Ellard Hanson Court
Sheltered accommodation for elderly Worcestershire Freemasons and their dependents
One of the Province’s major assets is the Worcestershire Masonic Apartments at 94 Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove, which provides sheltered accommodation for elderly Worcestershire Freemasons and their dependents.
Comprising 14 spacious self-contained flats, the apartments offer secure and comfortable living for those who have chosen to move to communal facilities. They include a garden, communal lounge and other facilities of a very high standard. House Manager Jackie Freeth resides on the premises and is responsible for the welfare and well-being of all who live there.
The late R Wor Bro E F Hanson, the then Provincial Grand Master, conceived the idea of providing the apartments in the mid-1980s. Worcestershire Freemasons responded generously to an appeal to raise funds for the purchase and conversion of the building. Grand Charity donated £250,000 from the Harry Ellard Fund which, together with a similar amount raised in the Province, enabled the project to be completed. The first residents were received in 1988.
The apartments are part of the Worcestershire Masonic Charity Organisation and are run by a Board of Management, chaired by W.Bro. George Barrow. The Board is responsible to the Trustees of WMCO.
The premises are completely self-sufficient financially and require no funding from WMCO or any outside bodies. Over the years, the Board have carried out regular re-furbishment programmes to maintain the building to the highest standards.
Applications for accommodation are welcomed from Worcestershire Freemasons AND OR their dependants or other family member and names are placed on a waiting list until accommodation becomes available. If you are interested in applying, please contact the Provincial Office on 01527 879300
Secretary to the Board
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