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Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Surrey
Executive visit to Cranleigh Centenary Lodge of Mark Master Masons


In September, W.Bro. Chris Eley, Assistant Provincial Grand Master, together with a number of Provincial Officers, made an Official Visit to Cranleigh Centenary Lodge of Mark Master Masons No. 1917. Also present was W.Bro. John French, Assistant Provincial Grand Master, a member of the Lodge.

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A Lodge of Mark Master Masons was opened by the Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Colin Bryson. The Provincial Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies, W.Bro. James Hill, was admitted and advised the, Worshipful Master, 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 Cranleigh Masonic Hall for the first time 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.

W.Bro. Mike Millership, PProvGMO, was inducted into the Chair of Cranleigh Centenary Lodge of Mark Master Masons by the Worshipful Master in an excellent manner. The Working Tools were presented by Bro. David Blemming in his very special way. The Address to the Master was given by W.Bro. Chris Eley, to the Wardens by W.Bro. Howard George, to the Overseers by W.Bro. Colin Clark and to the Brethren by W.Bro. Chris Eley.

The Assistant Provincial Grand Master was invited to present a Grand Lodge Certificate to Bro. Lee Eyres who was Advanced into Pleydell Bouverie Mark Lodge in 2010 and had not been able to attend a meeting since where his Certificate could be presented.

The Worshipful Master presented the Worshipful Assistant Provincial Grand Master with a cheque for £525 towards the 2022 MBF Festival. The Assistant Provincial Grand Master thanked the Brethren of Cranleigh Centenary Lodge for their kind donation and immediately gave the cheque to W.Bro. David Barden our Festival Secretary. This donation means that Cranleigh Centenary Lodge have achieved a Patron Award.

After the meeting was closed the Brethren of Cranleigh Centenary Lodge and their guests sat down to a superb festive board at the Stables restaurant at the White Hart in Cranleigh, owned by one of the Lodge members. Built in 1862 by the Victorians, the White Hart was created to speculate on the Cranleigh railway line extending into Ewhurst. Originally a coaching inn many of the original features remain intact including a dumb waiter that was discovered during recent renovation works. In his toast to the visitors David Else informed us that Cranleigh claims to be the largest village in England.

Article and photos by Chris Eley