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The Provincial Grand Master visits Woodgrange Lodge
An Official Visit to Richmond Lodges

In January 2018, Richmond Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners and Richmond Lodge of Mark Master Masons No. 808 welcomed W.Bro. Ray Seeley, representing the RW Provincial Grand Master.

The afternoon started off with a Royal Ark Mariners meeting where the Worshipful Commander, W.Bro. Malcolm Clarke, welcomed W.Bro. Ray, wishing him a most enjoyable afternoon on the occasion of his first Official Visit to Richmond Lodge.

A ballot was taken for Bros. Roger Tutton and Bill Jowett, members of Richmond Lodge of Mark Master Masons. This proved in their favour and Bros. Roger and Bill were Elevated to the Ancient and Honourable Degree of Royal Ark Mariner in a very friendly and sincere manner by W.Bro. Malcolm with the assistance of W.Bro. Tim Ford who gave the Signs.

An Official Visit to Richmond Lodges

A Lodge of Mark Master Masons was opened. W.Bro. Ray was again welcomed by the Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Gordon Hamilton, and was saluted with three. Bro. Bill Jowett was presented with his Grand Lodge Certificate by W.Bro. Chris Eley.

An Official Visit to Richmond Lodges

After the short Mark meeting the Lodge was closed and after the customary photographs the Brethren of Richmond Lodge and their guests sat down to a most enjoyable festive board at the Surbiton Masonic Hall.

Richmond Lodge is a member of the Austin Group meeting at Surbiton and an open invitation is always there for other Brethren come along and enjoy their Mark Masonry with us.

Article and photograph by Chris Eley