At the Installation of Blue Lamp Lodge on 25.5.17, the W.M. WBro. Ken Baker was unable to attend owing to ill health which resulted in the Lodge Secretary, WBro. R.M. Jones taking the Chair to install the Master Elect, WBro. D.W. Llewellyn.
Bro. Andy Goodall of the Beaufort Lodge, Swansea attended the meeting. Bro. Goodall, a South Wales Police Dog Handler presented to the Lodge a Mounted Police Officers sabre of the former Oxford City Police to be used as a Tylers sword.
Bro Goodall is to become a joining member of Blue Lamp Lodge.
Attached are photographs of WBro. Brian Bevan, Lodge Tyler with the sword, two pictures of the sword and a picture of WBro. D.W. Llewellyn, WBro. R.M. Jones and Bro. A. Goodall with the sword.
This article courtesy of W. Bro. R.M.Jones
Have you ever wondered what Masons do when we attend our Lodges?
We form a queue and parade into the Temple; you may well think we are all mental!!
The Worshipful Master is standing there and opens the Lodge with a humble prayer.
A ritual to perform is usually the norm, the lights go dim, a candidate is lead in, he is told a story, which some may say is a little gory.
About an ancient Brother called Hiram Abiff; who some say is a myth, but we know him as the widows son.
After the ceremony and the work is done the Master rises from the chair and we close the Lodge with solemn prayer.
Why not come and join us there?
Happy to meet, sorry to part and happy to meet again.
Written by W. Bro. Ray J. Jones Past Master of the Silurian and Isca Lodges
W Bro. George H. Reynolds receiving a portrait of himself by the DPGM taken from an image whilst W Bro. George was serving in His Majesty’s Forces. At almost 100 years old W Bro. George is one of Monmouthshire’s true characters who enrich our Fraternity.