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Bishopswood Lodge is a Masonic Lodge that operates under the constitution of the United Grand Lodge of England, and resides in the Province of Hampshire & Isle of Wight. The Lodge is based at the Fareham Masonic Centre. We meet on the fourth Thursday of:
• December (third Thursday)
Our meetings typically start at 6:15pm.
We are a growing Lodge, and have a healthy balance of age ranges within our membership. We aim to provide a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and an ejoyable experience for any visitors. Many of our lodge evenings have a theme, some of which are described below:
October - Trafalgar Night
Trafalgar Night is a celebration of all things Naval. Tots of Rum feature heavily in this evening, as do the original dispatches
from the battle and a more light-hearted look at what would happen today !
The evening features a traditional Trafalgar Night menu, complete with Parading the Beef.
December - XMas Special
The December meeting of the lodge is always a special night. On this evening we have a retinue of visitors from the Prince Of Wales
lodge. The 'official' business of the lodge is kept as short as possible in order to allow more time at the festive board.
At this festive time we would generally have the Salvation Army band playing and everyone participates in carol singing. Much amusement and frivolity is had by all - A great way to start the festive season.
January - Burns Night
Wee, sleekit, cowran, tim'rous beastie,
O, what a panic's in thy breastie!
Rabbie Burns is celebrated on this night with a traditional Burns Night supper, bagpipes, and a plethora of Burn's poems and stories - not to mention the odd dram or two.
A night not to be missed !