary whose email address can be found on this webpage.
Bro. Chidi Muorah Worshipful Master – University of Birmingham Lodge No 5628
On the 17th of February 2018, we had the honour of initiating bro. Erik Alexander Leon-Henneberg in the Univerity of Birmingham lodge no. 5628.
As always the master, wardens and officers of the lodge, conducted a flawless initiation and with the help of all involved pulled off a very memorable ceremony. Hopefully one that our newly made brother will, we hope look fondly on, as he proceeds down his masonic path.
Another successful triple initiation was carried out at Severn St Masonic Temple this Saturday 18th February. The members at the University of Birmingham lodge once again navigated the logistical mine field of a triple initiation to pull off yet another memorable ceremony, welcoming three more entered apprentices to the lodges growing ranks. We were also lucky enough to have W. Bro Peter Manning, Assistant Provincial Grand Master for the Province of Warwickshire in attendance
Thank you to everyone that came to witness and assist in the ceremony and to all the brethren of University of Birmingham for helping to welcome our newly made brothers to the craft.
On a day of crystal clear skies W.Bros. Clive Neal-Sturgess (Secretary) and Ron Parker (IPM) left their lodge duties on the ground and took to the air. The whole of the Province of Warwickshire lay beneath them as they cruised at 3500 feet. Over the West Midlands safari park near Kidderminster a hard left turn saw the Malverns to the south, Herefordshire to the west and further afield the Welsh hills all poking their summits above the misty ground like little islands. The Worcestershire side was clear, still air, affording us the most comfortable of flights. Over the Malverns, past The British Camp and another left towards Stratford-on-Avon and home. W.Bro Ron Parker has been flying light aircraft since 1987 and still finds the experience exhilarating. Clive has flown with Ron before but is more used to Business Class in an airliner than contorting himself into a 4 seater!
On the 15 th of November 2016, the University of Birmingham lodge no. 5628, had the honor of initiating three new brothers into the craft. Brothers Reuben McCalla, Ashley Sutherland and Richard Stephen Pinner, all graduates of the universities of Birmingham and Aston.
As always the master, wardens and brethren of the lodge, took on the challenge of a triple initiation and with the help of all involved pull off a very memorable ceremony, one that our new brothers will, we hope look fondly on, as they proceed down their masonic paths, with the help of their newfound brothers.
Saturday 17th of September 2016 saw the installation of W. Bro Robert Ashford on his 3rd time in the chair since joining the University of Birmingham. The installation meeting saw an excellent attendance from both University of Birmingham Lodge members and visitors alike. We were even lucky enough to to have the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, W. Bro. Richard L Barker to open the lodge and witness the days proceedings.
This meeting saw lodge member Bro. Patrick Galimpin ascend to the chair of Senior Warden, and Bro. Chidi Muorah ascend to the Junior Warden’s chair. The installation went smoothly thanks to the keen supervision of the senior members in attendance and the assistance of W.Bro Humberto Campos serving skillfully as Director of Ceremonies.
After the days proceedings were concluded, members and visitors retired for an enjoyable festive board in Severn Street’s historic dining room to welcome in the coming year.