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Worcestershire Installed Mark Masters Lodge.

Senior Warden W Bro Mel Broadhurst, WM Ron Kindon and the Installing Master W Bro Bill Patey

Senior Warden W Bro Mel Broadhurst, WM Ron Kindon and the installing Master W Bro Bill Patey

Installation meetings are special days in any lodge, even more so when the lodge happens to be one of the most prestigious lodges in the Mark Province of Worcestershire.

A most enjoyable ceremony saw W Bro Ron Kindon PGJD, Installed Master of The Worcestershire Mark Installed Masters Lodge by W Bro Bill Patey PAGDC.

Everyone was delighted with the appearance of R W Bro Stuart Edwards, his progress from the entrance up to the lodge room was seriously delayed by the many well wishers gathered around his wheel chair.

Immediately after opening the lodge the Worshipful Master received a report from the Grand Director of Ceremonies that the Pro Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Richard Victor Wallis JP was in attendance and demanded admittance.

His entrance was welcomed in typical warm Worcestershire style accompanied by rapturous applause,

Following the Installation, the address to the Master was given in excellent manner by the Presiding Officer, Very Worshipful Brother John Anthony King, Deputy PGM.

Just prior to the completion of other business the Pro Grand Master rose to explain “the reason behind my visit today, although I do consider Worcestershire my second masonic home, is in connection with my very good friend of many years R W Bro Stuart Edwards. Explaining how their friendship dated back to the time he first joined the management team at 86 St James’s Street where Stuart was already the Grand Treasurer, not only of the Mark Degree, but of all seven other orders administered from St James’s Street.

He made mention of how Stuarts unfortunate accident had robbed Masonry of the services of an incredible and able person.”It is therefore with great pleasure that I come on the instruction of the Grand Master to promote Stuart to the highest possible rank, that of PGSW, in recognition of the wonderful service given over many years.

This was met with warm applause and obvious pleasure to Stuart who responded with a few well chosen words.

The Pro Grand Master, accompanied by RW Bro Stuart, The PGM R W Bro Eric John Rymer, The DPGM V W Bro John Anthony King, the APGM W Bro Jeffrey William Whiteley together with R W Bro Francis Spencer PPGM and R W Bro John Brackley PGSW and the Grand Director of Ceremonies R W Bro Keswick John Jones retired from the lodge prior to the closing.

We have no doubt that every Worcestershire Mason will join us in offering the warmest of congratulations to Stuart. A Gentleman who has the greatest respect and admiration in this and every other order throughout the province and beyond.

Standing L/R R W Bro Frank Spencer, V W Bro John King, R W Bro Kessick Jones R w Bro John Brackleym Mrs Val Edwrads. Front seated MWBro Ricard Wallis RW Bro Sturat Edwards R W Bro Eric Rymer

Standing L/R R W Bro Frank Spencer, V W Bro John King, R W Bro Kessick Jones R W Bro John Brackley, Mrs Val Edwards and W Bro Jeff Whiteley. Front seated M W Bro Richard Victor Wallis RW Bro Sturat Edwards and R W Bro Eric Rymer PGM

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