We knew we were going to be in safe hands when our Master Elect Bro Dr Andrew Hardie arrived at the Knowle Masonic Centre in the company of his twelve visitors; looking fresh and prepared for the Installation ceremony ahead.
Fifty four brethren pack through the doors of the Lodge to take their seats and the room begins to represent a Masonic Tardis.
The Lodge duly opened it was soon time to welcome our newest joining member, Bro Anthony Verduyn with unanimous approval. The Installation quickly began in earnest and by degree the Brethren slowly streamed out as Bro Hardie’s installation ceremony progressed. On their return the Master would be “elect” no more and would be sat in King Solomon’s chair.
As if he had come Back from The Future, the Doc then presided over the Lodge with the confidence one would normally associate with a seasoned Master. The Closing in full of each degree was a particular treat and the whole evening was expertly overseen by the Presiding Officer, W Bro Steven Tranter, ProvJGW. Our work being done the Brethren retired to the festive board where the evening was spent in good humour, song, excellent food and good wine. The Provincial bottle of malt whisky was raffled and raised £334 the prize being won by the Installing Master and lodge Secretary, W Bro Mike Perrott. The Charity appeal was equally well supported and raised £265 for the Warwickshire Masonic Benevolent Fund. Thank you Brethren.
Our diagnosis…..a job well done. Let’s see you at our next merry meeting for the raising of Bro Thompson.
The Doctor will see you now.
Bro Simon Bennett