ABOUT DOFRA LODGE

Origins

In 1938, there were a number of members of Military Jubilee Lodge (of Dover) resident in the Midlands, and our Lodge was born of a desire to bring these Masons together. Accordingly, a petition was submitted supported by Kings Norton Lodge No. 4001 (with the background support of Military Jubilee) on the 18th November, 1938, and approved.

Consecrated

The Consecration took place at Kings Heath Masonic Hall on 18th February 1939, under the leadership of the then Provincial Grand Master, R.W.Bro. General Sir Francis J. Davies, K.C.B.,K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., V.L. ( Deputy Grand Master ) and his Provincial Team.

Origin of the name Dofra

It was originally intended to name the new Lodge "Dover Lodge", but, at the request of the Provincial Grand Master, the names Dofra, Dovarra and Dofris were considered, and, Dofra was chosen and approved. The name "Dofras" ( in Anglo Saxon ) means "waters" and alludes to the river which runs through the town. Hence the appearance of Dover Castle on our emblem.

Founders & First Officers

W.Bro. H.S. Bulmer ....................  Worshipful Master

    Bro. E.G.R. Clements ............. Senior Warden.

    Bro. E. Greenhill ....................  Junior Warden.

    Bro. L. Hampson .................... Treasurer.

W.Bro. N.E. Steeley .................... Charity Steward.

    Bro. S. Gordon Jones ............. Secretary.

    Bro. E.G. Jeynes .................... Senior Deacon.

    Bro. B. Drayne ....................     Junior Deacon.

    Bro. W. Frankton ....................  Assistant Secretary.

    Bro. W.E. Teague .................... Inner Guard.

    Bro. S.J. Davies ....................   Steward.

    Bro. J.H. Baker ....................    Steward.

    Bro. G.E. Teague .................... Steward.

    Bro. H.R. Glissan .................... Steward.

    Bro. Sam Price ....................    Tyler.

Dofra Lodge Family Tree

Current officers

2021 - 2022

WM                              W.Bro. I.P. Bennett ProvGStwd (Staffs)

S.W.                                 W. Bro. S. É.M. Lawlor PPrJGD

J.W.                                 W. Bro. M.E. Ball, PPrGSwdB

Chaplain.                       W. Bro. R.G. Pearce, PPrJGW.

Treasurer.                     W. Bro. L.A. Earp PPrJGD

Secretary.                      W. Bro. P. Walker PPrSGD.

D.C.                                W. Bro. G.N. Marks, PPrGSwdB

Almoner.                       W. Bro. M.J. Cox, PPrGSwdB

Charity Steward.         W. Bro. B.S. FitzGerald,  PPrJGW

Mentor                          W. Bro. B.S. FitzGerald, PPrJGW

S.D.                                W. Bro. A.J. Hayward, PrGSwdB

J.D.                                      Bro. B. Franklin

A.D.C.                            W. Bro. B.S. FitzGerald PPrJGW

I.G.                                 W. Bro. F. Moloney PPrJGD

Steward                              Bro. O. Huppertz

Tyler.                             W. Bro. M.J. Cox, PPrGSwdB.

 

Not in office

W. Bro. B.F.W.Y. Fox, PPrGReg

W. Bro. W. Bunting, PPrSGD