St John Maybole No. 11 Installation
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The Annual Installation of Lodge St. John Maybole No. 11 was held on Friday 9th January when Right Worshipful Master Robert Green was installed by Bro Thomas Wason PM, Bro William Cuthbert PM, and Bro Jimmy DiÁkie PM.

The full list of Office bearers is: Robert Green RWM; Jimmy Dickie WSW; James Sargent WJW; Stephen Docherty SD; Harry Cuthbert JD; William Krissa IG; Eric Flanagan DM; Ross Milligan SM; William Cuthbert PM Secretary; Alistair Hastings PM Treasurer; Frankie McGarrie Bible Bearer; Robin Geddes Organist; Peter Ogg PM Marshall; James Gray PM Architect; and David McIntyre PM Tyler.

The new RWM will be doing a 100 Mile cycle ride on April 18 to raise funds for the Maybole 7th Ayrshire Scouts and 1st Maybole Guides. Anyone who would like to pledge sponsorship can contact Robert Green through Facebook or by email at If anyone would like to more about membership of Freemasonry in general or Lodge St. John Maybole No11, which will be celebrating its 300th anniversary in 2025, please contact Robert Green on the email address.

Lodge St. John Maybole No. 11 is one of the oldest Masonic Lodges in Scotland, and its written records go back in time to the year 1725, but old documents show it to have been in existence in the year 1599. It was one of the 33 Lodges represented at the formation of the Grand Lodge.

The system of numbering the Lodges on the Roll of the Grand Lodge of Scotland seems to have been a bit haphazard. Maybole Lodge was originally numbered 14. This was changed, in 1817, to No. 10 and yet again in 1836 to No. 11 - its present number on the roll.

Strangely, the old Lodge of Maybole No. 14 was one of the sponsors of Lodge Glasgow Kilwinning who were given a place on the roll as No. 4.