The RWM Ian, Wardens, Office Bearers and Brethren would wish all the Brethren a very pleasant summer recess. The weather has been brilliant and we do hope it remains that way for the rest of the summer.
Do have a good family time and we will see you at the end of August.

Our next meeting will be a VISIT to Lodge Craigends No. 1042

Thursday 30th AUGUST at 7:30 pm.

Lodge Craigends No. 1042 will be the Host to Lodge Sir George Cathcart No. 617 on this occasion  and we look forward to meeting our many Brethren and Friends who have supported the Thursday club over the past few years. 


Our next meeting will be a Business Meeting to be held on the 6th September 2018. I am sure the RWM will be seeking a General Committee meeting before then to formulate an agenda for the remainder of our Centenary Year.
Please note the late change to our syllabus



The RWM would thank all the Brethren for their continued support over the past few Months. A very busy time which has seen great support from our Office Bearers and Brethren at our own meetings and especially on our visits to our friends and Brethren.



Please come along and support the Lodge, if you haven't attended for a while please come along and support us in our Centenary Year. 

Visitors will be made most welcome


The Centenary meeting is over but the year of festivities and fund raising goes on, your assistance will be very much appreciated. More news in regard to events for fund raising and the dispersal of gifts to our community will be given as soon as possible. This will allow all our members to assist, your support to ensure success is actively sought.
We have Centenary Jewels, Ties, Mark tokens available and display tiles for our friends and supporters of Thistle & Crown available for purchase 
Summer may be on the way and it would be appreciated if some of the younger Brethren could take a few hours to tidy the side garden and clear it of rubbish left by the those persons unable to reach the litter bins in the swimming pool car park. Leather gloves should be worn.

I would thank all the Office Bearers and Brethren who are visiting both within and outwith the Province to support the Lodge.


Your annual test fees are now due. Please see the Secretary PM Robert McCulloch or Treasurer 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, a small donation would be appreciated towards the Grand Lodge Fee.

Remember it is a requirement of all orders in Freemasonry that you remain in good standing in your Mother Lodge. if you wish to return to good standing a payment of 3 years dues is necessary.

We are always looking for new members, if you wish to join, speak to one of our members or contact the Lodge at 1 Main Street, Neilston.
Please have a look at our contact page to see what Freemasonry is all about or contact the Secretary who will assist you with information.


Message from the RWM Bro Ian Robert Brenchley PM

100 years in the village of Neilston

As Right Worshipful Master I extend to you a warm welcome to the Website of Lodge Thistle & Crown No.1167. This is our Centenary year which has been recognised by The Grand Lodge of Scotland, The East Renfrewshire Council with a fine civic reception and a joint Divine service at Neilston Parish Church. Other events are ongoing with funds raised for Beatson Cancer research, Madras Family Centre Neilston Primary School, St Thomas Primary School, Guides, Brownies, Girls Brigade and others. Small donations which we hope will be put to good use.

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. We have members from all walks of life with the best interests of the community at heart.

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.

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

Ian Robert Brenchley RWM


 why not pay a visit to our web site whenever you can and keep us up to date with the latest news.