St Thomas Lodge are holding a curry night at Gandy Street on 15th September. There will be an “all you can eat” buffet with vegetarian and non Indian alternatives available. Friends and family are welcome. Last year’s curry night was a very enjoyable evening so please support this year’s event.
Tickets are £15.00 each and are available from W.Bro Rodney Walsom . All proceeds will go to St Thomas charities.
On Monday 10th July the WM attended Sun Lodge in Exmouth (No. 106) with W Bros Rodney Walsom and Viv Carton. The ceremony, which was a 2nd degree passing, was well performed by the officers and candidate. The Festive Board afterwards was very enjoyable and it was good to catch up with some old acquaintances and to meet new people.
Our lodge meeting held on 12th July was also a second degree. Both of this year’s candidates are now fellow crafts. The ceremony was very well conducted so many thanks to all brethren who took part, helping to make it a memorable night for our candidate. It was good to have a large number of visitors and we hope they enjoyed the evening and will visit us again soon.
At the festive board the WM said that it had been a busy week but he had found time during the previous weekend to get married. Thank you to all the brethren who gave their good wishes.
On Saturday 24th June the WM attended the Provincial Grand Lodge of Devonshire’s Tercentenary Service of Thanksgiving at Exeter Cathedral. The service, which was held on the 300th anniversary of the formation of United Grand Lodge of England, was attended by a number of representatives of Provincial and Grand Lodge and commenced with the Masonic procession and Lodge Banners. A number of civic dignitaries, including the Lord Mayor of Exeter and the Lord Lieutenant of Devon were also in attendance and many lodges from across the Province were represented. Readings were by the Provincial Grand Master and his Assistants and the service included the opening and closing odes. A full report of the service, along with official photographs and a video of the procession, can be seen on the Provincial website:-
Following the service the WM attended a tercentenary dinner at Gandy Street hosted by Northcote Lodge (no. 2659). This event was well supported and was very enjoyable. Thanks to all at Northcote who were involved with organising the event.