The Provincial Grand Stewards DC Team
The members of the Durham Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge perform all manner of tasks in the smooth-running of the Province. One of the most visible roles they fulfil is that of acting as Directors of Ceremonies to representatives of the Provincial Grand Master when they attend Lodge installation meetings. With the guidance of the Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, the members of the “DC Team” undergo rigorous training during each summer recess, under the direction of the Lodge Director of Ceremonies and his assistant. They are then expected to demonstrate their skills in a practical examination carried out by the Provincial Deputy Grand Directors of Ceremonies before being permitted to perform DC duties.
The DC Team is organised and ran by the Director of Ceremonies and Assistant Director of Ceremonies of the Stewards Lodge; currently Gary Quinn and Richard Davison. Each member of the DC team is assigned to one of four sub-teams, covering a geographical area of the Province of Durham, and will typically perform between eight to twelve installation meetings each year. This year, the DC Team welcomed two new members into their ranks – Robert Villiers who joins the South Area sub-team and John Henry who joins the West Area sub-team.
Expectations of the DC Team are necessarily high and through hard work and dedication its members perform their duties with finesse and aplomb representing the Province of Durham.
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”