Godalming Council No. 185. - Friday, 17th July 2015

At the July Meeting of the Council held at the Masonic Hall, Ockford Road, on Friday, 17th July 2015, the Worshipful Master W. Bro. Michael Barnes, PGJD and Brethren welcomed R. W. Bro. Raymond Stanley Henry Hussey, District Grand Prefect for Surrey, on his Annual visit to the Council. He was accompanied by his Deputy, W. Bro. John Bryant, PGSD and fourteen other District Officers of the Year, three of whom are members of the Council.

The Presiding Officer W. Bro. Michael Barnes, performed the Ceremony of St. Lawrence the Martyr to Introduce, Receive & Admit Companion Norman George Woodfin into the Order, W. Bro. Michael also delivered the Lecture on the Degree.

The Lodge of St. Lawrence the Martyr was then adjourned and a Council of the Knights of Constantinople was opened by W. Bro. Graham. V. Rawlinson, PDistGIG, to Admit Bro Norman Woodfin and Bro. Denis Leigh, a member of Southern Cross Council No X111, to the Degree of Knight of Constantinople. The Lecture on the Degree was recited by W. Bro. David Shelton, PDistGJW - all three Brethren performed their tasks in an exemplary manner that was appreciated by all present.

Elections were held for the ensuing Year and Bro. Andrew P. D. Bridges and W. Bro. Brian H. Owen were declared elected as Worshipful Master and Treasurer for the ensuing Year.

30 members and Visitors later partook of a very enjoyable festive Board.

The next meeting of the Council, will be on the 11th January 2016, which will be the Installation Meeting.


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