2023 - 2024
68 Maxwellton Road Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2RD.
Lodge Gleniffer No.1219
A RETROSPECT (part 1)
During the later days of 1919
During the later days of 1919, a move was made by some of the brethren of lodge St Mirrins No129,to form a lodge in the town, and eventually 42 brethren from various lodges agreed to support the venture. And on the 3rd of Feb. 1920 a meeting of those interested in the formation of a new masonic lodge was held, Bro T.K.Powrie being asked to occupy the chair. Bro Powrie then read over a copy of the petition required to be completed and passed to Provincial Grand Lodge of Scotland Requesting a charter for the erection of a new lodge. Suggestions for a title of the new lodge was asked for and the following names were put forward. Paisley Gleniffer ,Paisley Tannahill, Paisley Victoria, and Paisley St.Ninnians, on a vote being taken it was carried that Lodge Gleniffer be the title. The following lodge colours were then submitted Purple, Chocolate brown, Harness Paisley and Turquoise blue, it was then agreed that the following colour turquoise blue be carried. function of the lodge.The petition for a charter was proceeded with,and the assent of lodges No 129,370 and 1116 having been given the petion was forwarded for consideration.
A RETROSPECT (part 2)
At a Quarterly Communication of the Grand Lodge of Scotland on the 19th of Feb 1920 it was unanimously agreed that in the event of a charter being granted turquoise blue would be the colour and Gleniffer would be the new lodge name. A clause was also inserted in to the constitution debarring the use of all alcoholic liquor at any meeting or At a Quarterly Communication of the Grand Lodge of Scotland on the 6th may 1920 it was unanimously agreed to grant our petition and a charter bearing the number 1219 was issued. Application was made to the Provincial Grand Lodge (R.E.) to fix a suitable date for the erection and consecration of the lodge, this was carried out on Tuesday 22nd June 1920 by Bro John Pattison P.G.M (R.E.)and his office bearers. Following the installation ceremony the brethren retired to the George Temperance Halls Smithhills street paisley where the usual loyal and masonic toasts were honoured. On the 13th July 1920 the first 7 candidates were initiated, and it is interested to note that three of these first initiates later occupied the masters chair. It should also be noted that during the early meeting that Bro Norman McKean who had a 10 year lease on the lodge rooms in the high street was a great help when asked for his views when the lodge was starting up.