The first recorded Freemasonry under the United Grand Lodge of England was the formation of four Lodges within one square mile within the City of London on 24th June 1717. June 2016 will therefore see the start of our 300th year.
To help celebrate the Tercentenary, Devonshire Masons will be providing a First Aid Kit free of charge to at least 500 village and community halls and other worthy causes in Devon. (There are nearly 5,800 masons in Devon - meeting in 137 lodges).
The First Aid Kit will bear a Masonic logo demonstrating that it was given by Devonshire Freemasons in an act of care and outreach in our community.
As part of the Devon-wide campaign, Plympton Freemasons have paid for 10 First Aid Kits for use in community buildings and organisations in the Plympton area. They were distributed on Monday 18 January 2016 at Harewood House by the Worshipful Master of Sir Joshua Reynolds Lodge no 4782, W Bro John Hensman in the presence of Plympton’s Stannator, Mr John Gilding.
W Bro John Hensman said “Plympton Freemasons are pleased to be able to leave a visible and lasting legacy of the charitable work that we do”.
The 10 Plympton based organisations receiving First Aid Kits are:
- St Mary’s Church Hall
- St Maurice Church
- Chaddlewood Primary School
- Plympton Guildhall
- Betts Guiding Centre Saltram Allotments Association
- Plympton Priory
- Ist Plympton Scout Group Cottle’s Lodge
- Freemasons’ Hall Plympton
- Plympton Cricket Club