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Executive Visit by the Provincial Grand Master to The Rood at Sudtone Sari Court

On Wednesday the 2nd October the Rood at Sudtone Sari Court No. 106 was honoured by a visit from the Provincial Grand Master, RW.Bro. Lionel B Mee, KCAG. The meeting was held at the Sutton Masonic Hall. Also present was the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, W.Bro. Mark P Donovan, a member of the Court.

After the Court was opened the Provincial Grand Marshal, W.Bro. Chris Eley, was admitted and advised the Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Varinder Dhir, that the Provincial Grand Master was in the ante room and demanded admission to the Court. The Provincial Grand Master entered in procession with many Provincial Grand Officers, was presented with the gavel, took the Chair and was saluted with 7 under the direction of the Provincial Grand Marshal. The Provincial Grand Master said how good it was to be visiting The Rood at Sudtone Sari Court again and how pleased he was to see so many of his Provincial Officers attending from all across the Province.

Executive Visit by the Provincial Grand Master to The Rood at Sudtone Sari Court After the Provincial Grand Master had vacated the Chair, a Ballot was taken for Bro. William (Bill) Jowett. This proved in his favour and Bro. Bill was Instructed into the Order in fine manner by the Worshipful Master and his Officers. The Provincial Grand Marshal, W.Bro. Chris Eley, acted as Senior Warden for the Instruction Ceremony as he has known Bro. Bill for a while, being members of the same Mark Lodge.

Bro. Bill was welcomed into the Court by the Worshipful Master and into the Order by the Provincial Grand Master.

Executive Visit by the Provincial Grand Master to The Rood at Sudtone Sari Court The Provincial Grand Master was then invited to present a Grand Court Certificate to Bro. Jim Cranefield, which he did in a very interesting and informative manner.

Executive Visit by the Provincial Grand Master to The Rood at Sudtone Sari Court After the meeting the Brethren of The Rood at Sudtone Sari Court and their many guests sat down to a most enjoyable meal at the Sutton Masonic Hall.

Article and photos by Chris Eley


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