Borough Lodge No 3996, meeting at Bryn Masonic Hall, is renowned for its occasional special events following the regular lodge meeting. On these occasions, it is the custom to open the lodge, conduct the business with speedy efficiency and close the lodge in a timely manner to allow more time for their special event.
Lodge folklore tells us that this was once achieved in 16 minutes! This meeting was to be one of those events, as the team from the St Helens and Prescot Group were in attendance to share their delightful presentation. ‘A timeline drama and pageant’, which has been specially designed as part of their tercentenary celebrations.
The lodge was opened by WM Patrick Walsh who conducted the regular business with dignity and efficiency. On this occasion however, not threatening that 16-minute record. The lodge being formally closed, the special guests took to the stage, in the centre of the lodge room, and treated everyone to an entertaining and informative dramatic experience.
With the use of a well scripted narration, the drama tells the story of the English Freemasonry timeline, featuring some of the most interesting and influential Masonic characters of the last few centuries. This was the 17th time the seven-man team had delivered this presentation around the Province, and they have raised over £2,200 in so doing.
A fine and lively festive board followed, attended by over 60 brethren, where a raffle raised a further £230 for charity, half going to the tercentenary appeal