Magherally Masonic Hall

An Occasional Meeting of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Down was held at Magherally on October 2, 1926, at four o’clock p.m., for the purpose of Consecrating and Dedicating a new Hall. The Provincial Grand Lodge assembled in the old Hall and opened on the first degree with the following officers:

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Past Master's Jewel

To be elected the Master of a Lodge is the highest honour the Lodge has in its power to confer on any of its members. When the Master’s period of office is completed he is presented with a Past Masters’ Jewel by the members of the Lodge, as a mark of esteem of his dedication and service to the Lodge over the past year.

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Roll of Honour

Displayed on a board in the Lodge room are the names, rank and Regiment of those members of Lodge 203 who fought in the two great wars. This board was erected in recognition of the service that they gave.

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Half Yearly Return

Originally returns from a Lodge were made to Grand Lodge half yearly; this is now done on an annual basis. In the month of October the Lodge elects its officers for the ensuing year and the return is forwarded to Grand Lodge in Dublin for their approval. Failure to make this annual return can result in a fine or suspension of the Warrant. Shown left is the return for Lodge 203 in 1832.

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Dates of Stated Communications 2017

Friday 6th January at 7 p.m.   Installation of Officers for 2017  
Friday 3rd February at 8 p.m.   Regular Communication  
Friday 3rd March at 8 p.m.   Regular Communication  
Friday 7th April at 8 p.m.   Regular Communication  
Friday 5th May at 8 p.m.   Regular Communication  
Friday 2nd June at 8 p.m.   Closing Night  
July & August Summer Recess  
Friday 1st September at 8 p.m.   Regular Communication  
Friday 6th October at 8 p.m.   Election of Officers 2018  
Friday 3rd November at 8 p.m.   Regular Communication  
Friday 1st December at 8 p.m.   Regular Communication  
There will be a festive board after each communication.  
Magherally Masonic Lodge meets on the 1st Friday of January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December.