The installation of St David’s Lodge No 2950 was held at Warrington Masonic Hall. St David’s Lodge is a daytime lodge which meets on a Friday at 12 noon, four times a year. The lodge was tyled and a total of 53 brethren were in attendance to witness this momentous occasion. The highlight of the day was the excellent installation of Charles Carr into the chair of King Solomon. The acting WM, David Jones, led the proceedings in the absence of the WM, Colin Boardman, who was unable to attend due to medical issues.
The installation ceremony was conducted in the presence of several distinguished guests, including the Provincial Grand Master Mark Matthews, grand officers; Warrington Group Chairman Andrew Barton, Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies Malcolm Bell, Chris Eyres, Howard Griffiths, Gordon Amos and Stephen Kinsey and acting Provincial grand officers; Sylvester During, Richard McHale, Nick Delaney, Fred Dickinson, Eddie Thompson and Gary Smith
After the successful conclusion of the ceremony, the Provincial Grand Master Mark Matthews gave a heart-warming address to the brethren of the lodge. It was a moment of great pride and honour for everyone in attendance.
The WM then presented a cheque to the Provincial Grand Master for £400, which was donated to the West Lancashire Freemasons’ Charity. Mark thanked the lodge brethren for their generosity. This act of charity was a reflection of the lodge’s commitment to giving back to the community and helping those in need.
The installation ceremony was followed by a festive board attended by 52 brethren. During the event a raffle was held raising a total of £270 for the lodge Benevolent Fund. This was a great success and showed the generosity and compassion of the members of St David’s Lodge.
Overall, the installation of St David’s Lodge was a momentous occasion filled with camaraderie, charity and brotherhood. It was an event that will be remembered for many years to come and a testament to the strong bond shared by the members of this prestigious lodge.