Recently my Mark Lodge Semper Paratus No. 852 (I am Secretary) – Advanced its 4th Candidate in 4 meetings. Craig Pattison a local award-winning Butcher joined us. The ceremony was brilliantly delivered and those who took part and attended had a great night. The usual contingent of visitors from Durham turned up and helped out with the ceremony. Craig thoroughly enjoyed himself and two of our newest members, Bro. Brad Savidge the Senior Deacon and more “Semper Paratus 852 – Always ready to advance more candidates”
I always feel that once you have been through the chair of any lodge and installed your successor; there is a big gap to fill. You tend to have learned lots of rituals and become very familiar with the ceremonial duties of the lodge, its officers and your own position of more “Wycoller Mark Installation – why the heck not go back in the chair”
Following the recent flooding in Lincolnshire the Mark and Craft Masons in Lincolnshire have donated £75,000 to help the victims.
At the Cumberland and Westmorland Mark Provincial Meeting on Thursday the 20th June, the Provincial Grand Master RWBro Keith Hodgson, presented a cheque for more “Lincolnshire Freemasons donate £75,000 to flood victims in Wainfleet”
All combinations that sit comfortably on the tongue, eye and in the memory.
The Rugby Football Lodge of Mark Master Masons held its latest meeting and installation ceremony on Thursday the 30th May at Rochdale Masonic Hall. The combination of Rugby Football and Mark Masonry is not as immediately recognisable as the above but somehow it works, and it works really well. The Mark Masonry is very much the standard protocol with exceptional ritual and a great membership of Mark Masons whose hobbies and interests also encompass Rugby Football, even the Summons more “Cheese & Onion, Black & White, Morecambe & Wise.”
Tuesday 11th of June saw the annual investiture meeting of Grand Mark Lodge at Great Queen Street London.
42 East Lancashire Mark Masons met at Piccadilly Station in Manchester to be greeted by Tracy our regular guide, on our way to London. Boarding at 7-58 am in no time at all the boxes of more “Mark Masons meet at Piccadilly”
Union Mark Lodge No. 171 held their last meeting of the season at Uppermill Lodge room on Monday, May 20th. Attending the meeting was the Deputy Provincial Grand Master John Hartley Smith, ably accompanied by 9 Provincial officers of the year.
A lecture was delivered by W.Bro. Eddie Barton which more “Union Mark 171 – end season on a high”