THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT

100 YEARS

In 1905 a group of artistes and musicians founded a Lodge which was destined
to be one of the best known in the world of Freemasonry
Chelsea Lodge No.3098
It was consecrated on 19 May 1905 and its members have represented most branches of show business including music hall, variety, circus, pantomime, comedy, magic, ventriloquism, silent films and talkies, cinema, radio and television, not to mention musicians who were members of British dance bands and orchestras. To date over one thousand Freemasons have been members, and meetings take place at Grand Lodge, Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street, London five times a year.



 

Founder of the Metropolitan Grand Lodge of London.
Diamond Award holder RMBI/MetGL appeal.
Holders of the Metropolitan
Grand Lodge Silver Trowel Award
for the London Appeal in support of the RMBI

Patron:
Royal Masonic Trust For Girls And Boys
Grand Patron:
Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution
The New Masonic Samaritan Fund
The Grand Charity


 

W.Bro Rick Wakeman
110th Master Chelsea Lodge No.3098
 
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Chelsea Lodge  685th Regular Meeting
will be held on
Friday 21st November 2014
 
2014 Regular Meetings are held on the Third Friday in
January, March, May (Installation), September and November

17th January – 21st March – 16th May (Installation) – 19th September – 21st November

 
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Chelsea Lodge No.3098 110th Installation Meeting. Friday 16th May 2014
Photography by W.Bro.David Fawcett © 2014
 
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 Chelsea Lodge 682nd Regular
Friday 21st March 2014

Photography by W.Bro.David Fawcett © 2014

 
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The Chelsea Royal Arch Chapter which is associated with Chelsea Lodge
meets at Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street, London WC2
on the first Thursday in February and April
and the the fourth Thursday in October (Installation).

We welcome visitors from other Chapters.
The next Regular Convocation takes place on
Thursday 23rd October 2014 (Installation).

Members of the Royal Arch who wish to attend on 3rd please email Scribe E John Logan.
Johnjeffreylogan@aol.com

 
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GENEROUS CHELSEA SUPPORT FOR METROPOLITAN CHARITY

At the Chelsea Lodge meeting on Friday, 20th September 2013, with over 250 in attendance, The Right Worshipful Metropolitan Grand Master, Russell John Race, was presented with a cheque for £20,000 for the Metropolitan Masonic Charity.

In his presentation to the Metropolitan Grand Master, the Master of Chelsea Lodge, Worshipful Brother Giles Cooper, said that “the donation was comprised of the charity proceeds collected during the years of two of his predecessors, Immediate Past Master, W.Bro. Mick Abrahams and W.Bro. Miki Travis, with a further donation from the Chelsea Lodge Charity Fund”. Worshipful Brother Giles further asked that the Metropolitan Grand Master accept the cheque “on behalf of the members of Chelsea Lodge as a donation towards the Metropolitan Masonic Charity”.

The Metropolitan Grand Master, in his response, stated how “grateful he and the Metropolitan Masonic Charity were to the members of Chelsea Lodge for their continuing and now very well known level of generosity” and assured the Chelsea Lodge that the money would be put to very good use. This donation brings the total given to charity by the Chelsea Lodge in the past six years to well over £100,000.
 
 
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 Chelsea Lodge 678th Regular & 109th Installation Meeting
Friday 17th May 2013
Photography by W.Bro.David Fawcett © 2013
 
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May 17th Installation Meeting Pictures Here Soon

 
Festive Board 676th Regular Meeting - 18th January 2013
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Adrian Doughty, Jim O'Gara, John Oram
'The Crew' setting up the sound system
Adrian Doughty doing a sound check Freddie Davies doing a brisk trade raising
money for charity selling CD's.
Rory the chef being congratulated on raising £4110 for 'Sunny Days Childrens Fund',
of which Chelsea Lodge donated £300
George Muranyi on keyboard Ian Freeman the Initiate making his debut speech
Freddie Davies compered the show. Joe Goodman King of the One-Liners. Paul Wood smooth vocals
Mr. Robb silent comedy with audience participation. A good time being had by all. Mr Robb silent comedy making his UK debut at Chelsea Lodge
  Photography by
Tony Chaperlin
 © 2013
  Tony Chaperlin Secretary and Producer of the Cabaret  
 
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SHOW BIZ LODGE RAISE £100,000 FOR CHARITY

In the past five years, London’s Chelsea Lodge, the Masonic home for the entertainment industry, has raised over £100,000 for a wide range of charities. The sum was raised by members and guests donations at Lodge meetings, Ladies Festival fund raising initiatives and the proceeds from a Chelsea Road Show, which travels around the Home Counties giving Lodge talks on the history of the Lodge.

Recent charities receiving support include the London Masons Cyberknife Appeal, Prostate Cancer, Brain Tumour UK, Mercy Ships and Forces Children’s Trust.

 

Chelsea Lodge also contributes towards funding a bursary at the Sylvia Young School.

Entertainer Miki Travis, Worshipful Master for the 2011/2012 Lodge year said, ‘’Just short of twenty two thousand pounds was raised by the members and visitors in his year, I am amazed at their generosity, this money will make such a difference to so many who need help and support.”

 

Tony Chaperlin, Secretary of the Lodge and the Chelsea Lodge Charity said “Chelsea is a very high profile Lodge with many famous members, we regularly welcome over 200 members and visitors to each of our meetings, which is reflected in the amount we raise coupled with the hard work of many Chelsea members. Chelsea Lodge is committed to the Metropolitan Grand Lodge’s raisin d’être to make a positive contribution to the local community, charity and good causes. I am proud to be at the helm of such a wonderful group of Brethren”.

Show business legend, Roger de Courcey, chairman of the Chelsea Charity added “The Entertainment industry is known for its generosity especially in performers giving their time to support charities and those less fortunate in society. The Chelsea Lodge was formed over 107 years ago by some of the biggest Musical Stars of the day. One of its main objectives was to provide support and assistance for those in society that need help.
I am delighted that those principles have continued in this Lodge throughout that time and are still being supported by a new generation of entertainers. The founders of the Chelsea Lodge would be proud of those Chelsea brethren working in the industry today..... as indeed I am”.

Visit the Chelsea Lodge web site for more information on the Chelsea Lodge and their meetings.

 

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BORN A MASON, MADE A MASON
By W.Bro.Paul Hooley, MBE, JP, PAGDC
An article on the late Chelsea Bro.Gary Mason.
See Here

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For more information on booking the Chelsea Road Show
contact Michael Harridine at
rockinghorsehouse@btinternet.com

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16th November 2007

 

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That's Entertainment

THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT
Chelsea Lodge 3098

1905 - 2005


SOLD OUT - "That's Entertainment" - SOLD OUT


That’s Entertainment, the story of Chelsea Lodge, was published on 20th May 2005, with over 300 pages of photographs and biographies.
More details from the author at: skues@aol.com

Order Form Here

Please return completed order form to the Treasurer:
Greg Lunnon
109 Silverdale Avenue,
Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. KT12 1EH.
 mail@GregLunnon.co.uk
Chelsea Lodge 3098 Charitable Fund,
Charity Registration no : 1094135

All Proceeds to Chelsea Lodge 3098 Charitable Fund

 

The book chronicles an important historical account of not just their professions, but gives biographical details of many of the colourful performers, past and present, who have entertained the public in the last 100 years.

Author Keith SkuesKEITH SKUES Is a broadcaster and author who began his professional career at the age of eighteen. Called up for national service he joined the Royal Air Force in 1958 and was posted to the British Forces Network in Germany. Since then he has never looked back and is the only broadcaster in the world to have worked with BFN, Radios Caroline, London and Luxembourg, independent local radio and BBC national, regional and local radio.
Now resident in Norfolk, he is the author of several books on media, family history and Freemasonry.

 

Keith is a joining member of Chelsea Lodge.
He was appointed MBE in the 2004 Honours List.


 

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"Lifetime on the Radio" Article Here

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