Francis Crossle Masonic Lodge 83



  Grand Lodge Honours for Lodge 83 

Rt. Wor. Bro. Noel Magowan with the Most Worshipful The Grand Master George Dunlop and the Rt. Wor. Provincial Grand Master of Down Rt. Wor. Bro. Richard Gray 


Noel Magowan Past Master of Francis Crossle Lodge 83 Newry, Invested in Cork 2013, As a representative of The Grand Prince Hall North Carolina 


 50 Year Jewel


 Rt. Wor. Bro. R McCurley, Wor. Bro W.B Davison, Wor. Bro G Hodgett W.M

Rt Wor. Bro. R. McCurley Assistant Grand Master presented Wor. Bro Davison with his 50 year jewel, 

Wor. Bro. Davison was initiated into the order on the 18/10/1962 and is a valued member of Lodge 83.




Francis Crossle Lodge 83

Congratulations Rt Wor Bro McCurley

At the Lodge Communication on the 15/11/12, The W.M & Members of Lodge 83 made a presentation to Rt. Wor. Bro R McCurley, to mark his continued progression in Fressmasonary as the new Assistant Grand Master.

Rt. Wor Bro McCurley is well respected within the Province of Down and as a frequent visitor to Lodge 83, We wish him well. 



New Members 

 Wor Bro Noel Magowan welcomes his son in law Bro Charlie McConnell into the Lodge and another Grandson Bro Richard McConnell

They are seen in the picture below with the Worshipful Master

Wor Bro Harris Green  



Provincial Grand Lodge Honours

Francis Crossle Lodge 83, was again honoured by Provincial Grand Lodge when Wor Bro Marshall McConnell was elected to the position of Provincial Grand Lodge Senior Deacon.

Wor Bro McConnell received his 1st Degree in 1977 and later became Worshipful Master in 1984 & 2007

He is seen below receiving his regalia from Worshipful Master Wor Bro Noel Magowan. 




New Members

Worshipful Master Noel Magowan, Welcome's another two of his Grandson's into Lodge 83, Bro Mark McCready & Bro Andrew McConnell received their 3rd Degree on the 16th September 2010, Along with Wor Bro Robert McCready that gives Worshipful Bro Noel Magowan three grandsons in Lodge 83




Lodge history was made at the 2010 Installation Dinner of Francis Crossle Lodge 83, when Worshipful Master Wor Bro Noel Magowan was installed as Worshipful Master, by his grandson Wor Bro Robert McCready




 Francis Crossle Lodge No. 83 held its Centenary Celebration Dinner on Saturday 28th October 2007 in Newry Masonic Hall.

 The Dinner was the highlight of the Lodge’s Centenary Year and was attended by the Grand Master, M.W.Bro. George Dunlop and  the Provincial Grand Master of Down, R.W.Bro. Robert J Armstrong.

The toast to the Lodge was proposed by the Provincial Grand Master of South Connaught, R.W.Bro. Basil Fenton, who is a good friend of the Lodge and a regular attender at its Installation in January each year. The W.M. W.Bro. Marshall McConnell suitably replied on behalf of the Lodge.

The Lodge was Constituted in Newry on Friday 25th October 1907 with 29 founder members. R.W.Bro. Francis C. Crossle, one of the founder members, was Provincial Deputy Grand Master of Down at that time and permitted the Lodge to take his honoured name as its title. He became Worshipful Master in 1907 and 1908.

The principles on which the Lodge was formed and which were important to R.W.Bro. Crossle, were Fellowship and Charity.The Lodge is extremely proud that it has been able to maintain these principles at such a high standard during the 100 years and presently, its giving to Charity (per capita) is one of the highest throughout Ireland.

On the occasion of the Centenary Dinner, the Grand Master also presented a 50 year jewel to W.Bro. F.D. Gray – unfortunately, W.Bro. J.D.F. Fisher who was also to receive his 50 year jewel, was unable to attend, being in London to receive his O.B.E.


Wor. Bro Dermot Gray Receiving his 50 year jewel from the Grand Master

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