The University Lodge of Liverpool was delighted to welcome 5 new members at our regular meeting on 3rd February as well as a Joining member. The Lodge has grown by 12 new members this year already and while we have lost some of our Brethren following graduation etc. they will in some cases have moved on to other Lodges in England/Wales and hopefully others will come back to Freemasonry once they have settled in their careers.
Here we see our Worshipful Master with his newly initiated and Joining Brethren right after the ceremony. We wish them all a very long and happy association with the Lodge for many years to come.
Not finished yet…… We had to hold an Emergency Meeting on Saturday 15th February at the unusual time of 10,30am by permission of our Provincial Grand Master to enable us to progress some of our number through the second stage of their membership. Holding only 6 meetings a year is becoming an issue with the numbers joining us and the Lodge will be looking carefully at whether the frequency and how we organise meetings at the present time will be sufficient in the future.
Having given us his Dispensation for the extra meeting, our Provincial Grand Master Tony Harrison joined us along with one of his Assistants, Keith Kemp and was also accompanied by the Provincial Director of Ceremonies Malcolm Bell and the Chairman of our Group of Lodges John James. It was also an occasion when one of our student Brethren taking his next steps was joined by his father who travelled up from the midlands to witness the occasion. The morning was carried off with great style and in a flawless manner by our Master and all his Officers to the congratulations of everyone else present.
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