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2016 – 17 Richard Gape

During the Year :

We raised £ ???.  We donated £????

Our Social Events  were :   Kids Christmas Cracker, Burns night,  Ladies Festival, (Batch Country House Hotel), quiz night and Trafalgar Night,

Masters Charities :  £1500 donated as follows :

We donated £  ??? to the following worthy causes :

We also donated £??? to various Somerset PGL Funds :

  • £ – Somerset Provincial Grand Lodge  – 2020 Festival (Ashler)

Quiz Night 1st April 2017

A very successful night with a fish & Chip supper. Enjoyed by ?? people attempting to answer the 1960’s themed questions set by Devious Dave.

The winning team were ??

We raised ??? towards the Masters charities.




The Bristol Military Wives Choir  13th January 2017.

Instead of our January ceremony, Woodspring Lodge hosted a “Burns Supper” with our ladies followed by a concert by 21 ladies of the Bristol Section of the Military Wives Choir, upstairs in the Yatton temple. The Bristol Choir is one of the 40 different “British” Military Wives Choirs around the world.

The Choir were impressed with the temple and the acoustics enhanced the performance. Their pianist said that he hadn’t played an organ for 15 years…. You would never have known. We were treated to a exceptional concert by an amateur group of singers, which changes as they accompany their husbands to their various postings around the world.  The choir involved the audience in providing various backing sounds and we all joined in during the Vera Lynn medley. Their “final” encore was their version of “Sing”, which was originally performed by the Commonwealth band and Military Wives as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert celebrations on 4 June 2012.

Before and during pictures of the “Burns” Festive Board. (97 of us).

The Bristol Military Wives preparing to sing.                      Our Master, Richard Gape presenting a cheque for £500 to Cathy, their current organiser.





The New Team – 8th October 2016.


Officers Installed with the Provincial DC in attendance

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                           Our Events 2016 – 2017

Lodge Meetings

Held on the Friday after the 2nd Wednesday from October to May. We Tile at 18:30.

  • October 14th  2016 : Installation (17:30)
  • November 11th 2016 : 1st Degree Demonstration with Ray Beckingham
  • December 16th 2016:  : 2nd Degree Ceremony
  • January 13th 2017 : No ceremony : Burns Evening Wives & Partners  & Guests invited  : The Bristol Military Wives Choir will also attend.
  • February 10th 2017 : 3rd Degree Demonstration – Bristol Working – by the Vale of Brislington Lodge.
  • March 10th 2017:  3rd Degree Ceremony – conducted by Past Masters (WBro Alan Carter)
  • April 7th 2017  :  3rd Degree Ceremony + Fraternal visit by the Provincial Team
  • May 12th 2017The future for Freemasonry and Woodspring Lodge – a discussion led by V.W.Bro Ray Guthrie.


  • December 20th 2016 : Deliver the Travelling Trowel to Parrett and Axe Lodge in Crewkerne
  • Monday 20th March  2017 : The Lodge of Agriculture in Yatton (Installation Ceremony)
  • Friday 24th March 2017 :  Backwell Lodge in Nailsea. (1st Degree Ceremony)

We received Travelling trowel from St Dunstans Lodge.


Sunday 30th April 2017 :  SUNDAY LUNCH  at Yatton Masonic Hall

Saturday 1st April  : QUIZ NIGHT  – at Yatton Masonic Hall  see Quiz Night Flyer for details

Saturday 18th February 2017LADIES FESTIVAL at The Batch Country House Hotel  [see Woodspring feb 2016 Ladies Night Flyer for details]

Saturday 10th December 2016 : Kids CHRISTMAS CRACKER  at Yatton Masonic Hall

Saturday 22nd November 2016TRAFALGAR NIGHT – at Yatton Masonic Hall. This was a joint event with John De Clivedon Lodge

Richard Gape.

Richard joined masonry when he was initiated into ?name? Lodge in ??year??, passed in  ??year? and raised in ??year?? .

He was installed as Master of Woodspring on 16th October 2016.