W.Bro Paul Hillyard; PAGSuptWks; PPGStwd;
Worshipful Master - 2017 - 2018
I am pleased to welcome you to the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge website and I hope it provides you with an insight into Red Apron masonry. Since its consecration in 1987 the Stewards Lodge has always given unstinting support to both the Provincial Grand Master and the Province and the main purpose of the Lodge is, and will always be "To serve". As such it is very much my aim to ensure that we continue to serve the Provincial Grand Master and the Province during my term of office.
The Stewards Lodge has also adapted to the ever-changing world we live in and indeed in the last ten years’ society has changed at an ever increasing rate. Likewise we are also now seeing changes within Freemasonry itself as it adapts to accommodate the needs of the modern man and The Stewards Lodge is, and will continue to be, at the forefront of these changes and will also adapt to ensure we meet those needs.
Freemasonry has a purpose and it also has a responsibility to its members. My responsibility to the members of the Stewards Lodge is to ensure the meetings are enjoyable that we provide a level of personal fulfilment specific to the individual. I also hope that their families and friends enjoy the memorable social events we have planned during 2018