District Grand Council
Of Surrey
Another Candidate for Surrey Council

In June Bro. Stuart de Fraine-Ford invited me to Surrey Council No. 64 where he was to be Received and Admitted to the Degree of St Lawrence the Martyr. Present at the meeting was the District Grand Prefect, RW.Bro. John French.

Another Candidate for Surrey Council

A Degree of St. Lawrence the Martyr was opened by the Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Ian Keen, DistGStwd. The District Grand Director of Ceremonies, W.Bro. Anton Smith, was admitted and advised the Worshipful Master that the District Grand Prefect, RW.Bro. John French, together with VW.Bro. Frank Powell and a number of District Grand Officers was in the ante room and demanded admission into the Council. The District Grand Prefect entered, accepted the gavel and took the Chair. After updating the Brethren on the various District activities he took the minutes and vacated the Chair.

The next item on the agenda was to induct W.Bro. Paul Fitzgerald as Worshipful Master. After the induction ceremony we were admitted and saluted the newly installed Worshipful Master with three under the direction of the Director of Ceremonies. The Council then balloted for Bro. Stuart de Fraine-Ford as a candidate. This proved in his favour. The Worshipful Master invited me to act as Inner Guard for the Ceremony. Bro. Stuart was Introduced, Received and Admitted as a Brother of St Lawrence by the Worshipful Master and his Officers in an excellent manner.

The Lecture was presented in a unique way by W.Bro. Mike Neville using a PowerPoint presentation. The District Grand Prefect congratulated Bro. Stuart and welcomed him into the Order.

Another Candidate for Surrey Council

The Worshipful Master invited the District Grand Prefect to present Grand Council Certificates to Bros. Barry Thomas and Norman Jones.

Another Candidate for Surrey Council

To round off a most enjoyable afternoon the Brethren of Surrey Council and their guests sat down to a most enjoyable festive board at the Croydon Masonic Hall.

Article and photos by Chris Eley
Deputy District Grand Photographer

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