Lodge Number 9398
Date of Warrant 12 September 1990
Meets at Masonic Hall, Wadebridge PL27 7NX
On 10th January 2018 our meeting was followed by a White Table festive board, when we were joined by our ladies, a visitor and two gentlemen. Worshipful Master W.Bro. Richard Hallett said afterwards:
"Many thanks for another great evening last night. I believe our ladies really enjoyed themselves and are hatching a plan for what they wish to do for a ladies night.
Thank you to the brothers that went into different than planned posts, you all did the lodge proud.
On 10th October 2017 W.Bro. Richard Hallett was installed as our Worshipful Master, who expressed his gratitude to all involved:
"Brethren, I would like to thank everyone for their support in making my install such an enjoyable day.
I feel we really put on a good show from welcoming visitors with tea & cake, a good ceremony finishing with a festive board with a great atmosphere and raffle raising over £450.
You all did your bit to make this happen.
And also a big thank you to all the visitors, some who had a long journey, it was great to have you with me.
Looking forward to a great year with you all."
W.Bro Hallett expressed that it was “very humbling to have the honour of laying a wreath to remember our fallen brothers," at the Wadebridge Remembrance Day service.
'WE WILL REMEMBER THEM'
Originally located in St Columb, the Lodge of the Chisel No. 9398 was formed by three retired members of the teaching profession, W.Bro I C Marsh, W.Bro J W Forward and W.Bro N Hortop. Their motivation was to form an ‘Education Lodge’ and support the drive for there to be 80 lodges in the province of Cornwall - a goal of the Provincial Grand Master at the time, R.W.Bro the Hon. Robert Eliot in the late 1980s. They succeeded in the latter, and the lodge was consecrated on 20th October 1990, but with a wider membership than educationalists.
After a move to Wadebridge in 2008, the Lodge of the Chisel’s membership dwindled to the level that in 2013 the officers had to consider handing in the charter. The lodge was revived and turned around by the involvement of the Widows Sons South West Chapter (the Masonic Bikers Association recognised by the United Grand Lodge of England), an invitation that was extended by existing members of the lodge, who were Widows Sons members themselves.
The Widows Sons introduced 9 initiates and 5 joining members to the Lodge of the Chisel, turning its fortunes around. The lodge continues to thrive and attract new members both from within the motorcycling brotherhood and the province of Cornwall.
Lodge of the Chisel meets on the second Tuesday in the months of January, February, May, September, October (Installation) and November at 18:45.
Wadebridge Masonic Hall Directions
From all routes...
On the A39 (Bude-Padstow road) or A389 from Bodmin, to the Ball roundabout on the north side of the River Camel. At the Ball roundabout, follow the Town Centre signs down the hill past the District Council Offices on the left, across the mini-roundabout with the Wadebridge School on the right. At the bottom of Gonvena Hill, continue to the left and then turn right and cross the old River Camel Bridge. Across the bridge, turn left into The Platt. At the next mini-roundabout with the cinema on the right, continue into Trevanion Road and the Hall is a few yards up on the left.
At the mini-roundabout with the cinema on the right, turn left into Fernleigh Road and bear left again into Jubilee Road with the public car park ahead.
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