June 2021 Edition

From the Editor

Welcome to the June 2021 edition of ‘The Second Rising’ which should be the last reporting virtual and online news before we can all get going properly again in September!

Please do get in touch with me if you have an article to contribute (they are always welcome) or would like The Second Rising to feature something in particular. The earlier you can get me content, the better, and ideally not later than two weeks before the start of the month it is due. Feedback – postitive or critical – is always welcome!

The next edition will be published at the start of September and it would be great to have some news about what lodges and chapters are going to be doing!

Very best wishes, sincerely and fraternally.

Matthew Christmas
Editor (Provincial Internal Communications Officer) email: prcomms.internal@oxfordshirefreemasons.org


From the Provincial Grand Master and Grand Superintendent
Oxfordshire Freemasons Salute the NHS
Oxfordshire Freemasons & Families – Sizzling Summertime Social!
Wanted! Centre/Assistant Membership Officers

Oxfordshire 2022 MCF Festival Update
Provincial Charity News
More good news about Anna Drysdale
Teddies for Loving Care
Pantomime for Disabled Children
Any oarsmen out there?
Single Malt Whisky Draw – a bottle every day in August

June’s Feature Article – Get involved with the Oxon Travellers

Temple Island – quick off the blocks
The Oxon Bangers – Pulling together
“The Walking Tools!” Universities Scheme Walking Challenge 2021
Rathcreedan Lodge No. 8690 makes plans!
Return of the Fourth Ruffian
Bro. Bill Butcher awarded Scouts’ Silver Acorn
Famous Motoring Freemasons – No 3

Holy Royal Arch: Reflections & Restarting
The Royal Order of Scotland

List of Lodge Websites
List of Lodge Facebook Pages
List of Lodge Twitter Accounts
List of Lodge Youtube Channels


Saturday 3rd July 2021Oxon Bangers -Common Leys Shooting Ground – all welcome!

Saturday 3rd September 2022 will mark the end of the Oxfordshire MCF 2022 Festival and to mark the occasion there will be a fabulous evening at Oxford Town Hall.

Please make sure you save the date in your diary, and more details will follow in due course.