The Travelling Gavel

The Circuit operates a Travelling Gavel, which is made from the wooden taffrail that runs around the stern of the former Royal Yacht, Britannia, now based in Leith, Edinburgh. HMY Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over 1,000,000 miles around the world.

The gavel has been donated by Navy Lodge No. 2612 and the aim is to encourage visits between Lodges within the Circuit of Service Lodges.

The Travelling Gavel will be presented, upon demand, provided attendance of the visiting Circuit Lodge is of four or more in number. If two or more sister Lodges visit and demand its surrender, the Master will surrender it to the visiting Lodge that has travelled the greatest distance.

The full Rules for claiming the gavel can be found by clicking here.

The Travelling Gavel began its journey at Victoria Rifles where the Circuit presented it to the WM.

It may next be claimed at:-

LodgeNext Meeting
Pro Patria Lodge
No. 9952
Masonic Hall, West Drive, Thornton-Cleveleys, FY5 2BL
Tuesday 28 February 2023

Previous Holders

Reserve Forces Lodge of Northumbria11 Nov 20215 Oct 2022
Victoria Rifles No. 82215 Oct 202111 Nov 2021
Middlesex Armed Forces No. 99408 May 201915 Oct 2021
St. Eligius Lodge No. 829510 Nov 20188 May 2019
Victoria Rifles Lodge No. 8224 Apr 201810 Nov 2018
Reserve Forces Lodge of Northumbria9 Nov 20174 Apr 2018
Victoria Rifles Lodge No. 82223 Oct 20179 Nov 2017
FitzRoy Lodge No. 5694 May 201723 Oct 2017
Victoria Rifles Lodge No. 8227 Apr 20174 May 2017
United Service Lodge of Derbyshire10 Nov 20167 Apr 2017
Victoria Rifles Lodge No. 82210 Nov 201610 Nov 2016