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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Magherally Masonic Lodge No. 203 Events

In 2014 the Lodgel marked the 200th anniversary of Magherally Masonic Lodge No. 203, and they hosted a series of events during the year to mark this milestone.
Saturday 26th April    
The Lodge of Research CC met in Magherally Masonic Hall on Saturday 26th April 2014.
Magherally visit by Lodge of Research Images CLICK HERE    
Sunday 11th May      
Joint Bi-centenary Church Service for Lodge 203 Magherally and Lodge 119 Banbridge (1814 to 2014). Joint Service in Holy Trinity Church Seapatrick Parish Banbridge on Sunday 11th May 2014 at 3.30 pm.
Wednesday 14th May      
The Lodge hosted The Quarterly Communication of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Down on the 14th May 2014 in Dromore Community Centre.
Friday 6th June      
Closing down night.
Saturday/Sunday 28th/29th June      
A Ladies ‘Vintage Afternoon Tea’ in the hall was organised by the Ladies.
Tea Party
Saturday 23rd August      
The Lodge held a BBQ in Magherally Masonic Hall.
Friday 3rd October      
The Grand Master visited the October Communication of the Lodge on Friday 3rd October 2014.
Friday 21st November      
Supper Dance in the Banville Hotel Banbridge 8.00 pm to 1.00 am.
Tickets £20 each, music by Trevor Kelly and Shades.
Saturday 13th December      
The Lodge conferred the "Installed Master Degree" at the Grand Lodge Class of Instruction (N. Provinces) in Belfast.
Year end Bi-Centenary closing night – in Magherally Masonic Hall
Members of Magherally Lodge 203 exemplified the Ceremony of Installation and Investiture of Officers this afternoon in exemplary fashion before the Grand Lodge of Instruction at The Mount Masonic Centre. They are pictured here with the RW Assistant Grand Master RW Bro Leslie Nixon who presided over the meeting.
All brethren of the Lodge were asked to support the above events with their attendance.