The WM of Lodge of Chivalry No 3974 Stuart Flynn continued his busy year in office by conducting a ceremony of initiation for the fourth time since the start of the 2022/23 season.
This time, it was with the assistance of two past masters: Andrew Bradshaw who acted as senior warden to deliver the charge after initiation and David Dugdale who acted as senior deacon.
The lodge junior warden, Adam Woods, once again gave an excellent explanation of the working tools of an entered apprentice and junior deacon, Alex Sharp, conducted Andrew Kenneth Sephton around the lodge with confidence. Past master Andrew Bradshaw delivered the charge after initiation word perfectly.
There were 14 visitors at the meeting, including six from Aughton Lodge No 7996 who came to see the ceremony, but also wanted to claim the Travelling Gavel, which was introduced to encourage lodge members to visit other lodges in the group.
At the festive board, Andrew Sephton said he enjoyed the ceremony and he was looking forward to learning more about Freemasonry.
Lodge of Chivalry is growing at every meeting as during the meeting a joining member was proposed. In September 2020 it had 18 members and in May 2023 has 32 members, with two more waiting to join.