Old Dovorian Lodge 2022 London Festival Dinner

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Old Dovorian Lodge No 5647

An 85th Anniversary Celebration

“Christmas White Table 2022”

Tuesday 6th December 2022

The Old Dovorian Lodge holds two white table dinners every year; a summer festival in The Refectory at Dover College; the second in the festive season at a well-known venue, where Old Dovorian Lodge members, partners and friends have an opportunity to usher in the festive season with some panache.

To give a brief historical context to the foundation of the Old Dovorian Lodge. Following a Petition presented by W. Bro. A. Atkinson PGDC (Kent) on 4th November 1936, the Old Lawrentian Lodge No. 4141 (established several years earlier) recommended and sponsored the formation of the Old Dovorian Lodge

The Lodge was Consecrated on Friday, 29th January1937 (with W. Bro Atkinson as Primus Master).

The Consecration team included R.W.Bro. Sir Gerald Wollaston KCB, KCVO, PGW (Garter Principal King of Arms) and R.W.Bro Sir Frank Newson-Smith Bart OSM, PGW who was a member of the Old Lawrentian Lodge.

The Headmaster of Dover College, W.S.  Lee was the first Initiate of the Lodge.   There were four other Initiates in 1937 and two more before the war.

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R.W.Bro. Rt. Hon. Lord Cornwallis MC DL Provincial Grand Master of Kent attended the Lodge officially on 26th January 1938 for the Installation of the second Worshipful Master – W.Bro.  Major (later Brigadier) Duncan Brown (PGSwdB in 1942).

At that Meeting a Petition was presented by W.Bro. F.M.  Furley PAGDC to form a new Lodge to be called the Cantuarian Lodge, which was eventually sponsored by the Old Dovorian Lodge and Consecrated later that year.

Thus  was  formed the  unique relationship  between  the  three  East  Kent  Public School Lodges with respective members once in vigorous competition on the playing fields now in harmonious Brotherly co-operation in our individual and combined Masonic work.

Now in its 85th year, the Old Dovorian Lodge will be holding a “Christmas White Table” on: Tuesday 6th December 2022 at The Garrick Club in Covent Garden, London.

The Worshipful Master of the Old Dovorian Lodge would like therefore, to extend a warm invitation to you and your guests to join the members of the Old Dovorian Lodge at their Lodge’s “Christmas White Table”

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For the masons attending, there will be a Lodge Meeting at Freemasons’ Hall, 60 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5AZ. The brethren and their invited guests will then assemble for a Champagne Reception at The Garrick Club, 15 Garrick St, London WC2E 9AY, followed by the “Christmas White Table Dinner”.

Time Table for the Festive White Table 2022

17.00 – 18.30hrs – The Old Dovorian Lodge Tyled for a meeting at Freemasons’ Hall, 60 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5AZ.

19.00 – 19.30hrs – Champagne Reception at The Garrick Club

19.30 – 22.00hrs – Christmas White Table Dinner at The Garrick Club

      Tickets for the Christmas White Table Dinner will be £95.00 per head.

Brethren wishing to attend the Lodge meeting only, to be held at Freemasons’ Hall, will be made most welcome, at no cost. Please inform the Old Dovorian Lodge Secretary at [email protected] with your attendance intentions, or if you need any further information.

In addition, the lodge is pleased to publish the dining menu for this event served in a private room within the prestigious Garrick Club in London, supported by an amazing selection of wines.

The menu for this event can be viewed via the link button below.

You will notice that there is a Vegetarian option, as well as, an option for those who have a Nut allergy

Old Dovorian Lodge Christmas Menu

To help the Assistant Secretary of the Lodge to understand numbers of those who will be dining, together with their guests the menu choices required, as well as any allergies, directly to the Lodges Assistant Secretary Bro Ed Lewis (email address [email protected] ) at your earliest convenience, so we can ensure that the Garrick Club are fully prepared for our Event.

For brethren and their guests that wish to attend the Festive White Table, you can register your attendance and book your tickets by emailing The lodges Assistant Secretary via this link

As numbers are limited only confirmed bookings can be catered for. To confirm your booking, please make your Bank Transfer into the lodge’s bank account: The Old Dovorian Lodge No 5647, Sort Code – 30-98-63, Account Number – 00006246  with the reference format “Surname DEC22” and confirming amount paid to the Lodge Secretary via email at:  [email protected]

You can also contact The Old Dovorian Lodge Secretary, via email at  [email protected] who will be only too pleased to assist you further. Floreat Dubris!