On Sunday, 22nd October, we held Ladies’ Lunch at the Langstone Cliff Hotel. It was unfortunate that this year the date clashed with another popular event so we had a few less people than normal but that didn’t stop it being a very enjoyable occasion. As usual it was a fairly informal gathering and those who attended enjoyed the good food and good company.
Thanks to everyone at the Langstone Cliff for looking after us so well and providing an excellent meal.
On Saturday 14th October a number of brethren from St Thomas attended Cadogan Court for our annual extraordinary meeting at which we were joined by brethren who now reside there. It is hard to believe this was the 32nd year we have held a meeting there.
For some of the residents this is one of the rare opportunities to attend a lodge meeting and it is clear how much they enjoy these occasions.
The ceremony was a continuation of last year’s explanation of words used in freemasonry, which was very informative and well presented.
After the meeting Cadogan Court kindly provided refreshments and we spent some time enjoying the company of the brethren and other residents.
Our Lodge meeting on 11th October saw the raising of the first of our two candidates this year.
The ceremony was well performed by all concerned and was attended by a large number of visitors, including a fraternal visit by the WM and other brethren from Miles Coverdale Lodge, Paignton (No. 5069).
The festive board gave the usual opportunity to relax and enjoy the company of the brethren.