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5 Jan 2017

The first outing of 2017 and what an enjoyable night it was.

The business of the evening was the dedication of a new lodge banner. Donated to the lodge by the Rutter family brethren (father and two sons'), The Assistant Provincial Grand Master, W Bro Simon Craig Steele received the banner for dedication and the Provincial Grand Chaplain, Canon Ron Black gave the dedication prayer, including a brief history of Phoenix Lodge.

10 Dec 2016

Installation - December 2016

Submitted by Wayne Rumley
Russell Wayne Rumley - WM

Another fine evening was spent on Thursday 8th December, 2016.

Having been re-elected Master, in my absence, at our November meeting, I was duly installed into the chair at our December meeting, or rather, proclaimed in the chair. As it is now quite common for Masters' of the lodge to serve a second consecutive term, the province have proposed a new ceremony for this situation, and having adapted it slightly to fit in with Palatine workings, it was performed thus.

31 Oct 2016

We had a superb visit to Vedra.

The business of the evening was the initiation of a Mr Stephen Williamson, who became the latest brother to join the Craft. A stand-in team performed the ceremony admirably, only receiving the information at the last moment that their Worshipful Master was otherwise detained with work.

Well known as a dining lodge, the festive board was not to be missed, and consisted of 5 courses, all worthy of upholding their reputation.

14 Oct 2016

Meeting - October 2016

Submitted by Wayne Rumley

Getting back into the swing of things with a first degree demonstration this month.

Our Fraternal visitors on this occasions were Vedra Lodge No. 3137 and Lodge Stewart No. 4261. Vedra being represented by their Junior Warden, W Bro Clive Parry, and Lodge Stewart being represented by their Almoner / Charity Steward, W Bro Malcolm Wilkinson.

9 Sep 2016

Meeting - September 2016

Submitted by Wayne Rumley

The first meeting after recess is usually a quiet one for us, and for this reason we rarely do any 'work' on the night. That's not to say we don't put every effort into having a good meeting!

We had Fraternal visits from Amity Lodge No. 3193 and Nautilus Lodge No. 4259. Whilst both of their Worshipful Masters were predisposed at work, Amity was well represented by their IPM, W Bro Richard Storey, and Nautilus by Bro Les Adams (JW), who delivered his first visitors' response at the festive board.

11 Jun 2016

Meeting - June 2016

Submitted by Wayne Rumley

We signed off for recess with an easy one. Owing to a holiday mix-up, we didn't have a bar steward for the festive board, so it was decided we would have a very short meeting, formalities only, then head off to the local curry house.

We had a good collection of fraternal visitors from Thornhill Lodge No 3216, Peace and Unity Lodge No 6312, Lodge of Harmony No 4224 and Ernest Dixon Lodge No 7856.

9 Jun 2016

Another great visit last night at Fawcett Lodge.

We were witness to the initiation of a new brother, Alan Elliott, and I'm sure he'll be a welcome addition to their lodge.

Vistors were out in force, with fifteen lodges represented on the night, and they all saw a well performed ceremony by the stand-in Worshipful Master, Past Masters', and other officers in the lodge.

A good time was had by all at the festive board, and for the third visit in a row, I won the raffle! I'm sure they're fixing it so that I'll go back!

Looking forward to the next one.

21 May 2016

We had another great visit last night.

A very friendly reception by the Brethren, and good demonstration of the Second Degree in the Lodge. The usual good fayre at the Festive Board and some excellent harmony, too.

As the visiting Master, I then went and pulled my own ticket out for the raffle draw! I won at Lodge Stewart on Tuesday night, too, but I didn't pull that ticket out!