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St Mary’s Lodge No.7164 starts the year with a double celebration

The Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Brian Carruthers attended a meeting of St Mary’s Lodge in Melton Mowbray on the 24th January to present two certificates of service to Freemasonry.

The first duty was to present a certificate celebrating 60 years of service to Freemasonry to William Hutchinson, who was initiated into the Anglo-American Lodge No.2191 in London on the 9th January 1962, before joining St Mary’s Lodge in Melton Mowbray on the 27th November 1972. William is also a member of the Compass Lodge No.8765 in Syston, as well as the Gateway Royal Arch Chapter No.6513.

The Deputy Provincial Grand Master then proceeded to present a certificate for 50 years of service to Freemasonry to Keith Hallam, who has been a member of St Mary’s Lodge since the 22nd February 1971, and also a member of the Vale of Catmos Royal Arch Chapter No.1265.

If that wasn’t enough for one evening, the lodge then welcomed into Freemasonry a new member, Chris Thurman, who was warmly welcomed by the Master of the lodge, Michael Brooman.


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