Berkshire Tercentenary Events

Celebrating 300 Years

Celebrating 300 Years
2017 marks the official 300th birthday of Freemasonry, celebrating how three hundred years ago, on 24 June 1717, four London Lodges came together to form a Grand Lodge, the first in the world. The Tercentenary will be commemorated with a calendar of high profile events both nationally and locally.

This page includes details of some of these events and a full calendar of events in Berkshire for you to refer to throughout the coming year. Our Tercentenary is not only an important historical landmark celebrating 300 years of heritage, but also Freemasonry and its benevolent values and relevance in society today.

Berks 300 YearsCome and share in the fun and celebrations.

Monday 13th February Launch Night of the Reading Museum Exhibition
Tuesday 14th February Reading Museum Exhibition opens until Saturday 27th May
Sunday 19th March Reading Half-Marathon
Friday 31st March Inter-Provincial Quiz Night
Saturday 1st April Reading v Leeds United at Madejski Stadium sponsored by Berkshire Freemasons
Saturday 29th April Inter-Provincial Fly Fishing Tournament
Friday 12th May Inter-Provincial Bowls Tournament
Sunday 14th May Inter-Provincial Coarse Fishing Competition
Sunday 21st May The Classic 300 – Classic & Vintage Vehicle Run, Teddy Bears’ Picnic and The 300 Mile Walk – Windsor Great Park
Sunday 21st May Inter-Provincial Motorcycle Run
Thursday 8th June Inter-Provincial Golf Tournament
Sunday 11th June Inter-Provincial Running Event
Sunday 2nd July Windsor Racecourse Family Day
Saturday 24th June London to Brighton Cycle Ride
Saturday 22nd July Inter-Provincial Tug-of-War
Saturday 16th September and
Sunday 17th September
Royal County of Berkshire Show
Saturday 30th September The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) Grand Ball
Tuesday 31st October UGLE Celebration at The Royal Albert Hall and Battersea Evolution
Friday 24th November Gala Dinner at the Berkshire Masonic Centre Sindlesham.