St. John’s Lodge makes a Presentation to the Family and Social Services Division, The Welfare Division


The first day of 2022 was marked by a meaningful donation made to the Family and Social Services Division l Welfare Division within the Ministry of Social Transformation & Human Resource Development and the Blue Economy by the St. John’s Lodge 492 ER.

A donation of school supplies, protective equipment and uniform grants was provided to representatives within the Welfare Division for further distribution to several families currently aided by the Welfare Division with a special focus on those who may have been significantly impacted by the ongoing pandemic.


The official handover was conducted at the Lodge building on St. John’s Street, St. John’s Antigua, with Mrs Feona Charles-Richards (Director) Ms Rhea Jeffrey (Supervising Officer) and several officers from the Division.

The Lodge was represented by the Worshipful Master, Ato Kentish, Immediate Past Master, E. Griffith Joseph and Former Charity Steward, Joel Darroux.


The Lodge contingent officially handed over the items which were valued at approximately EC $15,000 to the representatives of the Division with the aim of ensuring that the children currently under the protection of the welfare department would not be further disenfranchised by the economic declines caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


This donation forms a part of the Lodge’s ongoing COVID-19 charity response aiming to offer some relief to the citizenry of the island.

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  1. It takes guts to call yourself a “WORSHIPFUL MASTER”. The only one worthy of such a title is JESUS, the CHRIST Is this a joke? This is 2022.

  2. I am convinced that as a society we only focus on HATE & NEGATIVITY. I can understand that the organization in question may be shrouded in mystery to some extent. But does this over shadow the fact that they are actually providing help to persons in need ?

    I bet some of these persons who took time to comment NEGATIVELY have never taken the time to give a dollar to red cross or any other service based organization.

    I am happy to see these types of gestures being done publicly as it should encourage other companies , individuals ,etc. to do the same.

  3. I’m hoping it is out of the heart of good will,and not to cause any bad luck on those who received those items….

    • Amen! I’m surprized this outfit still exists. All over the world they are on the decline and selling off Masonic meeting places like crazy. They are dying out and can’t attrack new followers. Just imagine anyone calling themselves a “Worshipful Master”!!! Somebody is in need of professional diagnosis.

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