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Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Surrey
Mark Enthroned Commanders and Installed Masters Lodge Meetings

In September the Installation meeting of the Surrey Installed Mark Masters Lodge No 1219 was held at the Surbiton Masonic Hall.

This was preceded by a meeting of the Surrey Enthroned Commanders Lodge where W.Bro. David Wills was elected Worshipful Commander and W.Bro. Adrian Kidney was re-elected Treasurer for the ensuing year.

W.Bro. Ernie Wonnacott, RAMGR, was elected an Honorary Member of the Lodge in recognition of the many years of service to the Lodge.

A Lodge of Mark Master Masons was then opened. The Worshipful Master, W.Bro. David Wills, welcomed the many guests and visitors, which included the RW Provincial Grand Master and members of the Provincial Executive Present and Past, and guests from other Provinces.

W.Bro. Ernie Wonnacott, PGJD, PProvGMO, was elected an Honorary Member of the Lodge in recognition of the many years of service to the Lodge. The Lodge Banner was paraded and the Junior Warden explained the history of the Banner.

Mark Enthroned Commanders and Installed Masters Lodge Meetings

VW.Bro. Chris Cradock was then installed in the Chair of the Lodge by W.Bro. David Wills in a very sincere manner. The Address to the Master was given by W,Bro. David Wills; to the Wardens by W.Bro. Paul Haycock; to the Overseers by VW.Bro. Richard Baker and to the Brethren by RW.Bro. Ian Clark. The Worshipful Master then appointed and invested his Officers.

On the Second Rising the RW Provincial Grand Master rose to make a Field Appointment. He said that VW.Bro. Chris’ last Provincial appointment was 20 years ago and he was very pleased to promote VW.Bro. Chris to the Rank of Past Provincial Grand Senior Warden in recognition of all he has done over the years for Mark Masonry and our Province. This received much applause from the Brethren, and for once Chris was lost for words.

Mark Enthroned Commanders and Installed Masters Lodge Meetings

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 Lodge members and their guests dined together in perfect harmony honouring Loyal and Masonic toasts.

All Installed Masters are encouraged to join the Surrey Installed Mark Masters Lodge No 1219; likewise all Installed Commanders are encouraged to join the Surrey Enthroned Commanders Lodge No 1219. Both Lodges meet on the same day at the Surbiton Masonic Centre.

Joining these Lodges will not only afford you an enjoyable means of increasing your Masonic knowledge but also give you the opportunity of meeting other installed Masters and Commanders from all parts of the Province. You will hear many eminent speakers giving addresses and answering questions on matters of Mark and Royal Ark Mariner interest and, from time to time, you will witness demonstrations and presentations of particular workings of these and related ceremonies.

The Lodges meet twice a year, on the 3rd Wednesday in June and the 4th Thursday in September.

Article and photographs by Chris Eley