A really superb night was had by all at the St. John Corstorphine 788 Annual Installation Ceremony and many congratulations and all the best to Bro. John Wilson R.W.M. and his team of Office Bearers.
The ceremony was held at Lodge Dalhousie Bonnyrigg 720 and with 128 signing the attendance book - including 15 reigning Masters from the Province of Midlothian alone - it was virtually a 'sell out' event!! One might even be tempted to think that JW is somehow popular!!! (Just kidding of course John)
Congratulations also to Installing Masters Bro. Brian Kerley PM 720 and Bro. Martin McFarland PM 1338 - and indeed to all the Installing Team, the remainder of whom were all Past Masters of 788.
The were: Bro. Fraser Gaunt, Bro. Calum Stewart and Bro. Ned Kelly.
A big thanks to all the members and Honorary Members of Lodge Kirkliston Maitland who came along to support our friends at 788.
Indeed, as two of the artistes at the Festival of St. John, our R.W.M. Bro. Les Duff and Honorary Member Bro. Alan Banks both played active parts on the day.
Well done to both brethren and to all the artistes and stewards.
We look forward to meeting up again when the second half of the Masonic season kicks off in September.
One more deputation will bring the 1st half of the the 482 Masonic season 'officially' to a close.
Following our last regular meeting - a Mark Degree worked by Bro. Ray King P.M. - we took a deputation to The Thistle Lodge 270 in West Calder for a degree worked mainly by young masons from the Province.
It was an superb night and 270 was packed to capacity for what proved to be an excellent degree, with two Kirkliston Maitland brethren, Bro. Peter Cox I.G. and Bro. Andy Hogg M.M. taking part.
As was said after the degree, with this kind of effort and commitment, the Province of Midlothian would appear to be in good hands.
Our second deputation will be to Lodge St. John Fisherrow 112 on Wednesday 7th May and like 270 they meet the same night as us, so will be good to have this opportunity catch up with the brethren in Musselburgh.
The main event of the summer will of course be the Installation of Bro. Tom Smith as Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master. This takes place at Lodge Dalkeith Kilwinning No. 10 on Saturday 7th June and is sure to be a full house!!
We can only hope that we do indeed get some 'proper' summer weather and although some Lodges do meet throughout the year, we wish everyone an enjoyable time over the coming months.
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