Holywood Committee

Charities

CHARITY
within the Province of Down

Within the Masonic Province of Down there are nine District Charity Committee and to each is allocated a Provincial Grand   Steward of Charities and a Provincial Grand  Almoner as follows :-

District

Provincial Grand Lodge Steward of Charities

Provincial Grand Lodge Almoner

Ballymacarrett

W.Bro. Nigel Henderson

W.Bro. Mervyn Russell

Banbridge

W.Bro. James Woods

W.Bro. Joseph Thompson

Bangor

W.Bro. Samuel McCullough

W.Bro. John Lindsay

Downpatrick

W.Bro. W. James Blackwood

W.Bro. Wilbur Calvert

Holywood

W.Bro. James Kilpatrick

W.Bro. Barry Brewster

Newry

W.Bro. Kenneth Hassan

W.Bro. George McMurray

Newtownards

W.Bro. Samuel Snodden

W.Bro. Brian Eve

Rosetta

W.Bro. Trevor McCaughey

W.Bro. John Moore

The Mount

W.Bro. John Oakley

W.Bro. Christopher Gordon

The main Masonic Charities supported by the Province of Down (in alphabetical order) are :-

Belfast Masonic Charity Fund - to assist deserving and destitute Freemasons or their families

Belfast Masonic Widows Fund - to assist widows and families of deceased Freemasons from Lodges within a 6 mile radius of Belfast or anywhere in the Province of Antrim and  subscribing to the fund

Down Masonic Widows Fund - to assist deserving, destitute or indigent Widows and families of Freemasons who have been subscribing members of Lodges in the Province of Down but outside a 6 miles radius of Belfast

Masonic Boys Benefit Fund - give provision for the cost of maintenance, education, advancement and benefit of sons of deceased Freemasons or financially distressed Freemasons

Masonic Girls Benefit Fund - give provision for the cost of maintenance, education, advancement and benefit of daughters of deceased Freemasons or financially distressed Freemasons

Masonic Welfare Fund - for Brethren and Dependents in need whose circumstances prevent them being helped under other Masonic Charities

Victoria Jubilee Masonic Benevolent Fund - for distressed Freemasons, their spouses and/or widows