Lodge Virtual Events During Lockdown 2020

Athol Lodge have a virtual meeting every Wednesday evening which is a general chat and making sure everyone is Ok.

Lodge Virtual Quiz Nights

Here’s the screenshot of the participants in last nights Athol Lodge Quiz Night – 22nd May 2020.
We had a great time, loads of fun and banter in between doing quiz questions, scavenger hunt and identifying objects from very close up photos. We also invoked points deductions for “lockdown haircuts”, anybody with a beard and invoked virtual demotions/promotions of officers within the lodge if their quiz questions were too hard!! We all picked up on the point of keeping in touch, especially with those having already been in isolation/shielding now for many weeks and that such evenings go some way to giving people social inclusion, hope and relief!
Therefore even though we have a break in our Masonic meetings we have decided to keep up these evening events every other Friday and all are free to join and can contact myself at  secretary@athol.org.uk

We held a smashing inaugural Athol 74 Quiz night on Saturday 9th May.

Our WM WBro Tony Wright (top centre of picture below) arranged it on Zoom.

The eventual winners being:-

My wife and I (top left).
Testing questions ranged from:-
Lyrics to Identify the song, from Mrs Claire Wright.
Current Affairs from Mrs Teresa and John Biddell PM.
Geography from Mrs Leslie and Mike Powers JD.
General Knowledge from Mrs Bernice Field
Random Questions from Mrs Jacqueline Askey and myself.

We will be holding another Zoom social event In two weeks time aside from our weekly Wednesday call with the Brethren on Masonic matters.

Birmingham Masonic Quiz night

Athol Lodges first Virtual Informal Night

Brethren All

A good number of us and visitors joined in the call from our Worshipful Master to attend Athol Lodges first Virtual Informal Night tonight!

We enjoyed a very enjoyable two hours together which included:-

– Three quiz rounds, won by WBro Richard & Jenny Mainwaring;
– Grace from Bro Bob Priest;
– Ladies Song with WBros Richard Mainwaring on keyboards, John Biddell, Andrew Atton and Ray Edwards on vocals!
– Toast to Absent Brethren WBro Andrew Atton;
– Call for Charity WBro John Harris;
– Toast to WM WBro Les Leek;
– Toast to the Ladies by the WM;
– Toast to the visitors by Bro Mike Powers;
– Competition for the Best Hat, won by Mrs Jenny Mainwaring;
– Competition for the strangest drinking vessel, everybody won that one!
– Loads of great banter which, on the whole, lifted everybody’s spirits No end!!

Thanks to all who contributed to a night never to be forgotten!


Below is a screen shot of the assembly

Athol Meetings & Events.

PM & OM

Please note this is not an exhaustive list of activities and may be subject to change.

Masonic Events in Birmingham 2020
Athol masonic events & meetings 2021

Lodge Events 2020

  • 5-7th June – EMM (European Masonic Meeting), Hamburg. – Cancelled
  • 4th July – Henley Royal Regatta, Henley on Thames. – Cancelled
  • 31st October – Ladies Formal Night.
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Other Key Dates 2020

    • July 2020 Athol members visiting our unofficial twinned lodge in Holland to support their Officers’ installation.  
    • The 2020 European Masonic Meeting (EMM) is being held in Hamburg and a number of Athol members will be attending.  In 2021 Athol Lodge will be hosting the EMM in Birmingham. This will be a major event with over 100+ Freemasons coming to Birmingham from all over Europe and as far afield as Canada and India.
    • Provincial AGM in May 2020 when a new PGM is being appointed. 

Athol Social & Fundraisers 2020

    • A Brother and Athol member intends to cycle from Lands End to John O Groats in 2020 in aid of the MCF  More details and links to follow.

National Freemason & Masonic Festivals.

    • 2020 Masonic Festival – June – Coombe Abbey, Coventry.
      Organised by our Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire.
      More details coming soon……
Birmingham Masonic Dining Hall
Athol Masonic Dining Room