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Directions to the 2018 Festival

DirectionsBy Car: follow signs to Taunton from M5 Junction 25. In half a mile at the Creech Castle lights keep straight on. (If coming from the A361 from Bridgwater, at the Creech Castle lights go right – second exit.)

In a further three quarters of a mile at the first roundabout head straight ahead – second exit – then at the next new roundabout go right – second exit -along the new road north over the River Tone and the Bridgwater/Taunton Canal.

The new road then turns left to follow the south side of the railway and over the Station Road. In another half a mile at the next roundabout go diagonally right – third exit – towards and over the Iron Lattice Railway bridge and enter the main school entrance on the right.

The Rail Network has regular trains from London and the North via Bristol, and from the South West. To walk from the station to the School is just over half a mile for the stout hearted. If you indicate on your return form the arrival time of the train in Taunton Station, a vehicle will be arranged to convey you to the School. Return to the station at the end of proceedings will also be arranged.

2018 Festival Programme and Application Form

The 71st Annual Business Meeting and Festival will be held on Saturday 1st September 2018 at Taunton School, Staplegrove Road, Taunton, Somerset TA2 6AD, under the banner of the Taunton School Lodge No.8215, on the occasion of their Golden Jubilee.

Invitation (PDF) Application Form (PDF) Directions


09.30 – 10.30 Registration Winterstoke Room, Old  Library
Tea and Coffee Arts Theatre Foyer
10.30 – 11.15 Non-denominational service School Chapel
11.15 – 11.45 Annual Business Meeting FSL Arts Theatre
11.30 12.45 Ladies’ and non-Masons’ entertainment Old Library
11.45 – 12.45 Lodge Meeting Arts Theatre
12.45 – 13.30 Reception Old Library and Arts Theatre Foyer
13.30 – 15.30 **Luncheon Upper Dining Room
16.00 – 16.30 Afternoon Tea Arts Theatre Foyer
16.30 Festival ends

Ladies and non-Masonic guests programme – ‘Passion for Pearls’ by Frances Benton

Pay Bar open for the duration of the Festival – Arts Theatre Foyer

Masonic Dress: School or Masonic Tie
Morning Dress or Dark Lounge Suit
Full Dress Regalia
Cost: £47.00 per person. To include luncheon, coffee and tea, reception drink and table wine.
£15.00 per person – meeting only.

** Dining room capacity 180 persons.

For further information please contact

Festival Steward

Mark Coray