2020 captured in pictures

The Michelham Priory Lodge social committee social events in 2020.


An image montage of a few who enjoyed our 2020 Valentine's dinner 


Our first social event of 2020 was our Valentine's dinner held at the Cottage restaurant Hailsham. The evening was enjoyed by many of our members, accompanied by their friends and family. We were treated to good food, one or two drinks and this fun evening helped raise a lot of money for our charities.



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In the event of an evacuation of the Masonic Centre, the following procedure shall be followed.

  • Get the attention of those around you and vocally sound the alarm and initiate the evacuation procedure.

  • Leave the building by the nearest emergency exit.

  • Dial 999 for fire service only after you have exited the building.

  • Make your way directly to the muster point.

  • Do not stop to collect belongings.

  • If possible check all rooms and toilets - do not endanger yourself.

  • Close all doors behind you.

  • Report to the person who has taken charge at assembly point who should carry out a role call.

The assembly point is the car park behind the Woolpack.

A diagram showing the exit routes and fire equipment is posted in the lobby area.


Users of the centre are not to tackle fires, but shall evacuate the building immediately and call the emergency services.

Fire extinguishers are provided only to assist with the evacuation of the building if required.

Fire blankets are located in the Lodge Room and outside the kitchen.


A list of first aiders is available from the secretary.

Medical Emergencies

In the event of a serious injury or illness, then the emergency services should be called using the 999 emergency telephone number. For lesser medical situations the following might be helpful:

The nearest Accident and Emergency/Casualty dept. is:

  • The Eastbourne DGH, Kings Drive, Eastbourne. BN21 2UD.  01323 417400
  • The nearest doctor's surgery is: Herstmonceux Health Centre, Hailsham Road, Herstmonceux, BN27 4JX. Tel 01323 833535

First Aid Kit

The first aid kit is located in the lobby area of the centre. The kit contains a range of plasters, dressings, bandages, sterile wipes, safety pins, Nitrile powder free gloves, foil blankets and scissors etc. A complete list is included inside the box.


If the person is unresponsive call 999 for an ambulance.

If you know how:

  • Check for breathing and a pulse.
  • If breathing is not detected start CPR and call 999 for an ambulance.
  • If a pulse is not detected start CPR and call 999 for an ambulance. Get the defibrillator from the lobby, take it to the patient. Open the lid of the defibrillator and follow the audible instructions.

Click here to watch a demonstration video of the defibrillator.

Where to find us

You can find us in the heart of the village of Herstmonceux in East Sussex not far from Herstmonceux Castle.

Our address is:

Michelham Priory Lodge
Masonic Hall
Hailsham Road
East Sussex
BN27 4LJ


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