Grand Masters Lodge

On Wednesday 5th October, our PGM RW Bro.Alex Sillars McLaren attended Mark Masons Hall in London for the meeting of Grand Masters Lodge.

At the Meeting of this most prestigious Lodge, which is first on the list of Lodges and is without number, the Past Deputy Grand Master, RW Bro Keith Emmerson, requested a photograph of himself with the three Provincial Grand Masters that he Installed when our Pro Grand Master, MW Bro Richard Victor Wallis, was unfortunately unavailable due to an accident.

(L-R) - RW Bro.Derek Arthur Upton PGM Channel Islands, RW Bro.Michael John Leslie Pearson PGM Dorset, Past Deputy Grand Master RW Bro.Herbert Keith Emmerson and RW Bro.Alexander Sillars McLarem PGM East Lancashire.
(L-R) – RW Bro.Derek Arthur Upton PGM Channel Islands, RW Bro.Michael John Leslie Pearson PGM Dorset, Past Deputy Grand Master RW Bro.Herbert Keith Emmerson and RW Bro.Alexander Sillars McLarem PGM East Lancashire.

The Grand Masters Lodge meets twice a year in April and October and is always well attended by the Present and Past PGMs and the Rulers of our Order.

Canons Close News

The residents September meeting was once again an afternoon of friendly conversation as we had no speaker. Everyone was brought up to date on the Homewatch Scheme and a notice issued by the police about bogus Salesmen doing the rounds purporting to be homeless.

All our unwanted books were taken to the charity shop and the space refilled with new titles. As we had been given a number of videos we decided to rent them out for 50p. Once again we enjoyed Gordon’s lovely baking, he substituted
Brandy for Sherry in his Almond cake and it was very moorish!

On to October when despite protestations about them being too hard, we had an easy Music Quiz with songs of our era where everyone could recall the songs of their youth……and let’s face it anything that keep the brain ticking
over can only be good.

The gardener is being kept busy clearing the leaves and it is almost time for the last mowing; before we know it the Christmas lights will be going up. We are already planning the residents party for December when we have our
final big raffle and present our cheques to Rainbow House and Canons Close.

Time flies when you’re having fun. !

Geoff Bleackley.

Mobile Phone & DVD/CD Recycling – Mark 2021 Festival

Brethren as you are aware the Mark 2021 Festival in now gathering momentum and the organising committee are asking for your assistance to help us to fundraise for this worthy cause.

We are hoping to recycle unwanted mobile phones and CDs and DVDs, which you will be able to deposit at the Masonic Hall(s) that you attend.

We would be most grateful for your help with this initiative and would like to thank you in advance for your co-operation.

Advancement at Rectitude 18 T.I. – with 2 PGMs !

On Tuesday 27th September 2016 the PGM RW Bro. Alexander Sillars McLaren accompanied by WBro Martin Caller ProvGMO & WBro. Stephen J Lawlor ProvAGDC made a pastoral visit to Rectitude 18 T.I. at the Masonic Hall, Rawtenstall. The main reason for the visit was to support the advancement of Bro Keith Walker a Master Mason of Tranquility with Hospitality 274.

The Candidate, Bro.Keith Walker, flanked by RWBro Trevor Walker, PGM of LIncolnshire and RWBro Alex Sillars McLaren our own PGM.
The Candidate, Bro.Keith Walker, flanked by RWBro Trevor Walker, PGM of LIncolnshire and RWBro Alex Sillars McLaren our own PGM.

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