3rd November 2016 - Business Meeting at 7:30pm


I would take this opportunity to Thank the Brethren for their support at our Annual Installation.

To the Installing Masters PM George and PM Ian for their hard work. 
To PGM Bro John S Miller and his deputation.
To PM Jim and his wife Karen for ensuring the Temple and Hall were looking the best.
To PM Gordon Wade for supplying the Programmes.
To all those who contributed to the Buffets both afternoon and evening.
To Bro Brian and Bro Robbie for the entertainment programme.
To the Brethren from Lodge Nitshill No. 1478 who provided the stewarding on the day.

To all the brethren and their wives for making it a very special day not only for the RWM and office bearers but for all who attended on the day. Thank you all for your support!!


The Centenary is only a year away Fund Raising will commence shortly, your assistance will be very much appreciated.
We have ties for sale, Mark tokens available and support display tiles for our friends of Thistle & Crown available for purchase ( See PM David Wallace to obtain a centenary support tile)
I would thank all the Brethren who assisted in providing materials, scaffolding, transport,  and labour during the recess.

A very special thanks to Karen for her invaluable help in the clean up, following the replacement of the sections of storm damaged ceiling in the temple. 

I would thank all the Office Bearers and Brethren who are visiting both within and outwith the Province to support the Lodge.
I would extend an invitation to all visitors to come along and support us at Thistle & Crown 

Your annual test fees are now due. Please see the Secretary PM George E. Paul

To our Brethren; 
if you attend the lodge once in every 2 years the Lodge pays Grand Lodge a Capitation fee for your attendance. 
Please assist by being clear in Lodge books

Remember it is a requirement of all orders in Freemasonry that you remain in good standing in your Mother Lodge.

We are always looking for new members, if you wish to join, speak to two of our members who are in good standing to vouch for you.

Message from the RWM Bro Robert McCulloch PM
As Right Worshipful Master ,I extend to you a warm welcome to the Website of Lodge Thistle & Crown No.1167

Whether you are a member of Lodge Thistle & Crown or just a visitor to our website I do hope that you find the various pages of interest.

The Lodge is always seeking new members , ideally men from the local community who consider themselves to be honest and upright citizens with the best interest and welfare of others in the community at heart. Please come and talk to us and find out what Freemasonry has to offer. 

If you would like more information please contact the secretary at 1 Main St. Neilston, Glasgow G78 3NN. We would be very happy to explain what we do at Lodge Thistle & Crown and how we contribute to society in general.

The Lodge is receiving many more bookings for hall lets and we would thank the various organisations and friends for that support. The function hall can accommodate 98 persons for an event, the current Licence laws apply.  Please contact the secretary George E Paul for information regarding bookings.  

Members :  To all members of the Lodge , we would invite you to come along to our regular meetings. If you haven't managed along for a while please be assured you will receive a warm welcome – your ongoing support is invaluable.

To the members who already attend regularly , why not invite a Brother who has not attended for some time to join you for one of our regular meetings and catch up on the local news and meet some of our new Brethren.

Website updates :

The website will be reviewed and updated regularly to ensure everyone is kept up to date with events in and around Lodge Thistle & Crown and the Village of Neilston.

Thank you for your interest in Lodge Thistle & Crown No. 1167

Robert McCulloch PM