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Official Visit by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master to The Court of King Alfred the Great

On Friday the 16th August the Court of King Alfred the Great No. 79 was honoured by a visit from the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, W.Bro. Mark Donovan, KAG. The meeting was held in the City of Winchester Freemasons Hall, Winchester. Also present at the meeting was VW.Bro. Mike Ellis, KAG, Past Deputy Provincial Grand Master.

Official Visit by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master to The Court of King Alfred the Great
After the Court was opened the Provincial Grand Marshal, W.Bro. Chris Eley, was admitted and advised the Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Ian Parsons, that the Deputy Provincial Grand Master was in the ante room and demanded admission to the Court. The Deputy Provincial Grand Master entered in procession with many Provincial Grand Officers, was presented with the gavel, took the Chair and was saluted with 5 under the direction of the Provincial Grand Marshal. The Deputy Provincial Grand Master said how good it was to be visiting The Court of King Alfred the Great and what a splendid Temple it was. The Deputy Provincial Grand Master introduced the Provincial team, thanking them for their support and saying that this was the largest turnout ever at an Executive visit.

Official Visit by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master to The Court of King Alfred the Great
After the Deputy Provincial Grand Master had vacated the Chair, the Court received a presentation of an illuminated hour glass stand from the Brethren of the Court of Wiht-land No 123.

Official Visit by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master to The Court of King Alfred the Great
The Worshipful Master thanked the Brethren of the Court of Wiht-land for this magnificent piece of carpentry on behalf of all the members of the Court of King Alfred the Great.

Official Visit by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master to The Court of King Alfred the Great
The next item on the agenda was to install Bro. David Stock as the Worshipful Master. This was done in a most sincere manner by the Installing Master, W.Bro. Ian Parsons, ably assisted by the Marshal, W.Bro. Mark Gannaway, Provincial Deputy Grand Marshal.

Official Visit by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master to The Court of King Alfred the Great
The Installation Address was given by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master in an excellent manner.

Official Visit by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master to The Court of King Alfred the Great
After the meeting the Brethren of the Court of King Alfred the Great and their many guests sat down to a most enjoyable meal at the Winchester Masonic Centre.

Article and photos by Chris Eley


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