ST. JOHN No166


Monday 5th October 2020


I hope you are continuing to be safe and well.

Another month has passed and the country is still in the grip of the Coronavirus.

The business of the lodge continues with the bulk of work being carried out by our Bro. Treasurer, Bro. Neil Cameron P.M. and our  Secretary Bro.Jim Ferguson P.M. I would also like to thank Bro. Jimmy Stewart P.M. for continuing to visit the lodge building on a weekly basis to ensure that our building remains in a good condition.

Brethren,You will soon receive letters with instructions on how you can pay your Annual test fees.

It is with regret that I have to inform you that the remaining two social gatherings of the lodge, The Carnival dance and the Hoot will Not be taking place this year although the situation will be closely monitored regarding the guidelines set by the Government.

I wish you and your families good health and hope that the strange circumstances we find ourselves in will improve quickly.

Yours Fraternally.
R.W.M. Robert McCue 

Saturday 15th August 2020

Update from R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCue.


An update has been received from Grand Lodge, and its with regret that I have to inform you that there will be No further meetings held for the remainder of this year. 

The situation will be reviewed in January 2021. 

You can be reassured that the administration of the Lodge continues and I will update you with any information as and when I receive it,  meanwhile stay safe and keep well.  

Best Regards. R.W.M Bro. Robert McCue.

Tuesday 4th August 2020

Update from R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCue


its now August and the year is slipping bye.

I hope that you and your families are well and keeping safe as is mine.

I am pleased to report that we are continuing to support our local charities by donating another two, 

£200 cheques to the Salvation Army and the Airdrie Food Bank, both worthy and deserving organisations I'm sure you'll agree.

The Bro.Secretary and Bro.Treasurer are both continuing to fulfill their respective duties to the lodge in their usual efficient manner.

My thanks also goes to Bro. Jimmy Stewart P.M. who has been able to undertake jobs for which I was not available and unable to complete.

As Regards to when we will be able to meet again, Grand Lodge is awaiting a reply from the Scottish Government and will update us as soon as a responce is received.

In my opinion and reading between the lines it may not be this year but as lockdown is easing everything can change very quickly.

Stay safe and keep well.

Best Regards:  R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCue.

Wednesday 15th July 2020

Update from R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCue.

I trust that all our members, family and friends are still keeping safe. I now write to you with an update as regards where we are with any facilities re-opening. Following a meeting of the Management Committee meeting, held on Wednesday 8th July 2020 it has been unanimously decided that we would not be in the position to re-open the Social Club. 

Following a mandatory Risk Assessment being undertaken, required before the re-opening of any premises, and after lengthy discussions, it was felt that we would be unable to comply, supervise and maintain the guidelines that had been issued by the Scottish Government. This information has already been sent out to members via our texting contacts.

Whilst this may be disappointing news for our members and patrons I can assure that as soon as circumstances change I will convene further meetings to review the current decision and further explore opportunities for us to re-open.

The building itself shows no wear and tear and although we had an ingress of water in the upstairs lounge this has now been attended to as a matter of urgency.

I would at this time continue to thank the Bro. Secretary and Bro. Treasurer for their continued work on our behalf.

Wishing all of our members and those further afield all the very best of health for the future.

Fraternal Greeting:  R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCue.

                                         Message from R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCue.

Date: 12th April 2020.

Brethren, As R.W.M. it has been a while since I have been in contact with you all, and hopefully No news is good news, as I have not heard of anyone having contracted this awful Covid 19 Virus.

I encourage you to try and keep in to keep in contact with each other especially at this strange and unprecedented times.

If any of you know of someone who has contracted this virus or has fallen ill then they can contact myself or our Bro. Secretary or contact via email to [email protected]

Best Regards.

Sent on behalf of R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCue.



DATE:  20th March 2020.

As of above date the Lodge Premises are 

Now formally CLOSED until further notice, 

in Compliance with the UK and 

Scottish Government Guidelines.


Date:  15th March 2020


As from above date it has been agreed that 

to mitigate any spread of the coronavirus, 

ALL Lodge Regular and Deputation Meetings 

will be Cancelled until further notice.

The Decision has been taken with a heavy heart, 

but with the sole purpose of protecting the 

health of all Brethren.

Any change to above notice will be Posted 

onto Lodge Web-Page.

Parking at Rear of Building.

(For Lodge Deputations, Please Check "Lodge Deputation Page")