Christmas Greetings from the W.M.

As we approach another festive season, I would urge each and every Brother out there to actively maintain and demonstrate Benevolence and Charity by reaching out to those in need, lending a listening ear to the lonely and helping those less fortunate whenever we can. Remembering how we were all received into the Craft, poor and penniless, let us take the opportunity to practice those truly Masonic virtues and hopefully make someone’s Christmas truly special.
Wishing each and every one of you a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year (and above all, a safe one!)

Merry Christmas

Ian Duxbury W.M.

Installation went well.

Pendle Lodge is slowly recovering from the pandemic and the majority of its members are now returning to Lodge meetings. It was especially good to see W.Bro Jack Day in the Lodge room. At our recent meeting W.Bro. Ian Duxbury was proclaimed the Worshipful Master for the coming year. There was no major ceremonial work just an effective declaration from the Director of Ceremonies that this was so.

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Mad dash to learn the odd piece of ritual

Despite a crazy few days of turmoil and many members having to change office, plus a mad dash to learn the odd bit of ritual, it all went surprisingly well. Of course, our Candidate Robert Bailey know nothing of such things and enjoyed his initiation ceremony without much ado. Although from the look on his face at the odd point you could have questioned that. Robbie, as he is known applied to join Freemasonry just as the pandemic hit, so has been waiting for his initiation for almost 18 months. It didn’t curb his enthusiasm whatsoever, and he even joined us many times on the zoom platform to keep in touch with everyone.

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No, I mean it went really well

The Passing ceremony to the second degree went really well. No, I mean it went really well. There was some change to the senior officers what with the Worshipful Master being away on business, so our DC Keith Bateman stepped into the WM chair to deliver what is his most favourite ceremony and the Assistant DC stepped up to the office of DC. The Senior Warden and Junior Warden, both being experienced Masons comfortably filled their Continue reading “No, I mean it went really well”