At our regular meeting in January, the members of the East Hertfordshire Lodge and their guests were treated to a demonstration of a triple Ceremony of Initiation by the brethren of Salisbury Union Lodge No. 767.
This unusual way of conducting ceremonies has become business as usual for Salisbury Union Lodge who, as a member of the Universities Scheme and as the Lodge associated with the University of Hertfordshire, have a high number of young men seeking to join. This necessitates multiple ceremonies as a means of bringing prospective candidates in quickly and guiding them through their three degrees before they complete their studies and leave the Province.
For the rest of us, multiple ceremonies are very much something out of the ordinary to witness and it would be agreed by all present that the performance presented by the Brethren of Salisbury Union Lodge was a pleasure to watch; being superbly delivered by their acting Worshipful Master, W Bro Richard Lane and his team of Officers, under the watchful eye of the Salisbury Union Lodge Director of Ceremonies, W Bro Peter Lucas. Special mention must be given to Bro Ben Brown, who was only Initiated himself in October 2016 and is now serving as Junior Warden in the Lodge! Additional assistance, in the capacity of demonstration candidates, was provided by our very own W Bro Stephen Bull and Bros Ergul Ibrahim and Joseph Nesbitt-Larking.
The meeting was followed by a lively and sociable Festive Board - crowning a highly-unusual and enjoyable evening of Masonry!
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