District Annual Meeting 2021

On Saturday 20th November 2021, members of the Allied Masonic Degrees for the District of London along with distinguished brethren from other districts assembled in Grand Temple at Mark Masons' Hall for the District's Annual Meeting.

The meeting was opened at 11am by R.W. Bro. Colin Woodcock MBE, District Grand Prefect for London.

He gave a warm welcome to everybody and thanked them for their attendance. Visitors representing other districts were then introduced. All 11 Councils in London were represented by members in attendance.

A moment of silence was then observed in respect of those brethren who had passed to the Grand Lodge above during the past year. Colin also informed the brethren of the sad news that W. Bro. Anthony Carew-Hunt had passed away just a few days prior to the meeting. Tony was the District Grand Senior Deacon and a valued member of the Order and will be sadly missed.

Colin, thanked the hard work of his Executive and the secretariat for all their hard work in the past 12 months.

District Officers were then invested along with those receiving promotions.

The District Grand Prefect's Address can be read here.

The meeting was closed at noon and attendees retired to the bar before gathering for a splendid Festive Board. As you would expect from AMD gatherings there was much chatter, smiling faces and laughter. A great event, and much credit goes to W. Bro. Scott Cargill, District Grand Secretary and W. Bro. Richard
Criddle, Assistant District Grand Secretary for putting the event together.

Further photographs from the event can been seen here.

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.

DGP Visits Metropolitan 'A'

On Wednesday 17th November, the District Grand Prefect R.W. Bro. Colin Woodcock, accompanied by a delegation, visited the meeting of Metropolitan "A" Council .

He witnessed some flawless ritual by W. Bro. Roger Keys. Firstly, conducting the degree of St. Lawrence the Martyr introducing Bro. Paul Hicks and Bro. Laurence Sams as new members to the Order and indeed to the AMD District of London. Roger then continued to perform the installation ceremony to equally high standard installing W. Bro. Terry Worrall into the Chair of St. Lawrence.

The members and visitors then retired to the third floor for a most splendid and convivial festive board. When we toasted to our next merry meeting the consensus was that the evening was what we have only come to expect from the world's oldest AMD council.

Click here for some photos from the evening.


AMD Awareness Evening

A splendid introduction to the Allied Masonic Degrees and the District of London at our Zoom AMD Awareness Evening.
The event was hosted by our District Grand Prefect R.W. Bro. Colin Woodcock, and attendees were treated to a superb summary of our 5 degrees by Bro. Matthew Christmas; W. Bro. Scott Cargill gave a splendid overview of our Councils and the Regalia and Bro. Steve Roberts gave an insight into how we engage with our membership.
The cherry on top was, of course, having our Grand Master M.W. Bro. Thomas F. Jackson joining us for the event.
The evening concluded with a Q&A session with some interesting questions from our, hopefully, prospective candidates.