DGP Visits Londinium No.47

A great turnout at Londinium this evening with 25 attending along with an official visit by the District Grand Prefect, R.W. Colin Woodcock accompanied by a delegation of District Grand Officers.
We witnessed 3 new members being introduced into the St. Lawrence the Martyr degree in fine style by W. Bro. Iain Ness, occupying the chair to conduct the ceremony. This was finished off by a splendid oration of the lecture by W. Bro. John Johnston.
We were then privileged to witness 5 candidates being made, created and constituted as Kinghts of Constantinople. This ceremony being conducted again in fine style by the WM, W. Bro. Stephen Schofield and again the degree was finished off by Bro. Matthew Christmas giving an excellent rendition of the lecture.
We then retired to the Euston Room to enjoy a most enjoyable festive board.

Londinium No.47 - It's good to be back!

Londinium are back.
Tuesday 18th May 2021 saw the first meeting of a London Council since the lifting of restrictions. 12 Members and guests of Londinium Council No.47 assembled at Mark Masons' Hall to install W. Bro. Stephen Schofield into the chair of St. Lawrence.
What a joy it was, travelling into London, walking up Pall Mall, walking into reception at MMH and greeting the receptionist as if he was some long lost brother, climbing the stairs to the Warwickshire room and finally seeing brethren (albeit with masks on) who we had only seen via zoom meetings during this blip in our masonic lives.
The Council was opened but sadly the first order of business was to remember W. Bro. Mick Randall, who sadly passed away in June 2020. W. Bro. Ian Ness gave the eulogy.
Grand Council Certificates were then presented in fine manner by our District Grand Secretary W. Bro. Scott Cargill, to three of the brethren.
Then it was onto the main event.
W. Bro. Colin Howard as always doing a splendid job of installing W. Bro. Stephen Schofield for the first time as Master in an AMD Council.
The rest of the formalities over the new Master closed the Council and we retired to partake of a wonderful socially distanced meal.
Only 10 dining on 2 tables but the chat and laughter was great to hear. As I said at the start it was a joy to be there from start to finish.
Let us hope that our meetings may now long continue without further interruption.