Welcome to the Light Blues Brothers

Group of Freemasons operating within the Province of East Kent.

The light blues brothers are a group of Freemasons operating within the Province of East Kent. We organise meet ups and events across the county of Kent for the benefit of masons, their families and the community. Our board comprises enthusiastic Freemasons at all levels. With a wide range of skills, we want to put the fun and education back into freemasonry. We will be using two hashtags in our media for the benefit of finding us elsewhere on the web. Our hashtags will be #funmasonry and #lbbros so be sure to look out for these, and you will know you are on the right track.

The light blues brothersWe aim to do this by means of a minimum of two meetings a month starting from January 2016. One event will be masonic based and so only for masons, whilst the other will be open to everyone, and will either be an outing, lecture, study session or just an off the cuff local meet up. Our only qualification for you is be enthusiastic.

We felt there was room for a group to bring the fun and education back into freemasonry, outside of the formal setting of a lodge room and regalia. That people want to spend more time than their lodge allows in freemasonry. We believe there is so much more to gain, and with our close connections with the Province of East Kent, we can quickly help you find the information you need.

Our name is The Light Blues Brothers and that is meant to be light hearted, reminding us of two things That we are all brothers That we aim to put the fun back into masonry.

Our Aims are: Short Term: to build community within freemasonry amongst masons and their families, by assisting and educating masons at all levels. Long Term: to extend community into the public domain, by increasing the masonic profile, and providing events that help people within our community.

17 Comments

  1. Jason Hiscock

    Hi, I have only been in Freemasonry for 7 months now but have thoroughly enjoyed every minute to date. I had my third degree just last week and now can wait to get out and about to visit new lodges and meet more new people.

    We have an initiation next month and an looking forwad as a new member myself to pass on what I can to help them.

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    • PaulRicketts

      Glad you had a good third degree, get out and about and visit as many lodges as you can

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  2. Dave Bowyer

    Jason, your always welcome at Lewises 1209.

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  3. Jason Hiscock

    Thanks Dave, will take you up on that.

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  4. Peter Jackson

    Lightbluesbros, darts competition fantastic evening, great company lots of fun, plus an early appearance from father Christmas, brilliant

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    • PaulRicketts

      very much enjoyed losing to you, my friend

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  5. Jason Davies-bAKER

    Gent’s,
    I have have been a mason since 1993, but after completing my 3rd dropped out for many reasons and didn’t return to the fraternity until 3 years ago. Why return after so many years away.. well in my particular case i had reached an age whereby work life balance and striving for the next promotion were not as important to me as they once were! A chance meeting at work got me back into it and i can honestly and without equivocation(!) say it has added a new and very positive dimension to my personal life.
    Time in lodge is very important to me; the ritual and the fraternity of my brothers in lodge is for me reminiscent of my time spent in the forces and not something i have encountered since leaving it all those years ago.
    With the dramatic fall in new members joining and the, at times, stubbornness of some senior member’s to change and adapt to the modern ways of life its been a challenge to get accepted what needs to be done in order to maintain this great fraternity for the next generation of brothers.
    I think that the future of FM is starting to see the green shoots of change that is so very desperately needed, even in my own Lodge the brethren are starting to embrace them and hopefully over the course of the next few years see the good that they will bring.. changing any structure or culture is difficult, changing a culture that’s old as ours well.. it was never going to be easy was it?
    I have started to travel to other lodges, i’m fascinated by the differences and how each lodge interprets and plays out the ritual.. however, the one thing that always pops into my head is the loyalty i feel to my own lodge, my mother lodge, and how we portray the drama of the ritual to our guests and visitors.. i hope we do a good job? Please feel free to visit us: Lewises Lodge 1209 Ramsgate.
    As to the Light Blues, i have been entertained on two occasions by there members, both times i have been made to feel extremely welcome, even given a packet of sweets last time i met a certain member; don’t know whether he was telling me i had halitosis or there were other reasons behind it!!
    I look forward to meeting you all again soon.. hopefully, and to contributing to the two great aims and objectives you have laid out as your core goals..
    I wish you all well, and until next time.. stay safe and have a very good Xmas and New Years…

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    • PaulRicketts

      Absolutely great contribution Jason, it has been a pleasure meeting you and I look forward to being entertained at Lewises many times in the future, and I in turn will show you stability. Keep that motivation and don’t let others dictate your enjoyment, remember only you are responsible for how you feel. Paul

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  6. Dave Flemming

    Great comment Jason. It underlines the fact that regardless of ranks that may be bestowed on us…..we are first and foremost, Master Masons….we are all Light Blues at the core. Hope to see you around again soon.

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  7. John hannam

    Looks interesting

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  8. Anthony Saward

    Masons; It’s the season of the year when all the brothers should be happy, they have seen another year through, their LOI’s, lodge meetings and events. Charitable giving and good will to all. Festive boards when all is fisted on fine food and wine with greeting to the Queen and brethren all
    May I wish all my fellow brothers health and happyness with another successful new year 2016 for the light blues brothers events to come.

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    • PaulRicketts

      Nice sentiments Anthony, I look forward to meeting you in the New year

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  9. David Chapman

    what a great idea, for all the new masons that use all the new social media to communicate and to meet one and other to talk and discuss/ social events, i will have to come and see what you do one day.

    from the old fart who hasnt got a clue about computers

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    • PaulRicketts

      thanks for the positive feedback David, much appreciated

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  10. Alan Woodcock

    Well I think I should leave a little note if thank you to Paul Rickets for the presentation of a blues brothers lapel pin as a sign of respect from him. It must be the wrinklies of age that have earned such a special gift a gift that will be worn with pride. Once again thank you to all those that keep me going and therfore giving me a youthful outlook on my masonic career. I am still trotting out to meetings after 44 years sometimes I get complacent but it always bring me back to my roots as a Mason. Well done to all who support this group.

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    • PaulRicketts

      Always a pleasure and never a chore Alan.

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  11. Dave Bowyer

    Great evening at Lewsies Lodge 1209 on Wednesday. It was also great to have Jim W and Dan J along and Dan C presented with his pin by Paul R, I later I gave Jay M his badge as it was his first official Light Blues Brothers visit.

    Looking forward to the next one.

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