An excellent ceremony took place at Rose of Lancaster Lodge No 2325, during which the assembled brethren and guests numbering 43, were privileged to be able to see a Lewis being initiated into the lodge, this being a son of a Mason who has not yet reached the age of 21 years.
After the lodge was opened by the WM Dave Jackson, he handed the chair to past master and secretary, Dave ‘Scotty’ Scott who, after he had read the Provincial dispensation, had the pleasure of being able to initiate his son, James, into this distinguished lodge.
Typically, the ceremony went very smoothly, culminating in a faultless charge being performed by junior warden, Steve Equizi. At the conclusion of the initiation, Scotty handed the chair back to Dave and the usual lodge business was concluded.
Another pleasure was the attendance of Tony Softley who was able to make a brief, but welcome visit. Geoff Jackson, in responding on behalf of the guests thanked the lodge and expressed the consensus that it had been a wonderful and uplifting ceremony.
A lively and enjoyable festive board followed, with the hilarious and talented Alan Phythian, WM of Victoria Lodge No 2360, responding to the visitors’ toast.