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Ryton Holy Cross help to fill the bath


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On entering the Lodge room the Provincial Grand Master was welcomed by the Worshipful Master WBro Alan Phillips, and after the formal salutations, Bro Kevin Plummer was passed to the Degree of a Fellowcraft, in a ceremony conducted in its entirety by Master Masons with the only exception being the Worshipful Master.
At the 2nd rising the Worshipful Master presented the PGM with a cheque for £1,000 towards the 2021 festival adding to the £2036 already donated through the generosity of Lodge members, with 20% already making regular payments to the continuous giving scheme, which in no small part has been achieved through the studious work of the Charity Representative WBro Bill Dawson.The PGM is often heard telling the members that the dripping tap eventually fills the bath with respect to the continuous giving scheme and with donations like this we better get a bigger bath.
At the festive board the PGM gave a stirring reply to his toast and thanked the Brethren of the Ryton Holy Cross Lodge for the excellent work they are doing for

The Province of Ryton along with tendering his congratulations to WBro Dean Anderson ProvGSwdB on his having the honour of carrying the Provincial Sword into his own Lodge on the evening. He then announced that earlier that day he had received notification from Durham Cathedral authorities that PGL Durham have been allocated Friday 20th December 2013 for a Masonic Carol Service, of which fuller details would be available soon on the Provincial Website.
WBro Alan Phillips who had earlier in the evening presided over an excellent ceremony, was then surprised when the Senior Warden Brother Steve Ward made a presentation to him to mark his 40 years since first taking the Chair of the Lodge. This wonderful Masonic occasion was concluded with Bro Steve Whitfield the Lodges newest Master Mason presenting the PGM with a floral display for his Wife, Sue.

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