On Thursday 19th December Durham Cathedral was once again the setting for the Provincial/Chapter Carol Service, and despite appalling weather was yet again attended by large numbers of Masons and their families filling the pews to almost capacity.
The Dean, Andrew Tremlett led the procession which included the Provincial Grand Master of Durham, John Arthur into the Nave of the Cathedral after which the Dean welcomed all present and hoped they would all enjoy the following hour.
What followed was a feast of music, prayers and readings, the music provided by the Cathedral Choir who were magnificent and lessons/readings by those listed below. Credit to Daniel Cook, Master of the Choristers and Cathedral Organist who led the Choir with so much energy and enthusiasm. The quality and acoustics made this a very special occasion which would long be remembered by all present.
The sixty minute service flew past and before retiring from the Nave the Dean took the opportunity of once again thanking all for attending and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Well done to all of the organisers and the Provincial Grand Stewards who were magnificent on the night.
TLC Teddy Initiative……
“thank you Freemasons for the thousands of teddies donated to children’s casualty departments”
Community Support Grants…..
“The grant from Durham Freemasons has made an enormous difference to our service users”
Provincial Annual Meeting….
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”….
“My husband would be so proud that you still contact me so many years after his death, thank you for remembering me”
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”
The Royal Arch…..
“I feel that I have a much better understanding of the whole Masonic story after joining the Royal Arch”
What have you gained?
“I’ve made wonderful friendships with people from all walks of life who I wouldn’t otherwise have even met”
In respect to the TLC Teddy initiative
“A child patient copes with medical treatment so much better when they’ve been given a TLC teddy”
What Freemasonry has done for you?
“The teachings of the masonic ceremonies helped me to be a better father, better husband, better son and better neighbour”What Freemasonry has done for you
One of the best things I have ever done…
“Along with getting married, the birth of my children and Sunderland winning the FA Cup, becoming a Freemason is one of the best things I’ve ever done”