Book now: Charity lunch for Les Amis, Sunday 5th November

De Carteret Lodge is holding its annual charity lunch on Sunday 5th November at the Royal Yacht hotel.

In aid of our chosen Provincial charity, Les Amis, we hope you will help us raise as much money as possible for this very worthy charity by joining us for lunch.

Please do join us, further details are below.


De Carteret Charity Lunch details

Venue: The Royal Yacht Hotel

Date: Sunday 5th November

Starts: 12.30pm for 1.00pm

Cost £25 for a 3-course meal + tea and coffee (choose from one of two menus) / £12.50 for under-12s

Dress code: Smart casual

RSVP by 20th October latest to Jim Rigby –


Save the date for a Mediterranean Christmas on 5th Dec

De Carteret Lodge and the Light Blues Club of Jersey are celebrating a Mediterranean Christmas on Tuesday 5th December at Mino’s Restaurant.

Brethren, friends and family all welcome.

Enjoy a fantastic 4-course meal, plus teas/coffees, in the company of brothers, family and friends.

All for just £22.

RSVP by 30th November to Martyn White e: m: 07797 824307

Brethren of De Carteret Lodge will hold the usual meeting of the Lodge (start time on the Provincial website) and will aim to be at Mino’s Restaurant, near Minden Place car park, by 7.15pm at the latest. The meal will begin at 7.30pm.

Please book early to avoid disappointment.

In the Master’s chair: Installation thoughts

First of all, a huge thanks to all those who attended my installation.

It was a fantastic evening and one I’ll never forget thanks to my father-in-law, Wor. Bro. Spooner, installing me and my uncle, Wor. Bro. Williams, giving one of the charges. My father-in-law’s speech to me at the Festive board will long live on the memory, and not just because it was almost an exact replica of the wedding speech he gave a few years ago, but because it was sincere, heartfelt and hilarious.

Actually, an installation is a lot like a wedding, save for the obvious lack of ladies in attendance. First, there’s the stressful build-up, which feels especially long in Jersey thanks to our tradition of visiting every lodge as part of our perambulations to sell tickets. I managed to get to every lodge and had a fantastic time at each, with some meetings being extra special like the Lodge of Unity and their Saturday morning meeting where every office was held by a member of the Rondel family for the very first time.

The perambulations not only provide the opportunity to see Brethren from all of our lodges, but it also means we can compare our lodge with others in the Province in the hope of being able to change our lodges for the better. And I certainly learnt a lot.

My lodge, De Carteret 3459, has some of the most popular and knowledgeable Freemasons in Jersey. We’re probably in a mid-to-top tier when it comes to our ceremonies too, although every lodge was fantastic in this regard.

We are definitely behind a number of Jersey lodges when it comes to charity though and I saw some fantastic ways to raise money at the Festive Board that were fun and engaging like an open the box game, play your cards right and, of course, the obligatory raffle with a difference.

I was lucky enough to attend most of those perambulation visits with another Master-Elect, (now) Wor. Bro. Maindonald. Not only did we compare notes and ticket sales throughout the very hectic month we had together, but we had fun doing it and one of our main takeaways was for our lodges to have more fun and to do more together.

The Installation evening itself seemed to fly by in a haze of aprons, wands and words, as well as an official Provincial visit and a sea of expectant faces. The work to lead the lodge starts now though and I do hope that positive change, supportive senior Brethren and a high numbers of visiting Brethren will make this not just a night to remember, but a whole year never to forget.

Yours fraternally,

Wor. Bro. Martyn White, Worshipful Master, De Carteret Lodge 3459

Calling all Einsteins. Masonic quiz night.

Got a brain the size of a walnut? Then you won’t want to take part in the Masonic quiz night on Friday 11th November. However, if you fancy yourself as bit of an expert on, well, just about everything then you should enter. We’d love to see you.

Event details:

When? Friday 11th November

Where? Masonic Temple Dining Room

What time? Doors open at 18.00, quiz starts at 18.30 sharp

Is there any food? Yes, a basket meal will be provided, drinks from the bar

How many in a team? Teams of 4 or more, to include Brethren, friends and family

So, what’s the cost? £17 per head

What do we win? The winning team will receive special trophies that they’ll get to keep

How do I sign-up? RSVP to Bro. Chris Hopkins e: or m: 07797 734931


Please buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Open days at The Temple

The Temple doors will be open for visitors on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September. Volunteers are required to show people around. Please contact Chris Sparkes with your availability e:


Curry and more curry – a year (or so) on from starting the Light Blues Club of Jersey

Curry nights. That’s what the Light Blues Club of Jersey is all about, right? Well, it seems to be given the appetite of us Freemasons for a good bottle of Cobra and a decent Tikka Masala.

We’ve held very successful curry nights over the past year, mostly because they’re relaxed and informal. We even held a curry Q&A, which answered a few questions about Freemasonry some of us dare not ask in front of our more senior Brethren.

There’s more to the Club than a beer and curry though. Behind-the-scenes, we’ve designed and produced a Club crest, which is now proudly displayed in the Masonic dining room, and developed a new website.

We’ve also been active on Twitter and Facebook (more to come once the summer recess is over), organised the hugely successful Mannequin Challenge (over 1 million views!), provided articles for Regular Steps, and organised a fantastic write-up in a Jersey high-end publication, Lux, in which a number of Club members were photographed and interviewed (a link to the publication is here – our article appears on p34).

We have also recently sent a letter to all secretaries giving new initiates more details about the Club as soon as they join.

2017/2018 promises to be an even busier year. We’re planning another curry evening, a Mediterranean evening and more besides.

We’ll also be keeping you informed of all that’s going on in a regular email newsletter, including the Installation evenings of all our members so we can support them. (My installation for De Carteret Lodge, by the way, is on Tuesday 3rd October – please email me for tickets which are £20 each for dinner and beverages).

Yours fraternally,

Bro. Martyn White

Christmas drinks event

The Light Blues Club of Jersey invites you to a very informal evening of drinks and nibbles on Friday 16 December.

Our club crest will be officially unveiled by special guest, DPGM Graham Spence, who will say a few words.

But that’s the only formality.

There’s no sit-down meal! Instead, an inviting menu of hot and cold food will be served as we mingle and enjoy a drink or three from the bar.

We know there are other events on, but this is the only one featuring the mercurial Graham Spence.

All light blue, pink, and dark blue Masons welcome.

Where: Masonic Temple dining hall
Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. 9.30pm drinking up time – and onwards to town for those who want to carry on the festivities
Dress: Smart casual
Cost: £10 (includes entry and all food)
Payment: Pay on the night, but you must confirm first.

Please note: Confirmation means you will be chased for your money if you don’t turn-up!