On 20th October 2015, Ex Comp Maxine Priestley was Inducted into the Chair of Zerubbabel in the Royal Arch Chapter at 402 FinchleyRoad, by Ex Comp Lesley Adams, Ex Comp Gibbens was Inducted as Haggai and Ex Comp Cole was Inducted as Joshua.
Ist Principal Maxine with PZ Lesley and 3rd Principal Carol
1st Principal Maxine with 2nd Principal Val
Grand Master's visit to the Northern Province
Our first meeting was on Tuesday 6th October 2015 when we visited Morecambe & Heysham Lodge 15 for a Passing ceremony. During this meeting the Grand Master Christine Chapman was pleased to award the OSM (Order of Service to Masonry) to RW Bro Brenda Cook, Prov. Deputy GM.
On Wednesday 7th October 2015 we visited Morecambe again for a meeting of the Cornerstone Mark 3 when the ceremony of Advancement was performed.
Both these meetings held their Festive Boards at the Headway Hotel.
We rounded off our trip with a visit to the Installation meeting of Royal Ark Mariners 2 when Bro Diane Bennett was Installed as Worshipful Commander by W Bro Cath Greenwood. This was followed by a delicious meal at Rangemoor, Blackpool provided by the amazing Margaret Tanton.
Brenda cuts her celebratory cake
Prov. GM Pat Rothwell with PGM Bernice Abram and Dept Prov.GM Brenda Cook
W Commander Diane with GM
Ripcord Rosa does it in style!
Our Past Grand Treasurer, Very Worshipful Rosa Kingston took part in a charity skydive today in aid of The Royal Marsden Hospital’s Cancer Fund. Did we mention she’s 84? Well done to Rosa, we’re so proud of you!
You can read more about Rosa’s fundraising and donate here
Ripcord Rosa's last leap
Our Past Grand Treasurer, Very Worshipful Rosa Kingston will be jumping out of a plane on the 14th of October in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital’s Cancer Fund.
Rosa was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in December 2013. Under the care of the Royal Marsden, Rosa has lived to become a great grandmother and seen her grandson marry, two other grandchildren graduate from University and her daughter get engaged. Her cancer is now terminal and she wants to give something back to the hospital for the fantastic care she has received.
The Installation meeting of Costa Blanca Lodge of Tranquility 52 took place at the Hotel Montepiedra in Campoamor,
Costa Blanca on Saturday 26th September when Bro Jenny Bassett was Installed into the Chair by W Bro Carole Towning.
WM, Officers, Members and visitors
WM Jenny is delighted with her gift from the members
KTP Degree Inaugurated in Morecambe
A busy weekend in Morecambe on 19/20 September. Not only was Em Kt Sue Walters installed into the Chair of Northern Light Preceptory by Vy Em Kt Doris Kay, the very next day a brand new degree was inaugurated by the Most Em & Supreme GM, Heather Hitchen, who then installed Vy Em Kt Priest Christine Chapman as the first High Priest.
Members of the Northern Light Tabernacle
Grand Master's trip to Canada
The Grand Master Christine Chapman was invited to Edmonton, Alberta in Canada to give a talk about the HFAF and the gender issues in Freemasonry. Whilst there she met with a group of women who were extremely keen to form an HFAF lodge. Lux in Tenebris Masonic club hosted this special evening on 13th September.
Lux in Tenebris Poster
Edmonton is the Provincial capital of Alberta
This greenery will be covered in snow for half the year!
Two lovely gifts to commemorate my trip
White Stone Mark 5 Installation
W. Bro. Barbara Green was Installed into the Chair of White Stone of Essex Mark 5 on September 8th at Rochford Masonic Centre
WM Barbara with IPM Carol at the Festive Board
Alpha Lodge No. 54
WM Simona with IPM Parmena
WM with Officers and GM who was the first WM
On Sunday 6th September, Alpha Lodge 54 held its Installation meeting in Bucharest, Romania when Bro Parmena Radut installed her succesor Bro. Simona Basturescu. Simona is the second Romanian Worshipful Master. This meeting was attended by the MW Grand Master, Christine Chapman, together with four other members from the UK.
PGLOA Summer Tea Party
The Past Grand Lodge Officers Association held their Summer Tea Party on 20th July 2015 for the members at HQ 402 Finchley Road. An excellent tea followed by a musical entertainment which enticed the members to take to the floor. A vote of thanks was given to the Chairman, RW Bro Margaret Clarke, PDGM and her helpers who had worked hard to ensure the success of the day.