Godalming Council – Grand High Priest Degree

Godalming Council – Grand High Priest Degree

In July, W.Bro. Michael Barnes invited me along to Godalming Council to take my Grand High Priest Degree. Also taking the degree were Bros. Denis Leigh and James Maitland. Present were the District Grand Prefect, RW.Bro. Ray Hussey, the Deputy District Grand Prefect, and many guests.


A Degree of St. Lawrence the Martyr was opened by the Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Andrew Bridges, and after the regular business of the Lodge had been conducted we were asked to retire while the Council was re-arranged for the Ceremony of Grand High Priest.

After the Council was opened in the Degree of Grand High Priest we were admitted and received into the Degree. This most interesting and enjoyable ceremony was conducted in an excellent manner by VW.Bro. Eric Trodd, as Most Excellent President; assisted by VW.Bro. Brian Howlett as Vice President and Bro. Michael Town as Chaplain.

The Degree of Grand High Priest was closed and the Degree of St. Lawrence the Martyr was resumed.
To round off a most enjoyable evening the Brethren of Godalming Council and their guests sat down to a splendid festive board at the Godalming Masonic Hall.

Article and photos by Chris Eley
Deputy District Grand Photographer


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