Modern Facilities

Presentation

Knowle Centre for Freemasonry is a modern facility. It recognises that members and visitors work and circulate in high specification offices and hence expect the same wherever they choose to go. It has responded to this as you can see from the list below and also has several upgrades in the pipeline. At the present time, the centre provides for its members and visitors,
 

  • A multi piece charging point is available in the lobby for phones, tablets, and so forth.

  • A conference spider phone is available in the meeting rooms ensuring that meetings can reach all parties - those both physically in attendance and working away. This is handy for ensuring all members feel engaged if they cannot attend PMO meetings for example.

  • One meeting room is equipped with audio-visual capability via a 43 inch linked to a 

      computer for virtual meetings. This enables members to get engaged if they cannot physically attend meetings (eg PMO).

  • Wi Fi is available throughout the building and is boosted for use in all rooms. The WI-FI code is made available on the notice boards. 

  • In the Temple room there is computer-based music available for masonic ceremonies. This helps where a lodge has no physical organist. Music is available for all orders and ceremonies. Training is freely available for anyone interested in using the system from John Davies.

  • The temple also has a ceiling mounted projector and electronically retractable screen. This can be used for example for lectures or for presenting certificates. This is easy to use and training is freely available.

  • The restaurant area has a WI-FI-enabled 80 inch TV which can be used for presentations or video conferencing via wireless connection from laptops, phones and tablets. It also has a screen and ceiling mounted projector which can be used for social events, lectures or any meetings. 

  • The audio computer system in the bar and restaurant area provides a touchscreen with background music for live events and is equipped with wireless microphones. It includes a full range of Masonic music for festive boards where one may not have an organist; popular party songs; or background lounge music for social events.

  • The restaurant and the temple both have hearing loops which have been professionally balanced by the Institute of the Deaf approved installer.

These facilities ensure that Knowle Centre for Freemasonry remains 'relevant' across the wide spectrum of members and visitors it attracts. We are constantly improving and upgrading these facets and believe we can be the most members progressive centre that people visit.

One final point is that your safety is a key concern to us. We therefore have installed an internet-based CCTV system with cameras both inside and outside the building covering the key areas such as robing room for personal effects security and car parks. Directors can review the integrity of the centre from wherever they are in the world. Images are maintained for up to one month in case of any events requiring investigation. Images are only used for the purpose of your safety and compliance with the centre regulation. The centre ensures it complies with GDPR legislation. Information relating to this can be seen on the notice boards within the temple.