Installation Ceremony 2019

December 19, 2019
Jim M.
Jim M.

On the evening of 4th December 2019 the members of the lodge and visiting brethren, gathered together in order to bestow the title of Master of the Lodge upon Jim M. who had served the previous two years as a warden. After welcoming David G. (representing the Provincial Grand Master) into the lodge room, Jim was installed by Rod C. according to ancient custom, after which he was proclaimed thrice by the Director of Ceremonies.

The Master was then pleased to appoint and invest his officers and stewards for 2020. A particularly poignant moment for Jim was the pleasure of appointing one of his sons as a warden. It was remarked later over dinner how pleasing it was to see that all the progressive offices were held by 'light blues' each of whom had move one rung up the 'ladder.'

The evening concluded at a quarter to midnight, after a four-course dinner complete with the usual raffle (which raised over £200 for charity), toasts and song.

Photo of authorRob H.

Rob has been a member of Phoenix Lodge since 2004 and occupied the chair in 2011. He is currently the lodge's Director of Ceremonies, responsible for the quality of ritual delivered at meetings. He advises members on matters of etiquette and procedure. Rob is also the lodge's inaugural Membership Officer. In his spare time he enjoys photography and computing, the odd hike, as well as his Freemasonry.

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