St David’s Lodge No 2950 was buzzing with excitement as a momentous occasion unfolded. For the first time since April 2017, the lodge was preparing to initiate a new candidate into their ranks. But that was not the only reason why this night was so special.
As the WM, Charles Carr, and his officers took their positions, a distinguished guest made his presence known. Leslie Whatling, a master Mason from Black Sea Anchor Lodge No 57, United Grand Lodge of Bulgaria, had arrived with a document of introduction from the Grand Lodge of Bulgaria. The WM carefully reviewed the document and graciously welcomed Leslie Whatling to the ceremony.
But the surprises did not end there. In attendance was also Derek Whatling, the candidate’s cousin and a member of Francis Columbine Lodge No 5849 in the Province of Cheshire. He volunteered to play the organ for both the ceremony and the festive board.
Finally, the main event of the evening commenced, and Alan Whatling was initiated into St. David’s Lodge No 2950. The ceremony was conducted with utmost precision and excellence, with the WM presenting Alan Whatling with the working tools of an entered apprentice Freemason. The director of ceremonies, Norman Pritchard, delivered the ancient charge, and Alan Whatling was presented with the Book of Constitution and a copy of the lodge bye-laws.
To top it all off, Alan Whatling was invested as a steward of the lodge. Following the meeting the brethren retired to the festive board to celebrate this historic occasion. Truly, a great day to remember at St David’s Lodge.