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Welcome

  • Coronavirus Information
  • Risk & Methods
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As of Monday the 14th September only 6 (Six) people may attend meetings either in an enclosed "space" or outside, HM Government mandatorily require that visitors to premises register their name & phone number for "Track & Trace".

The FMCtr will remain open for all unit meetings because of our robust approach to Covid19 compliance and following all HM Gov., HCC & Public Health England standards in securing the health & safety of our users and members with detailed regular sanitising of areas by our dedicated Housekeeping Team.

Please stay safe, and we look forward to welcoming you back.  We will endeavor to answer all enquiries in the meantime as quickly as possible

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This represents the Risk & Method Statement and Mitigation Planning of the Board of The Farnborough Masonic Centre Ltd to its users.

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/63861795/fmc-covid-risk-management-aug-2020

The report is forwarded with an executive summary and schematical abstract with graphical symbols and outlays of the buildings comprising of the full Masonic Centre.

The Board have taken a robust view of all current legislation and guidance provided by HM Government, Public Health England, as well as UGLE & Provincial guides to reopening in a safe and secure manner for our users.

The Board have set occupancy limits in line with national guidance, and it is mandatory that these numbers are not exceeded (based upon our floor space factoring limits x safe distancing calculations). The Board have set aside "new" robing areas in the dining rooms for your use, we politely inform you that the areas previously used are now subject to prohibition orders on the grounds of personal space safety.

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Please find attached our latest release, this shows the layouts of the various rooms and masonic meeting places that are "open" for use, these pictures should be used in conjunction with our Risk Management Plan.

FMCtr General

Whilst attending Masonic meetings and whilst robing face masks/coverings are mandatory until you vacate the building. Coverings need not be worn in the car park, but MUST be fitted when entering the building.

Please do not wedge, prop or leave doors open, there will be an alarm system fitted to the external doors which will activate if a door is left open.

Please do not wedge, prop or leave open ANY internal fire door in the building, there is a legal requirement for them to be "kept shut" at all times, unless we have fitted a release mechanism which automatically releases a door from an "open" position to a closed situation when an alarm is activated.

In the event of an evacuation please use your nearest escape route, do not collect belongings or re-enter the building until declared safe to do so by a fire control officer or other such person from the emergency services.

Please do not obscure, obstruct or black out ANY of the glazed panels within the fire doors under any circumstance.

Unit meetings

When using the Main Lodge meeting room please use the Main Dining Room for robing, do not use the old robing area in the entrance.

When using the upstairs Lodge meeting room please use the upstairs dining area for robing, do not use the committee room or any other area.

All Masonic meetings being conducted in the masonic meeting rooms must follow guidance's issued by UGLE/SGC/MMH and their respective Provincial Offices.

Sanitising

All rooms/areas used for Masonic meetings will be sanitised by FMCtr before each/after meeting, Units MUST sanitise their own "Furnishings" which they use from their locker(s) before/after each meeting. Please use the hand sanitation points in the building regularly to protect yourself and others.

In line with National Masonic guidance, no member should feel pressured to attend meetings if they do not feel safe, or if they or a cohabiting family member(s) identify as being at risk of contracting Covid19, or are displaying symptoms of Covid19.

Bar Use

For Units meeting downstairs please use the lounge bar, do not pass through the double doors to gain access to upstairs or to other rooms (accept the accessible toilet).

For Units meeting upstairs ​whilst there is a simultaneous meeting in the main Lodge meeting room, please complete the chit system for pre-ordering/paying for drinks. All drinks will be consumed in the upstairs dining room and will be placed there by our bar staff, under NO circumstance present yourself in or at the downstairs lounge bar whilst being used by others.

Rehearsals - Lodges of Instruction - Reference Meetings - Committee Meetings etc.

All meetings other than "Regular" meetings of Masonic Units are suspended until further notice by the Board.#

Acknowledgement

Brethren, may I also take the time to thank my fellow Directors and David Brett for their commitment and hard work in working towards making the FMCtr a safe environment, and for their time in attending the Centre to undertake extensive re-decorations and refurbishments during the last 5 months?

Bill, Adrian C, and David have given many hundreds of hours of their time and energy in undertaking these works and I am sure you will join with me in thanking them for all they have done. The other Directors (Simon, Paul and Alex) have been equally busy in "behind the scenes" work that we are currently developing to give better access to our users both Masonically and externally. As we go forward we will be bringing in a refreshed web presence and develop our external business for local community uses. 

W Bro. Adrian Bean
Chairman
FMCtr Ltd

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These pictures show the layouts of the various rooms and masonic meeting places that are "open" for use, these pictures should be used in conjunction with our Risk Management Plan. Please click on the images to display a larger picture.

Temple (Main and Small)

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Our Facilities

  • For Freemasons
  • Private Hire
  • Social Events

For Freemasons

For Masonic units meeting here, we can offer the following facilities;

  • A large air-conditioned temple (with capacity to hold around 80 people), including a separate Tylers area and separate Robing room
  • A smaller temple (with capacity to hold around 40 people)
  • A practice temple (with capacity to hold around 30 people)
  • 2 bar areas
  • A large dining area (with seating capacity for around 120 people)
  • A small dining area (with seating capacity for around 30-40 people)
  • A committee meeting room (with seating capacity for around 24 people)
  • Space for Honours Board

Main Temple

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Private Hire

Are you planning a formal banquet?  Perhaps a Ladies Night, wedding breakfast, fund raising events or another celebration?  Why not dine in opulent splendour surrounded by beautiful hand made lodge banners.

We have a large hall able to seat up to 120 for formal banqueting.  The hall has a private bar and is able to offer space for a dance floor.  A range of menus from the in-house caterer are available and the caterer is willing to discuss bespoke menus for your event.  Hire of the hall for a private function is £200, not including dining fees.  Hire of the hall for Masonic functions is £100, not including dining fees.

A smaller hall is available, able to seat up to 40 for formal banqueting.  This hall is available for £60, not including dining fees, for private functions, or £30 for Masonic functions..

Questions about Room Hire?
Contact

Questions about Catering?
Contact David Brett 
or 07572 054 666.

 

Main Hall

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With Disco and Dance Floor
With Disco and Dance Floor
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Dining Table
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Entrance Hall

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Example Menu

Prawn Cocktail and Melon Starters
Prawn Cocktail and Melon Starters
Roast Pork with Crackling Main
Roast Pork with Crackling Main
Profiteroles & Strawberries Dessert
Profiteroles & Strawberries Dessert

Our bar is also available for hire at £50/day.

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Social Events

Our facilities are also able to be booked for social events such as informal dinners, lectures or social gatherings.  We have regular events held at the centre by the Concord Club.  

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These pictures show the layouts of the various rooms and masonic meeting places that are "open" for use, these pictures should be used in conjunction with our Risk Management Plan. Please click on the images to display a larger picture.

Temple (Main and Small)

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Robing Area

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Bar

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Featured Lodge

  • Rose of Hampshire Lodge No.8463

    rosehampshireRose of Hampshire Lodge No 8463 was consecrated on the 20th March 1973 in the new Temple at Aldershot. The Lodge subsequently moved to the Farnborough Masonic Hall. We were privileged to receive the Platinum Award in 2005 which was presented by the Provincial Grand Master R.W.Bro. E. F. R. Moss to the WM of the Lodge. The Rose of Hampshire is a very sociable Lodge which hosts a series of major charitable events every year not only for our members but also for their families and friends. Our pinnacle of the year is the Ladies Festival.

  • Mercury Lodge No.4581

    mercury4581Mercury Lodge was consecrated on 17th December 1923 at the Tumble Down Dick Hotel, Farnborough. The significance of our consecration date is that as it was exactly 20 years to the day that the first powered flight by the Wright Brothers had taken place. The date chosen for a lodge with such aeronautical connections was most apt, however it appears to have been purely coincidental. Lodge Website

  • Pegasus Forces Lodge No.9393

    PFL 2The Lodge was founded in 1990, primarily for the convenience of Serving and Ex members of the Airbourne Forces and those closely connected.  Members include representatives from the majority of past and current Airborne units, including veterans from W.W.2.

  • Yateley Lodge No.9107

    Yateley Lodge 9107Yateley Lodge was consecrated on 26th March 1984. By 1986 we had 53 members but today the lodge has a more modest 32 members, some of whom now live abroad. We have built up a reputation of being a very friendly lodge and we always look forward to having Visitors at our 5 regular meetings each year.

  • Mid-Wessex Lodge of Installed Masters No.8859

    Mid wessex LogoMid Wessex Lodge of Installed Masters was founded in 1978 and provides a forum for Past Masters of Lodges in the wider Mid Wessex area to consider the broader aspects of Freemasonry.

  • More Majorum Lodge No.7786

    majorum 72dpiMore Majorum Lodge was founded in 1962 in London, it's name is tranlated as 'in the manner of our forefathers'. The Lodge moved to Farnborough in 1994 and is the only Lodge meeting at Farnborough that meets on a Saturday, usually tyling at 3.30pm.  It is also one of the only Lodges in Hampshire that works Universal ritual. Lodge Website

  • Ashburn St Johns Lodge No.9395

    asj jwlcAshburn St johns was consecrated on the 22nd November 1990 at the Masonic Hall Aldershot, by the then Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro. James Bullen. It held its meetings initially at Kenward House, Hartley Wintney, moved to Aldershot in 1991, and then in 1996 to its present venue at the Farnborough Masonic Centre.  The idea for the name of the Lodge and the badge on which the jewel is based, originated from the bridge at Fordingbridge in Hampshire which has seven arches (this being a significant number in Freemasonry). Near the bridge is a Hotel, the Ashburn, and close by is the site of an old Wayfarers Hospital which was run by the Knights of St John, hence Ashburn St Johns.

  • Loyalty Lodge No.7154

    loyaltyLoyalty Lodge was consecrated on Thursday 15th May 1952, at Scarborough Rooms, High Street, Aldershot, as a result of an idea of Bro. Rev. C.L.Bell, Vicar of Tongham, who was then a member of Aldershot Camp Lodge. It moved to Farnborough in 1955. Lodge Website

  • Semper Fidelis Lodge No.6664

    semper6664Semper Fidelis Lodge No.6664 was consecrated on 14th October 1948 at the Farnborough Masonic Centre, its Mother Lodge is Aldershot Camp 1331 and its Daughter Lodge is Hospitality 7927.

    Semper Fidelis is translated as 'Ever faithful' and this is combined with the Lodge motto of 'Non Sibi Sed Toti' which is translated as 'Not only to yourself but to all'.

  • Farnborough & North Camp Lodge No.2203

    fandnc2203Farnborough & North Camp Lodge was consecrated on the 14th October 1887 at the Queens Hotel Farnborough. It is the oldest Lodge meeting at the Masonic centre with 2012 being the 125th Anniversary. Many of the founder members were from the Army education and musical areas.

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Lodges, Chapters & Orders

Click here for a list of all the Lodges, Chapters & Conclaves that meet at Farnborough.