Triple Celebration at Marquis of Granby 124
Following an Initiation Ceremony, on Tuesday 3rd March 2020, the Provincial Grand Master presented the lodge with their platinum award for raising over 130% of their festival target. Funds raised during the festival period so far included: from a sponsored dinner, Brethren taking part in Festival Events, Roman Wall Walk and other fund raising activities such as regular meeting lodge raffle etc.
At the beginning of the evening the dispensation was read out in open lodge to allow the initiation of a Lewis the candidate below the age of 21 years. The lodge master then lead his team to perform an excellent 1st degree ceremony in front of their 37 guests from 20 lodges.
Afterwards at the Festive board, John Paul Thompson presented 2 medals to lodge members for taking part in the Hadrian’s Wall walk. He then went on to present the Master with a Festival Stewards Jewel which he was instructed had to be forwarded to his wife. John pointed out to the 55 masons present that she personally had raised enough funds to entitle her to receive a Festival Jewel. An excellent meal with great atmosphere was experienced by all.
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”