They witnessed a splendid ceremony where WBro. Douggie Phillips, PPrGJW, was presented with a Certificate of Fifty Years Service to Mark Masonry from Provincial Grand Lodge. He was also presented with a 50 year token and badge to mark his 50 years service to the Mark Degree in Devonshire. The Presentation was carried out by V.WBro Bill Humphries, PDPGM, and a Certificate of Acheivement from Grand Lodge was presented by R.WBro Peter Hawken MBE PPGM, President of the General Board.
WBro Mick Carter read the citations for both whilst W.Bro Bill Philip stood in as IPM and Chaplain, both being overseen by WBro`s Gilson Rowe and John Betts.
In an emotional response to the ceremony WBro Douggie recounted some of the highlights of his distinguished Mark career, The lodge then retired to a first class festive board where the Mark spirit of good humour and brotherly love were much in evidence.
Words: W.Bro Bill Philip. Photograph: W.Bro. Graham Plumb.
Left to Right: R.WBro. Peter Hawken MBE President of the General Board, V.WBro. Bill Humphries PDPGM.
W.Bro Doug Phillips and W.Bro Dominic Primmer. WM.