New Companions of the Scarlet Cord.
On Monday 23rd January a provincial team of acting officers attended Shiney Row masonic hall for the regular meeting Peter Glyn Williams Consistory No102. The team witnessed two Princes of Finchale Conclave No77 become Companions Ostiarius of the Scarlet Cord.
In the absence of the consistory recorder, Em.Comp. Graham Bainbridge Primus of Ostiarii acted as Recorder and our Prov.G.Summus acted as Primus of Ostiarii in which role he delivered the majority of the first grade ceremony to a very high standard.
Attendance befitted a Consistory named in honour of the OSM Grand Supreme Ruler at the time when it was decided to revive the Order of the Scarlet Cord.
They included 2 Past Provincial Grand Summii; 2 OSM Provincial Grand Supreme Rulers, 1 deputy ProvGSR, 1 KT Provincial Prior and his Deputy, 1 RCC Deputy Intendant General, 1 Head of The Operatives and a RSM ProvGCW nominate.
The addition of this evenings 2 candidates brings membership of the largest province in England and Wales to 160.
Photographed with the Provincial Grand Summus R.Dist.Comp. Michael Jacques are the candidates (L) Comp. David Fuller and (R) Comp. Kenneth Webster.
At dinner the top table (L-R) are V.Dist.Comp Gary D Taylor, DepProvGSum.; R.Dist.Comp. Michael A Jacques ProvGSum.; Dist.Comp. Richard Vipond Primus of Lectores;Dist.Comp. John B Finlay, President; Em.Comp. Graham Bainbridge, Primus Ostiarii and Dist.Comp. Morgan McDonald, AsstProvGSum.
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”