Our January meeting was again a very busy affair. Starting with Brother Gordon undertaking his Second Degree, which was most competently carried out by our WM. It was followed by a tremendous rendition of the Tracing Board by Brother Storey.
It certainly bodes well for the future when younger Brethren volunteer for and deliver such good ritual. After a quick break, we were back in for the Initiation into Freemasonry of Bro Green. Again, the ceremony was delivered in a superb manner by our WM and the Working Tools were explained by Bro Gordon who had only just completed his Second Degree. Once again, a young Brother getting stuck into the ritual at an early stage…………. Well done !. This was then followed by Roger Goswell giving a splendid presentation of the Charge after Initiation.
A big welcome to Halvard at the start of your Masonic career and delighted that you have joined Petersham Lodge.
The Festive Board was enjoyed by all and the Toast to the Initiate was given in fine style by Paul Kerswell.
Further news of our now Honorary Member, Graham – He has been accepted into Shannon Court (see photo below) and is settling down nicely. He has been visited by several Brethren who found him quite relaxed. Further thanks to our Almoner, Richard for all the hard work involved in getting Graham a place in the home.