20 October 2014

Upcoming Parade: Annual Reformation Day Church Service


Upcoming Parade and Church Service

Annual Reformation Day Church Service
Sunday 26th October 2014

Assemble Hopewell Avenue @ 2.15 for 2.30pm depart

Service in St.Michael's Parish Church, Craven St. @ 3 pm

All brethren are requested to attend.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

04 July 2014

Orange Order meets Unionist parties

Senior members of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland and County Grand Orange Lodges throughout the Province met today (FRI) with representatives of the main Unionist parties.

The meeting was held at Grand Lodge headquarters in east Belfast.

Among the attendees was the Grand Master of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland, Edward Stevenson; Grand Master of the County Grand Orange Lodge of Belfast, George Chittick; DUP leader Peter Robinson; Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt; and representatives of the TUV, PUP and UPRG (west Belfast).

Grand Master Edward Stevenson said afterwards:

“We had a productive meeting with our Unionist political representatives, where we as an Institution offered our full support for their joint statement and unity of purpose following the Parades Commission’s nonsensical decision preventing Ligoniel Orangemen from once again completing their Twelfth parade. 
“Grand Lodge is also mindful at this time of restrictions on other Orange parades throughout the Province. 
“We will continue purposeful dialogue within the Orange family and wider pro-Union community over the coming days; and will outline our response in due course. 
“Although there is much anger at the latest restriction on our legitimate cultural expression and traditions; I would once again reiterate the Institution’s call for any protest to be lawful and peaceful. Violence will not help our cause, and only play into the hands of our enemies.”

Orange Order slams 'preposterous' determination

Responding to the decision of the Parades Commission to prevent Ligoniel Lodges from completing their Twelfth parade in north Belfast, an Orange Order spokesman said:

“This preposterous decision by the Parades Commission only underlines the increasing perception that its determinations are dictated by the threat of physical force opposition to our parades.

Such reckless action comes despite the prolonged and genuine efforts by the County Grand Orange Lodge of Belfast, and primarily the Ligoniel lodges, to defuse tensions concerning Loyal Order parades in this part of the city over the past 12 months, including face-to-face discussions with nationalist residents.

There will quite rightly be indignation across the entire Unionist community at the latest restriction on our legitimate cultural expression and traditions; and therefore the Orange Institution will be meeting with our political leaders at the earliest opportunity to discuss further the ramifications of this decision.

We are also mindful of continuing intransigent opposition by republicans to Loyal Order parades in other areas of the Province, including the longstanding situation at Drumcree.

Despite the exploits of an ill-informed and apparently ill-disposed Parades Commission, we would appeal for calm and call on all not to be drawn into the trap being set by republicans.

Any violence will only undermine our cause.

We would reiterate that anyone wishing to protest against this outrageous decision must do so in a peaceful manner.

Only then can civil and religious liberty prevail.”

30 June 2014

Upcoming Parade: Annual Boyne Anniversary Service


Upcoming Parade and Church Service

Annual Boyne Anniversary Service
Sunday 6th July 2014

Assemble Hopewell Avenue @ 2.15 for 2.30pm depart

Service in St.Michael's Parish Church, Craven St. @ 3.15 pm

All brethren are requested to attend.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

23 June 2014

Upcoming Parade: Annual Somme Anniversary Service


Upcoming Parade and Church Service

Annual Somme Anniversary Service
Sunday 29th June 2014

Assemble Hopewell Avenue @ 2.15 for 2.30pm depart

Service in St.Mary Magdalene Parish Church, Donegall Pass @ 3.30

All brethren are requested to attend.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

16 June 2014

Upcoming Parade: Belfast Orange Hall United Districts Parade


Upcoming Parade

Belfast Orange Hall United Districts Parade
Friday 20th June 2014

Assemble Hopewell Avenue @ 7 for 7.30pm depart

All brethren are requested to attend.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

Upcoming Parade: Annual Whiterock LOL Parade


Upcoming Parade

Annual Whiterock LOL Parade
Saturday 28th June 2014

Assemble Glenwood Street @ 1.45 for 2.15pm depart

All brethren are requested to attend.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

06 June 2014

GRAND LODGE RESPONDS TO LIGONIEL DETERMINATION

Responding to the Parades Commission’s decision preventing Ligoniel Orangemen from completing last year’s Twelfth of July parade in north Belfast:

A Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland spokesman said:

“The latest Twaddell initiative was a genuine and sincere attempt to resolve this longstanding issue, and reach an equitable solution allowing our Ligoniel brethren to complete their Twelfth parade. 
Six minutes is all it will take for the Ligoniel lodges and accompanying bands to process peacefully along the main arterial route of the Crumlin Road. It is therefore hugely disappointing, despite numerous overtures and indeed dialogue with Ardoyne residents, that the Parades Commission chooses to blatantly ignore the concept of shared space in north Belfast and has bowed once again to the threat of republican violence. 
Despite this setback, the Orange family and our Unionist partners involved in the Civil Rights Camp remain determined to resolve this issue.”

19 May 2014

Upcoming Parade: No. 6 District Women's LOL Parade and Service


Upcoming Parade and Church Service

No. 6 District Women's LOL Parade and Service
Sunday 25th May 2014

Assemble North Belfast Memorial Orange Hall@ 2.20 for 2.30pm depart

Service in St.Pauls Parish Church, York Road @3pm

All brethren are requested to attend.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

07 May 2014

One Hundred Years on ... Wednesday, 6th May 1914

YORK  L.O.L.  No. 145
Clifton Street,  Orange Hall.
Belfast.
6th May 1914


The usual Monthly Meeting of this Lodge was held on the above date. Bro. Edward Leathem WM presided Bro. Joseph Davison occupied the Vice Chair.

The Lodge was opened in prescribed form and a portion of Scripture having been read by Bro. Rev. Dr. Walker and minutes of previous meeting were read and passed.

A report of Lodge Committee Meeting held on Monday 4th inst., was read and the following recommendations were made. Candidature of Mr. John Townsley and Mr. Thomas Morrow.  --     Passed.

Report on progress of arrangements for the Orphans of Bro. Wm. Devlin deceased considered satisfactory, the necessary papers having been handed to District Secretary for Co. Grand Lodge approval, they to forward them to Secretary of Enniskillen Memorial Orphan Society.

The sub-committee appointed to secure premises for Dinner on 13th July, reported success after two visits, the first occasion being successful in acquiring Drumley Parochrial Hall, Which on consideration they decided to relinquish and on the second occasion Mr. Campbell a personal friend of Bro. Robert Dorman offered the use of sheds to our Lodge which was gratefully accepted.

The Committee had under consideration the appeal of Sir Edward Carson for further subscriptions to the Ulster Defence and recommended to the Lodge the following resolution which was unanimously passed on the proposal of Bro. Jas. A. Donnelly seconded By Bro. Wallace Linton and supported the WM & DM

“ That the members of our Lodge be requested to subscribe liberally to the Carson Defence Fund and that a sum equal to the amount subscribed be taken from Lodge Funds to augment same."

A circular and Inventory Form was received from Committee of Management, request a return of our Lodge Property for the purpose of Insurance.  A Committee consisting of the DM., Secretary and Treasurer were appointed to have this attended to.

The arrangements in connection with our Douglas excursion were updated as being in a forward condition and were awaiting a reply to application made by Secretary for the necessary Steamer.

An application was received from G.O.L.I. for Bro. Geo. Blair’s certificate on behalf of L.O.L. 122 Delaware and was granted on payment of 2/6.

A remittance for 8/6 was received from G.O.L.I. for Cert of Bro. Wm. Reid to L.O.L. 117 to Manchester and was ordered to be sent on.

A letter of thanks was received from the Widow of our late Bro. Wm. Devlin who expressed her gratitude for the kindness extended to her and for the Wreath sent by the Lodge.

The following candidates being in attendance were admitted and initiated as members of this Loyal Orange Institution. Bros. Joshua Tougher & Dr. I. Clements acting as sponsors.

Messrs. Wm. J. Hobson, John Cupples, William Donaldson, Wm. Morgan, Samuel M. Gore, Ernest E. Ritchie, John Thompson, Alfred Roper & William Dickson.

The WM having to retire this Chair was now occupied by Bro. Davison DM and the Vice Chair by Bro. Robert Dorman.

Invitations were received from several Lodges to attend Anniversary Services and the Secretary was instructed to inform them that our Lodge had arranged to attend District Service, they were unable to officially attend any other

But that as many members as possible would give their support.

The attention of those members who had not received the Degrees of Plain Purple and Arch Purple, were drawn to a meeting of this purpose to be held on Thursday 28th inst.

The following candidates were proposed and to remain on our books for the usual time, and report by Committee.

Mr. Jas. Herbert Anderson (clerk) 169 Ainsworth Avenue.
Pro. By Bro. James Anderson seconded by Bro. John Sayers.

Mr. Herbert Hunter (clerk) 18 Perth Street.
Pro. By Bro. Thomas Hunter seconded By Bro. Jas. Anderson.

Bro L J Parkinson, 55 Victoria Terrace, OC LOL 807
Bro Richard Usher, 55 Victoria Terrace, OC LOL 807
Pro. by Bro Robert Lyttle, secd by Bro John Sayers

This having concluded the business of the meeting, the Lodge was closed in due Form.


God Save the King.


Edward Leathem WM.
John Sayers.  Secretary.