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Portus Magnus Lodge

No. 6530

From our Worshipful Master

“Welcome to the Portus Magnus web page, and a special welcome from me, W.Bro Christopher Gray, the newly elected Master of Portus Magnus Lodge for 2018/2019.

Like all other newly installed Masters, I find that it is quite a daunting position to hold for the first time. However, I am justly proud to have been installed as beyond doubt this Lodge is one where great and lasting friendships are formed. When I was first approached to become a Mason by a fellow co-worker while working at BAE Systems in the Naval Dockyard, I was naturally concerned whether it was where I wanted to be. Over the years that has proven, and continues to prove, that my choice was correct in accepting the invitation to join this Lodge. The support that I have received and continue to receive epitomises the strength of support of the brethren of this Lodge.

So what do I want to do and what do I want to achieve in my year as Worshipful Master of Portus Magnus?

First and foremost it is to enjoy myself and to ensure that every member of the Lodge and any visitors, both official and private, talk to others in the same vein, that Portus Magnus is a happy and vibrant lodge. That they love to do ritual and do it well and that they make everyone feel welcome and inclusive. That message is all about ensuring retention and recruitment which are both high on the my agenda this year so that existing members and Masons of the future experience that same feel good factor on entering and leaving the Lodge.

So if you are already a mason and anywhere near the Cosham Masonic Center on the 2nd Friday evening of the month (October through to May, September is first Friday) and want to have great night of ritual in the Temple, great banter and chat at the Festive Board and afterwards in the bar, come along, all are welcome”