Saturday 30th April, 2011 - 3:00 pm 
(See below for details)

The Lodge will be named Lodge Copernicus after the famous Polish astronomer. He is said to be the founder of modern astronomy and was the first to assert that the earth rotated on its axis once daily and travelled around the sun once yearly.


The formation of this new Lodge is an indication of a new approach to the direction in which Freemasonry is going and which underlines in a tangible way the ever increasing collaboration between Craft, Chapter and Mark.


In taking this direction, it is hoped that membership of the Chapter and Mark will increase and indeed the Craft sees this as the way to help in gaining members of those Orders.


The Lodge will work the five degrees, the 1st, 2nd, 3rd of the Craft, the Exaltation in the Royal Arch Chapter and Advancement in the Mark, These are the five degrees of pure and antient masonry which are the only ones recognised by the Craft.


Those who become members of this Lodge and are not already members of the Chapter and Mark Orders will progreess to those Orders in this Lodge. They will not need to join them in any other Chapter or Mark Lodge. Members will support and regularly attend all three Orders when qualified to do so.


Following the Consecration of the Lodge on Saturday 30th April 2011, meetings will be conducted on the first Friday of every month. The Craft will hold six meetings with the Chapter and Mark each holding three meetings for the year.


It will be a dining Lodge and dress will be lounge suit and long tie. A steering committee is still working on the finer details.


All Brethren are invited to attend the Consecration which will be followed by the Craft Installation.


Bookings are essential and can be made with the Grand Lodge Office: 8223 1633


Edited by Malcolm Colegate

Grand Secretary.


Programme for the day


1. Opening of an Occasional Lodge.

2. Consecration Ceremony - open to non-Freemasons. It is requested that visitors be seated in the Way Room by 3.15pm.

3. Craft Installation Ceremony - ladies and guests will be served light refreshments in the basement area.

4. A Celebratory Dinner will be held from 7pm in the Sam Jacobs Room at a cost of $35 per person. Admission by ticket only. These can be purchased from the Grand Lodge office.


Dress code for the brethren will be lounge suit, white shirt, lodge tie, black shoes.