Darlington Business Club hosted an “Armed Forces Covenant” signing in the Presence of the Vice Lord Lieutenant Michael Poole JP DL.
Paul Johnston attended this meeting and signed the Covenant as Grand Master of the Masonic Order of Athelstan, the first Order to sign after the “Duke of Kent” who of course signed on behalf of UGLE. Paul was accompanied by the Provincial Grand Master for Northumbria, William Henry Carlyon JP who signed a Provincial Covenant in line with the Craft Provincial Grand Master, John Thompson, who did so earlier this year.
This embodiment of commitment across the masonic orders, for the “Armed Forces” shows and emboldens the phrase “Durham Freemasons Stronger Together”.
Paul Johnston said :-
Within the ranks of Freemasonry are many serving members and veterans of the Armed Forces; the Masonic Order of Athelstan has recently formed a unit in the north-east specifically to accommodate and celebrate these members of our military.
The Masonic Order of Athelstan is proud to follow the United Grand Lodge of England in signing the Armed Forces Covenant.”