Thursday 20th June, saw Britannic Council of Madeira meet at Mark Masons' Hall for their train strike delayed meeting. The meeting made acknowledgement of Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee and a splendid Jubilee festive board was held afterwards.
It was very quiet at Mark Masons' Hall that evening and this enabled the council the unique opportunity to conduct the ceremony of the Red Cross of Babylon across 3 separate rooms. This added to the occasion and brought a real sense of travel to the degree.
The Royal Arch Council was conducted in fine style by the Worship Master, W. Bro. Richard Criddle ably assisted by his officers. W. Bro. Boon Tan then took over principle duties to conduct the Persian Court in fine style with the degree ending with the lecture presented impeccably, as always by W. Bro. Scott Cargill. Six brethren took the degree, and I think that they will realise in future years what a unique experience they had in taking this particular degree in their AMD careers.
Special mention must go to W. Bro. Boon Tan as Director of Ceremonies for pulling the ceremony together.
The Platinum Jubilee Festive Board followed and as as you will see from the photos it was a most jovial occasion on a par with the best of the street parties held across the nation this jubilee year.