Lodge Stewart Carol Service
With a congregation of over seventy, made up from a number of Brethren, their family and friends. The service was conducted by WBro George Reed PAGChap (pictured) who provided a heartwarming festive service which always marks the start of Christmas for the Brethren of Seaham. Readings were carried out by Lodge Stewart’s WM, WBro Richard Vipond (pictured), Quest’s ME, WBro Raine Gregson (pictured), Bro Dan Matlock, Mrs Jean Gregson, WBro Peter Johnson, WBro Malcolm Wilkinson, WBro Alan Gurney, and WBro John Bainbridge. Whilst the church Organ was played by Bro Colin McKay and the day was organised by WBro Simon Smiles (pictured) Almoner for Lodge Stewart. A truly Masonic affair.
The service involves the three Lodges based at Seaham but is open to all Freemasons and their family and friends The Collection raised £86.00 which will help towards the upkeep of this most ancient church.
Most of the congregation then retired back to Seaham Masonic Temple for some welcome light buffet and refreshments.
TLC Teddy Initiative……
“thank you Freemasons for the thousands of teddies donated to children’s casualty departments”
Community Support Grants…..
“The grant from Durham Freemasons has made an enormous difference to our service users”
Provincial Annual Meeting….
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”….
“My husband would be so proud that you still contact me so many years after his death, thank you for remembering me”
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”
The Royal Arch…..
“I feel that I have a much better understanding of the whole Masonic story after joining the Royal Arch”
What have you gained?
“I’ve made wonderful friendships with people from all walks of life who I wouldn’t otherwise have even met”
In respect to the TLC Teddy initiative
“A child patient copes with medical treatment so much better when they’ve been given a TLC teddy”
What Freemasonry has done for you?
“The teachings of the masonic ceremonies helped me to be a better father, better husband, better son and better neighbour”What Freemasonry has done for you
One of the best things I have ever done…
“Along with getting married, the birth of my children and Sunderland winning the FA Cup, becoming a Freemason is one of the best things I’ve ever done”