Brother Peter Avent, an Obituary

It is with great regret and sadness that we intimate the passing to The Grand Lodge Above of Bro. Peter Avent in the early hours of 9 October 2020. Brother Peter was Initiated in Lodge Rosslyn St. Clair No. 606 on 27th March 1985 and progressed to take his Mark Degree on 23rd November in the same year; he had recently suffered a very severe stroke from which he sadly was unable recover.As a Chief Inspector of Police, Peter was on the front line in many notable homicide cases throughout Scotland, including the Lockerbie tragedy.

It is with deep regret and sadness that we intimate the passing to The Grand Lodge Above of Brother Peter Avent in the early hours of 9 October 2020; he had previously suffered a severe stroke from which he could not recover.

Brother Peter was Initiated into Lodge Rosslyn St. Clair, 606 on 27th March 1985 and progressed to take his Mark Degree on 23rd November the same year.

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A welcome from our Master, Bruce Ballantyne

A welcome from our Master, Bruce Ballantyne

Dear Visitor,
A hearty welcome to the Rosslyn St. Clair website.
Please take time to explore the pages and find out about the Lodge activities, social events, fundraising and of course, for Brethren, our meeting dates and times.

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Covid-19 – All Masonic activity suspended

Covid-19 – All Masonic activity suspended

On 10 August 2020 The Grand Master Mason, on behalf of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, instructed that all Masonic Lodges and Orders in Scotland will remain closed and all associated activity suspended until the end of 2020, and may not resume pending further advice from Grand Lodge. The next consideration of this restriction will be in January 2021.

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Roslin Food Community

Roslin Food Community

Bro. Bruce Ballantyne our ‘Socially Distanced’ RWM presents a £200 cheque to Roslin Food Community to assist residents particularly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The funds were raised from a raffle by Rosslyn 606 brethren and combined with a £100 grant from Grand Lodge of Scotland distributed by Provincial Grand Lodge of Midlothian.

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Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Pharmacy Department

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Pharmacy Department

Getting ready to deliver cold drinks and snacks to the RIE Pharmacy to say “Thank You” for their dedicated support of the patients during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Roslin Medical Practice

Roslin Medical Practice

Rosslyn St. Clair has given a donation to Roslin Medical Practice for the purchase of new Blood Pressure Monitors for use within the Practice and for short-term loan to patients to track variations in their blood pressure as an aid to determining appropriate treatments and medication. The monitors are of the quality approved by the NHS and were chosen by the Practice as being the most appropriate for their needs.

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Bro. Alex’s Ponytail

Congratulations to our DM/Almoner Bro Alex Barrett PM for fundraising a fantastic £3,000 for Prostate Scotland – last year Alex grew a ponytail and launched a competition to guess the length when it was cut in December 2019. Due to the current Covid-19 lockdown the cheque presentation ceremony was unfortunately not able to go ahead but we managed to get a socially distanced photograph. We are all so proud of our Alex and the huge amount he raised to assist in the defeat of prostate cancer. Even after his haircut that full head of hair will be the envy of many a Brother!

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Obituary

Obituary

We regret to inform the Brethren of the passing to the Grand Lodge above on 8 April of Brother George Ingman at the age of 84. Bro George, known to everyone in 606 and the wider Brotherhood simply as ‘Inky’ was a highly respected member of Rosslyn St. Clair and was installed as Right Worshipful Master in December 1972.

Brother George’s private funeral is on 21 April.

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2019 Senior Members Party

2019 Senior Members Party

On Saturday 8 February the Lodge paid its annual tribute to its senior members and their partners. All enjoyed some homespun entertainment from Rhona and David Burns, while Gary on his accordion provided non-stop dance music to keep everyone on their toes. As ever, an event which will live long in our memories

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Lodge Rosslyn St. Clair Coat of Arms

Lodge Rosslyn St. Clair Coat of Arms

This is a copy of the Extract of Matriculation granted by the Lyon King of Arms which describes the origin and construction of the Lodge’s Coat of Arms granted on 11 April 1956.

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February Regular Meeting and AGM

The Lodge AGM is held at this meeting in February each year with the main business being the adoption of the Balance Sheet and Accounts for the year 2018/19. Thereafter, the Initiation which had to be postponed in January will be held this evening following which we will welcome our first new Entered Apprentice of 2020.

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2019 Donations

2019 Donations

One of the primary purposes of modern Freemasonry is to give financial support to local and National charities and community organisations. In 2019 Lodge Rosslyn St. Clair made the donations listed below. This was made possible only with the dedicated fundraising efforts of our members and friends to whom our heartfelt thanks is given.

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2019 Annual Ball

2019 Annual Ball

The richly decorated Hall was again dedicated to the Annual Ball and Ladies Night. Some 80 members and guests had a thoroughly enjoyable evening proving once more that Rosslyn St. Clair can be depended on to do its formal evenings in style!

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David Bowie & Rod Stewart Tribute Night

David Bowie & Rod Stewart Tribute Night

On 14 June the Lodge hosted a tribute to David Bowie & Rod Stewart, two of the most famous musicians of all time. Some 80 members and guests enjoyed a spectacular bonanza of music and song, with everyone participating  enthusiastically. Press ‘continue’ to see a short video of the entertainment.

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Chapel Visitors 30 May 2019

Chapel Visitors 30 May 2019

On 30 May we entertained a party of 14 Brethren from Zu Den Drei Bergen, Innsbruck, Austria for refreshments and a lecture on the history of Rosslyn Chapel by Bro. Geoff Spence PM, followed by a guided tour of the Chapel. Our visitors thoroughly enjoyed the whole event and we look forward to further visits from them in the future.

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Deputation to St. Clair Edinburgh 349

Deputation to St. Clair Edinburgh 349

On Monday 8 April around a dozen members of Rosslyn St. Clair accompanied RWM George Smith, here seen replying to the toast to the visitors, on a Deputation to St. Clair Edinburgh. Regrettably only a very few photographs were taken but a most successful evening was enjoyed by all present.

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Deputation To Liberton 1201

Deputation To Liberton 1201

On 11 April 2019 a deputation of 21 members attended Liberton 1201 to witness our IPM Alan N Henderson receive Honorary Membership of 1201 at the hands of RWM Tom O’Neill. This was Bro. Tom’s ‘Greeting’ Meetin’ at which he announced that his fundraising for Prostate Scotland had reached a total of £12,500.

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GamePlay

GamePlay

Lottery Bonus Ball Winners  2019

The Lodge Bonus Ball game was ceased with effect from 1 December 2019. The winners list will remain on the site until 28 February 2020 under Read More.

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Deputation to Lodge 275

Deputation to Lodge 275

Twelve members accompanied the RWM Alan Henderson on a Deputation to The Bridgeton Glasgow Shamrock and Thistle Lodge 275.

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Senior Members Party 2018

Senior Members Party 2018

Senior Members Party, February 2018

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Senior Members Party 2017

Senior Members Party 2017

Senior Members Party 2017

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Rosslyn St Clair Annual Ball 2017

Rosslyn St Clair Annual Ball 2017

2017 Annual Ball and Ladies Night held at Masonic Hall, Roslin.

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Saint Andrews Night 2016

Saint Andrews Night 2016

Saint Andrews Night 2016

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Bilston Fun Day 2016

Bilston Fun Day 2016

Bilston Fun Day 2016

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Burns Night 2016

Burns Night 2016

Burns Night 2016

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Rosslyn Masonic Ball 2015

Rosslyn Masonic Ball 2015

Rosslyn Masonic Ball 2015

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Rosslyn Masonic Ball 2014

Rosslyn Masonic Ball 2014

Rosslyn Masonic Ball 2014

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Bilston Fun Day 2014

This was another successful day, the park was busy and the weather stayed dry until we started to packup.

There were plenty of prizes and give-aways to entertain the Children and parents alike.

A big thank you to all that donated prizes and helped on the day.

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Lodge Social – Friday 25th April 2014

Lodge Social – Friday 25th April 2014

The primary purpose of this social was not only to enjoy ourselves, but to present a cheque to the Red Cross for the Philippines Disaster Fund for £500. We were once again entertained on the night by “Just One And The Other”.

The Philippine Consulate for Edinburgh was present to witness the Cheque being handed over to the Red Cross.

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Table Top Sale 2014

The RWM Alex Barrett organised a Table Top morning, inviting vendors to sell bric-a-brack.

15 tables were sold and with our “Nail Board” tombola, and the refreshments available, the morning was a great success.

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Chapel Visitors March 2014

We had a great visit on Saturday from the Brethren from Lodge Abercorn No114 Belfast, N Ireland Headed by The Assistant Grand Master Mason Of Ireland RW Bro Rodney McCurley (pictured centre front).

They joined us for some hospitality after their tour of Rosslyn Chapel.

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