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June 2023


Cream Tea 

Once again Dougie McMillan treated us to with an amazing array of cakes and scones.  Cheers Dougie.






 Mmmm which one next.

 Nice one Brad



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Installation of W. Bro. L.J King

Monday 5th November 2018


 The installation of W. Bro Louis was held this evening and was by the representative of the R.W Provincial Grand Master, W.Bro David Heley, PAGDC, PPSGW




Sunday 18th August 2018

Cream Tea





Here at St. Johns Thanet Lodge we hold annually a cream tea afternoon and invite the widows of our lodge for an afternoon of enjoyment. 

We are extremely fortunate to have our very own pâtissier Bro. Dougie Mcmilan who has certainly mastered the art of creating the most exquisite cakes and pastries.

This event is open to all, the next one will be at the Manston village hall on Sunday 18th August 2019, including food, teas and coffee only £7.50 per head.




Monday 6th November 2017

The Installation of  W.Bro J. B. Roberts  PM, PPJGD  as our new master.


Some of our current members 2017.


 Worshipful Master with Past Master.



 Our Master makes a toast.







June 2017


Monday 3rd April 2017

Today we had the pleasure of receiving on behalf of The Margate Masonic Centre  from W.Bro Roger Odd PGSwdB, DPGM a pair of Ashlar formed by the stone masons at Canterbury Cathedral.






March 2017

Gnome Racing Saturday 11th March



The Gnomes have arrived in Thanet and are now acclimatising to the local climate

in preparation for the famous race night on Saturday 11th of March.




Three of the Gnomes have heard about The Conqueror Tuesday evenings in Grange Road, Ramsgate

and sneaked into the pub rather than go to the gym.


 Colin offering the Gnomes a complimentary drink.


11th March Gnome Race Night.

Gnome night finally arrives with all gnomes in full fettle.

Personal message from Niel Drakely

Many thanks to all those who attended what was a great evening last nights Gnome Racing evening at St. Johns.

Over £360 raised for charity with around 60 attending.

Many thanks to the following for all their hard work - Ben Katumba , Chloe, Peter & Wendy Smith, Tara Smith, Logan Smith, Dougie McMillan, John Lycett (Mr Gnome) Shelley Lycett (Mrs Gnome), Tim Gifford (Mr Barman) and last but not least my sister Rosemary xxx.

And of course not forgetting the gnomes themselves.


 The excitement begins.

Picture courtesy of F Stocks


 Starting the next race.

Picture courtesy of F Stocks


 The gnomes awaiting the result for a stewards decision, orange is looking confident.

Picture courtesy of F Stocks



 The day after the gnomes returned to the Conqueror for a well earned rest, and a few beers.


Gnome racing where fortunes are won and lost in the aid of charity. 





December 4th 2016

Installation Meeting.


 Bro.Adam Kirby-Brown with W.Bro Niel Drakley.


December 2nd 2016

The first Social gathering by Worshipful Master Neil Drakley

Total success

A lovely evening was had by all with lots of raffle prizes and amazing food.

Photos by  Dougie McMillan













November 30th 2016


Bros. Aris, Grainger, McMillan and Jones eagerly awaiting lunch at The Hercules Pillars.




Bros. Lycett, Aris, Grainger, McMillan and Jones at the festive board of The City of London National Guard No.3757

We were fortunate to be kindly invited to a meeting and the festive board where we all had a marvellous

afternoon and evening.



November 7th 2016

Ceremony of Installation for W.Bro. Neil Patrick Drakley.

A marvelous  afternoon and evening.



 Some words of advice from W. Bro Katumba





An excellent evening at the Margate Winter Gardens was had by all members, guests and visitors.



September 11th 2016

St. Johns Treasure Hunt with fish and chip supper

Lovely weather to be driving around Thanet looking for clues.  Well done to W.Bro Jim Mason, the winner.


 Monday 4th April 2016

We were very fortunate to receive from W.Bro Derek John Rogers PPDGSwdB, PZ of the St Lawrence Lodge 3350, the most amazing and perfectly delivered lecture that I have ever witnessed.

The hours of study to deliver such a perfect lecture must have take a considerable amount of time, i.e. years one would imagine.

Many thanks to you Derek.



March 26th 2016

St. Johns Race Night

A very successful and pleasurable evening was had with some very tired horses.

Thank you to Doug McMillan for the amazing cakes donated for the evening.


January 26th 2016

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