Owing to the pandemic restrictions currently in place and limitations on numbers able to attend meetings the decision has been taken to suspend our gatherings for the foreseeable future.
August 2018 : W Bro D Wright (PPSGD) regained the District Rose Bowl after recording the best round of all competitors in the Huddersfield District qualifying to compete in the Provincial Harewood Trophy competition. He also secured the cup for the best score for his handicap group. W Bro Wright had won both trophies previously but never in the same year. Here's hoping for his success to continue in the Provincial Competition.
Staff and Members of the Bridgewood Trust have received a cheque for £1500 to buy equipment for their St Pauls centre at Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield. Bridgewood Trust is a registered charity (No. 700843) providing support in Huddersfield to service-users aged 18-year plus who have physical and/or mental health issues
The donation has come from the Provincial Grand Masters Fund, a masonic charity which supports worthy causes in the local community.The cheque was presented to services-users and centre manager Jackie Byrne by W Bro Cribbis PPJGD charities steward of Concord Lodge, No. 4126 based at Lindley Masonic Hall, Huddersfield.
Chief Executive, Diane Langford said: “We are grateful to the Freemasons for their support in boosting our fundraising efforts to buy the equipment that we need. Our service-users will greatly benefit from the improvements that we can now provide for their welfare and learning” (2019)
Members of an environmental club at Crowlees Junior & Infants School in Mirfield have received a cheque for £2195 to buy equipment for their outdoor classroom. The donation has come from the Provincial Grand Masters Fund, a masonic charity which supports worthy causes in the local community.
The cheque was presented to Mrs Ruth Hardy, outdoor classroom, teacher who co-ordinates the environmental club by W Bro Cribbis, PPJGD charities steward of Concord Lodge, No. 4126 based at Lindley Masonic Hall, Huddersfield.
Head Teacher, Mrs K Woods said: “We are grateful to the Freemasons for their support in boosting our fundraising efforts to buy the equipment that we need. Our children will greatly benefit from the improvements that we can now provide for their learning about the environment”
Finding himself confined to home during the 2020 pandemic lockdown W Bro Wright PPSGD, who had previously undertaken charity biked rides as seen on our Past News page, took advantage of his indoor cycling system to undertake a 'virtual' Lands End to Jon O Groats cycle ride. He also took the opportunity to utilise this opportunity to use the ride to raise funds for Kirkwood Hopsice and in so doing raised £2000 through Just Giving donations and a donation from the Provincial Grand Masters fund! Great effort David!
August 2020: Halifax Sailing Club who are situated on 90 acres of water above Calderdale, provide dinghy racing, social sailing, windsurfing, training courses, canoeing and kayaking. A grant of £1000 from the Provincial Grand Master’s Fund Covid-19 Emergency Grants and sponsored by Concord Lodge No 4126 will be used to purchase safety and associated equipment, including buoyancy aids, waterproofs, helmets and training literature.
Tuesday 15th September 2020 was a hugely significant day in the history of Concord Lodge as it was exactly 100 years to the day that the lodge was consecrated. The brethren of the lodge had been anticipating this day for some time and much planning had been done to celebrate the centenary. Given the ongoing restrictions surrounding the conrona virus pandemic these celebrations were obviously postponed.
However the brethren were not going to let this prevent them from celebrating the centenary in some way and accordingly a Zoom meeting was organised. This was 'attended' by 17 of the brethren as can be seen in the above photograph.
The meeting began with W Bro Collins our longest serving brother telling about some of the Founders of the Lodge and his own introduction into Freemasonry. Other brethren then added their own experiences before the WM proposed a toast to the Founders, former members of the Lodge, current and future members and the Lodge itself.
Here's looking forward to the day when we can reassemble and properly celebrate the centenary.