The Travelling Gavel was presented to Worshipful Brother David Bray of the Three Grand Principles Lodge (No.967) in 2008 by Worshipful Brother Jack Treganowan of the Copper Country Lodge (No. 135), U.S.A.

The idea of the Travelling Gavel is to encourage visiting between Lodges in the Province of Cornwall, the ground rules are as follows:-

  • To claim the gavel, five or more members from a visiting Lodge must attend the meeting of the Lodge holding the gavel.
  • If more than one Lodge attends the meeting of the Lodge holding the gavel, the Lodge with the greatest number of visiting members claims the gavel.
  • If Lodges with equal numbers of members visiting the Holding Lodge make a claim to the gavel, then the Lodge that meets the furthest from the holding Lodge takes precedence. (This is to add the maximum possible miles to the total travelled.)
  • The gavel can only be claimed by Lodges within the Province of Cornwall.
  • The gavel cannot be claimed at an Installation Meeting.
  • The gavel cannot be claimed by a Lodge meeting within the same complex of a Lodge already holding the gavel. (This is because it is a “travelling” gavel and a claim within a complex does not add any mileage to the total travelled.)
  • The gavel can only be claimed at festivities after the Lodge is closed.

When you claim the Gavel, please add the date and your Lodge name and number to the travel document which accompanies the Gavel. This then shows how far and wide the Gavel has travelled. Please email your details to the Travelling Gavel Website Editor, as well, so that people can see where the Gavel is.

Thank you.

Click HERE to access the official mileage chart.

The next meeting of Loyal Victoria Lodge will be held on
Monday 7th August, tyling at 19:00hrs.

Please contact their secretary, W.Bro. John Stewart, if you are intending to visit.

The Gavel is in Callington!

Loyal Victoria Lodge (557) took ownership of the Gavel from Eliot Lodge at their meeting on 13th July. Could your Lodge be custodian of the Gavel? Loyal Victoria's next meeting is on Monday 7th August when they will be Raising a brother to the sublime degree of a Master Mason. I am sure they woiuld be delighted to see as many of you there as possible.

DateLodge Name & NumberMilesRunning Total
13-Jul-23Loyal Victoria Lodge (557), Callington8.6753.10
07-Jun-23Eliot Lodge (1164), St. Germans29.3744.50
09-Nov-22Carlyon Lodge (7392), St. Austell12.7715.20
07-Sep-22Roseland Lodge (8734), St. Micael Penkivel12.7702.50
15-Jun-22Carlyon Lodge (7392), St. Austell12.7689.80
10-May-22Duke of Cornwall Lodge (1529), St. Columb20.4677.5
22-Feb-22Trevaunance Lodge(4668), St. Agnes17.1657.1
13-Feb-20Penwith Lodge (8538), Hayle19.0640.0
24-Sep-19Millennium Lodge of Cornwall (9708), Perranporth15.6621.0
24-Sep-19Roseland Lodge (8734), St. Michael Penkivel12.7605.4
30-May-19Tewington Lodge (5698), St. Austell4.7592.7
04-Apr-19Saint Andrew Lodge (1151), Tywardreath21.9588.0
06-Mar-19Towan Lodge (7684), Newquay16.1566.1
14-Nov-18Carlyon Lodge (7392), St. Austell12.7550.0
06-Sep-18Roseland Lodge (8734), St. Michael Penkivel15.6537.3

To access the complete travel list of the Gavel please click HERE.