A busy afternoon for the Weald of Surrey Council

The first Installation meeting of the Weald of Surrey Council No 309 in two years took place in July. Present was the District Grand Master, R.Ill.Comp, David Blackburn and the Past District Grand Master, R.Ill.Comp, Arnold Long.

The Council was opened by the Thrice Illustrious Master, R.Ill.Comp, Christopher Lewis, and the District Grand Master was saluted under the direction of the Director of Ceremonies, Ill.Comp. Simon McCarthy. A ballot was taken for nine joining members. This proved in their favour and the Companions were welcomed into the Council by R.Ill.Comp. Christopher Lewis and congratulated by R.Ill.Comp. David Blackburn.

A busy afternoon for the Weald of Surrey Council The next item on the agenda was to Install Ill.Comp. Peter Kipps, Deputy District Grand Master, as Thrice Illustrious Master. Ill.Comp. David Thompson was appointed and invested as Deputy Master and Ill.Comp. Leslie Grout was appointed and invested as Principal Conductor of the Work.

A Council of Select Masters was closed and the Temple re-arranged for the Degree of Thrice Illustrious Master. Ill.Comp. Leslie Smith had the good fortune to be the Candidate (Solomon) for this ceremony.

A busy afternoon for the Weald of Surrey Council The ceremony for eleven candidates was conducted in a faultless manner by Ill.Comp. Leslie Grout as King David, Ill.Comp. John Norton-Doyle as Zadok, the Priest, and Ill.Comp. Steve Cann as Nathan, the Prophet. The role of Benaiah was performed by Ill.Comp. Alan Boniface.

A busy afternoon for the Weald of Surrey Council After the customary photographs and a few drinks in the bar, the Companions of the Weald of Surrey Council and their guests sat down to a most enjoyable festive board at the Nutfield Masonic Centre.

A busy afternoon for the Weald of Surrey Council Article and photos by Chris Eley, Assistant District Grand Recorder


< Back to news index

Royal and Select Masters District of Surrey
Open the Menu
Close the menu