Gold For Concord
At the Installation meeting of the Lodge of Concord , who meet at Queen Street in Sunderland, the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, Craig Steele attended as the representative of the Provincial Grand Master. After being welcomed into the lodge by John Cox, the outgoing Master, Craig witnessed an exemplary Installation by John Cox and a number of the past masters of the lodge. On the second rising Craig had the privilege of presenting the new master of the lodge, Michael Scouler, with the lodge’s Gold festival award. Whilst on his feet, Craig also took the opportunity to call upon the lodge Charity Steward, David Dorward, to receive the Gold pin badge.
At the festive board, Craig congratulated the members of the Lodge of Concord on their achievement and also remarking on the fact of the number of young master masons in attendance that evening. Craig went on to say ‘’the Lodge certainly has a bright future’’.
The usual ‘Queen Street’ festivities continued throughout the evening with a host of toasts and responses associated with the Installation leading to a nice touch at the end of the night, with the new master, Michael Scouler , presenting Craig Steele and his DC, Richard Vipond, with a bouquet of flowers each, to take home for their wives.
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”