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First month as Worshipful Master

8 years after joining Freemasonry I have progressed to the position of the Worshipful Master of Foundation Lodge. What an amazing 8 years it’s been, full of enjoyment but with a few ups and downs.

I was Installed at the end of December with an amazing memorable ceremony. Going into the chair is like sitting a major exam, you constantly worry if you have learnt everything that is needed.

I needn’t have worried, as the Lodge came together and supported me completely.

The work for the coming year now seems very real with lots of social events being planned, along with numerous ceremonies.

My first major test of my abilities will be this February with an initiation.

I look forward to updating you all with how it went next month.


Andy May

Worshipful Master

Foundation Lodge 82

Charity Quiz 

Foundation Lodge will be hosting an Inter-Lodge Charity Night Quizin aid of the Cotswold Prostate Cancer Support Group, to be held at Cheltenham Masonic Hall on24th February, to which all  Lodges Brethern, family and freinds are invited.

If any  brethren would like to accept the challenge and enter a team tohelp raise funds for this worthy charity, our Charity Steward, WBro Tim Lee (, will be pleased to hear from them. A flyer with the details is attached. All the funds raised from the entry fees will go to the Charity

Maggie’s helps anyone affected by cancer. So at Maggie’s you can talk to and get support from a range of professionals. Pictured are Charity Steward Bro Andy May assisted by Bro Simon John presenting the cheque to Mrs Anna Mason, the Centre Fund Raising manager.

Cheltenham Freemasonry Lodge, Foundation 82, Cheltenham Masonic Lodge

Fly2Help is an aviation charity that inspires positive change through the wonder of flight. The charity provide Air Smiles Days - exciting experience days, centred around a short flight in a light aircraft - to people living in difficult situations, including illness, disability, bereavement and isolation.

Air Smiles Days aim to bring joy and laughter, create and capture magical memories, boost confidence and self-esteem and offer respite to individuals, families and groups.

An educational programme encouraging young people to consider a future career within the aviation industry is also offered.

Cheltenham Freemasonry Lodge, Foundation 82, Cheltenham Masonic Lodge

Gloucester Sea Cadets helps teenagers to stretch themselves and become the best they can be. For over 160 years teenagers have benefitted from personal development that the organisation can give. Pictured is Bro Andy May presenting the cheque to the Commanding Officer Sub Lieutenant Adam Whitehead (who also is a member of Foundation Lodge!)

Cheltenham Freemasonry Lodge, Foundation 82, Cheltenham Masonic Lodge