St James's Operative Lodge No 97

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Sun, 31st July 2022, 10:47am (Thu, 1st January 1970, 1:00am UTC-460906)


Lodge Pitgaveny No 681 shall be Working a 3rd/MM Degree on Sat 12NOV22 @ 1400 Hrs (9 James St, Lossiemouth); where Brn taking part will have Served in HM Armed Forces, or Protected Employments - with yours truly (ex-Army) being propelled back into the Chair for that Special Meeting.
Given that Bro John Cranshaw Raynes VC was a member of your Lodge it would be an honour if a representative of your fine Lodge could be in attendance on that day.
If somebody is able to attend could they please let myself know.
If they wish to take an active part and deliver Ritual even better, again just let myself know and I will try and accommodate them.
Our RWM (Bro Keith Beaumont ex-Royal Navy), Secretary (Bro Steve Brayshaw ex-Met Police) and myself look forward to welcoming you into our Lodge.
Yours Fraternally
Bro Jim Legge PM

Jim Legge

Sat, 4th July 2020, 7:39pm (Tue, 7th April 2020, 7:44pm UTC-2112)

Great site , lovely lodge

Bob cassidy

Tue, 7th May 2019, 10:43pm (Tue, 7th May 2019, 5:43pm UTC-5)

Fraternal Greetings Brethren, I was invited to view you page by Brother Pete Laird. You have a very beautiful old Lodge. I love the architect of the building.
We wish you, all the Officers and Brethren a very successful year and many more years to come. From your Brethren from Ohio, The United States of America.
May we always meet on the level!

WB Larry L. Collins

Fri, 28th December 2018, 3:00pm

I remember great times climbing the wonderful staircase to the temple when you met in the Egyptian rooms Queen Street. First Lodge I visited as a Master Mason.

Bro Alan Maitland pm 226

Fri, 28th December 2018, 2:56pm

Very interesting keep up the good work

Bro Alan Maitland pm 226

Sat, 15th October 2016, 9:02am

Dear Rwm, Pastmasters and Brethren, A very Big Thank You for making me An Honorary Member of this Super Lodge. I am thrilled and honoured to be part of your team. It is also an honour for my mother lodge. St. Margarets Hope 1184. I also wish the Best Of Health to Rwm David Whippey. Thanks also to Rwm Gerald Oaten for last night too.

David Donaldson

Tue, 5th April 2016, 6:25pm (Tue, 5th April 2016, 11:25am UTC-7)

Greetings from Castle Lodge 122, Eagle, Colorado. My wife and I will be visiting Edinbugh on April 27-29. I would greatly enjoy visiting with any available Bretheren and would be proud to buy the first pint. Golfing is also surely to be on the schedule. Unfortunately our visit does not seem to align with and stated communications so some fellowship will have to do. I hope to hear back from a Brother.


Jeff Campbell

Mon, 14th March 2016, 4:31pm

Monday 14th march 2016

Right Worshipful Master Bro David WHIPPEY,

Thank you for your welcome to "Occitanie" regional delegation of Grande Loge Nationale Française. We were very prouds to be with you and all the brothers of St James Operativre Lodge N° 97.

Thank you for your warmfully ambience.

Hope w'll see you soon in Toulouse.


Bro Michel PUJOL P.M.

Bro PUJOL Michel, P.M. "Province d'Occitanie, G.L.N.F."

Mon, 9th March 2015, 10:54pm

A much better site, cleaner and easier to navigate. It shows a better view of the history of our deeply rooted and historic lodge.
St James's 97

Terry Birkett

Fri, 6th March 2015, 1:55am

not only a great lodge,but a great web site as well.

ian doyle p.m. 1201

Thu, 5th March 2015, 11:51pm

Hi I found it at last it must be an age thing LOL

Well done boys great site see you all on the 2nd and 4th Fridays.

David Turner PM

Mon, 2nd March 2015, 6:14pm (Tue, 3rd February 2015, 6:14pm UTC-648)

the website looks more attractive and practical in comparison to the old one. Well done web-master.


Sun, 8th February 2015, 2:15pm (Sun, 2nd August 2015, 2:15pm UTC+4199)

Nice website. I would like to see posted the history of this old lodge

Gerard O'Donnell