The Consecration of Uffculme Cornerstone Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 1992 was a very happy occasion attended by 95 brethren, having been very well organised by W.Bros. Alan Dummett and Peter Morgan together with a strong team of Founders.
The ceremony was excellent under the direction of W.Bro Lee Taylor, Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies with W.Bro Roger Farrow, the Deputy Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies. The two new Provincial Wardens, W.Bro Craig Cox, SW and W.Bro. Wilf Rickard, JW both took part supported by W.Bro Gary Kitchen, Provincial Grand Sword Bearer, W.Bro Malcolm Coppard, Provincial Grand Standard Bearer and W.Bro. David Styles the Provincial Grand Inner Guard, all of whom were appointed on 6 October, this was their first big event of their year of office.
The Ceremony in the presence of the Provincial Grand Master of Somerset and the Provincial Grand Master of Dorset as well as RW.Bro. Peter Hawken PPGM, W.Bro. David Purdie DPGM, W.Bro. John Clendinning APGM, VW.Bro. Bill Humphries PDPGM. The audiecnce for this spectacular and faultless display of Mark Masonic Ritual was a galaxy of Grand and Provincial Grand Officers with the Brethren of the Province and the soon to be members of Uffculme Cornerstone Lodge of MMM No.1992.
The Provincial Grand Master, followign the Consecration Ceremony went on to Install the First Master, W.Bro. Chris Summers, with full ceremony. W.Bro. Summers then went on to appoint and invest his officers in a similarly faultless manner.
The new Lodge has two candidates for their meetings in December 2018 and February 2019 to be advanced by W Bro Chris Summers and then two more for the next Master.
RW.Bro. Peter Balsom, in his congratulations to the Lodge made the plea to us all to support and nurture the Lodge in it's begginings by attending these ceremonies. Contact Paul Howard- Baker the Lodge Secretary and watch out for notices on the website.
This is the first Consecration since 1995 in Devonshire and we all look forward to the next one!
W.Bro. Chris Summers - WM, W.Bro. Alan Dummett - SW and Bro. A.K. Banwell - JW
RW.Bro. Peter Balsom and the Founders of Uffculme Cornerstone Mark Lodge No. 1992