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Sponsored Walk

28-10-2023

Abbey 180 Brethren assemble for their Annual Sponsored Walk from Carrickfergus Castle to the Whiteabbey Masonic Hall in aid of the Northern Ireland Hospice and Masonic Charities. As the Brethren stepped out, the weather was dull and overcast but their enthusiasm was not dampened.

 Birthday greetings to Worshipful Brother Ed Spiers who was 67 today  

October 2023  Communication 

Bro. Gary Lennox who received his Fellowcraft Degree in Abbey 180, accompanied by the Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Stephen Lee and W.Bro. Robert Lenaghan.

Bro. Gary Lennox who received his Fellowcraft Degree in Abbey 180, accompanied by the Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Stephen Lee and W.Bro. Robert Lenaghan.


Degree Team;
W.Bro. Robert Lenaghan: Conductor
W.Bro. Gary Spiers: Receiving
R.W. Bro. Bobby Spiers: Assurance and Obligation
W.Bro. Alan Hunter: Explanation of the Degree
Bro. Jamie Linton: Working Tools
Congratulations to Bro. Jamie Linton who has now taken his first step in learning Degree Work, by delivering the explanation of the Working Tools of the Fellowcraft.

 May 2023 Communication 

Bro. Gary Lennox who received his Fellowcraft Degree in Abbey 180, accompanied by the Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Stephen Lee and W.Bro. Robert Lenaghan.

Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Stephen Lee and W.Bro. Robert Lenaghan, welcomes Bro. Gary Lennox to Abbey 180 after receiving his Entered Apprentice Degree 

Degree Team;

W.Bro. Robert Lenaghan: Conductor

W.Bro. Gary Spiers: Receiving

R.W. Bro. Bobby Spiers: Assurance, Obligation and Working Tools

W.Bro. Alan Hunter: Explanation of the Degree

Brethren enjoying the Ballot, Higher and Lower Card Game and the Auction in aid of Charities

Birthday Cake Presentation to W.Bro. Arthur Tumelty

W.Bro. John McIlwaine presents W.Bro. Arthur Tumelty with a Birthday Cake to celebrate his 80th Birthday.     This was then followed by the Brethren singing the traditional Happy Birthday song to him.
W.Bro. John McIlwaine presents W.Bro. Arthur Tumelty with a Birthday Cake to celebrate his 80th Birthday.     This was then followed by the Brethren singing the traditional Happy Birthday song to him.
W.Bro. John McIlwaine presents W.Bro. Arthur Tumelty with a Birthday Cake to celebrate his 80th Birthday.     This was then followed by the Brethren singing the traditional Happy Birthday song to him.

W.Bro. John McIlwaine presents W.Bro. Arthur Tumelty with a Birthday Cake to celebrate his 80th Birthday.     This was then followed by the Brethren singing the traditional Happy Birthday song to him.

R.W.Bro. Bobby Spiers announces his retirement as Class leader of the Whiteabbey Class of Instruction.

Whiteabbey Class of Instruction held its AGM on the 12-4-2023. At this meeting R.W.Bro. Bobby Spiers announced his retirement as Class Leader.


V.W. Bro James Gilchrist, the Grand Secretary of Instruction, who attended the meeting, appointed V.W. Bro. Michael Arbuthnot as the new Class leader.  V.W. Bro. Jim McFarland Past Grand Secretary of Instruction was also in attendance. 


After the AGM closed, the class performed an opening and closing and then retired to a Festive Board.
After the meal and speeches were over, W.Bro. Davy McGlade presented R.W. Bro. Bobby Spiers with a glass decanter in recognition of his service to the Class of Instruction.

December 2022 Communication 
W.Bro.Marshall Duncan present the Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Joe Corr a cheque for £736
Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Joe Corr presents cheque to W.Bro. John McIlwaine.

 

Brethren from the Lodge embarked on two major fund-raising activities during 2022;


1: May Communication.
The following three activities were organised;
A: Portrait photo shoot
B: Auction of Masonic memorabilia
C: Ballot


2: Annual September Sponsored Walk
Lodge Brethren gathered at the carpark adjacent to Carrickfergus Castle, for the 5 mile walk to the Whiteabbey Masonic Centre.


This year at the December Lodge meeting cheques were presented to the following Brethren on behalf of the nominated Charities;
W.Bro. Marshall Duncan presents the Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Joe Corr with a cheque for £736 for his personal chosen Charity, the Stroke Association.


Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Joe Corr presents W.Bro. John McIlwaine with a cheque for £736.11 for the Northern Ireland Hospice, in memory of the Lodges Treasurer W.Bro. Tommy Chambers.   
 

November 2022 Communication 
Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Joe Corr welcomes  welcomes V.W. Bro. Sam Ferguson who has affiliated to Abbey 180

Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Joe Corr welcomes  V.W. Bro. Sam Ferguson who has affiliated to Abbey 180

2022 Sponsored Walk