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 Kim Joyce
111th Master Chelsea Lodge No.3098
 
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Chelsea Lodge  693rd Regular Meeting
Friday 20th May 2016
 
2016 Regular Meetings are held on the Third Friday in
January, March, May (Installation), September and November

 
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 Dining Steward Bro. Alan Bland

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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 (Installation) Convocation takes place on
Thursday 27th October 2016

Members of the Royal Arch who wish to attend on 27th please email Scribe E John Logan.
john.logan@prsformusic.com

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CHELSEA LODGE LADIES FESTIVAL
Sunday 13th March 2016
W.Bro Kim Joyce

Photography by W.Bro.David Fawcett © 2016
More Pictures Here

Copies are available from David
david@beyondthebarricade.com

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2005 W.Bro.Ray Donn 2006 W.Bro.David Neale 2007 W.Bro.Tom O'Farrell 2008 W.Bro.David Capri
2009 W.Bro.John Logan 2010 W.Bro.Paul Mills 2011 W.Bro.Roger Kitter 2012 W.Bro.Miki Travis
2013 W.Bro.Mick Abarahams 2014 W.Bro.Giles Cooper 2015 W.Bro.Rick Wakeman 2016 W.Bro.Kim Joyce

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Mick Abrahams – A Celebration of 50 Years of Music

"Mick Abrahams, the legendary founding guitarist with Jethro Tull,
Blodwyn Pig and the Mick Abrahams Band, brings musical friends
old and new, for a night of celebration of his music.
Join Mick on stage at London’s Borderline for one night only.
Special guests include Mungo Jerry, Rick Wakeman, Geoff Whitehorn,
Clive Bunker, Elliott Randall and more.”
Monday 9th May 2016 7:00 pm
The Borderline
Orange Yard, Manette St, London W1D 4JB
Order Tickets Here

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Chelsea Lodge  690th Regular Meeting
Friday 20th November 2015
Festive Board
Photography by W.Bro.David Fawcett © 2015

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Every day the Masonic charities support families and individuals facing hardship or a personal crisis to rebuild their lives and recover their independence.
In this short video, Geoff and his daughter Sue tell us how our support helped their family.
The Masonic Charitable Foundation will continue to provide the same support to Freemasons such as Geoff and many others when it launches in April 2016.

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Music in Hospitals


Photo - from left to right David, Rick, Amy Roberton (Community and Events Co-ordinator for MIH)
and Paul Kerr who was the entertainer on this occasion.

PM Rick Wakeman and PM David Capri (Charity Steward) presented a cheque donation on the 18th November
on behalf of Chelsea Lodge to the ‘Music in Hospitals’ Charity at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
This very worthwhile charity provides live music for the patients. On this occasion it was in the children’s ward.

 

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Radeltt Centre Cheque Presentation


From left to right Alan Astra (compere), carrying the cheque is Derek Martin ( supporter), PM David Capri (Charity Steward)
Julie Banes (Organiser) and Sophie Aldred ( supporter) along with some of the Children who took part in the show.

Presentation of cheque taken at the Radeltt Centre when several schools for special needs took part in a show.
The donation from Chelsea Lodge enabled the annual show to continue. Julie Banes the organiser thanked the lodge,
and said "It would not have been possible without the help of the members of Chelsea Lodge"

W.Bro.David Capri presenting a cheque for £2000 on behalf of PM Rick Wakeman and members of Chelsea Lodge.
This is part of money raised during Rick’s year as Master.

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Grumpy Old Rick supports the RMTGB

 

On Wednesday, 30th July 2015, W Bro Rick Wakeman and W Bro David Capri of Chelsea Lodge No 3098 visited Freemasons’ Hall to present a cheque for £9,865 to Les Hutchinson, Chief Executive of the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys.

Capri, who is Charity Steward for Chelsea Lodge, said: "It was a pleasure for Rick and I to meet with Les and to hear about the aims of the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys and the plans for the future."

Wakeman is the Immediate Past Master of Chelsea Lodge, and the cheque represents the proceeds of a number of fundraising events that took place during his year as Worshipful Master.

By kind permission of the
Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys

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Masonic Fishing Charity

Each year the Chelsea Lodge make a donation to the
Masonic Fishing Charity
which takes underprivileged and handicapped children fishing for the day.
The Harrow School day in July is the one we sponsor.

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Chelsea Lodge No.3098 110th Installation Meeting. Friday 16th May 2014
Dispensation to permit Nookie Bear to wear Masonic Craft Clothing and Jewels at appropriate masonic functions.
View Larger Image Here
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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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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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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For more information on booking the Chelsea Road Show
contact Michael Harridine at
rockinghorsehouse@btinternet.com

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The Masonic Trout & Salmon Fishing Club
Aim to bring an interactive fishing experience to mentally
and physically disabled people.

Certificate of Sponsorship
Awarded to Chelsea Lodge No.3098
16th November 2007

 

CATCHING THE SMILE


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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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