Old Dovorian Lodge Summer Festival 2022

Old Dovorian Lodge No 5647

An 85th Anniversary Celebration

“Summer Festival 2022”

Saturday 4th June 2022

It has been the tradition for the Old Dovorian Lodge to hold a summer festival every summer at the college. So, it is but fair to give a brief historical context to its foundation. 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. 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).

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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  “Summer Festival” on Saturday 4th June 2022 at Dover College

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 2022 Lodge’s “ Summer Festival”

For the masons attending, there will be a Lodge Meeting at the Masonic Hall in Snargate Street, Dover; in the presence of the Assistant Provincial Grand Master of East Kent, accompanied by the Provincial Grand Secretary of East Kent, as well as a number of Metropolitan Grand Lodge Inspectors.

During the Lodge meeting, our guests who not attending the lodge meeting, there will be given a Historical tour of the College, which is set within the grounds of a former 12th century Benediction Monastery, followed by afternoon tea on the Close at Dover College. – weather permitting.

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After which the members of the Old Dovorian Lodge, together with their guests will then assemble for a Champagne Reception on the College Close, followed by the “Summer Festival Dinner” in the Refectory of Dover College, which is one of the oldest working refectories in England; dating back to the 12th Century.

Old Dovorian Lodge Summer Festival Menu

Meal Option “A”

Vegetarian Option

First Course

Warm Halloumi & Aubergine Salad

Pan-fried Halloumi cheese chargrilled aubergines. Baby gem lettuce and red pepper with lemon oil dressing & Micro herbs


Main Course

Lentil, Mushroom & Roasted Beetroot Wellington

Roasted red and golden beetroot lentil and mushrooms. Encased in a light puff pastry case served. With a chive & white wine sauce



Summer Berry Eton Mess

A mix of strawberries, raspberry, blue berries and clotted cream. Served with fresh meringue


Cheese and Biscuits


Coffee & Port

Meal Option “B”

First Course

Chicken Liver Parfait

A rich smooth chicken liver parfait laced with brandy Accompanied with mixed berry compote & toasted Sourdough bread


Main Course

Pan seared Pork loin

Succulent pork loin pan seared with roasted vegetables. Red pepper coulis crispy kale and crackling wheel



Summer Berry Eton Mess

A mix of strawberries, raspberry, blue berries and clotted cream. Served with fresh meringue


Cheese and Biscuits


Coffee & Port

Timings For the Festival

14.30 hrs – Guests not attending the Lodge meeting  assemble at Dover College, Effingham Crescent, Dover, Kent, CT17 9RH, for a  Historical Tour of Dover College

15.00– 16.45 hrs – Historical Tour of Dover College, followed by afternoon tea on the College “Close” weather permitting for our guests

15.15 – 17.30 hrs – The Old Dovorian Lodge Tyled for a meeting at The Dover Masonic Hall in Snargate Street, Dover.

18.00 – 19.00 hrs – All assemble on the “Close” of Dover College for a Champagne Reception  -. Weather permitting

19.00 – 22.00 hrs – “Summer Festival Dinner” in Dover College’s 12th Century Refectory

Tickets for the Festival activities above will be £59.50 per head.


For brethren wishing to attend the Lodge meeting only, which will be held at the Dover Masonic Centre in Snargate Street, 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.

For brethren and their guests that wish to attend the Summer Festival, you can register your attendance and book your festival tickets, via the secure link button below

To confirm your booking, please make a 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 DF22” and confirming amount paid to the Lodge Secretary via email at:  [email protected]

For further information please visit the Old Dovorian Lodge “Old Dovorian Lodge Summer Festival” Page at  https://www.olddovorians.com/old-dovorian-lodge-ladies-summer-festival-2022/

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

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Floreat Dubris!

Old Dovorian Lodge 5647, 2022 Summer Festival, In support of the Master list – Dover smART Project and Dover College Bursary Fund

Some Accommodation Information

Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel & Spa –

Dover Waterfront, Waterloo Crescent, Dover, Kent, CT17 9BP, England

Tele 03330 034116

Discount available by asking for Dover College Rates

Premier Inn Dover Central (Eastern Ferry Terminal) hotel –

Marine Court, Marine Parade, Dover CT16 1LW

Tele 0333 777 4649,

Website https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/home.html

Premier Inn, Dover East hotel –

Jubilee Way, Guston Wood, Dover,  CT15 5FD

Tele 0333 777 4651

Website https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/home.html

Travelodge Dover

Unit 8, St James Street, Dover, CT16 1QD

Tele 0871 984 6532

Website https://www.travelodge.co.uk/