Bristol Mason David Wallington celebrates 50 Years a mason by going back into the chair of St. Katharine Lodge NO 7051, the Lodge hew was first initiated into back in April 1969.
Brethren, it was but a year ago that I was installed as Provincial Grand Master. The twelve months have flown past, but it has been a most memorable and enjoyable year.
As this is my first proper address to Provincial Grand Lodge, I have limited myself to four topics this morning. Each one is quite long, but there are only four of them.
The first is a review of the last 12 months, reflecting on our ambitions at the start of the year, and to comment on the outcomes. We have launched a number of initiatives this year with the specific intention of enriching the experience of Masons in Bristol.
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Interested in freemasonry or curious about the building at the bottom of park street? Then come and visit us, ask us questions and have a look around.
Companions, welcome to you all. I have already greeted our distinguished visitors but I also welcome each of the companions of the Province of Bristol, who have travelled so far from the traditional venue for Provincial Grand Chapter, I trust that your journeys were uneventful. We have chosen City Hall for the very specific purpose of being able to accommodate a greater number of companions than we could at Freemasons’ Hall. It seemed unjust to limit our numbers, when we have this splendid site on our doorsteps, and I hope that we have a number of companions attending for the first time.
Welcome to new newly refreshed Provincial website in time for provincial grand lodge.
After six hard years of fund raising, the final donations have been counted and the total revealed in a packed Lansdown suite at Ashton gate with over 600 people in attendance. The total was announced by the festival Chairman WBro. Steve Bennett. The outstanding amount represents a per capita amount of £829.