W. Bro. Andrew S. Gardiner - Friday, 03 June 2016 05:08

Sadly, due to the recent inclement weather, the golf tournament which was scheduled to take place today (3rd June 2016) has had to be cancelled by the Golf Club where the tournament was to take place.

The tournament will be rescheduled for some time in September and notification will take place in plenty of time.

Kind fraternal regards

Andy Gardiner

W. Bro. Andrew S. Gardiner - Thursday, 19 November 2015 09:15

This isn’t strictly Masonic, but I’ll crave your indulgence since I do know there are several afficionados of the little white dimpled ball within GL-BFG.

On 3rd June 2016, the British Business Club Düsseldorf will hold its annual golf tournament. This is an “all comers” event and will be held at the Kosaido Golf Club, Am Schmidtberg 11, 40629, Düsseldorf. It will be a cannon start.

This really will be a splendid all-day event, with side-events as well. There will be an evening dinner with prize giving. There will be raffles with the proceeds going to charity. there will a “Schnupperkurs” for those who might be interested in taking the sport up. The beautiful Tea Ladies will be there to help welcome everyone, plus much more.

The Kosaido Golf Club ( is a quite wonderful place, the clubhouse is truly fabulous. The course itself can be a little taxing (quite hilly) for those who like to get their little white dimpled ball into 18 holes in as few strokes as possible. But I can assure all that the event will really be worth coming to. Anyone wishing to participate should contact Trevor Kerslake who is organising the competition ( or myself ( and you will receive details of the costs and timings etc. and how to register.

I would be grateful if those who read this would pass the message on to others within your Lodges. I say this because it is possible that only a few brethren read this web-site on a regular basis and it would be a shame if potentially interested persons didn't get the info.

Kind fraternal regards

Andy Gardiner

W. Bro. Andrew S. Gardiner - Wednesday, 13 May 2015 09:41

Dear Brethren All,

Lodge Niederrhein will be holding its annual Installation meeting on Saturday 6th June. The meeting will be slightly different from previous Installations.

We will be meeting in the Holiday Inn as usual, but the main meeting will not start at the usual time of 10:00 but at 14:00 and WBro Jim Lutton will be installed in the Chair of KS. After the meeting, the Ladies will be invited into the Temple once it has been suitably prepared for them to be allowed in and we expect this to be at around 17:15. Thereafter all will get the opportunity to relax a little and change clothing if wished, in readiness for the next part.

We will not be holding a regular festive Board, but an informal one instead and there will be a gala with entertainment. Consequently speeches and such-the-like will be kept to a minimum. This gala will start at 19:00 and the dress-code is formal evening-wear.

Why all this? Well because Lodge Niederrhein is in its 50th year and it is felt appropriate that we celebrate this in fine style with our Ladies and our friends!

If you wish to attend either for the Installation, or the gala, or both, please ensure that you book in immediately with

Worth noting as well, is the fact that there will be an informal kind of meet-and-greet with sit-down buffet (€23) starting at 19:30 on Friday 5th June, also in the Holiday Inn. If you wish to be there, please register with the same address as above.

We hope to see as many of you as possible, but please be so kind as to register quickly and not at Last-Minute dot com! If you come and have not registered first, you'll find yourselves watching the others eating and enjoying themselves!

Kind fraternal regards

Andy Gardiner

Ron Cairns - Thursday, 07 May 2015 09:17 - Germany

Just a comment on the GLBFG Installation of our new Grand Master. The GL meeting was again held at Hotel Zum Freden in Bad Iburg 1-3 May 2015.

Friday evening saw the the visiters being hosted by MWBro Alan Wainwright and his Lady Margaret. a great night was had by all.  Saturday morning saw the Brethren get themselves ready for the Installation Meeting of our new Grand Master, MWBro Bill Beardmore whilst the Ladies went off on a well organised trip to Osnabruck. The Installation meeting went well and a thank you to all those involved in the making of the same.

A wonderful Festive Board was attended there after with some magnificent spaekers both from the GLBFG and in particular our visitors.


Saturday night saw a wonderful Ladies Gala all put together with the President of the Board of Stewards WBro Steve Shirley and his hard working team.

Congratulations go to those where appointed to Grand Lodge, those who were promoted in Grand Lodge and those who received Past Grand Rank. 


Sue and I now look forward to May 2016

Star of Saxony Lodge - Saturday, 20 December 2014 08:08

From the Worshipful Master W Bro Gareth Bound and all the members of the Star of Saxony Lodge No. 853:

We wish you all a very festive Christmas and a Healthy New Year.

See you in Open Lodge soon.


Yours very sincerely,


Tom Culpeck.

Star of Saxony Lodge - Sunday, 21 September 2014 11:25 - Mönchengladbach


                           Saturday 27th September 2014 Tyling at 10:00hrs


                                       Festive Board afterwards 14:00hrs


Register now.

Best regards,

Tom Culpeck. E-mail

W. Bro. Andrew S. Gardiner - Monday, 09 June 2014 06:57

Dear Brethren,

To all of you who came and supported me last Saturday at my Installation, on what was a most splendid occasion and celebration, a deeply heartfelt thank you. May the G A O T U bless you all.

Kind fraternal wishes

Andy Gardiner

R.WBro Ron Cairns - Tuesday, 13 May 2014 20:01

Brethren the Past Grand Director of Ceremonies Regalia advertised earlier by me is still in the packaging it was posted in.  Please fell free to go to any Regalia Supplier and get the cost then give me a shout as to what you might want to offer. A&f. Ron Cairns

R.WBro Ron Cairns - Friday, 09 May 2014 19:09

Brand new GLBFG regalia for sale past grand DoC. Make me a good offer and it's yours

V.W.Bro Ron Cairns - Sunday, 04 May 2014 15:28

Apologies, a few grammatical errors, typing to fast, sorry

V.W.Bro Ron Cairns - Sunday, 04 May 2014 15:16

Well just got back from having a great weekend at the GLBFG annual communication 2-4 May 2014. A big thanks must go to our Grand Master MWBro Alan Wainwright, VWBro John MacKinnon SGW, VWBro Joe Maison PSGW and VWBro Jeremy Stevens GSec for jumping in at the proverbial last minute to get hotels, transport, the Ladies trip etc booked for a successful weekend.  Congratulations who received promotion with our Grand Lodge and to those who received Past Grand Rank; sit back and enjoy the on-goings. A big thank you must go to our many visiting Brethren from various constitutions and of course our "colonial" Brethren from the ACGL. The ladies Gala evening was just wonderful with PDGM RWBro Richard Ancliffe leading his table in song. For these that didn't turn out to support your own Worshipful Master and in turn to support your Grand lodge; you missed a brilliant weekend. I and my wife Sue are certainly looking forward to next May. 

Tony hooper - Saturday, 12 April 2014 07:01

Very informative Website 

Gary Wormald - Friday, 11 April 2014 13:55 - Celle

Dear Brethren all,

another masonic year has come to the close and WBro Stew Cunningham will be handing over to Bro Brian Davis at our annual installation ceremony. All members of the lodge would love to have as many brethren as possible to share in this auspicious occasion. 

Brethren please support your Blue Lodges as without them, other side degrees will fade away.

Contact and details can be found on our website which can be accessed through the GLBFG page or directly:-

We all hope to see as many of you there as possible.



Star of Saxony Lodge - Tuesday, 24 December 2013 15:10 - Mönchengladbach

Dear Friends, Brothers,


Come Onnnn, does nobody else wants to use this great Website!!!???

Christmas Greetings to you All, Good Health, Prosperity and Safety in the New Year 2014.

I hope to see you all soon.

Bro Tom

From the Star of Saxony Lodge

Star of Saxony Lodge - Friday, 06 December 2013 10:19 - Mönchengladbach - Rheindahlen

Dear Brethren,

The last Regular Meeting in year 2013 for the Star of Saxony Lodge will be held on the 11th December 2013 Tyling at 19:00hrs - followed by a Festive Board at cost of Euros 15,00 for a three coarse meal including wine for the Toasts.

Registrations please to: Tom Culpeck

Wishing you all a Very Happy Xmas and a Healthy New Year.

I look forward to greeting you,

Yours very S&F,

Tom Culpeck

Star of Saxony Lodge - Friday, 20 September 2013 14:28 - Mönchengladbach


Dear Brethren All,


I am very pleased to announce that we have now switched on our Lights again and are very busy rehearsing for our Installation Meeting to be held on Saturday 28th September Tyling at 10:00Hrs precisely.


I am sure that the Master, Brethren and members of the Star of Saxony Lodge will not disappoint you with their performance.


We welcome all Freemasons and inform you that the Grand Master MW Bro Alan W, Wainwright will be in attendance; Grand Officers living in our vicinity should please endeavour to support him.


Should you be intending to join us please Register for the Meeting and the Festive Board with:


Tom Culpeck at:


I look forward to greeting you,


Yours very S&F,


Tom Culpeck.  


W.Bro. Andrew S. Gardiner - Tuesday, 17 September 2013 13:45

Please Brethren, let's not turn this excellent web-site and guest-page into a forum for pointing fingers at others. If there are disagreements, there are other ways and forum pages in which we can voice our discontentment with certain procedures and or decisions.

Kind fraternal regards to all

Andy Gardiner

Arthur - Monday, 08 July 2013 10:48

Very interesting website!

WBro. Steve Shirley 886 - Monday, 01 July 2013 16:26 - OSNABRÜCK

Hello Brethren all,

I would like to take this opportunity to firstly greet you all well and wish you all a wonderfull and Im sure well earned summer break. We at Doric 886 are now also in summer darkness, but resume in September with a planned Raising on 18 Sept. I look forward to seeing alot of you though at the Bof GP & B on 7 Sept at Muenster. I have today posted lots of events on the Lodge Calender on this website for all lodges to look see. Please take note and come along as much as you can or want to. Please all also keep an eye out for the special notices that we intend to download for our various events coming up and I look forward particularly to our Past Masters Night planned for the 3rd Wednesday in January 2014, which should have a very special twist that I hope will attract the whole world............... watch this space as they say. 

Thanks to Bro Chris for his time and effort in setting this up - its now down to us to get active and make it work. In this vein I look forward to reading what all lodges have to say and plan.

On behalf of Doric Lodge I wish you all well and kindests regards.


Yours S & F

WBro Steve Shirley


VW Bro Tom Culpeck PJGW - Thursday, 20 June 2013 21:36 - Mönchengladbach


Hallo Brethren All,

The Star of Saxony Lodge No. 853 is now in Summer Recession until our Installation Meeting on the 28th September 2013Tyling at 10:00hrs, at our Lodge Rooms: Stadtwald Strasse 35a, 41179 Mönchengladbach/Rheindahlen; we look forward to greeting you as a Member or as a Visitor from another Lodge, for the Ceremony and afterwards at the Festive Board to be held at Hotel Restaurant Esser, Von-Agris Strasse 43, 41844 Wegberg – Kipshoven. A fine three coarse Meal will be served at a moderate cost including Wine for the Toasts. Our Grand Master MW Bro Alan W. Wainwright will be in attendance subject to any unforeseen adjustment he may have to make to his very busy itinerary.

Reservations to Tom Culpeck:

We wish you all a very pleasant and successful Summer Holiday and look forward to greeting you soon.

Yours very S&F,

Tom Culpeck.


Saxony Lodge - Sunday, 19 May 2013 18:49 - Celle

A reminder to all Brethren, that Saxony Lodge will be holding it's 500th Regular meeting on Saturday 25th may 2013 tyling at 1100 hrs.

There will also be a curry buffet on the Saturday evening. Details on our website.


John Wymark

Star of Saxony Lodge - Tuesday, 16 April 2013 09:07 - Mönchengladbach

Congratulations from the Star of Saxony Lodge on the creation of this new Website.

Please don't forget the Star of Saxony Lodge Past Master Evening on the 17th April 2013 Tyling at 19:00hrs.

The Grand Master MW Bro Alan W. Wainwright will be in attendance, please support us.

Yours very S&F,

VW Bro Tom Culpeck

Celestino Moro - Tuesday, 16 April 2013 06:41 - Niederrhein 892

great webpage:  congratulation!

Jeremy Stevens - Saturday, 13 April 2013 12:43

This is a great web-page

Gary Wormald - Wednesday, 10 April 2013 19:47 - Bischofsweisen

>Just a reminder to all brethren in Celle area >(or further) that SAXONY LODGE NO:842 has its >iNSTALLATION MEETING ON aPRIL 27th at 1400hrs


  • souther Star Lodge 1025, Munich - Winter Social



    SSL celebrated the start of the Christmas period with their annual ‘Winter Social’ at the “Delhi Palace” Indian restaurant where the Festive Board is held after our Lodge meetings. A superb buffet of the finest Indian cuisine was laid on and everyone congratulated the staff for providing such a sumptuous feast (extra chilli sauce was provided for those who like their Indian food really ‘spicy hot’!).

    In total 30 guests attended (comprising 14 Members, 12 ladies and 6 ‘Not-Yet Masons’.

    Of the ‘Not-Yet Masons’, one brought his completed Application For Initiation form with him, and three others before they left the party asked to have the form - what a result!!!

    To round the evening off a raffle was held, followed by an auction of some particularly  desirable items and together the superb sum of €427 was raised for charity.

    The next ‘social’ event will be our Master’s Farewell Dinner on Friday 12 February 2016 at a central Munich venue.  Details will be circulated nearer the time.

    Any Brother wishing to attend this prestigious event should inform the  SSL Secretary: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , who will add the email address to the Circulation List.

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    On 30th August starting at 10.00, the Grand Lodge will host a seminar that will be aimed to support the positions of Lodge Treasurers and Directors of Ceremony within a lodge.

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