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50 years’ service to Freemasonry honoured at The Holmes Lodge No.4656

The Holmes Lodge who meet at Freemasons’ Hall in Leicester has a special bond with two other local lodges, Lodge Semper Eadem No.3091 and Prince Rupert Lodge No.7841.


On the 1st February 2022, The Holmes Lodge hosted a tripartite meeting of all three lodges, in the magnificent Holmes Lodge room in Leicester. The first order of business was in the hands of the Past Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Michael Turnbull, who was delighted to present a certificate celebrating 50 years of service to Freemasonry to Ian Burton.

Pictured left to right: Provincial Grand Secretary Paul Wallace, Past Deputy Provincial Grand Master Michael Turnbull, Recipient of the certificate Ian Burton, Master of the lodge Ken Hornsby.


Ian joined the lodge on the 3rd November 1970, steadily progressing to be Master of the lodge in 1981. Ian is also a member of Prince Rupert Lodge, and also The Holmes Royal Arch Chapter, which he joined in 1976.


With a packed agenda, the lodge concluded its business by a surprise cheque presentation to the visiting Provincial Grand Secretary, Paul Wallace who was pleased to receive a donation of £3,000 towards the 2022 Festival Appeal, which aims to raise £1.8m by the summer of 2022.


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