Although Manchester Hall has been opened since 2nd November 2017 I suspect the number of East Lancashire Freemasons who have visited the fantastic new building is relatively small. The developers have transformed the old Freemasons Hall into Manchesters premier eating and entertainment centre. They have more “990 Mark – Provincial Grand Officers Lodge”
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”
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.”
Starkie Mark 159 held a rather special Installation meeting on the 15th February at their regular home in Accrington Masonic Hall. Special in such a way as the Provincial Grand Master was in attendance along with half a dozen acting more “Special Evening at Starkie 159 Installation”
I don’t get the chance to write about RAM meetings that often, so here goes. Gawthorpe Lodge 1014 RAM which is attached to Gawthorpe Lodge of Mark Master Masons re-appointed its Worshipful Commander W.Bro Ken Lambshead RAMGR on Monday 18th December. The worship commander is more “1014 RAM re-appoint Worshipful Commander”
It was a very pleasant and amicable Installation at Adoniram 1065 Mark Lodge. The APGM W.Bro Tony Davies and a delegation arrived early to get a quick practice in and to see the layout of the lodge. Almost immediately we were welcomed with open arms and more “Adoniram and the Wardrobe Malfunction”
It’s always a special evening whenever the Provincial Grand Master visits the Lodge, He brings along an atmosphere of leadership and importance to the occasion. This is how the members of Temperance Mark Lodge must feel at almost every Mark meeting they hold, seeing as more “Temperance No. 56 receives PGM visit.”