Cornerstone Club at the Festival of Freemasonry

Cornerstone Club at the Festival of Freemasonry

The recent Festival of Freemasonry at the Square in Upminster was an exceptional event that brought together Freemasons and the general public to explore the diverse aspects of this ancient institution. Among the participants, Essex Cornerstone Club stood out with its dedicated stand, showcasing the vibrant offerings for young Freemasons and the wider community. As an influential presence at the festival, Essex Cornerstone Club demonstrated its commitment to fostering growth, camaraderie, and community engagement.


A Platform for Young Freemasons:


Essex Cornerstone Club's presence at the festival offered a unique opportunity for young Freemasons to connect, learn, and grow together. The stand served as a hub for networking and sharing experiences, allowing members to forge new friendships and strengthen existing bonds. It showcased the wide array of activities, events, and educational programs tailored specifically for young Freemasons, emphasizing personal development, leadership skills, and philanthropic initiatives.


Engaging with the Community:


Beyond its focus on young Freemasons, Essex Cornerstone Club also highlighted its efforts to engage with and contribute to the wider community. The stand showcased various community service projects and charitable endeavors undertaken by the club. Visitors had the chance to learn about the positive impact Freemasonry can have on society, witnessing firsthand the commitment to making a difference in the lives of others.


Inspiring Curiosity and Understanding:


Essex Cornerstone Club's presence at the festival was not limited to showcasing their own initiatives; it was also an opportunity to educate the general public about Freemasonry and its values. Members of the club were on hand to answer questions, provide information, and dispel common misconceptions. By fostering open dialogue and creating a welcoming atmosphere, Essex Cornerstone Club played a vital role in building bridges of understanding between Freemasonry and the wider community.


A Catalyst for Future Growth:


The participation of Essex Cornerstone Club at the Festival of Freemasonry demonstrated the importance of cultivating the next generation of Freemasons. By actively engaging young individuals and providing them with a platform to connect and contribute, the club paves the way for the continuity and evolution of Freemasonry. Through their stand at the festival, Essex Cornerstone Club showcased the vibrancy, enthusiasm, and potential that young Freemasons bring to the craft.


Essex Cornerstone Club's presence at the Festival of Freemasonry in Upminster was an outstanding testament to the club's commitment to young Freemasons and community engagement. By showcasing their initiatives and creating an inclusive space for dialogue, the club played a pivotal role in inspiring curiosity, fostering understanding, and promoting the values of Freemasonry. As a catalyst for future growth and development, Essex Cornerstone Club's contributions to the festival will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on the young Freemasons and communities they serve.

Our Chairmen is now in the Chair!

On March 6th, Bernie Smith was installed as the Worshipful Master of the Sibelius Lodge 9448. The installation meeting was attended by 21 members of the Club. Bernie, who is also the Chairman of the Essex Cornerstone Club, was recognized for his dedication and commitment to the craft by his peers, who entrusted him with the leadership of the Sibelius Lodge.

However, the highlight of the evening came during the second rising when Deputy Provincial Grand Master Nick Franklin presented Bernie with his promotion letter. Bernie was appointed as a Provincial Steward, an important office within the Provincial Grand Lodge. This is a significant honor, and Bernie's appointment as a Provincial Steward is a testament to his dedication and hard work within the Essex Freemasonry community.

Bernie's installation meeting on March 6th marked the beginning of an exciting new chapter in his journey within the Essex Freemasonry community. The presence of 21 members of the Essex Cornerstone Club added to the significance of the occasion, and Bernie's appointment as Worshipful Master of the Sibelius Lodge and promotion to Provincial Steward demonstrate his commitment and dedication to the craft. We wish him all the best in his new role as Provincial Steward.

Cornerstone at Quarterly Communications

Cornerstone at Quarterly Communications

Last week members of the club went to Great Queen Street to attend Quarterly communications, where there was a triple Investiture of the top three chairs in English Freemasonry, never been seen before in Masonic history.


The Ceremony took place infront of 2,200 masons in the Grand temple and live streamed to 2 other rooms. Masons attended from all over the country and further afield including our friends from other Young Masons Clubs.