|Posted by Allan Hutton on November 10, 2015 at 5:15 PM|
Monday 9th November 2015.
I the RWM of Caldercruix St John 1314 had the greatest of pleasures to lead a deputation from my Mother Lodge for the last time this year and on this occasion visit Bargeddie to confer an exemplification of the Entered Apprentice degree at Lodge Heatheryknowe 1461.
After being welcomed into the Lodge by the New RWM of 1461 Bro Robert McDonald I was invited to the East but before taking up his invitation I thanked him and his brethren for the warmth and cordiality afforded to me and my deputation and also thanked his Director of Ceremonies for his very kind introduction.
I also congratulated the new 1461 RWM on attaining the Chair of King Solomon in his Lodge for the third time in his Masonic career
After taking up my place in the East I was presented with the mallet and then our brethren proceeded to confer the degree.
It was very pleasing indeed to have two new additions to our degree team.
Bro Paul McClintock was conferring the apron ritual for only the second time and also the tools for the very first time.
Bro Kenny Robertson conferred the North East Corner for the first time too.
The two debutants are to be complimented for their labours because to confer their ritual to the high standard that these two brethren did just doesn’t happen overnight and takes a lot of effort and dedication.
I look forward with relish to future ritual work from these two brethren who are two welcome additions to our current dedicated degree team.
Due to a late call off PM Bro Charles Ringrose took on the role of WJW and also conferred the Jewels and Tenets lecture and has to be applauded for taking on these duties at such short notice.
The degree team conducted their work in an exemplary manner which is only to be expected by the brethren of 1314.
Once the degree work was concluded I thanked the volunteer candidate PM Bro Robert Totten for assisting with the degree and returned the mallet to the RWM Bro Robert.
Heatheryknowe’s Director of Ceremonies proposed a vote of thanks to the 1314 craftsmen and was very complimentary in his praise of our work.
There after the Lodge was closed in due and ancient form then all brethren retired to enjoy some 1461 hospitality.
It was with a tinge of sadness when I made my way home that I realised that I had
headed my Lodge with a visiting deputation as RWM for the last time.