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Degree Work – Saturday, 2 October 2021

The Worshipful Master, W Bro. Urs Beckmann, is pleased to Summon all members of North Sea Armed Forces Lodge #829 and Invite all Brethren from duly Recognized and Constituted Lodges under the United Grand Lodges of Germany (VGLvD) or regular and accredited Lodges under the jurisdiction of other Grand Lodges, to attend a Degree Work on the Entered Apprentice Degree scheduled to be convened at the Concordenhaus, located at Hinter der Holzpforte 2, Bremen, on Saturday, 2 October 2021, at 16:00 hrs. The purpose of this Communication is:

  • To conduct a ballot over two Worthy Candidates
  • To Initiate two Worthy Candidates into Freemasonry
  • To conduct any business which may be presented in due form to the Lodge.

An evening meal after the Degree Work is planned, for which prior registration is required either through the Bro. Junior Warden, the Bro. Secretary, or the Contact Form on this site.


Annual Communication 2021

The Worshipful Master, W Bro. Christoph Seidl, is pleased to Summon all members of North Sea Armed Forces Lodge #829 to attend the Annual Communication, with installation of Officers, scheduled to be convened at the Concordenhaus, located at Hinter der Holzpforte 2, Bremen, on Saturday, 4 September 2021, at 16:00 hrs. The purpose of this Communication is:

  • To Obligate and Install the new Master and Officers of the Lodge
  • To conduct all business in accordance with the published Agenda.

An evening meal after the Communication is planned. Members not wishing to attend should inform the Bro. Secretary in good time.

It is regretted that, due to the present and ongoing pandemic, and under regulations issued by the American Canadian Grand Lodge, non-members of this Lodge and guests cannot be admitted to this Communication


The Dark Period

Every year Lodges in Germany, and often elsewhere around the world, close down for two months – usually July and August – for a brief Dark Period, when they do not meet officially or work together. These are our two holiday months, when brethren rest, learn, and recuperate after a full Masonic year of work. In the present climate, where health and safety concerns are uppermost in our thoughts, that Dark Period is much longer. We do, however, continue with our Masonic work privately, prepare for the new Masonic year as best we can, and keep an eye open for both new Candidates, and for good causes which deserve our attention, through charity work.

For this Lodge, the new Masonic year begins with a special celebration, where the new Master of the Lodge and his Officials are installed into their various Stations and Positions, in September. The year ends and begins, though, with a remembrance of the founding of the first Grand Lodge in London, where several English Lodges came together to form what we now consider to be the most modern era of Freemasonry, where a new order came into the movement, and it began to spread across the world, seeking like-minded men, and women. This date, 24 June, is both the official date of the founding of that first Grand Lodge, and the celebratory day of St. John the Baptist, one of the holy Saints of Freemasonry.

Despite this Dark Period, Lodges work on the advancement of the Masonic Ideals, and seek those who have an interest in joining and advancing both themselves, and Freemasonry itself. Whereby, no one goes out and accosts interesting potential members on the street, or door-to.do, but watch and assess their suitability as upstanding men of good standing. Those who appear to be of suitable character are invited to join us, and to learn more about Freemasonry through person contact and an open exchange of information, opinions, and experience.

Likewise, those who feel a pull towards the Masonic ideals are welcomed in their inquiries into Freemasonry. Should the ideals of Freemasonry, the close friendships which it brings, and the good work which springs from this close and careful work, appeal to you, then feel free to ask, without any sense of obligation to join, for more information.


Cancellation of Works

By order of the Most Worshipful Grand Master of the American Canadian Grand Lodge and in light of the continuing health and safety regulations issued by the German government, all Meetings of this Lodge are cancelled until 31 August 2021. A further assessment of the situation will be made in mid-August 2021 and information passed to members in good time.


Cancellation – Degree Work

It is with regret that the Degree Work planned for Saturday, 3 April 2021, due to the present pandemic conditions, has also been cancelled. A new Summons for May will be issued in good time.


Degree Work – Saturday, 3 April 2021

The Worshipful Master, WBro. Christoph Seidl, is pleased to Summon all members of North Sea Armed Forces Lodge #829 to attend a Degree Work on the Fellow Craft Degree scheduled to be convened at the Concordenhaus, located at Hinter der Holzpforte 2, Bremen, on Saturday, 3 April 2021, at 16:00 hrs. The purpose of this Communication is:

  • To conduct proficiency tests for worthy candidates to Fellow Craft
  • To Pass worthy candidates into the Fellow Craft degree, subject to proficiency
  • To Receive and read Petitions from worthy Candidates
  • To conduct any business which may be presented in due form to the Lodge.

An informal evening meal after the Degree Work is to be held, for which prior registration is required either through the Bro. Junior Warden, the Bro. Secretary, or the Contact Form on this site.

Due to the present local health restrictions, and under the guidance of the Grand Lodge, it is regretted that no visiting brethren can be admitted to this Work. In the event that the German health regulations are extended at or prior to the next planned meeting of the government, this Work may be cancelled at short notice.


Cancellation – Degree Work

In accordance with the extended and the newly issued regulations on meetings, and in order to continue combating the effects of the Pandemic, the Degree Work planned for Saturday, 6 February 2021, has been cancelled. A new date and Summons will be published in good time.


Degree Work – Saturday, 6 February 2021

The Worshipful Master, WBro. Christoph Seidl, is pleased to Summon all members of North Sea Armed Forces Lodge #829 to attend a Degree Work on the Fellow Craft Degree scheduled to be convened at the Concordenhaus, located at Hinter der Holzpforte 2, Bremen, on Saturday, 6 February 2021, at 16:00 hrs. The purpose of this Communication is:

  • To conduct proficiency tests for worthy candidates to Fellow Craft
  • To Pass worthy candidates into the Fellow Craft degree, subject to proficiency
  • To conduct any business which may be presented in due form to the Lodge.

An informal evening meal after the Degree Work is to be held, for which prior registration is required either through the Bro. Junior Warden, the Bro. Secretary, or the Contact Form on this site.

Due to the present local health restrictions, and under the guidance of the Grand Lodge, it is regretted that no visiting brethren can be admitted to this Work. In the event that the German health regulations are extended at the next planned meeting of the government, on Monday, 25 January 2021, this Work may be cancelled at short notice.


Interested in Freemasonry?

The physical Lodge may well be closed at the moment, as we battle the pandemic raging across the world, but that does not mean we are not here. Our work in the Craft continues in private, as we continue to work on ourselves, and ensure that our fellow brethren, and the people around us, are cared for.

Likewise our work in speaking to potential Candidates, anyone who is genuinely interested in Freemasonry – whether in English, German or Turkish continues. While our Lodge works exclusively in the English language, there are also many others working close by, and throughout Germany, who employ other languages. We are more than happy to pass information on to other Lodges, and allow contact, as much as we are more than happy to entertain questions and pass on information about this Lodge.

So even i n these drastic times of lockdown and separation, we are only a mail away, and you can use our Contact form to get in touch, pose your questions, learn about the Craft and, eventually, come together with us for personal meetings and the possibility of joining us in our work.


Work Cancellation to January 2021

In accordance with current national and local health regulations the Degree Work planned for Saturday, 5 December 2020 has, regrettably, been cancelled. Further, in accordance with safety measures instituted by the American Canadian Grand  Lodge under an Edict from the Grand Master, no further official in person meetings are to take place prior to 31 January 2021.

The next official Meeting of this Lodge will, therefore, be a Degree Work in the Fellow Craft Degree on Saturday, 6 February 2021, subject to allowance, for which an appropriate Summons will be sent out to all members in good time.