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Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Surrey
Mark Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge Meeting


In September the Installation meeting of the Mark Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge of Surrey No 1726 was held at the Croydon Masonic Hall.

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After opening the Lodge, the Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Chris Eley, PGSD, AProvGM, welcomed RW.Bro. Ian Clark, Provincial Grand Master, and offered him the gavel. The RW. Provincial Grand Master thanked the Worshipful Master for the courtesy and returned it to him as he would be doing some work later on. The RW. Provincial Grand Master was saluted with seven under the direction of the Director of Ceremonies.

The Worshipful Master then welcomed our many guests and visitors which included the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, VW.Bro. Richard Baker, the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, W.Bro. John French, and a number of members of the Past Executive. A special welcome to RW.Bro. Brynley Bevan, Past Provincial Grand Master, an Honorary Member of the Lodge. There were also a number of guests from other Provinces including two RW Brethren, RW.Bro. Martin Wilson, Provincial Grand Master of the Mark Province of Sussex, and RW.Bro. George Deacon, Provincial Grand Master of the Mark Province of Hampshire and Isle of Wight.

The newly refurbished Lodge Banner was then paraded and the Junior Warden explained the history of the Banner. The names of two Brethren who had departed to the Grand Lodge Above during the year, W.Bro. Tony Batcheler and W.Bro. Ken Twitchen, were read by the Chaplain.

As is the tradition in this Lodge the RW Provincial Grand Master was then invited to install the Master Elect, W.Bro. Andrew Ford, PAGSwdB, PProvGSD. This he did in a very sincere and enjoyable manner. The Address to the Master was given by W.Bro. Chris Eley.

The Worshipful Master then appointed and invested VW.Bro. Chris Cradock and W.Bro. Terry Carpenter as the Senior and Junior Wardens of the Lodge. The Address to the Wardens was given by W.Bro. John French, the Address to the Overseers by W.Bro. Tim Ford and the Address to the Brethren by VW.Bro. Richard Baker.

The Worshipful Master gave a most interesting talk about the history of the Postal Service, which was well received by all present. A discussion followed about rare stamps including the Penny Black, of which 86 million were printed.

After the Lodge was closed the Worshipful Master accompanying the RW Provincial Grand Master and honoured guests retired in procession under the direction of the Director of Ceremonies. In the evening the members of the Mark Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge of Surrey and their many guests dined together in perfect harmony honouring loyal and Masonic toasts.

Article and photos by Chris Eley