Suffolk Freemasons pass Punch Trust fundraising milestone
A team of Suffolk Freemasons led by WBro Barry Bloomfield are delighted to have passed £100,000 in their fundraising efforts for the Suffolk Punch Trust. This remarkable achievement has been secured in only 4 years and the funds have been generated through multiple contributions from Suffolk lodges, fundraising events andRead More →
Suffolk Provincial OSM meeting at Ashlar House
R.Wy.Bro. Kevin Johnson, PGSR for Kent, and his Deputy Wy.Bro. Scott Dunn along with a further 4 PGSRs and 8 Dep.PGSRs from around the country recently descended on Bury St.Edmunds for the annual Suffolk Provincial OSM meeting.   This was R.Wy.Bro. William McColl’s first meeting since being installed last year andRead More →
W.I. Visit to Ashlar House
Prior to Wednesday 13th March I agreed a visit to Ashlar House from Horringer W.I. They were interested in the catering venue and knowing more about Freemasonry and asked me about a tour of the premises. The party of eight members arrived at 10.30 and I showed them the bar andRead More →
Restoration of Cherished Pictures and Old Regalia.
We are thrilled to extend our deepest gratitude to the Royal St Edmunds Lodge for their incredibly generous donation that has played a pivotal role in the restoration of cherished pictures and framing of old regalia. Thanks to their support, these are now proudly displayed in the Blue Room. TheRead More →
Suffolk Masons continue to support conservation of the Suffolk Punch
Over the last few years many will be aware that a group of local Suffolk Masons, led by WBro Barry Bloomfield (Rotary),  have been actively raising funds for the Suffolk Punch Trust in Hollesley Bay near Woodbridge. For those who are unfamiliar with it, the Suffolk Punch horse is one ofRead More →
Keeping it in the family…
For the second time this year Abbey 1592 has been delighted to welcome a family member into the lodge. In January 2023 Steven Cooke was initiated in an excellent ceremony in front of a packed house at Bury St edmunds. Steve is the son-in law of Abbey Past Master WRead More →
Suffolk Mobility Equipment (Loan) Scheme Phase 2 nearly complete
The Suffolk Provincial Almoner Team announced the forthcoming launch of the Mobility equipment Scheme at the Almoner Conference in October 2023. It will enable members and dependants to borrow on loan free of charge, basic mobility aid equipment that may not be easily available from the NHS or MCF. TheRead More →
Planning permission has been granted
Care provider RMBI Care Co is investing £16m to build a new care home on the site of its current home, Cornwallis Court, which received an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission in August 2023.With a sustainable approach in mind, the new care home will be designed and createdRead More →
Why a Wolf and Head?
Anyone visiting Ashlar House in Bury St Edmunds may have noticed the Headpiece on the Chair of Solomon in the main temple bears a stylised wolf standing on a head. This is a striking image which has deep meaning to the town and its history. Why then a wolf andRead More →
Friends of Cornwallis Court
Something that is well worth considering and if you ever wondered where some of your charitable giving goes to…..please see press release from Friends of Cornwallis Court re one particular resident and how we helped him. Hello, Duncan is a freemason and a long time resident of Cornwallis Court. UnfortunatelyRead More →
3rd Annual BBQ at Ashlar House
Over 100 Lodge & Chapter members; family and friends supported the 3rd Annual BBQ at Ashlar House on Sunday 16th July and were joined by members of the Suffolk Provincial Grand Stewards’ Lodge and Light Blues.  The weather forecast had threatened to dampen the spirits but thankfully was incorrect and held off allRead More →
Restoration photos of the WM’s chair.
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Cornwallis Court Update
RMBI Care Co. has announced its proposed plans to construct a new care home, which can support up to 64 people, in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. The new- care home will be built in phases, on the site of the existing home, Cornwallis Court.  Cornwallis Court was originally a maternityRead More →
ALMONERS CONFERENCE REPORT
ALMONERS CONFERENCE REPORT 2022 The Suffolk Almoners Conference 2022, which formed part of the “Year of the Almoner 2022” celebration, took place on Sunday 16th October at Ashlar House, Bury St Edmunds. It was attended by 124 delegates (up 10% on the previous year) including the Suffolk Rulers, members of theRead More →
Burns Night at Ashlar House
Friday 20th January saw over 100 members and guests enjoying an excellent Burns Night dinner followed by traditional music & dancing to the Caledonian Reelers Scottish Dance Band.  I use the word ‘dancing’ in it’s most generous sense!  This event has been run for many years and has resulted inRead More →
Order of The Secret Monitor
St Edmunds Conclave No 352 – 100th Meeting The recent installation meeting of the Conclave also coincided with its 100th meeting. Over 35 Brethren were present to see Wy Bro Tony France install his successor Wy Bro Steve Williams as well as enjoy the celebration cake arranged to mark theRead More →
The Power of a Volunteer
You may have noticed that the main temple has had some different furniture in there over the last few months. Over the summer break the pedestals were removed and replaced with another set, slightly smaller than the originals. The columns, candles and the WM’s chair were also all removed.  TheRead More →
The History of a Town Crier
Mike Wabe is a mason and a member of Magna Carta lodge and also Abbot Baldwin Chapter, he really is exceptional in the different characters he does, anything from Captain Mainwaring through to the Town Crier of Watton. He will be most enjoyable and giving donations to Ickworth Church byRead More →
Ashlar in Bloom
We would like to extend our grateful thanks to Roff Caterers for their contribution towards the new plants for the garden. With a special mention to Town and Country Garden Services Limited for all their hard work.Read More →
The Very Reverend Joe Hawes Dean of the Cathedral visits Ashlar House
The newest Lodge in the Province, Suffolk 250 Lodge No.10014, held their first meeting following consecration, at Ashlar House on Tuesday 5th April 2022 attended by numerous members, guests and in the presence of the RWPGM.  The guest of honour was The Very Reverend Joe Hawes Dean of the Cathedral.  The formal meetingRead More →
GROUP 3 – BBQ
From 12 noon Sunday 24th July 2022 @ Ashlar HouseRead More →

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