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.