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A busy afternoon for Weald of Surrey Lodge

In December 2018, Northern Heights Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No. 989 and Northern Heights Lodge of Mark Master Masons No. 989 were honoured by a visit from RW.Bro. Ian Clark, Provincial Grand Master, accompanied by W.Bro. Chris Eley, Assistant Provincial Grand Master, and a number of Provincial Grand Officers of the year.

The afternoon started off with a short Royal Ark Mariners meeting where the Worshipful Commander, W.Bro. Geoff Nickson, welcomed the Provincial Grand Master and the Provincial Officers.

The 75th Anniversary Meeting of Northern Heights Mark Lodge

The afternoon started off with a short Royal Ark Mariners meeting where the Worshipful Commander, W.Bro. Geoff Nickson, welcomed the Provincial Grand Master and the Provincial Officers.

A Lodge of Mark Master Masons was then opened. The Provincial Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies, W.Bro. Mark Guzam, was admitted and advised the Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Mike Millership, that the RW Provincial Grand Master was in the ante room and demanded admission to the Lodge. The RW Provincial Grand Master entered in procession with the Provincial team, was presented with the gavel and took the Chair. The RW Provincial Grand Master introduced the Provincial team and spoke about the 2022 Festival. He congratulated the Lodge on reaching their 75th Anniversary and spoke about what was happening in the world 75 years ago when the Lodge was formed.

After the Provincial Grand Master had vacated the Chair, W.Bro. Mike Millership was Proclaimed as Worshipful Master for a second year. After W.Bro. Mike had appointed and invested his Officers the Secretary, Bro. Ahmet Ratip, gave a brief history of the Lodge.

The 75th Anniversary Meeting of Northern Heights Mark Lodge

The Lodge was called off and the Temple prepared for a demonstration of the 18th Century Ceremony of the Advancement of a Mark Master from the Sussex Mark Ancient Re-enactment Team (SMART).

The 75th Anniversary Meeting of Northern Heights Mark Lodge

This most interesting and informative presentation was well received by all present. After the Presentation the Worshipful Master presented a cheque for £1,000 to the SMART Team towards the Sussex 2019 MBF Festival.

The 75th Anniversary Meeting of Northern Heights Mark Lodge

The Worshipful Master then presented a cheque for £500 to the Provincial Grand Master towards the Surrey 2022 MBF Festival.

The 75th Anniversary Meeting of Northern Heights Mark Lodge

After the Lodge was closed the Brethren of Northern Heights Lodge, their guests and the Sussex SMART Team sat down to a most enjoyable meal at the Sutton Masonic Hall.

Northern Heights Lodge is a member of the Mann Group whose Lodges meet at Sutton and an open invitation is always there for other Brethren to join their meetings.

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Article and photographs by Chris Eley