Orators' Programme

2017

  • Tuesday 5th December - Metropolitan G.Stewards Lodge at GL. “Ceremony of the Empty Chair” Suffolk PG Stewards.
  • Sunday 12th November - Remembrance Day Parade Sudbury with Masonic contingent.
  • Wednesday 8th November - St. Luke’s Lodge, Ipswich. “Ceremony of the Empty Chair” by Suffolk PG Stewards.
  • Friday 21st October - Norfolk PG Stewards Lodge. “Ceremony of the Empty Chair” by Suffolk PG Stewards.
  • Saturday 23rd September - Sudbury Masonic Hall Open Day.
  • Monday 11th September - Cambridgeshire PG Stewards Lodge. “Ceremony of the Empty Chair” presentation by Suffolk PG Stewards Lodge.
  • Wednesday 12th April - Magna Carta Lodge Bury. LOI Questions and Answers presentation.
  • Wednesday 22nd March - Babergh Lodge Sudbury 50th Anniversary. To present an amusing history of the Lodge.
  • Monday 6th March 2017 - Abbott Baldwin Lodge Bury. Presentation of the “Ceremony of the Empty Chair” with the P.G. Stewards Lodge.
  • Thursday 2nd March - Apollo Lodge Beccles. Presentation, “Anti-Masonic Bigotry”
  • Friday 24th February - Essex PG Stewards Mess, Hutton. “Freemasonry and Empire”.
  • Wednesday 11th January - Hartismere Lodge, Diss. Presentation “Freemasonry and Empire”.
  • Monday 9th January 2017 - Priory Lodge Sudbury. Presentation of Freemasonry to a Blue Table meeting.

2016

  • Thursday 29th December - Lodge Unity at Lowestoft. “Freemasonry and Empire”. Well received with about 60 attending. Smashing evening with a great fish and Chip supper.
  • Thursday 15th December - PG Stewards presentation of the Ceremony of the Empty Chair at Bloomsbury Rifles Lodge Temple 10 Grand Lodge. A faultless display with 3 G. Met. Superintendants, our own PGM and DPGM in attendance with about 90 plus seated. With a wonderfully large Temple and plenty of space the venue was perfect, as was the Ceremony.The musical accompaniment of PG Organist Graham Culthorpe enhanced the evening. The cast were faultless.
  • Saturday 12th November - Consecration of Sportsman’s Lodge of Suffolk 9931. A truly amazing and historic event!
  • Wednesday 9th November - Doric Lodge, Woodbridge. “Ceremony of the Empty Chair” with the Provincial Stewards Lodge.
  • Monday 7th November -  Priory Lodge, Sudbury. “Ceremony of the Empty Chair”
  • Tuesday 1st November -  Provincial Stewards Lodge, Lowestoft. To present the Ceremony of the Empty Chair with the team of that Lodge. The PG Stewards first presentation. Well rehearsed performance boding well for the future. PGM etc. in attendance.
  • Thursday 13th October - Glemsford History Society, to present “The Case of the Absconding Bank Manager”. The tale of W.Bro. Henry Cronin Pratt who purloined the funds of the Sudbury Savings Bank. Well informed audience of about 60.
  • Monday 26th September - Visit to Corinthian Lodge, Ipswich to present “Got any Gum Chum?” Again, well received and pleasant evening.
  • Thursday 15th September - Visit to Orwell Lodge, Ipswich to present “Got any Gum Chum?” Poignant evening and well received following the passing of their WM.
  • Friday 24th June - Visit to First Principals Chapter, Bedford, as a guest of Mike Hellier to present “Anti Masonic Bigotry”. Cracking evening with P.G.Superintendent (also PGM) in attendance.
  • Thursday 23rd June - “The Treasures of the Temple” A presentation of our Temple and Museum and an explanation of our Furniture, Artefacts and Sudbury Freemasonry in general. Long Melford History Society and Masons and friends.
  • Monday 13th June Braintree Rotary - “Rudyard Kipling” Non-masonic. 17 attending. Well received, very appreciative audience. First Kipling lecture for about three years!
  • Monday 16th May 2016 - Wisdom Chapter Ipswich Presentation “Got any Gum Chum?” A very light and happy presentation and lunch. All seemed to enjoy the content with a break from Masonic procedure.
  • Wednesday 11th May - Virtue and Silence Lodge Hadleigh. “What Path Masonry”. Well received with much debate, nice evening with about 28 attending.
  • Monday 18th April - Bosmere Lodge Stowmarket. Presentation of “What Path Masonry?” Typical Stowmarket, good attendance and response.
  • Monday 18th April - Bosmere Lodge Stowmarket. Presentation of “What Path Masonry?” Typical Stowmarket, good attendance and response.
  • Thursday 7th April - Assisted our PG Mentor Keith Huxley in presenting a “Blue Table” meeting. Good attendance from Group 5 Lodges but only aprox. 7 candidates confirmed.
  • Monday 7th March - Abbot Baldwin Lodge Bury “What Path Masonry?” As usual much debate and discussion. Light-hearted evening with DPGM in attendance.
  • Saturday 6th February - Composite Lodge Ipswich. Presentation “Freemasonry and Empire” and lunch with Ladies. Successful and very happy meeting, about 50 attending.
  • Thursday 28th January - Lodge of Unity Lowestoft “What Path Masonry?” Excellent reception, very well received and appreciated by visitors. About 55 attending. 
  • Tuesday 26th January - Countryside Lodge Felixstowe “Freemasonry and Empire” Great night, about 50, with APGM.
  • Sunday 24th January - Quay Theatre Sudbury “Got any Gum Chum?” Probably my best received “public” paper, Quay full, well applauded and poignant.

2015

  • Monday 7th December - Priory Lodge Sudbury. 10 minute presentation in Temple.
  • Friday 13th November - Phoenix Lodge Stowmarket. “Anti-Masonic Bigotry”.
  • Tuesday 10th November - Royal Clarence Lodge Clare. “The Ceremony of the Empty Chair” with Priory Team, followed by “The Absent Minded Beggar” lecture. A terrific evening with the WM and Chaplain of RC heavily involved. About 50 in attendance with the APGM John Rice. A triumph for both Lodges.
  • Wednesday 4th November - Swaffham “Touch of the Master’s Hand” at Ceres Lodge Installation of W.Bro. Stuart Andrews.
  • Thursday 29th October - Gippeswyk Lodge Ipswich. “What Path Masonry”
  • Saturday 3rd October - Composite Lodge Ipswich White Table Lunch, amusing lecture, “Freemasonry and Literature”.
  • Monday 22nd June - Rose Croix Sudbury “Treasures of the Temple”
  • Saturday 20th June - Old Framlinghams Lodge Diss “What Path Masonry”
  • Monday 27th April - 1008/Abbey Joint LOI White Table, “Masonry and Literature”
  • Friday 17th April 2015 - Stour Valley Lodge St. George’s Festival. 130 dining. Presented (for the second year) Henry V Eve of Agincourt.
  • Friday 10th April - Suthburgh Mark Lodge Sudbury. “Got any Gum Chum?
  • Tuesday 21st April - Magna Carta Lodge Bury St. Edmunds Amusing 15 minute talk! An anniversary meeting to celebrate their 400th meeting. Followed Alex Workman’s account of the Magna Carta with short amusing history.
  • Tuesday 10th March - Ionic Lodge Ipswich “What Path Masonry?”
  • Monday 9th March - Woodrolfe Lodge Tollesbury Essex. “What Path Masonry”
  • Monday 2nd March - Priory Lodge Sudbury “The Ceremony of the Empty Chair” Team effort. Full attendance from SV, 1008, Hall Stone Jewel Lodges, PGM etc. An absolute triumph and a very moving evening.
  • Wednesday 25th February - Christchurch Lodge Ipswich LOI Supper “What Path Masonry?” amended for junior brethren
  • Wednesday 11th February - Hartismere Lodge at Diss. “What Path Masonry”
  • Monday 9th February 2015 - Gainsborough Lodge 25th Anniversary. White Table. “Masonry and Literature” in Temple with Ladies.

2014

  • Wednesday 18th November - Seckford Lodge Woodbridge. “What Path Masonry? ”.
  • Wednesday 19th November - Lodge of Perfect Friendship, Ipswich. “What Path Masonry?”
  • Friday 14th November - Mark Lodge Sudbury “What Path Masonry?”
  • Thursday 6th November - British Union Lodge Ipswich “Freemasonry and the Empire”.
  • Tuesday 21st October - Court Knoll Lodge Boxford “What Path Masonry?”
  • Monday 20th October - Wisdom Chapter Ipswich “Anti-Masonic Bigotry”
  • Wednesday 8th October - Virtue and Silence, Hadleigh. “Freemasonry and Empire”
  • Thursday 25th September - Lodge 1008 Bury St. Edmunds 150th Anniversary. Visitors reply.
  • Monday 15th September - Consecration of Southwold Lodge.
  • Saturday 6th September - Dedication of new Temple at Bury St. Edmunds.
  • Friday 5th September - S.I.F.P. Sudbury Masonic Bar “The Absent Minded Beggar” Talk to the Ladies Well Received.
  • Tuesday 3rd June - Temple Tour and talk. All Saints Church, Amanda 370935 14 Ladies Enjoyable with questions.
  • Wednesday 23rd April - Babergh Lodge 8122 meeting. “Freemasonry and Empire” in Temple.
  • Thursday 17th March - Stour Valley Lodge 1224 St. Georges Festival, White Table. “Agincourt, Henry Vs speech on eve of battle”.
  • Friday 14th March - Phoenix lodge 516, Stowmarket, White Table. “Freemasonry and Literature”