Helping You Achieve Success
Whether it’s the smooth greens of a golf course, the thrill of the catch, the drama of clay shooting, or the love of Rugby,
Here in the Province of East Kent, we can cater to your sporting needs, with the Masonic Golfing Association competing against neighbouring Provinces and arranging many local rounds, there is something for everyone.
For those who crave a faster lifestyle, either sitting in the armchair or going to games, the Spirit of Rugby Lodge and its members have created a new Lodge catering for your Rugby needs.
Slowing down the pace, The Masonic Fishing Charity of East Kent operates independently but is still part of the National Masonic Fishing Charity.
The Charity works directly with our communities to provide a day out for anyone aged between 11 – 18 years, with learning or behavioural difficulties. Would you like to join them?
Finally and not least, for more noise, we have the Province of East Kent Clay Pigeon Shooting Club. For experienced and non-experienced shooters, it gives everyone a chance to have a go at Clay Pigeon Shooting.
So what are you waiting for? Get in touch and we will pass on your details to the relevant Associations and Groups.
We were formed on 21st June 2011 in order to promote the golfing interests of East Kent Freemasons. We are one of the original sporting bodies affiliated to the East Kent Provincial Sports Association.
We organise the Province’s two golf championships:-
- The Geoffrey Gordon Dearing Bowl, and
- The William Blay Trophy
The Province of East Kent Clay Pigeon Shooting Club had its genesis following a home counties inter-provincial competition in the summer of 2008 when W.Bro. Roger Wilkes approached the editor of “The Provincial” to include a small article enquiring if there were any other Freemasons in the Province with an interest in clay pigeon shooting. This, almost immediately, brought a response from 7 fellow shooters and the first meeting of these took place at Hawley Shooting Ground, near Dartford, at the beginning of November 2008.
Since this date several more East Kent members have joined the band of shooters, some occasionally, but most for each outing. The club meets every month at one of the shooting grounds in Kent which makes it fair with travelling as those taking part come from all across the Province. We have contact with many other provincial shooting associations and have been instrumental in the formation of the National Association of Masonic Clay Shooting Societies with our Chairman and Secretary, Nick Jenkins and Roger Wilkes being the National Treasurer and Secretary respectively. Celebrating our 10th. Anniversary we hosted an Inter-Provincial Competition where 9 Provinces joined us to enjoy the occasion.
Whether you are a Freemason who loves Rugby, or a Rugby enthusiast curious to know more about Freemasonry, you will find much to interest, entertain and inform you in the pages on this site.
Freemasonry has changed dramatically over the last 50 years becoming ever more open and accessible to men from all walks of life.
New lodges like Spirit of Rugby No. 9922 are a continuing part of that process.
Whilst staying true to the basic Masonic principles of compassion, charity and integrity, we have developed a new and exciting approach to ensure that our members can enjoy their Freemasonry (and their Rugby) without compromising family or professional obligations.
Registered Charity No. 1141630
The East Kent Branch is part of the national Masonic Fishing Charity. The branch operates independently, conducts its own fundraising and operates its own events.
Our Work – who benefits?
Anyone aged 11 – 18 years, with physical, learning or behavioural difficulties, the disadvantaged or those who have suffered trauma, are the groups who primarily benefit from the interactive fishing and countryside experience provided.
The experience enables these people to gain in confidence and to meet new challenges. It helps disadvantaged young people to renew their confidence in meeting others and interacting with them. It helps those who are physically disabled to participate in sport and experience something that may otherwise be unavailable to them.
Many Schools and Centres who cater for special needs pupils use the day as a basis for a curriculum project and to provide a focus for sporting achievement for those who are unable to partake in established team and individual sports.