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Mark Master Masons of Surrey
An Executive visit to Richmond Mark Lodge

In October 2018, Richmond Lodge of Mark Master Masons No. 808 welcomed to their installation meeting the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, W.Bro. John French, with a number of Provincial Officers of the Year. There was also a contingent from Table Fellowship Mark Lodge. Also present were W.Bro. Chris Eley, Assistant Provincial Grand Master, a member of the Lodge, VW.Bro. Michael Barnes, Past Deputy Provincial Grand Master, VW.Bro. Jerry Gangadeen, Past Assistant Provincial Grand Master (London), a member of the Lodge, and W.Bro. John Woodville, Grand Steward, a member of the Lodge. Three Chains in one photo...

An Executive visit to Richmond Mark Lodge

A Lodge of Mark Master Masons was opened. The Provincial Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies, W.Bro. Mark Guzam, was admitted and advised the Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Gordon Hamilton, that the Assistant Provincial Grand Master was in the ante room and demanded admission to the Lodge. The Assistant Provincial Grand Master entered in procession with the Provincial team, was presented with the gavel and took the Chair. He then introduced the Provincial team and spoke about what is happening in the Province, especially the 2022 Festival. He then presented a number of Brethren with MBF awards, thanking them for their support for the Festival.

An Executive visit to Richmond Mark Lodge

(W.Bro. Chris Eley, W.Bro. John Fitzgerald, W.Bro. John French, and W.Bro. Garth Blanchard. W.Bro. Nigel Feltham not being able to be present will be presented with his at a later date) After the Assistant Provincial Grand Master had vacated the Chair the Worshipful Master conducted the Ceremony of Installing Bro. Wayne Lucas into the Chair of Richmond Lodge of Mark Master Masons. He invited VW.Bro. Michael Barnes, Past Deputy Provincial Grand Master, to occupy the Senior Warden’s Chair, VW.Bro. Jerry Gangadeen, Assistant Provincial Grand Master (London), to occupy the Junior Warden’s Chair, and W.Bro. Malcolm Clarke to continue to act as Inner Guard.

Bro. Wayne Lucas was installed into the Chair of the Richmond Lodge of Mark Master Masons in an excellent manner by W.Bro. Gordon Hamilton. The Working Tools were presented by VW.Bro. Michael Barnes. The Address to the Master was given by W.Bro. Chris Eley, to the Wardens by VW.Bro. Michael Barnes, to the Overseers by W.Bro. Tim Ford and to the Brethren by W.Bro. John French.

An Executive visit to Richmond Mark Lodge

After the appointment and investiture of the Officers, W.Bro. Gordon presented the Worshipful Master with two collarets – one Keystone Lodge and the other the Lodge’s Grand Patron Gold MBF Award. W.Bro. John French was then invited to present a Mark Grand Lodge Certificate to Bro. Perry Harmon.

The Charity Steward, Bro. Brian Clutterbuck, proposed that a sum of £700 be donated to the 2022 Festival in the name of Richmond Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners. This was approved by the members and a Green Slip was presented by the Worshipful Master to the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, who thanked the Brethren for their continued support for the Festival.

An Executive visit to Richmond Mark Lodge

To mark the 100th Anniversary of the end of the Great War the Brethren of Richmond Lodge of Mark Master Masons voted to make to donation to the Royal British Legion.

After the customary photographs the Brethren of Richmond Lodge and their many guests sat down to a most enjoyable festive board in the Elizabethan Suite at the Surbiton Masonic Hall.

Our Master Baker, VW.Bro Jerry Gangadeen, had baked one of his delicious rum cakes for the Lodge to raise money for the 2022 Festival. The Brethren played a game of Heads and Tails which was won by Bro. Perry Harmon who kindly donated it back to the Lodge where it raised a total of £250. Well done Jerry and Perry.

An Executive visit to Richmond Mark Lodge

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.

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Article and photos by Chris Eley