On Wednesday 13th February 2019, W.Bro. Paul Simpson, the Immediate Past Master of St. Wilfrid's Lodge was given the honour to once again take a seat in King Solomon’s chair to raise his son, Bro. William Simpson. The Master of the Lodge W.Bro. Richard Shepherd was delighted to make way for W.Bro. Paul on this once in a lifetime experience. W.Bro. Paul accepted this kind gesture and proceeded to raise his son to the sublime degree of a Master Mason in what was an emotional ceremony.
W.Bro. Paul said “I was very honoured to be given the opportunity to raise William and would like to thank the Master, Wardens, and Brethren of St Wilfrid’s Lodge for enabling me to conduct the ceremony. It was a very proud moment for both William and myself”.
Bro. William now lives in Liverpool having graduated from Liverpool John Moore’s University in July 2018. He now works as part of the Media Management team for Lime Pictures who produce T.V. shows such as Channel 4's “Hollyoaks”.
The Lodge was furthered honoured with the presence of their mother Lodge, St Peter’s Lodge No.1330 who supported the evening in great numbers as per usual.
To round off an excellent evening and continuing the theme of "keeping it in the family", W.Bro. Paul was also able to welcome as his guest, W.Bro. Alf Edwards of St. Kenelm Lodge in Worcestershire, who will become W.Bro Paul’s father in law when he marries his daughter, Mrs Denise Line on Saturday May 4th 2019 at Hothorpe Hall.