Events

Throughout the year Essex Cornerstone will play host to many fantastic events, covering a range of social and Masonic activities.

 

Feb
20
Tue
Members’ Social @ Breakfast club
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm

After the success of our anniversary dinner at the Ivy, we are bringing you another fun and exciting experience. All are welcome to come and join us on the evening of 20th February, for a drink with the Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town.

One of East London’s latest secret drinking dens. It’s not the most obvious location, behind the fridge door in The Breakfast Club restaurant, is a part of this local bar’s charm!

Hidden behind a Smeg fridge, and accessible thanks to a cheeky request to see ‘The Mayor’ at the Breakfast Club bar, descend the stairs into a basement filled with fun, food and great drinks. A broody basement of vintage furniture and Canadian whisky lodge meets speakeasy, Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town is an elusive romp away from the bustle of upstairs.

No booking is required for this event, just drop in as you can, we will be glad to meet you! We will be there from 5.30pm and have an area reserved just for us, feel free to invite other Masons or friends too!

Use the booking form below, or let us know on social media that you plan to attend.

Full details of the bar can be found at www.themayorofscaredycattown.com

THE MAYOR OF SCAREDY CAT TOWN @ The Breakfast Club

12-16 ARTILLERY LANE, E1 7LS 020 7078 9639

 

 

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Mar
22
Thu
Provincial Grand Lodge @ Freemasons' Hall
Mar 22 @ 2:30 pm

Once again the Essex Cornerstone Club will attend the Provincial Grand lodge of Essex annual meeting at Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street, London. If you’re a Master Mason (i.e. taken your Third Degree) you’re eligible to join us on Thursday 22rd March 2018, as we meet on a grand scale. Freemason’s from all across Essex will be present when the Provincial Grand Lodge will be opened at 3.30 p.m, by command of the R.W. Provincial Grand Master, Rodney Lister Bass.

 

Last year 15 members of the Club were present and a section was reserved on the front row of the balcony. We were even given an honorable mention by the PGM and congratulated us on our formation. A year on and we will be back to watch as our fellow Brethren receive first Provincial appointments and promotions. One of the Cornerstone members was appointed as a Provincial Grand Steward, and will be on active duty.  Also our first President, James Tyrrell, will be given an appointment as Provincial Grand Steward, a fantastic honor in recognition of his hard work and dedication to the Craft, and it would be great to support him.

If you are eligible to attend and want to join us, use the booking form below or let us know on social media, it will be great to see you there!

Brethren must be signed in and seated by 3.00pm in the Grand Temple. Seating is by first come, first served basis and is an extremely popular event. Late admission is not allowed so your arrival must be prompt to avoid missing out.

Formal dining is available afterward at the Connaught Rooms at 6.45pm and can be booked through the Province.

If you have never been to a meeting within the Grand Temple, we cannot recommend it enough – it is nothing short of awe-inspiring! The Essex Cornerstone Club has been granted a very rare treat. Club members have exclusive reserved seating in one of the best parts of the temple. If you wish to attend please book in below and we will ensure you have a seat with us.

 

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Mar
24
Sat
Clay Pigeon Shooting @ Essex Shooting Ground
Mar 24 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

***LIMITED TO 30 SPACES ONLY!***

A very popular suggestion of possible events led us to arrange this cracking day out! If you have never tried clay pigeon shooting or you are a crack shot, all are welcome to attend! We have been able to secure a fantastic deal that covers all you will need to enjoy the day including gun hire, cartridges, targets, insurance and safety equipment for just £55. This will include a bacon sandwich and tea on arrival.

Please dress for being outside in a grass field according to the time of year & what the weather is doing on the day. It’s always a good idea to bring a waterproof coat & boots, just in case you should need them.

Typical shooting format as follows:

  • Arrive at 9.30am for Bacon Sandwich breakfast
  • Meet the instructor/s
  • Safety / gun handling briefing
  •  20 practice shots each (10 shots each in rotation)
  •  30 competition shots each (10’s in rotation again)

The Essex Shooting Ground is located near Fyfield, Chipping Ongar in Essex. About 25 minutes from the M11 J7 or 30 minutes from M25 J28.

Essex S.G. signposted from the end of Cannons Lane, Fyfield,

 

Booking is essential and space is limited to 30 places. This is for members only and we have had lots of interest in this event, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Once you submit this form, you will be redirected to a Paypal booking page. Your booking will not be complete until the payment is taken

Apr
7
Sat
Volunteering with CHESS @ Chelmsford
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

As Freemasons we are often called upon for support by emptying our pockets which is faithfully applied to good causes, but what about giving up something even more valuable? Your time.

 We are delighted to announce that, for our April event, we’re teaming up with CHESS (Churches Homeless Emergency Support Scheme) to assist them at their office in Chelmsford. CHESS seeks to relieve homelessness and related hardship and distress amongst single adults in Chelmsford and Essex, through the provision of support services and temporary accommodation that helps them move on in their lives. With homelessness on the rise in the UK we have a opportunity to support those less fortunate than us. 
 
So we are looking for volunteers from our great club to give up a few hours on a Saturday to come along to the CHESS headquarters to apply some TLC to their gardens, offices and ‘move on’ homes for the homeless. The day will involve clearing and tidying up their garden spaces, decorating offices and accommodation all with the purpose of making these spaces more welcoming and comfortable for those that work for CHESS and those that depend on them. 
 
Jul
15
Sun
Stisted Hall Summer Fete @ Stisted Hall
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Essex Cornerstone Club will be once again supporting the Stisted Hall summer fete in aid of the Prince Edward, Duke of Kent court residential home. The annual garden party and fete is a well-established event where all Essex Freemasons, and their families and friends can meet and enjoy a convivial day in the beautiful grounds of Stisted hall, our own RMBI care home in Essex. A variety of stalls and stands with Big Brass Bands, Hot Food, Ice Cream, Hog Roast, Childrens attractions and Activities and much much more, Entry tickets £5.00 per head inc. Cream Tea (Under 12’s are Free).

RW Bro Rodney Lister Bass will the guest of honour at the event, and will officially open the proceedings.

The Essex Cornerstone will have a stand promoting the club, as well as a fun activity to help raise money. Come down and support this fantastic cause.

Tickets to the fete are available from your lodge/Chapter Charity steward or you can email russellsegal@hotmail.com

Stisted Hall, Kings Lane, Stisted, Braintree, Essex, CM77