A Grand Day Out

On Tuesday 11th April members of the Allied Masonic Degrees District of London, along with their partners and friends, assembled in the Millennium Courtyard at Southwark Cathedral on the south bank of the Thames. This was the 2023 Spring Lunch Event. It kicked off with a tour of the Cathedral by our guides Colin and Martyn. Our 2 groups were given a splendid tour. Some places are just soaked in history and Southwark and its Cathedral is one of those places.

After just over an hour touring the Cathedral we made our way through the winding passageways of Borough Market to the Boot & Flogger Pub in Red Cross Way. Here we had a most enjoyable lunch filled with good food, wine and a room full of chatter and laughter.

The District Grand Prefect, Colin Woodcock, made a short address thanking the organisers, but most importantly everyone in the room for coming along to the event which proved to be a grand day out.

Click here to view some photos from the event.

Britannic Council of Madeira welcomes Deputy DGP

A great evening of fun and ritual at Britannic Council of Madeira No. 46 on Tuesday 4th April when they welcomed V.W. Bro. Steven Warwick, Deputy District Grand Prefect and a delegation of District officers.

W. Bro. Bryan Wakely conducted the ceremony of St Lawrence the Martyr (by his own comment using the Devonshire workings!!), and Bro. Rhoan Bernard was welcomed into the order. 

A council of Grand Tilers of Solomon was opened and Bro. Rohan along Bro. Ravi and Bro. Dhiraj were admitted as Masons Elect of 27 and they were treated to an excellent rendition of the lecture by one of the visiting delegation W. Bro. Terry Hall.

The lodge was then resumed into St Lawrence before being closed and the brethren retired to the Duke of Connaught room via the bar for a happy festive board, where we were met with some strange looking prawns!!.  

After the meeting was closed, brethren made their way to the holding area on the 2nd floor (aka The Bar), before assembling in the Connaught room to partake in a splendid and convivial festive board. Wine was taken, Toasts were made before brethren toasted to their next merry meeting.

More photos from the meeting can be viewed here

Rumbelow welcomes DGP

A fantastic evening of fun and superb ritual at Rumbelow Council No. 67 on Wednesday 22nd March when they welcomed R.W. Bro. Colin Woodcock MBE, District Grand Prefect and a delegation of District officers.

Proceedings got underway in an unusual manner with the Lodge accounts being presented by the lodge accounts Gilbert and Sullivan, channeled via W. Bro. Richard Higginson with full choral support.

Next up was the ceremony of Knight of Constantinople with W. Bro. Mark Riches leading from the chair and the two candidates Bro. Paul Burgess and Bro. Paul Busby being conducted in splendid fashion by V. W. Bro. Jules Greenwall. All finished off by a flawless lecture by W. Bro. Terry Hall.

Both Bro. Pauls were then treated to W. Bro. Keith Florence giving a superb performance as King Solomon for Grand Tilers of Solomon. Once again ably assisted by V. W. Bro. Jules Greenwall who conducted the candidates and again all finished off by another flawless lecture by W. Bro. Terry Hall.

After the meeting was closed, brethren made their way to the holding area on the 2nd floor (aka The Bar), before assembling in the Connaught room to partake in a splendid and convivial festive board. Wine was taken, Toasts were made before brethren toasted to their next merry meeting.

More photos from the meeting can be viewed here

Metropolitan Council "A" - Welcomes District Grand Prefect

On Wednesday 16th November members of Metropolitan Council welcomed the District Grand Prefect, R. W. Bro. Colin Woodcock MBE and a delegation of District Grand Officers to their meeting.

The District Grand Prefect gave eulogies for sadly departed brethren M. W. Bro. Timothy Lewis, Past Grand Master and W. Bro. David Alexander.

There then followed a busy schedule of work. Starting with W. Bro. Shirish Patel being admitted as a joining member.

Bro. Paul Askham-Spencer was then introduced into the order with Worshipful Master W. Bro. Terry Worrall conducting the ceremony of St. Lawrence the Martyr using the "Eastenders" Workings of the ritual.

The room was then prepared for the ceremony of Grand High Priest which was in the capable hands of W. Bro. Roger Keys, who Anointed, Consecrated and Set Apart five Brethren into the order with Bro. Jake Mossom acting as the Nominated Candidate.

The District Grand Prefect then rounded off the ceremonial by presenting members of the Council with their unique "A" jewel.

Brethren then retired to the Hertfordshire room where a joyful festive board was held in a room full of chatter and laughter. Wine was taken, Toasts were made before finally we drank to our next merry meeting.

Some photos from the evening can be viewed here.  

Next Meetings

20
Mar
Mark Masons' Hall
Installation Meeting

27
Mar
Mark Masons' Hall

02
Apr
Mark Masons' Hall

09
Apr
Mark Masons' Hall
We will be holding our Spring Lunch on Tuesday 9th April. This year we will be having a lunch and a talk

12
Apr
Mark Masons' Hall

04
May
Mark Masons' Hall

08
May
Mark Masons' Hall

21
May
Mark Masons' Hall
Installation Meeting

24
May
Mark Masons' Hall
Installation Meeting

18
Jun
Mark Masons' Hall

19
Jun
Mark Masons' Hall

26
Jun
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10
Jul
Mark Masons' Hall
Installation Meeting

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