Meeting on 5th October 2021

At the start of the meeting the brethren stood in honour of departed merit to acknowledge the sad death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on the 9th April 2021. W. Bro. John Davies then said a few words in memory of our first Master, W. Bro. Alan Everard PSGD PAPGM, who had passed to the Grand Lodge above on the 23rd September 2020.

W. Bro. John Davies then asked W. Bro. Richard Bisley to remain in the Senior Warden’s Chair, W. Bro. Stephen Nottage to occupy the Junior Warden’s Chair and W. Bro. Chris Wheeler to act as Inner Guard during the Ceremony of Installation. Brothers Chaplain, Secretary, DC and ADC were also asked to remain in office. He then installed W. Bro. Ian Simpson into the Chair of King Solomon according to ancient custom and in his own inimitable style, after which he was invested as IPM by the newly installed Worshipful Master.

The addresses to the Master, Wardens and Brethren were given by W. Bros Keith Johnson, Mark Harrison and Paul Kelly in a most eloquent and impressive manner.

Following an excellent meeting, the brethren retired to the bar for a few drinks before sitting down to a very nice meal at the festive board.