Brethren of St George’s Lodge of Chorley No 7161 were very happy to welcome Andrew Mounsey into Freemasonry and their lodge in particular, following some recent loss of members.
At an intimate meeting with 16 brethren present at Chorley’s Masonic Hall. Following the opening of the meeting by the WM Alan Scarrott and completion of initial business, the secretary of the lodge Ray Thain took the chair as master for the purpose of the initiation and expertly directed the first degree ceremony. With the assistance of the junior deacon, the Andrew Mounsey was led on his journey through the ceremony of his initiation and held himself well.
The ceremony of initiation came to an ended with a faultless presentation of the charge to the candidate by John Askew, and having been through the chair of King Solomon himself in 2019, John is all too familiar with the learning of ritual and delivers it perfectly.
Visiting St George’s Lodge of Chorley to witness the initiation was Colin Middleton Past Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies of West Yorkshire. Colin is a friend of the family and knew Andrew’s father-in-law who was also a Mason.
Following the successful initiation ceremony, the lodge brethren and visiting brethren enjoyed a good festive board at which they welcomed Andrew into Freemasonry in style.