Lodge Charity Steward
W.Bro. Werner Stroud writes...

The Surrey 2019 Festival aims to raise £3.25 Million for the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution, who help Freemasons and their dependents with housing and care.  

At Priory Gate Lodge, a substantial amount of our total fundraising effort until 2019 will be devoted towards contributing to this considerable, but achievable, sum.

Festival Stewards

Many members of the Lodge will wish to become Festival Stewards by contributing a small sum each month by Direct Debit, or donating a lump sum to the Festival Relief Chest. 

If a minimum amount of £150 is pledged, this will entitle the donor to wear a
Festival Steward Breast Jewel (right)

Higher contributions at designated levels will entitle the donor to wear the appropriate ‘patronage bar’ on the Jewel.  

Applications may be made on-line here or by post. 

For a more comprehensive look at the Festival, visit f2019.surreymason.org.uk

You can apply for the Festival Jewel here.  

In any case of difficulty, then please contact me immediately for assistance.

Sincerely & Fraternally,

W.Bro. K. Stroud. BEM

 the Surrey 2019 Festival

Letter from the RW. Bro. Eric Stuart-Bamford

Brethren and Companions 2019 Festival Jewel

It has been no secret for some time now that we were going to enter into a Festival in 2014 in support of the RMBI.  This is an opportunity and a special moment in our history.  I make my visits around the Province; I can feel an air of anticipation and readiness emanating from Lodges and Chapters. Many from both orders have already made generous donations.

This is not going to be a walk over; it is going to take a lot of hard work by the Festival Committee and above all by all Freemasons in Surrey.

You have heard me say it before but I feel that I consider this Province to be a family orientated Province and one that works together for the greater good of the overall objective, whatever it might be.  To this end I am confident the Surrey Craft and Royal Arch will respond and achieve the final objective for 2019.

The funds raised will enable the RMBI to continue their vital work in delivering the highest standards of care to over 1000 residents in its masonic homes.

We are lucky that in Surrey we already have two homes right here on our doorstep, James Terry Court in Croydon and Shannon Court in Hindhead, each doing marvelous work to provide a happy and safe environment for residents and offering peace of mind by ensuring a home for life.

The Surrey 2019 Festival is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to give something back to this deserving cause and to show just how big a heart we really have by committing to helping the RMBI for the next five years. RMBI logo

I would encourage you to sign up to become a Festival Steward qualifying you to buy a jewel. It would please me greatly to see every member of the Province wearing the Festival Jewel.

In launching the Festival I would like to set the objective or the challenge of the Festival.  With your generosity and hard work, both individually and as a team, we can make a significant contribution to the RMBI in helping those who need our support. I’m therefore setting us the challenge of raising £3.25 million over the next 5 years.

I know I can count on your support. Good luck and enjoy our Festival.

RW Bro Eric Stuart-Bamford Festival President

Images and text have been adapted from the Surrey 2019 Festival web site and are gratefully acknowledged