The Lodge of St Germain No 566

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28 June 2024

Congratulations to Bro Dave Hampson on becoming a Master Mason at our extra meeting ...

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26 June 2024

Congratulations to Bro Davey Shipley on his advancement to the Mark Degree 

Abbot Hugh Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 1640

21 June 2024

Players at our Annual Golf Challenge - St Germain Vs York - continuing the memory of Eric Mitchell who was Master of both Lodges - a great day even if the trophy went to York this year!!!  


14 June 2024

Welcome and hearty congratulations to Brothers Gary and Craig on becoming freemasons in a double ceremony - what a wonderful evening!!!

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 25 May 2024

Brilliant work Bro Dave Hampson on behalf of Sleep Safe Selby - highlighting the urgent problem of rough sleeping in our communities and raising over £2800 to help the charity with running costs... a massive well done Dave and big thanks to everyone who donated and helped out

19 May 2024

A message from Bro Gary Wilson

One final thank you to the many brethren amongst you who sponsored me last week for the ‘Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride’ raising money and awareness for Prostate Cancer & Men’s Mental Health (the Movember Charity).

I raised £643.48 out of a total of over £17k for the York ride (one of 959 rides in 105 countries across the globe).

Gary with Michael Lynch of Beresford-Peirse Lodge - well done guys!!

14 May 2024

Congratulations and best wishes to Nikaila and Chris from everyone at St Germain - here's to a long and happy life together xxx

10 May 2024

"A perfect Installation complete with great cameo roles for the newer Brethren, warm, stylish and engaging; just like it was in the ‘old-days’. Followed by a joyous Festive Board, which combined protocol and sincerity, with fun and friendship. I have never seen a happier or more committed group of Stewards and the whole thing was a treat! 


Have a great year!!!

4 May 2024

Mark Ladies Evening at York Racecourse

Abbot Hugh showing the way - again!!!

20 April 2024

St Germain Ladies Evening at the Parsonage Hotel

 82 guests enjoyed "another cracking evening" with music and dancing, great food and great company!!

12 April 2024

Congratulations to Bro Paul Castle on his preferment as a Master Mason

'the most interesting of all human studies - the knowledge of yourself...'

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Salebeia RA Chapter Installation 5 April 2024

Congratulations to our newly Installed Principals, E Comps Keith Richardson, John Hunt, and David Broadbent - pictured handing over a £500 donation to E Comp Mark Iveson 3rdProvGP in support of Festival 2029.



30 March 2024

We are very sorry to announce the sudden death of Bro Paran Mander. Paran was a kind and generous man who only recently joined the Lodge.  He will be sadly missed.

Rest In Peace.

Extra Meeting 23 March 2024

Congratulations to Bro Dom Tyler on becoming a Fellow Craft Freemason.

'education and self-development'

8 March 2024

Congratulations to Bro Adam Fairclough on becoming a Master Mason, and to W Bro Clive Dunn on his outstanding achievement of 50 years dedicated service in the Craft.

"reflecting on that most interesting of human studies - the knowledge of yourself..."

Stewards' Party - 17 February 2024

A tradition going back many years was celebrated again this year at the Masonic Hall in Selby, and which can only be described as mayhem and mirth in equal measure.  A packed audience watched as the Stewards staged their unique and hilarious tribute to the WM at St Germain, W Bro David Morton.  They cheered and laughed along with David in deciding whether he had met the criteria to be raised to the heavens after his exploits of playing cricket, driving an ambulance, giving driving lessons, delivering a baby, playing the organ, and leading the singing.  A big 'well done' to all concerned in what was another fantastic and memorable night.


9 February 2024

A double Second Degree ceremony - well-done to both candidates on becoming Fellow Craft Freemasons.

'education and self-development'

27 January 2024

Congratulations to Bro Edd See on becoming a Fellow Craft freemason.

'education and self-development'

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12 January 2024

Welcome and hearty congratulations to Brothers Adrian and Paran on becoming freemasons in a double ceremony at the Lodge of St Germain.

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Freemasons in the Community

On Monday 18th December, the Lodge of St Germain, together with Pitchside Catering Ltd, put on a free Christmas Dinner for 39 local people from in and around Selby.  After being collected from home and driven to the Masonic Hall as needed, the guests enjoyed a superb three-course dinner.  After that, they were entertained with a Christmas Quiz from June, and traditional Carol Singing, led on the piano by the Worshipful Master.  A lovely afternoon was had by all.

17 December 2023

The Lodge of St Germain once again played host to 68 guests at the Christmas Party.  Family and friends enjoyed an afternoon of laughter and fun, and of course a visit from our seasonal friends... ho ho ho ...


MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!!

8 December 2023

Welcome and hearty congratulations to Brother Dominic Tyler on becoming a Freemason at the Lodge of St Germain.

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4 December 2023

We are very sorry to announce the death of Bro Barry Russell. Barry joined the Lodge of St Germain on 13 February 2009. A committed freemason who will be sadly missed.

Rest In Peace.

25 November 2023

Congratulations to Bro Adam Fairclough on becoming a Fellow Craft Freemason 

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12 November 2023

Lest we forget the many thousands of Freemasons who fought and died in two world wars and recent conflicts.

10 November 2023

Welcome to Brothers John and Dave at the start of their masonic careers - wishing them both many happy years among us.

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28 October 2023

Congratulations to Bro Paul Castle on becoming a 'Fellowcraft Freemason'

'education and self-development'

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14 October 2023🤣

What a night!! Much fun and laughter at the Mr & Mrs Show and Quiz - congratulations to the winners Davey and Jen ... and a good amount raised for masonic charities.

... a big thank you to all who took part... some very tricky questions and great answers... "what's your least favourite household job? ... cleaning up after me!!! "what's your favourite film? ... how would he know that!!!"😍

13 October 2023

It's a first!!  A double warm masonic welcome to our two new Brothers, Nathaniel and David.  We hope you have many happy years at our proud and historic Lodge.

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6 October 2023 - The Salebeia Royal Arch Chapter

At our latest convocation we welcomed Companion Brian Smith to the Chapter and also celebrated a fantastic achievement of 60 years as a Companion with David Allen - well done and congratulations to both.

15 September 2023

A warm masonic welcome to our new Brother Edderic See

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9 September 2023

We're opening the Lodge - pop-in and have a look round... a chat... a cuppa - you'll be made most welcome...

Saturday 9th of September 2023

10 am to 1 pm

2 September 2023

A great day out at Kelfield CC and BBQ at the Lodge - well done to all!

and in case you're wondering ...

Craft / Chapter 37 for 8 - Mark / RAM 38 for 4

25 July 2023

We are very sorry to announce the death of W Bro Terry Cook following  a protracted stay in hospital. Terry was a very active and committed freemason, and was Worshipful Master in 1991 and 2002.

Rest In Peace.

15 July 2023

Pork Pie Social


head for heights...

9 July 2023

Recent repairs and renovations...


many thanks to everyone involved - great job!


before...

... and after

10 June 2023

Happy smiling faces at the Connaught Court Summer Fete

Well done everyone!


9 June 2023

a warm masonic welcome to our new brother 

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12 May 2023

"the highest honour a lodge can confer on any of it's members"

Congratulations to our new WM and his team - have a great year!!

W Bro David A Morton

15 April 2023

 "Celebrated in fine style" 

14 April 2023

Congratulations to Bro Leon Massey on becoming a Fellowcraft Freemason.

"Encouragement through education and self-development."

8 April 2023

We are sorry to announce the sudden death of W Bro Robin Cawthray.  Robin was initiated into the Lodge of St Germain on 9th January 2004, and was Worshipful Master in 2014.  

Rest In Peace.

5 April 2023

We are sorry to announce the death of W Bro Stanley Mimms following a short illness.  Stan was Worshipful Master for three years from 2019 to 2021, having been initiated into the Lodge of St Germain on 9th January 1987. 

Rest In Peace.

10 March 2023

Well done Bro Chris Oldroyd on being raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason.  

"We have but one life; it is important to use it wisely."

18 February 2023

The 2023 Stewards' Party - long may this fine tradition continue ...

 "Everyone had a cracking night, including the WM" 

Well done everyone!

10 February 2023

Well done to Bro Liam Howley on being raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason.  

"We have but one life; it is important to use it wisely."

16 January 2023

We are sorry to announce the death of W Bro Malcolm Innes. Malcolm had over 50 years as a Freemason, having been initiated into the Lodge of St Germain on 10th March 1972. He was the Worshipful Master in 1987 and MEZ of Salebeia Chapter in 1990.

Rest In Peace.

13 January 2023

What a great start to the New Year! 

A big St Germain welcome to Bro Paul Castle - well done Paul - here's to the many happy years ahead!!

"Proud to become a Member of this fine lodge"

22 December 2022

Issue 25 of the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) Newsletter is out now and keeping you up to date with their work - click on the image to view the newsletter in your browser.

18 December 2022

Ho Ho Ho - the Lodge of St Germain held their Christmas Party today - thanks to all who helped out with the carol singing, party fun and games, and of course, Santa's visit.  

14 October 2022

Happy 90th Birthday 

W Bro F David Simpson 

... and many happy returns of the day ...

3 September 2022

The launch of the new Selby Masonic Club Newsletter - packed with information about Church Hill ...

All feedback appreciated ... 

... and Happy Times at Church Hill ... 

9 July 2022

Lee Hawkhead with fellow coaches Vicky and James and members of the Selby Boxing Academy and Community Club with their new defibrillator.

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22 May 2022 

David Bryan and Charlie Bird at the start of the Great Selby Bike Ride.

David says a big thank you to everyone who sponsored him to raise money for Selby District Vision - continuing our support for a great local charity, in memory of Philip.  

Charlie sends his best wishes to all at St Germain.




13 December 2021

We are sorry to announce the death of W Bro John Joy. At almost 98 years of age, John was our oldest member by some margin. He had been a Freemason for over 55 years, having been initiated into the Lodge of St Germain on 14th October 1966. He was Worshipful Master in 1980.

Rest In Peace.

10 December 2021

At the Lodge meeting on Friday 10th December, W Bro Eddie Wildman PGO, in his capacity as the representative of the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, presented W Bro David Allen PPJGW with a certificate and pin badge to mark his 60 years as a Freemason. 

Congratulations, David!

9 December 2021

We are sorry to announce the death of the Lodge Treasurer, W Bro Philip Palethorpe. Philip had been a Freemason for more than 23 years, and joined the Lodge of St Germain in 2012. 

Rest In Peace.

27 November 2021

Our Junior Warden, Bro Lee Hawkhead completed the Movember 10k at Roundhay Park last Sunday in 1 hour 14 minutes. Well done Lee!

If you would like to support Lee's fundraising in aid of Prostate Cancer charities, you can do so here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lee-hawkhead