Province of Bedfordshire

Old Cedarians Lodge No 8078

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Province of Bedfordshire

Old Cedarians Lodge No 8078

Patron Lodge of the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution

Grand Patron Lodge of the Masonic Samaritan Fund

Patron Lodge of the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys


Welcome to the home page of the Old Cedarians Lodge No 8078 on the Register of the United Grand Lodge of England. We hold formal Lodge meetings four times a year on the second Saturday in March (Installation meeting), May, September and December at the Gables Hall on Wing Road in Leighton Buzzard.

We welcome new and visiting Brethren at all times and hope that you enjoy our web pages. If you want to know more about us or are a non mason interested in learning more about Freemasonry or are interested in joining us please do contact us using the email addresses given below.

Our next Regular Lodge meeting is on Saturday  8th December 2018 commencing at 16:00 hrs. For more information please contact our Secretary.

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At the Lodge Meeting on Saturday 9 September the members voted to make donations of £500 each to the Leighton Buzzard Branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Prostate Cancer and also the Marie Curie Charity.  These donations were made following W.Bro. Ian Summerfield’s year as Master. In thanking the Brethren for their support during his year W.Bro. Ian explained that his wife suffered from MS, that one of our Past Masters W.Bro. Dave Miller, had died as a result of Prostate Cancer, and his widow Enid, was heavily involved with Marie Curie.

The Lodge secretary also reported that the Old Cedarians Lodge had contributed £100 towards the Provincial Grand Lodge donation to the Grand Lodge of East Lancashire for disbursement to those affected by the bombing of the Manchester Arena.

At our September meeting W Bro (Arthur) George Lawson was presented with a certificate to mark his 50 years as a Freemason. The Deputy Provincial Grand Master made mention of George’s earlier life and career, including his three commendations received while serving with the Bedfordshire Constabulary. W Bro George recounted tales from his experiences, and thanked the brethren, and the DPGM.

We were honoured with the presence of our Provincial Grand Master, Right Worshipful Brother Anthony Henderson, at our meeting on Saturday 9th December 2018. The meeting was marked by three significant events an Initiation, the presentation of a 50 Year Service Certificate and the election of our Master for 2018 -19.

The WM WBro Paul Hillyard invited W Bro Nigel Dyke to take the Masters Chair to carry out the Intiataion of his son. In what was a very well conducted ceremony Bro Joe Dyke was welcomed into Freemasonry and the Old Cedarians Lodge in particular.

RW Bro Anthony Henderson Provincial Grand Master presents a 50 year Certificate to WBro Roy Underwood

The PGM RW Bro Anthony Henderson, presented W. Bro Roy Underwood with a Certificate to mark his 50 years in Freemasonry.  W.Bro Underwood was initiated into the Old Cedarians in November 1976, served as Master of the Lodge in 1980 and 2002 and has held all of the principal Lodge offices throughout his long and distinguished masonic career, currently serving as Lodge Chaplin. After the formal presentation by the PGM, Bro Underwood amused the Lodge with a few well chosen reminisces from the last 50years of the Lodge after which the members saluted him with great acclaim.

Worshipful Brother Mike Knight

Master of the Old Cedarians Lodge 2018-19

WBro Mike Knight, Master of the Lodge 2018-19

Our 2018 Ladies Evening Moore Place Hotelwill be held on Friday 28th September 2018 at Moore Place Hotel, Aspley Guise, Milton Keynes. Bookings are now being accepted for what we are sure will be an excellent evening of fine dining followed by the usual formalities and concluding with dancing until the early hours, or if you prefer just relaxing in the elegant surroundings of this Georgian Manor House.  More information can be obtained from the Festival Secretary using the email form provided in this link.

At our meeting held on the 10th March 2018, W.Bro. Mike Knight was installed as the Lodges’ fifty third Master. W.Bro. Eric D Barford, Assistant Provincial Grand Master, was present representing the Provincial Grand Master. W.Bro. Mike joined the Old Cedarians Lodge in 2003 and served the Lodge as Treasurer with great success from 2011 to 2016.  He then took the Junior Wardens Chair in 2016 - 17 following on to the Senior Wardens Chair in 2017-18. W.Bro. Mike was initiated in 1983 into St Barbara Lodge No 4930, was installed as WM of Claydon Lodge No 9178 in 1994 and received Provincial Rank in Buckinghamshire in 2000 being promoted to PPrJGD in 2005.

Pictures of W Bro Wally Randall's 103 Birthday will be here very soon