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Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Surrey
Executive visit to Weald of Surrey Lodge

In April, W.Bro. John French, Assistant Provincial Grand Master, together with a number of Provincial Officers made an Official Visit to Weald of Surrey Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners and Weald of Surrey Lodge of Mark Master Masons No. 1314. Also present was W.Bro. Chris Eley, Assistant Provincial Grand Master.

The afternoon started off with a Royal Ark Mariners meeting where the Acting Worshipful Commander, W.Bro. Kevin Woodward, welcomed the Assistant Provincial Grand Master and Provincial Officers. A ballot was taken for a joining member, Bro. Chandrakant Sumaria, who was welcomed into the Lodge by the Worshipful Commander. Bro. Barry Northmore was declared Worshipful Commander for the ensuing year.

A Lodge of Mark Master Masons was then opened. The Provincial Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies, W.Bro. Mark Guzam, was admitted and advised the Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Barry Northmore, that the Worshipful Assistant Provincial Grand Master was in the ante room and demanded admission to his Lodge. The Assistant Provincial Grand Master entered in procession with the Provincial team, was presented with the gavel and took the Chair. He said how pleased he was to be visiting Weald of Surrey Lodge and how much he was looking forward to the afternoon’s proceedings. The Assistant Provincial Grand Master addressed the Brethren, introduced the Provincial Team, took the minutes and then vacated the Chair.

Executive visit to Weald of Surrey Lodge

Bro. Roger Davis was installed into the Chair of Weald of Surrey Lodge of Mark Master Masons by the Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Barry Northmore, in an excellent manner. The Keystone Jewel was presented to the Worshipful Master by W.Bro. Kevin Woodward. The Address to the Master was given by W.Bro. Barry Northmore, to the Wardens by W.Bro. Peter Bullock, PGJD, and to the Brethren by W.Bro. John French.

Executive visit to Weald of Surrey Lodge

After the meeting was closed the Brethren of Weald of Surrey Lodge and their guests sat down to a most enjoyable festive board at the Sutton Masonic Hall. At the Festive Board the Worshipful Master presented the Assistant Provincial Grand Master with a cheque for £250 towards the MBF Walk, Surrey Team.

Executive visit to Weald of Surrey Lodge

Article by Chris Eley and photographs by Jeff Penfold