Ceremony Report

18th March 2019: The Lodge held a third degree ceremony. The candidate answered his questions accurately and with confidence. The DC presented a beautiful explanation of the Traditional History with the WM conducting the rest of the ceremony. The IPM came into his own when the WM stumbled upon his last two words in the ceremony, the situation was rescued by the IPM when he uttered the words 'the lodge'. At the Festive Board the Brethren enjoyed a wondeful roast beef dinner. The ability of the WM to win any prize in the raffle was marred by the fact that one of the Stewards put the counterfoil of his tickets in the draw barrell.

18th February 2019: The Lodge held a second degree ceremony. The candidate answered his questions superbly and with great confidence. The Almoner delivered the SE corner and the WM conducted the rest of the ceremony and delivered a wonderful rendition of the Tracing Board.

February 19th 2018: What a wonderful evening for our initiate who is forming a great reputaion for his locally produced beer. On this occassion our WM did not want to give any part of the ceremony away and did the whole ceremony and from the comments receiveed he did a good job.

In the festive board the song 'to the initiate' was performed by another of the lodge's EA's, he did a great job........ we haven't told him about The Masters Song yet for the April meeting. The chain was presented by our treasurer and after a bit of manouvering we all linked arms. 

November 20th 2017: A number of our guests said 'it was the best 3rd Degree they had ever seen'. The WM was supported by a number of Past Masters. The IPM occupied the JW's chair, the Treasurer the SW's chair. Past Masters in the lodge acted a JW & IG and a Past Master acted as SD. The candidate was raised in great style and caused the WM great pain when his was raised on the fpof .....as he was raised on the WM's foot.

The Traditional history was delivered divenly by the Chaplin and the tools were presented by one of our experienced Brothers. The Asst Sec produced another fine Festive Board......... although it would be fair to say that some of those attending were 'sausaged out' after 'bangers and mash' three times in 10 days as Masionic events.

The most moving part of the evening was when we welcomed back our Tyler who had been absent for a few months due to illness. He was welcomed with a standing ovation and then invested by the WM. The WM also invested the Brother who was raised as JD.

October 16th 2017: Another great performance by the 21st Century team! The WM conducted the second degree ceremony and was 99% word perfect and was assisted by a number of Bretheren who stood in to support the team.

The candidate answered the questions with great confidence. The working tools were perfectly delivered by the IG - who the WM was delighted to see. The IG had been taken ill over the weekend and the WM was asked to present the working tools. He then had a bit of a panic attack, 5 minutes before the tyling time, as he had forgotten the words so was very relieved to see the IG arrive.

The highlight of the evening was the explanation of the Tracing Board which was beautifully delivered by a Past Master who is our current Charity Steward.

September 18th 2017: What a wonderful meeting! The WM initiated a great canditate who will be an asset to the Lodge. He is not only a nice man but he can sing as well so will be an asset in more ways than one. A Fellow craft acted as JD and did an excellent job. The NE corner was finely delivered by a Past Master and the Working tools were perfectly presented by an Entered Aprentice. When the candidate returned, after restoring himself to his personal comforts, the charge was delivered by the Treasurer, a Past Master of the lodge.

Another highlight of the evening was the presentation of a 50 year certificate by the APGM and a GL certificate was also presented.

The WM and DC had a moment of panic when the Brother who was doing the song to the initiate did not arrive for the start of the meeting and 'perished at the thought' of the IPM having to sing! The crisis was averted when the Brother arrived later in the evening.

The festiveboard was excellent with an experimantal starter. The DC clearly missed being in the Masters chair as he took over the WM's gavel on at least one occassion.

The team are now hard at work preparing for a passing in October.

May 15th 2017: This was another first for the Elizabathan Lodge. The candidate was raised by the WM with the assistance of the IPM [The WM was still hampered by his elbow injury]. The SD gave an excellent explanation of the working tools. The ADC gave the tradional history. This was the first ceremony for the new team and we will be working hard over the summer recess to ensure that we put on a perfect Initiation in September.