The Cambridgeshire Mason - Newsletter
The Provincial Newsletter is produced twice a year. Issues can be viewed by clicking on the links below.
We discovered via Douglas Reed that the Salvation Army at the Cambridge Citadel Church and Community Centre, Mill Road, Cambridge were using their kitchen with a team of volunteers to supply food to the homeless who now are staying in three Cambridge Hotels (bed only). They have a team making sandwiches and preparing tea packs as well as providing breakfast and a main hot meal including a dessert. Due to increased numbers they have struggled with fridge space to store food in sufficient quantity to ensure all were given a meal on time. Cambridgeshire Freemasons have been delighted to provide as a gift a new industrial size fridge so that they may continue the excellent work they are doing during this unprecedented Covid 19 pandemic. They are now providing 100 meals a day and have provided 1720 hot meals for the needy during the last 6 weeks. Well Done the salvation Army from all the Freemasons of Cambridgeshire.
Today, as we celebrate 75 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe, we should remember those freemasons and indeed all those citizens who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we might benefit from living in a free world. In doing so let us not forget the Cambridgeshire Regiment members, including many brethren, who continued to fight on in the Far East until VJ day. We should be grateful and, in these difficult times, consider the small inconveniences, which we are currently experiencing, are as nothing in comparison with theirs.
The country’s celebrations on 8th May 1945 were joyous and well earned. I am sure they can be replicated in our hearts and lodges /chapters when we have eventually defeated Covid 19.
There will be a moment of national reflection and remembrance at 11.00am today with a pause for a two-minute silence - something all Cambridgeshire Freemasons might like to support from home.
Bill Dastur ProvGM