About Sussex Festival 2028

What it’s all about…

Each Province is asked once in every 11 years to collect funds for the Masonic Charitable foundation.

The Festival System in English Freemasonry has been developed to rotate specific fund raising evenly around the Provinces. There are 44 Provinces in the system. Formerly each Province supported all of the previous four Masonic charities.

A Festival Appeal is designed to last for 5 years or so, and we have the advantage of knowing in advance when our Festival will end and which charity we will be supporting, which enables us to plan in advance. It is then up to the Provincial Grand Master to decide when we start and that has been decided as 2028, giving us a 5 year festival.

We have the privilege of raising funds in the name of the Masonic Charitable Foundation. Our Lodges’ charitable actions will need to be directed towards the Festival to ensure a successful outcome. We are not asking you to stop your other charitable work which, as Masons, we do so well in supporting, but are asking you to focus your main efforts in supporting the charity which supports us in Sussex so well.

The Official Launch Video

The Masonic Charitable Foundation: Who are we?