The Young Ones
New Worshipful Master, Matthew Pearce sits proudly in the Chair, flanked by his Wardens Bros Dan Jasper Richard Flounders.
Unusual? Yes, what’s more, each has reached his current respective ‘chair’ having served as officers of the Lodge in each of the posts that represent the standard route of progression. Lodge records indicate that this is the youngest ever combined team of principal Lodge Officers in the Lodge’s 90 year history!
Matthew Pearce is also a ‘Lewis,’ being the son of the Lodge’s Director of Ceremonies, WBro David Pearce whilst the Senior Warden, Bro Jasper is similarly related to Past Master and Lodge Mentor,
Proud fathers, both David Pearce (r) and Jasper stand with their sons and JW Richard Flounders following the installation meeting on 1st March.
Assistant Provincial Grand Masters were out ‘in force!’ John Webster the Assistant Provincial Grand Master represented at the installation and John Arthur, himself a Hartlepool mason was there too.
Also present was Past Assistant Provincial Grand Master Tony Currie – the PGM’s representative at David Pearce’s installation in 1997 – who was delighted to attend and sang the Master’s Song for Matthew at the Festive Board.
Past and Assistant Provincial Grand Masters Tony Currie and John Webster join Matthew on the dais together with John Arthur and John Webster’s Director of ; Ceremonies, WBro Peter Jones.
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”