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A message from the Master
It is a great pleasure and privilege to welcome you to the website
of the The Lodge of Melrose St. John No. 1² which I hope you find
both interesting and informative.
Our Antient Lodge has a long and distinguished history and is
reputed to be one of the oldest Masonic Lodges in Scotland if not "The
Oldest". We believe that our Lodge Forebearers were
the Operative Masons involved in the building of Melrose Abbey founded in
1136, as well as numerous rebuildings of the Abbey in the subsequent turbulent
As the RWM of the Lodge, I can assure that any Brother who visits
our Lodge will receive a very warm and fraternal welcome.
Thank you for visiting the website and please visit again soon.
Bro. Kenneth H. Ross - RWM.
History Book Relaunched
years ago, the late Bro. Drummond took to his typewriter , used his
knowledge and research to write a book about the history of our Lodge.
This was done in his own spare time at his own expense and proved
to be very popular. A limited number of copies were produced and
eventually stocks became depleted.
Our Lodge is reputed
to be one of the Oldest Masonic Lodges in Scotland, if not "The"
Oldest. The Brethren thought it was important that this history was
able to be shared again and set to work to update and reproduce Bro.
We are pleased to announce that a professionally
produced update of the book is now available giving an insight to the
history of our Antient Lodge as well as some of the characters that
were members. It is an essential read for anyone who has a
special interest in Masonic History.
Copies of the book are available from the Lodge at a cost of £10
||... and then
Our Regular Meeting on 5 March
has been Cancelled
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Monday 25th June 2018
Regular Meeting :: at 7pm Please Note Earlier Time
In The Corn Exchange - Melrose
Bro. Ken Installed as Master
St. John's Day, 27th December 2017 Bro. Ken Ross was installed as Right
Worshipful Master of our Antient Lodge by Bro. Alistair Little PM and
Bro. Billy Field PM who were ably assisted by Bro. Alan Sutherland PM,
Lodge of Edinburgh Mary's Chapel No. 1 as Installing WSW, Bro. Kevin
McLeish PM, No. 1² as Installing WJW and Bro. Bruce Robertson No. 1² as
Installing Inner Guard. The VSL was presented by Bro. Norman
Donald PM, Worshipful Provincial Grand Chaplain.
Brethren signed the book, 46 participated in the Annual Torchlight
Procession (Masons' Walk) to Melrose Abbey where a short oration was
delivered by Bro. A. E. Forsyth, Worshipful Depute Provincial Grand
Master which was observed by a number of members of the public.
The Installation Dinner and Festival of Holy St. John was held, thereafter, in the George and Abbotsford Hotel and afterwards toasts were given.
Congratulations and well done Bro. Ken.
On the 10th June 2017 the Ancient
Lodges of Scotland Mustered at Lodge Scoon & Perth, No 3 and fifteen
reigning Masters worked on the floor to initiate 2 new members into the lodge
The charity to benefit from the proceeds of the day is to be the Master Mason's
charity Prostate Scotland. We welcome Brothers Garry and Josh into our ancient
lodge. Pictured the heads of the Ancient lodges, with our own RWM and the RWPGM
and our two new members. (In photo Front Row R to left, Bro Garry E.A., Bro J J
R Logan (RWPGM), RWM No 3 (Bro Alexander Moncrieff) and Bro Josh EA. Second Row
RWM Mother Kilwinning No 0, RWM The Lodge of Edinburgh (Mary Chapel) No 1, RWM
Lodge of Melrose, St John No 1 bis, RWM Lodge of Aberdeen No 1 ter, RWM Lodge
Edin Kilwinning No 2, RWM Lodge of Glasgow, St John No 3 Bis, On the stairs
ascending PM Glasgow Kilwinning No 4, RWM Cannongate and Leith, L& No 5,
RWM Old Inverness Kilwinning St John No 6, RWM L. Hamilton Kilwinning, No 7,
RWM Lodge of Journeymen No 8, RWM L. Dunblane No 9, RWM Ancient Stirling No 30,
RWM St David University Lodge No 36, PM Lodge St Cuthbert Kilwinning No 41, RWM
St John Kilwinning No 57, WM The Scots Lodge 2319 (EC). and RWM The Lodge of
Kirkaldie No 72.
|Bro. Alistair gets a Commission|
The Lodge's Secretary, Bro. Alistair W. Little was installed as Worshipful Provincial Grand Secretary of the
Provincial Grand Lodge of Roxburgh, Peebles & Selkirk Shires
on 1st August 2015 during the Installation Ceremony of the
Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, Bro. John W. Blackie,
which was carried out by The Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason, Brother Charles Iain Robert Wolrige Gordon of Esslemont.
Well Done & Congratulations Bro. Alistair.
Honorary Membership Certificate Presented
the regular meeting of the Lodge of Melrose St. John No. 1² on Monday
29th June 2015 the The Right Worshipful Master, Brother Kevin McLeish,
presented a Honorary Members Certificate for the Late Bro. John
Ferguson Lamb (Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master who sadly died
while in office) to the Province's New Provincial Grand Master, Bro.
John W. Blackie.
|60 Year Diploma Presented|
the Regular Meeting of the Lodge on Monday 29th June 2015 the Rigt
Worhsipful Master, Bro. Kevin K. McLeish,
gave a very special
presentation of a 60 Year Diploma to
Bro. James Bell.
mark this milestone Bro. Jim donated a sum of money to the
was used to purchase a clock,
which can be seen in the picture, with
plaque to celebrate this memorable occcasion.
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