Peter Johnson

Las Salinas Lodge No 79 Donate to ¨Reachout¨

Las Salinas No 79 Donates 850€ Worth of Food and Essentials to Reachout Torrevieja.

Las Salinas Lodge No 79  Worshipful Master, Norman Barrall, and wife Carole have been on a 850€ shopping trip and returned to Reachout’s premises in Torrevieja with a boot-full of foodstuffs and other essentials for distribution to the needful in our area. The money was raised at the highly successful Las Salinas Ladies night in May last year. Norman and Carole were greeted by the Reachout President, Alexander, and Secretary Maria, who expressed their thanks and presented a Certificate of Appreciation.

Pictures are from the Reachout premises in Torrevieja.

Santa Faz Lodge No 48 Beach Walk and BBQ

Santa Faz Lodge No 48 enjoyed a lovely day, in gorgeous weather for their annual Beach Walk and BBQ which was held at the International Club in El Campello. There were 77 attendees which included Brethren and their partners and guests  The total amount raised was a very impressive 2078€ for the Lodge Charities.  An unusual and lucrative ¨Sponsored Shave¨ (see the before and after pictures) was undertaken by Bro. Steve Fynn which added to the fun aspect –  and the bottom line.

The BBQ Chefs pictured above ensured everyone had a great meal and a ¨grand day¨ and the Brethren are looking forward to hosting this and more events in the future.

Arenal Deportiva Lodge No 65 Celebrate the year of the Dragon

Arenal Deportiva Lodge No 65 Celebrate the year of the Dragon


A wonderful celebration of the Chinese New Year took place in Sabores II restaurant, Moraira on Saturday the 2nd March which was hosted by Arenal Deportiva Lodge No 65.

72 Lodge members, partners and guests, many from other lodges, attended a colourful and spectacular celebration of the Chinese New Year – the year of the Dragon!

The menu was specially chosen by Florence (the Master’s wife),  which was a delightful extravagance of Chinese cuisine to suit all tastes.  Many of those attending took the opportunity to dress ¨Chinese Style¨ and it all added to a very special atmosphere of fun and enjoyment.  An excellent prize draw raised over 500e for the Lodge funds and this was further enhanced by 100€ from the proceeds of an auction of a superb ¨Chinese Lion¨ which Florence had spent many hours making and embroidering.

Overall, it was an excellent evening of light-hearted fun and frivolity, which brought many brethren, partners and friends together and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Las Salinas Lodge No 79 Donates to DEBRA



From funds raised at the highly successful Las Salinas Ladies night in May last year, hosted by Worshipful Brother Norman Barrall and Carole Barrall, Las Salinas 79 Lodge has donated 850€ to DEBRA for the purchase of administrative computing equipment. They replied in the following terms:


“On behalf of all the families at “DEBRA, The Butterfly Skin Charity” I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support, generosity and kind donation. As a charity we depend largely on private funding and donations from people like you. Your help is crucial to ensuring that we can continue providing specialist nursing care, psychologists and a researcher to support our families from the birth of a child to end of life care. Thanks to your help we can continue to support and shield our Butterfly Skin families. Thank you for giving us Wings.


Javea 40 and Armonia de Ifach No 46 Lodges Donate to the Hungry and Homeless

Javea Lodge No 40 & Armonia de Ifach Lodge No 46

Help the Hungry and Homeless


W. Bros James Morris, Worshipful Master of Javea Lodge No 40 and Ken Nitman, Charity Steward of the Calpe based Armonia de Ifach Lodge No 46, hand over a cheque for €1540 to Arne, founder and manager of the Project 4 All charity based in Benissa. The lodges had jointly promoted and hosted an extremely successful Ladies Night, a ‘black tie’ gala ball event, at Salones Carrasco in Javea where the magnificent sum was raised.  The Project 4 All charity prepares and delivers much-needed meals for the poor and homeless in the area. Arne was especially pleased to receive this as funds for the post-Christmas period were running low threatening their ability to service the project’s many needy recipients in January. This is very much in keeping with the Provincial Grand Master’s continuing initiative to support those vulnerable and at-risk individuals within the Province of Valencia.

White River Lodge No 153 Donate to Amigos de la Calle

White River Lodge No 153 Donate to Amigos de la Calle


This week, White River Lodge No 153, represented by Senior Warden, Bob Harris,  presented a cheque for 1500 Euros to Javier González, the founder of the charity “Amigos de la Calle.”

Amigos de la Calle plays a pivotal role in addressing the pressing needs of over 800 homeless individuals in Valencia.  As part of their expansion efforts, the organization aims to establish a cutting-edge industrial kitchen and create spaces for professionals to provide essential mental health services in their new headquarters. Additionally, their initiatives extend to supporting the rehousing of select families, facilitating their journey towards self-sufficiency which is very much in keeping with the ethos of the Provincial Grand Master in aiding those less privileged in our community.

Javier González conveyed his heartfelt appreciation to the brethren of White River Lodge stating ¨this collaboration underscores a shared commitment to making a meaningful and positive impact on the lives of those facing adversity within our community¨

The donation was made possible with funding from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Valencia.


( pictured, Javier González of Amigos de la Calle receiving the Cheque for 1500 Euros from Bob Harris, Senior Warden White River Lodge 153)

Photograph:  Bastiaan Zondervan

Arenal Deportiva Lodge No 65 Sing (Christmas Carols) for their Supper

Arenal Deportiva Lodge No 65

Sing (Christmas Carols) for their Supper

On Wednesday the 13th December, over 90 members, partners and friends of Arenal Deportiva Lodge No 65 met at Maxims restaurant in Moraira to start the Holiday Season with a bang!

The Lodge´s annual tradition of ¨Carols by Candlelight ¨ has always been a popular event in the Lodge calendar, and this year was no exception with the restaurant filled to capacity. Sumptuous food and drinks were interspersed with all the favourite Christmas carols that we know and love so well.  A fabulous prize draw meant some lucky winners went home with an early stocking filler and the proceeds, which all go to Masonic good causes, raised over €700.

Congratulations must go to W. Bro Ray Guise – Smith and his wife Coral who organised the event, and to W.Bro´s Malcolm March and Peter Johnson who assisted with the administration.

Oliva La Safor Lodge No 112 Enjoy a Christmas Carvery

Oliva la Safor Lodge 112 held a very successful Christmas Carvery at The Black Flame, Pedreguer on December 7th. This annual event for the lodge attracted 53 people and 7 lodges were represented this year. €335 was raised for Masonic Charities and 2026 Festival. A huge thanks to all who supported this event.

Santa Faz Lodge No 48 Donate to Local Children´s Home

On Sunday 22nd October 2023 Elche Children's Home held an open day. 
Among those attending were members of the Santa Faz Lodge including Worshipful Master Nick Carter and his wife
Paula. Treasurer Bryan Green and his wife Jean and Charity Steward Barry Hovell and his wife Gill, as this was
the chosen charity of the Lodge.
The lodge was pleased to present a cheque for 4,000€ which had been raised by charitable events through out the
year. The lodge members were joined on stage by Pat Davidson, treasurer, Michelle Diggle, Secretary,committee
members Bobbie Drever, Jennifer Walsh and ECCH  volunteers.
The lodge was thanked for its very kind donation.
At the next lodge meeting the Worshipful Master thanked the Brethren and their ladies for all their efforts and
support throughout the year.

A Magical Tribute to the Beatles

On Saturday the 21st October, W.Bro Peter Johnson held a fabulous Beatles tribute show featuring the ¨Liverpool Band¨ in Beniarbeig, near Ondara, at which the audience, many of whom were Masons with their friends and partners, were treated to one of the best renditions of the Fab Four´s back catalogue to be seen here in Spain.  The show was enthusiastically received to great acclaim and all profits will be divided proportionally between local charities and the Provincial Festival 2026 funds.  Look out for details of the next concert which is a New Year concert featuring the full Marina Alta Orchestra on the 30th December with compositions by Johann and Joseph Strauss.

(pictured: the Liverpool Band in action, and Peter with ¨Florrie¨who opened the show)