Provincial Grand Lodge
The events for the Tercentenary Celebration will come in a number of categories.
During 2017 there will be a number of Social Events organised by Freemasons in Essex. These will be under the banner of the Tercentenary Legacy project and will help to publicise the Tercentenary in particular and Freemasonry in general.
Details of these events will be found on this page as soon as they are confirmed.
Sunday 25th June 2017 will see the Tercentenary Thanksgiving Service for Essex at Chelmsford Cathedral. The service will start at 3:30pm and all are welcome. There will be a parade of dignitaries before the service, details will follow.
On Sunday 16th July 2017 there will be a Teddy Bears' Picnic at the Stisted Hall Summer Open Day. All Teddy Bears and their owners are invited. Details will follow.
Spectacular - Proms at Freemasons Hall
Saturday 8th July 2017 will see a Spectacular Concert at Freemasons Hall in London as Celebration for the Tercentenary for Essex.
There will be two performances, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. The afternoon matinee will be a relaxed affair with the evening performance a black tie preferred spectacular with refreshments and a champagne reception available. The concert will feature the British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra with a star conductor and soloists.
Ticket detailsare now released later, and are available through Ticketline. Or you can go through www.essexgala300.com
Saturday 4 November 2017 will see Freemasons in Essex have their own celebratory dinners. To accommodate as many as possible there are three Celebratory Dinners planned for the same day. These will be held at:
- Colchester – at Stoke by Nayland Golf and Country Club
- Contact Colin Whitehead
- Brentwood – at Mount Avenue Banqueting Suite, Hutton
- Contact Dave Hook
- Southend – at Saxon Hall
- Contact Billy Robb
Each dinner will be hosted by one of the Provincial Executive. At each dinner will be an edited presentation of the Tercentenary Meeting at the Royal Albert Hall along with entertainment. Prices are being looked at as £40 per head.
Details of meal, venue and entertainment will be available soon. To reserve a place please contact the relevant Area Representative.