‘Gold into Platinum’
Achieving your Gold award for the 2021 Festival is no mean feat but to take it to the next level of Platinum that same evening is to be applauded. This is exactly what St Peter’s lodge, who meet at Burdon Road in Sunderland, done!
When Craig Steele, the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, attended an previous meeting to present the Master, Alan Tatters, with St Peter’s Gold certificate. The Charity Steward for the lodge, David Wilson, immediately surprised Craig with an additional cheque taking them straight to Platinum.
On Craig’s return visit to present the lodge with their Platinum Award, it was more of a relaxed affair, as all the surprises had been dealt with on the previous occasion.
After being welcomed into the lodge by the Master again, Alan Tatters. Craig was treated to an excellent initiation ceremony for the lodge’s newest member, Sean Walker.
At the festive board the certificates and the Provincial Grand Masters crystal award were proudly displayed on the Masters table for all to see. A true celebration of St Peters achievement then took place for the evening concluding with George Field, the lodge Mentor, presenting Sean Walker with his first step in Freemasonry booklet.
Well done to St Peter’s a small but compact lodge with a bright future, who certainly can ‘pack a punch’, when it comes to charitable donations.
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”