After a wonderful Installation Ceremony at University of London Lodge, our Kind-hearted, shy & retiring PGM was assailed on the very staircase
The Grand Temple at Mark Masons' Hall was the setting for the Consecration of the newest London Lodge - The Aegean Lodge of Mark Master Masons
W. Bro. Henry Hobson APGM led a delegation to Royal Colonial Institute Lodges Nº 728
Eton and Harrow Lodge of Mark Master Masons recently held its Meeting at Freemasons Hall when the WM, Philip Seely, Advanced two candidates in an excellent and highly enjoyable Ceremony.
W. Bro. Philip was well supported by the regular Officers of the Lodge at the Meeting which was also attended by the Deputy PGM, W. Bro. Tom Quinn.
Afterwards the Brethren dined in fine style at White’s and the photograph shows Philip and Tom with the Lodge’s new Members, Adrian Richardson and Jack Clutterbuck, respectively, on the outside left and right.
APGM W.Bro Jerry Gangadeen APGM and a delegation of fourteen Provincial Grand Officers enjoyed and some took part, in a delightful ceremony at Halcyon Lodge to install Bro Marius Popa into the W.Master's chair.
The festive board proved a light-hearted occasion well supplied with brotherly banter and good hearted repartee.
Panmure Lodge No 139 asked for and received assistance from 5 members of The London Mark Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge when many Lodge members could not make up the minimum numbers for the Installation meeting and dining. A request was sent out from the Secretary W. Bro. Kevin Murphy to the Secretary of the LMPGSL on Monday and on Thursday the Lodge met with 10 Mark Master Masons and dined with 12.
The new WM W. Bro. Andrew Trueman received an excellent Installation by W. Bro. Mervyn Shiwoku assisted by none other than W. Bro. Tom Quinn DPGM, W. Bro. Henry Hobson APGM, W. Bro. Trevor Gray all from the LMPGSL and Bro. Jeremy Beech a Mark Master Mason from the Scottish Constitution, this was Jeremy's first regular meeting in a Mark Lodge in England, the only other times he has experienced the Mark Degree in England was when W. Bro's Henry Hobson and Tim MacAndrews were made APGM's at the annual meeting in July 2014 and July 2016. Many of you will recognize Jeremy, he is a Metropolitan Grand Inspector, he is also a Preceptor of the Acacia LOI where Mervyn is a regular attender. As soon as he heard that Panmure and Mervyn needed numbers he immediately volunteered.
At the festive board we were joined by W. Bro. Edoardo El-Attrache and W. Bro. Mark Woolcott both of whom were at other meetings, heard the call and acted upon it, this brought the dining numbers up to 12, the minimum number for dining at MMH is 10.
An excellent evening was had by all present.
W Bro David Lucas PrGJW and a delegation of Provincial Grand Officers visited Onslow Lodge meeting at Furniture Makers Hall to see the new Master, W Bro Michael Guile installed by W Bro Clive Pemble in an excellent ceremony.
It was a splendid and well attended meeting with some 30 members of the Lodge and their guests present, followed by a Festive Board which, judging by the noise generated, was obviously enjoyed by all.