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Another New Initiate

On Friday 26th April, White Ensign Lodge initiated its second candidate of the year into Freemasonry and in particular White Ensign Lodge. 

The candidate, Mr Nick Walker of the Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Club in Redditch branch who happens to be one of its co-founders.  This being an extra-ordinary meeting, no other business was conducted other than to initiate Nick. The Immediate Past Master opened the lodge and the gavel was passed to W.Bro. Ian Hart to conduct the initiation ceremony; Bro. Bobby Gill lead the candidate around during the ceremony and our most recent initiate Bro. Matt Price delivered the working tools in a fine manner, the candidate subsequently retired from the lodge room. The gavel was passed back to the Immediate Past Master, the newly initiated candidate returned to the lodge room where upon Bro. Paul Tuckley  delivered the Charge to the Initiate. The lodge was closed and the brethren retired to the Festive Board. The amount raised during the evening was a total of £378 which will be given to the SSAFA charity.

W.Bro. Ian Hart and Bro. Nick Walker

A New Master Mason

Friday 22nd March saw the raising of Bro. Buddy Kibbles-Searle to the sublime degree of a Master Mason at White Ensign. The lodge being duly formed it was opened by the Worshipful Master (WM) and a couple of ballots conducted, one for a new joining member, W.Bro. Phil Goalby and another for a candidate for initiation, both ballots proving successful. W.Bro. Phil was then formally welcomed into the lodge by the WM. The Entered Apprentices and Fellowcrafts left the lodge room at various points, and Bro. Buddy acquitted himself extremely well when answering the questions from the Senior Warden, W.Bro. Les Leek. The candidate was then suitably prepared for the ceremony whilst the lodge opened in the third-degree. The WM conducted the earlier parts of the ceremony before handing the gavel over to W.Bro. Phil Goalby to conduct the rest of the ceremony, it was concluded by the delivery of the working tools by the Junior Warden, Bro Paul Tuckley. The WM having regained the gavel and the lodge was duly closed.

The brethren subsequently retired to the customary Festive Board.  A total of £270 was raised for the WM chosen charity when a cheque will be presented later in the year.

Bro. Buddy Kibbles-Searle

White Ensign Lodge & Chapter Appointments and Promotions 2024

Hearty congratulations go to the following members of the Lodge & Chapter who have been honoured by the Craft, Royal Arch and Ancient & Accepted Rite.

On February 21st W.Bro. Ian Fothergill was installed as Inspector General 33 degree for the District of Worcestershire in the Ancient & Accepted Rite.

The V. W.Bro. Keith Evans will be Promoted to Past Assistant Grand Sojourner at the April Convocation of Supreme Grand Chapter.

W.Bro. Les Leek will be Promoted to Past Provincial Grand Registrar at the Annual Investiture in Warwickshire.

W.Bro David Crump is to be Appointed as Provincial Senior Grand Deacon at the Annual Investiture in Worcestershire.