The last meeting of the season of Taunton Deane Lodge no 5221 was held on Thursday 7th April.
It was unfortunately hit by a number of brethren giving there apologies because of testing positive for covid.
The ceremony was the Raising of Bro Mark Blackwell which had been delayed because of the effects of covid. The apron that Bro Mark is wearing was worn by his maternal grandpa and is 69 years old, a good example of history and tradition within Freemasonry.
VW. Bro Ray Guthrie presented 60th Anniversary Certificate to W. Bro. Terry Price who was initiated into Fidelity and Sincerity Lodge no 1966 in September 1960 but due to covid the presentation was delayed. W.Bro. Terry has been Master of Wellington School Lodge (1976) and Somerset Tablers Lodge (1985) as well as being in numerous side degrees. W. Bro. Terry delivered the Traditional History and at very short notice the Explanation of the Tracing Board. The brethren recognised W. Bro. Terry’s Masonic history with enthusiastic acclamation. W. Bro. Terry thanked VW Ray for attending and presenting him with the certificate especially as he had been in attendance at the Provincial AGM, a very long day.
At the conclusion of the ceremony alms we’re collected which amounted to £485.50 which will be donated to the MCF Ukrainian Appeal.
The Brethren retired to a supper of Boiled Beef and Dumplings and a healthy Fruit Salad!