Members of the Wyggeston Lodge, which meets in Leicester, are getting ready to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the formation of the First Grand Lodge of England. The build up to the Tercentenary starts on the 24th June 2016 and will continue until the end of 2017.
Six members of the lodge are currently undergoing rigorous training for the Leicestershire and Rutland Light Blue Club Tercentennial Centre Ride which will consist of a 300 mile cycle ride over four days in June 2017. The cycle ride will visit all of the Masonic Halls in the Province together with Freemasons’ Hall in London and the birthplace of the Grand Lodge of England in St. Paul’s Churchyard. The proceeds of the ride will be in aid of the Masonic Charitable Foundation and Rainbows, a local children’s hospice based in Loughborough.
Plans are also afoot to hold a joint Universities Scheme meeting between the three Scheme Lodges in the Province. The Wyggeston Lodge, the Scheme Lodge for Leicester University, together with the Castle of Leicester Lodge No.7767, which is the Scheme Lodge for De Montfort University, and Lodge of Science and Art No.8429, the Scheme Lodge for Loughborough University, will each conduct one of the three degree ceremonies in order to progress their own and each other’s members. The date for this special meeting will be on Saturday 25th February 2017. Visiting brethren are most welcome to attend and should contact the Lodge Secretary Andy Green.