50 years strong
At the regular meeting held on Tuesday 23rd February 2016 of the Westminster City School Lodge No. 4305 at the Civil Service Club, Westminster, W Bro Bob Lacey, OBE, PPSGW (Sussex), PPSGW (Surrey), PPADC (Middx), Provincial Grand Orator (Sussex) was presented with a 50-year Long Service Certificate by Metropolitan Grand Inspector W Bro Robert Grant, PSGD.
Bro Robert MacLeod Lacey was born on 8th December 1943 and evacuated to Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides. He is the grandson of a Scottish crofter and spent much of his early life on the Isle of Lewis. The family relocated following his father’s move to Whitehall in London and Bro Lacey went to Westminster City School in 1955. He was initiated into the Westminster City School Lodge in 1965 and installed as Worshipful Master of the Kenelm Lodge No. 8255 at Harrow, Middlesex in 1979 and, two years later, became Worshipful Master of Westminster City School Lodge No. 4305.
Bro Lacey was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in HM The Queen’s Birthday honours in 1993.
Retiring to Sussex in 1996, Bro Lacey joined Hartington Lodge No. 916 and became Worshipful Master in 2008, Worshipful Master of East Sussex Masters’ Lodge No. 8449 in 2013, MEZ of Tyrian Chapter No. 1110 in 2012 and is a member of East Sussex First Principals No. 8449. In 2005 he was promoted to PPSGW in Sussex and is currently the Provincial Grand Orator of Sussex. He is also a member of the Red Cross of Constantine and Rose Croix.
Since 1997 he has compiled a number of lectures of which the most popular and enduring are Cowboy Freemasons (delivered to Carmel Lodge No. 680, in Carmel, California and to more than 60 lodges in the UK) and Masonic Heroes. By donating his lecture fees he has contributed many thousands of pounds to charity.