St Thomas Lodge September 2014

Here is the latest on what is happening in September at St Thomas Lodge

4th September is GP. Usual start 630pm

5th September is the St Thomas Lodge Skittles night being held at the St Thomas Cricket Club. Starts 7pm. Details here


10th September Lodge meeting at Gandy Street 630pm prompt start.


St Thomas Lodge Skittles Night

St Thomas Lodge Skittles Night

Brethren and friends of St Thomas Lodge 4198

Here are the details on our Skittle night being held on Friday 5thSeptember.
It is being held at the St Thomas Cricket Club down on Marsh Barton.

St Thomas Cricket Club Grace Road West Marsh Barton Exeter EX2 8PU


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It starts at 7pm and tickets are £10 per head which includes a small buffet. There will be a small draw and gifts for the draw is greatly appreciated. All profits will be going to the Worshipful Masters chosen charity which is local Dementia charities.
Please make cheques out to St Thomas Lodge and put on the back Skittles. Then send it to
Chris Henley
Flint Cottage, Hills Court, Cottleigh,EX14 9HE Devon

On behalf of the Worshipful Master we look forward to seeing you there.


P.S. Details in September for the Christmas doo!!







Pictures taken at the recent Cadogan Court Fair.






Pictures of our well trained bar staff!!!!

Graham Thomas and Mike Parnell above and

below  The Bar Team with some wearing special T Shirts of St Thomas. Please see Tim Caldwell for your T Shirt.

Back row from left to right:

Rod Walsom, Graham Thomas, current Worshipful Master Kevin Green, Tim “Like my new trousers” Caldwell.

Front row Sean Thomas Gary Hunter


St Thomas Lodge Hog Roast


The third St Thomas Lodge Hog Roast took place at Dennis and Harlene Arden’s Farm on July 5th with over 100 people attending and the weather being fabulous, contradicting what was earlier forecast, a another great social night was held by St Thomas Lodge.

Every one enjoyed the freshly cooked pig with roast potatoes and salad followed by home made puddings by Harlene and her team (not for the slimmer I’m afraid but extremely yum!) then to top it all off a brilliant selection of cheese and biscuits. All of this needed something to wash it all down so local real ales, Avocet and Ferryman from Exeter Brewery, the St Thomas version of Pimms, wine and soft drinks were made available.

It is the third time that St Thomas lodge have had a Hog roast and it was so nice to see non St Thomas brethren and wives as well as non Masons enjoying themselves. We shall see if it is held again next year but I for one think it should

Yumm!!! Almost there!
Yumm!!! Almost there!

be held every month as the food was just absolutely fabulous!

The Worshipful Master of St Thomas, Kevin Green, thanked Dennis and Harlene for their hard work, for the use of their farm and for organising the food and to Rod Walsom Gary Hunter for organising the drinks, glasses and ticket sales and Tim Caldwell for the champagne draw, etc.

By the time everyone had gone and the clearing had finished Sunday had almost arrived but never the less a good time had by all.

Everyone was informed about St Thomas Lodge’s next social night which is at St Thomas Cricket Club for a skittles night on September 5th 2014.

Raising Money for Cancer

St Thomas Lodge No. 4198 support Stephanie’s 5k Race for Life

St Thomas Lodge No. 4198 has donated £300 to Stephanie Rupp’s 5k fundraising run in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Stephanie 21, who has lost an uncle to cancer and has another member of her family currently undergoing treatment, surprised her family by suddenly announcing that she will take part in the Exeter 5k Race for Life on 27 July 2014.

To help Stephanie raise money for Cancer Research UK, visit her Just Giving Page here

Future Events

Please see below future ST Thomas Social events.

Our next event will be held on September 5th 2014 at the St Thomas cricket ground. This will be a skittles night which will include a buffet. Tickets £10 per person. Please fill in the form top right for more details if you would like to attend.
We have held skittle nights before and they have always proved popular.

Future events:
November 23rd Ladies Lunch at the Langstone Cliff Hotel Dawlish Warren

December 19th Christmas Lunch Gandy Street
Details to follow in September.

January 24th 2015 Ladies night to be held at Buckwell Lodge Details to follow.

Please fill out the form on the top right of this page for our news letter and news on up and coming events.

What happened in June

What lovely weather we have had in June. Saying that I now see it is beginning to rain on this the 28th.

Well it certainly wont dampen our successful month. We started with having a 2nd degree in the temple and the candidate was paraded around the lodge to a very high standard ritual which was performed by the various brethren. In particular the Senior Deacon Bro Tim Caldwell,  the full long version of the 2nd degree working tools by W.Bro Rod Walsom and the Charge by W.Bro Peter Joel. Followed by a brilliant Festive Board.

As usual the whole proceedings was brought to a very high standard by the Worshipful Master Brother Kevin Green.

 White Table Night

Worshipful Brother Hunter organized a white table evening to be held at Gandy Street on 20 June 2014.

The idea being an ideal opportunity for not only wives of members and new members and their wives in particular but also for members friends who may well interested in joining our society.
29 people arrived in Gandy Street in the evening and after a very pleasant 4 course meal the Worshipful Master Kevin Green welcomed everyone especially wife’s and guests. After the meal we were all asked to join W.Bro Mike Saffin in the temple where he would explain some of the history of St Thomas Lodge but also a little bit about what goes on during our meetings……not to much though. First he suggested that the brethren sit in the seats they would normally sit in during the meeting. Worshipful Brother Mike then informed the brethren and guests a little of what went on during the meeting, a short history of the St Thomas Lodge and of also Gandy Street which has been the center in Exeter for Freemasonry for over 200 years

The end result of this really wonderful evening was that everybody with out exception enjoyed it and various comments were made including how much more informed they are now about Freemasonry.

We are also pleased to announce that one of the guests who was inquisitive about Freemasonry is now exceedingly keen to join the brethren as early as possible and as a consequence will be a candidate next year 2015.

It is the first time that St Thomas Lodge has had a white table evening and judging by how successful this one was I’m sure we will hold another one next year.


On the 21st of June the Cadogen Court Annual Fair took place.

20140621_102945St Thomas Lodge traditionally host and organize the bar and this year was no exception. Our thanks goes to Bro TIm….. for organizing the sweat shirts. Which were taylor made  to include our motto. Thank goodness he didnt want us to wear the trousers that he was wearing! (See photo).

We had a very successful day which was not only helped by the weather which was gorgeous but by the number of people who attended. I cant say about the other many stall holders but we at St photoThomas Lodge sold out of the 2 real ales we had plus the Pimms went very well partly due to the huge quantity of fruit put into the drink as expertly cut up by W.Bro Sean Thoms.