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NEXT MEETING

Tuesday 13th Jun 2022

6.30 at Dagger Lane

Second Degree

 

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Lodge of Instruction

See Chas's blog on the LoI page

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Ladies Night

details on the Events and Social Functions page

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May 19, 2022, 20:39
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LODGE OF INSTRUCTION is a convivial get together where the Brethren, casually dressed, learn about the ceremonies and freemasonry in general, and where the younger Brethren in particular can rehearse and make preparation for the next year, enacting different offices and floorwork under the guidance of the Lecture Master, W Bro Phil Watts. Traditionally the Lodge Assistant Director of Ceremonies studies the role of the Worshipful Master in the Lodge of Instruction, with an eye to being elected to that office the following year in the Lodge proper. Younger Masons in particular are encouraged to attend, though the support of our older members is always welcome. L o I meetings are at Dagger Lane on the third Monday of the month, culminating in an Open Night in December when the L o I team shows the rest of the Humber Lodge and Masonic visitors how accomplished they are.

This year Brother Charles Alexander is "in the Chair": here are his reports from the first L o I of 2022:

Scroll down for the latest contribution.

 

17/01/ 2022

Attendees:
                        Charles Alexander. WM

                        Allan Todd SW

                        Craig Fish .JW

                        Richard Smedley Chaplain

                        Craig Morrison SD

                        James Procter Inner Guard

                        David Terry Worthy Candidate

                        Phil Watts Lecture Master

 

The LOI opened at 19:00 in ancient form, we carried out a shortened 1st degree ceremony giving those persons in the posts some practice in their possible future roles in the Lodge, James was dropped in at the deep end by standing in as the Inner Guard but he coped admirably as did all the other chaps.

At around 20:30 the Lodge was closed in ancient form, we all agreed that it was a good constructive night as we said our good byes and headed home.

I would like to thank those Brethren who attended for their support at my first Lodge of Instruction and especially Phil Watts for guiding us and keeping us right during the evening.

Charles Alexander

[Photograph by Jackie 2021]

 

21/02/ 2022

Attendees:

Chas. Alexander, Phil Watts, Sergei Byelov, Richard Smeddley, David Terry, Alan Todd, Craig Morrison, James Procter.

Apologies:

Matthew Barber, Jack Thundercliffe.

The LOI opened at 19:15 in ancient form, we carried out a 1st degree ceremony giving those persons in the posts some practice in their future roles in the Lodge, James agreed to take on the lesser lights and Sergei also agreed to learn and give the address at the N.E Corner.

At around 20:30 the Lodge was closed in ancient form, The charity collection raised £5.10. We all agreed that it was a good constructive night as we said our goodbyes and headed home.

I would like to thank those Brethren who attended for their support at the Lodge of Instruction and especially Phil Watts for guiding us and keeping us right during the evening.

  Chas A.

 

16/05/2022

Attendees:

Charles Alexander, Phil Watts, Craig Fish, Craig Morrison, Robert Parkinson, Matthew Barber.

Apologies;

David Terry, Sergei Belov

We met up in the Head of Steam pub at around 1800, where we wetted our whistles and has something to eat, the banter was enjoyable, at 1900 we headed to the Lodge for the LOI. We assembled in the Red room.

With only six attending the lodge we delegated the jobs so that our newest members could try out the roles as follows:

Master    Charles Alexander
S.W.        Craig Fish
J.W.        Craig Morrison
J D.         Matthew Barber
S.D.        Rob Parkinson
L.M.        Phil Watts (who as Lecture Master acted as the Candidate.)

The lodge was opened in due and ancient form in the first degree, the ceremony was carried out and both Rob and Matthew carried out their roles admirably, Matthew gave the lesser lights, and Rob gave the warrant, both have agreed to learn these parts for my tenure as Master, the Craigs carried out their roles very well, and Phil as ever was excellent source of knowledge guiding us on the correct methods of carrying out the work.

The Lodge was closed in due and ancient form.

We had an enjoyable evening, thanks to all who attended, and to those who didn't you don't know what you're missing: a night of friendship and fun! 

Regards 

Charles Alexander