WELCOME FROM THE PROVINCIAL GRAND MASTER
R.W. BRO. RAYMOND ROBINSON
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Welcome, on behalf of myself and the Officers of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Londonderry and Donegal, to our online presence designed to provide everyone, Mason and non-Mason alike, with information on Freemasonry in the Counties of Londonderry and Donegal.
This Province has 50 Lodges from Portstewart in the North to Ballyshannon in the South and from Ballyronan in the East to Donegal Town in the West of the Province.
We have this year recently celebrated the 175th Anniversary of the founding of our Provincial Grand Lodge albeit a year later than planned due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
Freemasonry means different things to each of those who join. For some, it’s about making new friends and acquaintances. For others it’s about being able to help deserving causes – making a contribution to family and for society. But for most, it is an enjoyable pastime.
Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations. It teaches self-knowledge through participation in a progression of ceremonies. Members are expected to be of high moral standing and are encouraged to speak openly about Freemasonry.
It was stated many years ago that Freemasonry will not make a bad man good but will make a good man better.
Our Charity work reminds us to be always mindful of the needs of others less fortunate than ourselves.
In addition to Masonic Charity fundraising we fully support many charities in our local communities e.g. TLC (Teddies for Loving Care) where we supply teddies to A&E units in Causeway, Altnagelvin and Letterkenny hospitals, for children who are suffering particularly from trauma, injury or illness. During the recent pandemic we have supported Care Homes, Foodbanks, Salvation Army / St. Vincent De Paul and supported many other local worthwhile non-masonic charities in Counties Londonderry and Donegal.
Provincial Grand Master