Sat, 28th April 2018

April Meeting

At our April meeting we performed a double Initiation for Brothers Dan and Jack. There were present Dan's Grandfather and members of the Palatine Lodge no. 97 from Sunderland, and Jacks' Father. We followed the meeting with our Bard's night Festive Board with Shakesperian monologues by W.Bro Shepherd and Martin. Take a look at the photos.


Sat, 24th March 2018

March meeting - Double Raising

At the meeting in March we Raised Brothers Kevin and James. The meeting was followed by another Blue Table where we have the possibility of yet another candidate. Pictures.


Sat, 17th March 2018

2018 Ladies Festival - Great Yarmouth

The Lodge celebrates its' Ladies Festival at the Imperial Head Hotel in Great Yarmouth, 71 members and guests experienced a wonderful weekend and we raised £2080, which included a donation of £500 from the Bank of Montreal, for Alzheimer's Research and other charities. Take a look at the gallery photos.


Sat, 27th January 2018

2018 Burns Night - Double Initiation

We perform the Lodge's first double Initiaion for Bros Kevin and James. A great meeting followed by the traditional Burn Night Festive Board. Take a look at the photos.

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Sat, 2nd December 2017

Annual Quiz

We held our annual quiz night 27 dined on fish and chips and competed in a quiz organised by Bro. Fred Evans. over £250 raised for charity.


Sat, 25th November 2017

November Meeting

At the November meeting we Passed a member of the Anglia Ruskin University faculty to the Second Degree.

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Sat, 4th November 2017

UGLE Universities Scheme Conference

W.Bros. Dennis May and George Lambeth attend the UGLE Universities Scheme Conference held at Freemasons Hall 4/11/17. Great day and some good ideas for the future engagement of the Lodge and Anglia Ruskin University.


Sat, 28th October 2017

Lodge votes to fund the LoI

A vote was passed for the Lodge to fully support the cost of the LoI meetings at the Masonic Temple.

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Sat, 28th October 2017

October Meeting

At the meeting we passed a Brother to the Second Degree, from The Lodge of Good Fellowship No. 3655 which is another UGLE Universities Scheme Lodge. Photo.


Sat, 23rd September 2017

2017 Installation Meeting

We install our 57th Master, W. Bro Dennis May who is Master for the second time. Have a look at the photos.

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Wed, 20th September 2017

2017 ARU Freshers Fair

W.Bro Dennis May and Bro Jack Saunders attend the Anglia Ruskin University Freshers Fair with "Ed Less" our latest member. See the galery photos.


Sat, 1st July 2017

Summer BBQ

Boswells members, family and friends enjoyed a hog roast, burger and sausage BBQ organised by W.Bro David Pavitt and Bro. Andrew Cook, able assisted by by their wives, at Andrew's farm. A great occassion and we raised £375 for charity. Have a look at the photos.

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Sat, 22nd April 2017

Our First Candidate from the Anglia Ruskin University

At the last meeting of the 2016-2017 season our Worshipful Master initiated our first candidate from the Anglia Ruskin University.


Sat, 25th March 2017

New Master Mason

March 2017 meeting. Our WM raises his son to the third degree. Bro Fred Evans (centre) accompanied by the two Deacons.

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Thu, 23rd March 2017

2017 Provincial Grand Lodge Meeting

Members of the Lodge attend the Provincial Grand Lodge Meeting at Great Queen Street to see W.Bro Mike Gill receive his first appointment as PPAGDC. Well done Mike. See the pictures.


Sat, 11th March 2017

2017 Ladies Festival - Norwich

The Lodge celebrates its' Ladies Festival at the Maids Head Hotel in Norwich, 94 members and guests experienced a wonderful weekend and we raised £2192, which included a donation of £500 from the Bank of Montreal, for Alzheimer's Society and other charities. Take a look at the gallery photos.


Thu, 2nd March 2017

Metropolitan Grand Lodge of London meeting visit

Members of the Boswells Lodge attended the Annual Meeting at Great Queen Street to witness the investiture of W.Bro Peter Cook as a "Metropolitan Grand Inspector". Congratulations to W.Bro Peter for his new role.


Sat, 25th February 2017

Blue Table Festive Board

At the February 25th Meeting our WM Passed his son to the 2nd Degree. Following the meeting we held our first Blue Table Festive Board which is for prospective candidates and members to get together and see if Masonry is for them. A successful event and with 3 prospective candidates. 

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Tue, 31st January 2017

Essex Provincial Lodge Honours

Congratulations to W.Bro Neale Davine who is promoted to PPGSwdB and W.Bro Mike Gill on his first appointment to PPAGDC. We look forward to them being invested at the March Provincial Grand Lodge meeting at Great Queen Street.


Sat, 28th January 2017

WM Initiates his Son and Burns Night celebrations

January meeting. Our WM had the pleasure of Initiating his son. We had present representatives of the UGLE Universities Scheme to welcome our Lodge into the Scheme. Also present was our newly assigned APGM W.Bro. Alan Clark. Afterwards 75 members and guests joined the Festive Board and were treated to the Address to the Haggis followed by Scottish fare. A great night, take a look at the photos. 


Sat, 26th November 2016

Double Raising Ceremony

At our November meeting we raised two brothers (Bros Neil Harper and Anthony Findlay) to the sublime degree of a Master Mason.


Sat, 24th September 2016

2016 Installation Meeting

We install our 56th Master, W. Bro Mark Evans and we had the pleasure of the company of the R.W. Provincial Grand Master Rodney Lister Bass. W.Bro George Lambeth presented the Lodge with a new Bible. Have a look at the photos.


Wed, 21st September 2016

2016 Anglia Ruskin University Freshers Fair

Boswells members attend the ARU Freshers Fair as part of the UGLE Universities Scheme. Take a look at the photos.


Thu, 16th June 2016

Web site gains UGLE approval


Sun, 5th June 2016

Members and wives view the Apache Attack Helicopter

Three members and their wives visit RAF Wattisham in Suffolk to see the Apache Attack Helicopter. This included a tour of the air field, a talk about the helicopter, the ability to get up close and personal with the beast (including the chance to sit in it) followed by a curry lunch in the Officers Mess. A great day out. Have a look at the photos.

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Sat, 28th May 2016

Essex Provincial Grand Chapter Honours

Congratulations to our companions in Essex Chapter for the Provincial Grand Chapter Honours - 3 acting, 2 1st appointments and 1 promotion.

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Thu, 19th May 2016

Boswells becomes the 70th University Scheme Member

Boswells Lodge has been accepted as the 70th University Scheme member for students and faculty members from Chelmsford Anglia Ruskin campus. Welcome letter from the Scheme Chairman.


Tue, 10th May 2016

Essex Chapter Principals 2016-2017

Essex Chapter Principals for 2016-2107 were installed they are: (L. to R.) E.Comp Andrew Shepherd - H, E.Comp Scott Murray - Z and E. Comp Daniel Moore - J. E.Comps Shepherd and Moore are members of Boswells Lodge. Good luck for your year in Office.

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Mon, 2nd May 2016

Web Site Reviewed by UGLE

Boswells Web Site has had a review of its' content performed by UGLE.


Wed, 27th April 2016

Lodge of Instruction AGM

The AGM was held on the 26th April at the Age UK Day Centre, Chelmsford. We agreed to disperse £650 to local charities: £150 to the East Anglian Air Ambulance, £100 to each of TLC, Farliegh Hospice, J's Hospice, Little Havens Hospice and the Age UK day centre.

We also agreed to hold a Race night at the Christmas social on the first saturday of December.

The committee will also investigate the holding of a summer BBQ in July.

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Sat, 23rd April 2016

Initiation Meeting

We performed a very special Initiation ceremony. The ceremony included the delivery of two Charges after Initiation, one expertly given by our Inner Guard the other by the Initiates Brother who had travelled from the USA to attend the meeting. At the Festive Board 48 sat down to dine and we were treated to a rendition of Shakespeare's "St Crispins Day Speech" by our Charity Steward. We hope that this will be a feature of future April dining meetings to celebrate the Bard. Take a look at the gallery photos.


Sat, 12th March 2016

2016 Ladies Festival - Folkestone

Boswells Lodge members and friends celebrate their Ladies Fectival weekend at the Burlington Hotel Folkestone. All had fun and the weather was wonderful, £682 was raised from the raffle and the Treasurers "loose change" appeal to support the J's Hospice in Chelmsford. Take a look at the gallery photos.


Sat, 4th July 2015

Summer BBQ

Another great camping and BBQ weekend with excellent weather. Menu of chicken wings, burgers and sausages, followed by an evening of entertainment. £200 raised for charity.  Take a look at the gallery photos.


Sat, 18th April 2015

Ladies Festival - Chelmsford

Boswells celebrates their Ladies Festival at Pontlands Park Hotel in Chelmsford and raise £650 for Dementia UK. Take a look at the gallery photos.


Sat, 5th July 2014

Summer BBQ

Another great camping and BBQ weekend although the weather could have been better. £100 raised for charity. Take a look at the gallery photos.


Sat, 8th March 2014

Ladies Festival - Chelmsford

Boswells Lodge celebrates their Ladies Festival at Little Channels, Chelmsford. £1000 was raised for the Ovarian Cancer Trust.  Take a look at the gallery photos.


Sat, 6th July 2013

Summer BBQ

Our WM has a shave, we all have fun and raise £265 for charity Take a look at the gallery photos


Sat, 6th April 2013

Ladies Festival - Bournemouth

Boswells Lodge celebrates their Ladies Festival at the Hermitage Hotel, Bournemouth. Fun was had by all and £700 was raised for the Fellowship Afloat Trust. Take a look at the gallery photos.


Sat, 26th January 2013

January Meeting

Burns Night, our WM initiates his son Take a look at the gallery photos


Sat, 29th October 2011

50th Anniversary Weekend - Isle of Wight

Boswells Lodge celebrates its' 50th anniversary with a weekend away at the Carlton Hotel, Sandown on the Isle of Wight. A great weekend of fun and frolics. Take a look at the photos.


Sat, 24th September 2011

Boswells 50th Anniversary Meeting

Boswells Lodge celebrates its' 50th Anniversary. Have a look at the Officers of the year.