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Welcome to Amphibious Chapter No 9050

We are one of the Twenty Two Royal Arch Chapters meeting in the Masonic Province of Dorset. We meet in Wimborne, just one of the seventeen meeting venues across the county.

We meet in Wimborne on the third Wednesday of January, March (installation meeting), June and October. The Chapter tyles at 18.00hrs unless advised otherwise

Amphibious Chapter has a strong services background, as you will notice from our banner which is based on the combined services banner. We warmly welcome Companions interested in visiting from other Chapters and for those who are not Royal Arch Masons, we hope you will think about completing your journey in Craft Masonry by joining Amphibious Chapter.

Our next convocation is on FRIDAY the 20th August 2021 and is in addition to the normal programme for Amphibious Chapter.

The nearest car park for the hall is in King Street, Wimborne (pay at meter but free after 18.00hrs).

Wimborne Masonic Hall
BH21 1JL

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Amphibious Chapter does it again 

Just a few days ago our Past First Principal, Peter Montgomery, accompanied by his lovely wife Marion and our Charity Steward, Mike Strafford with his wife Joyce, paid a visit to Forest Holme Hospice in Poole.

The main purpose of this visit was to present the hospice with a cheque for the magnificent sum of £1,500.00. This donation is the result of charitable collections during Peter's time in office and in recognition of the truly excellent work carried out by Forest Holme. more...

Amphibious Chapter supports CFT 

This year our First Principal made the excellent decision to support the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as his chosen charity for 201718, a cause very close to his own heart and a condition that now effects so many children in the UK. Coincidentally our next convocation falls on Cystic Fibrosis Week, which this year is between the 18th and the 24th June.

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited condition that causes mucus to build up in the lungs and digestive system. more...

Forest Holme gets our support 

Over the past couple of years we have been supporting Forest Holme Hospice both in raising much needed funds and by practical means, wherever we can. It was our chosen charity for the past two years.

Last Saturday a task force from both Amphibious Lodge and Chapter attended the home to add a helping hand in sprucing up their garden furniture with a much needed lick of paint. more...

A knockout for Mike 

So what do your three Principals get up to when they're not reading a ritual book? Well ours are certainly a busy bunch, particularly Mike Dedman who recently took part in a charity boxing match!

Sprightly 63 year old Mike undertook quite a bit of training to get match fit before his bout at the event in the Bournemouth International Centre. more...

Grand Ball is announced 

Companions all, we have received a letter from the Prov Asst Grand Scribe E, announcing that a Provincial Grand Chapter Ball will be held in November. This is open to all companions but places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Here is the letter from Fred Poate, which is self expanitory. The menu is reproduced here too.

Dear Companions,

By kind permission of the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent E.Comp. more...

Facebook for Amphibious Chapter 

Because of our very close ties with Amphibious Lodge we are now posting our news on the 9050 Facebook page. Facebook gives the opportunity to publish more and in greater detail, such as higher quality photographs with a better resolution.

The Amphibious Facebook page is currently posting an article every other day on a wide veriety of subjects, most with a masonic theme, so why not take a look and let us know what you think. You can find the page at @amphibiouslodge9050 on Facebook. more...

Toasting the immortal memory 

Oh, what a night! On Wednesday the 17th October we exalted Companion Bob into Amphibious Chapter. We're sure you'll agree that the addition of this very enthusiastic and able mason to the Chapter is very welcome, he will make an excellent Companion (literally) and we wish him well for his progress in the order. more...

January Convocation update 

The January convocation of Amphibious Chapter will surely be one not to miss. Not only are the Companions giving an explanation of the banners, we will also be celebrating the nobel bard himself, namely Robert Burns, 25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796.

Burns started writing songs and poetry at the tender age of 15 and was initiated into freemasonry at the Lodge of St David, Tarbolton, on 4 July 1781, when he was just 22 years old. more...


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