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October 2016, Bro. Hugh Blair's 3rd degree.
W.M. Terry Moore congratulating Bro. Hugh Blair after he receives his 3rd Degree.
P.P.G.S.John McIlwaine congratulates Bro. Hugh Blair after receiving his 3rd Degree.
W.M.Terry Moore and Bro. Hugh Blair accompanied by the 3rd Degree team, W.Bro. Derek Randell ( Lodge 512) and W.Bro. Alan Hunter.
W.M.Terry Moore accompied by his guests, Bro. Andrew Moore and W.Bro. Bruce Waring from William Sefton Lodge No. 842.
Meet Abbey 180's latest Entered Apprentices
An emergency meeting of the Lodge was held on the 1st June where Bro. Scott Hamilton received his Entered Apprentice Degree. The degree was conferred by V.W.Bro. Bobby Spiers, W.Bro. Freddie Hoy and W.Bro. Alan Hunter. Both the Worshipful Master Terry Moore and his Proposer Bro. Stephen Lee congratulate Bro. Hamilton on joining Abbey 180.
At the May stated communication Bro. Mark Stockard received his Entered Apprentice degree from the Abbey 180-degree team. The degree was conferred by V.W.Bro. Bobby Spiers, W.Bro. Freddie Hoy and W.Bro. Alan Hunter. As can be seen from the photographs, the Worshipful Master Terry Moore congratulates Bro. Stockard and also is formally welcomed by his Proposer and Seconder, W.Bro. Stephen Houston and W.Bro. Robert Lenaghan.
The demolition of the Old Whteabbey Masonic Hall.
It was a sad day for Free Masonry in Whiteabbey and in particular to the Brethren of the Abbey Masonic Lodge No 180. The Lodge was formed on the 14th August 1869 and met in a number of places until finally moving to their “new” hall on the Station Road on the 11th January 1905.
As Free Masonry developed in Whiteabbey the following additional Lodges were constituted, Edenmore 161, Westland 461, Andrew Henderson 512, Liscoole 763, Abbots Cross 814, Cloughfern 845, and Fern 999.
In November 1987, a new Masonic Centre was built in Monkstown Ave and Abbey 180 along with the other Lodges moved to this new building.
The hall had a number of new owners until it suffered an arson attack in 2013. It was finally demolished in April 2016.
A full history of the Abbey 180 Lodge can be found under the "history" tab of this site.
March 2016 Meeting
W.M. Terry Moore congratulating Bro. Hugh Blair after received his F.C. degree.
Bro Hugh Blair Accompanied by his guest Bro. Michael Snodden, who participated in his F.C. Degree.
W. Bro. James Megaw Past Provincial Grand Steward of Down congratulates Bro. Hugh Blair on receiving his F.C. degree.
W.Bro. Tom Weir accompanied by his guest, W.Bro. James Megaw Past Provincial Grand Steward of Down.
Abbey 180 Brethren enjoying the Festive Board after the meeting
January 2016 Meeting
Worshipful Master, Terry Moore, accompanied by the R.Worshipful Provincial Deputy Grand Master, R.Worshipful Bro. David Lyness, Wardens, Officers and Brethren of Abbey 180.
Worshipful Master Terry Moore presents the R.Worshipful Provincial Deputy Grand Master with a cheque for £330 towards the Provincial Grand Lodge of Antrim Hospice bedroom equipment appeal .
Worshipful Master Terry Moore accompanied by the
R. Worshipful Provincial Deputy Grand Master, R. Worshipful Bro. David Lyness, Wor. Bro Bobby Scott, PGLI, V. Wor. Bro. Bobby Spiers, Elected Member Grand Lodge of Instruction, Wor. Bro. Alan Hunter, PPGS and Wor. Bro. John McIlwaine, PPGS.
Worshipful Master Stephen Bell welcoming Bro Hugh Blair who received his EA degree at the December communication.
Bro. Hugh Blair pictured with the Worshipful Master Stephen Bell and his brother, W. Bro. Tony Blair, PPGS of Down and D.G.R.A.C. Of Antrim
Worshipful Master Stephen Bell welcoming Very Worshipful Bill McClenaghan, Grand Lodge Standard Bearer to the November communication.
At the Annual General Meeting on the 14 th October of the Brookville Masonic Hall Company (Managing Company for the Whiteabbey Masonic Centre), W.Bro. Bill Patterson the representative for Abbey 180 stood down as a Director of the Company after over 20 years of dedicated service.
Bill's expertise in building construction and maintenance played a crucial role in the management and up keep of the Masonic Centre.
The Provincial Deputy Grand Master for the Provincal Grand Lodge of Antrim, Rt. Wor. Bro. David Lyness, representing the Company Shareholders made a small presentation to Bill on behalf of the Company.
Worshipful Master Stephen Bell accompanied by his Wardens, Officers and Brethren at the May Communication.
V.W.Bro. Bobby Spiers accompanied by his sons Bro. Eddie Spiers, W.Bro. Gary Spiers and W.Bro. Bobby Spiers.
April 2015: Abbey 180 Current and Past Provincial Officers, V.W.B. Bobby Spiers, EMGLI, W.B. WP Patterson PPGS, W.B. Neil Ritchie PGO, W.B. Tom Weir PGLI, W.B. PPGS. W.B. Alan Hunter PPGS.
March 2015 : W.M. Stephen Bell welcoming the Lodges new Inspector, W.B. Bobby Scott to his first meeting in this role.
W.B.Gary Connolly accompanied by his father
W.B. John Connolly and his son Bro. Gary Connolly
Oct. 2014 : W.Bro. Foster Clyde being presented with a watch by W.Bro. Ian Eachus after retiring as a Provincial Grand Lodge Inspector.
April 2014 : V.Wor. Bro. Sydney Vokes being presented with his 50th Year Certificate by
R.Wor. Bro. Bill Dyer and Wor. Bro. Ian Eachus.
23rd April 2014 : V.Wor. Bro. Sydney Vokes at his 50th Year Presentation.
V.Wor. Bro. Sydney Vokes with assembled Brethren at his 50th year presentation.
2013 : W.Bro. Stephen Houston ( Housty ) pictured after his installation.