Beaureper 787 – Passing

Last night the W.M., S.W. & I.P.M visited Belper, Derbyshire, where they saw Beaureper carry out an excellent Passing. This was the teams first Ceremony since their Installation and all Officers did a fantastic job.

Unfortunately there weren’t enough members to make a claim on the Travelling Gavel, but this has moved on after three weeks in Beaureper’s charge, to Burlington Lodge and the Derby Masonic Hall.

We even managed to sing some Christmas Carols at the Festive Board.

A great night was had by all who attended.

Craft and The Holy Royal Arch

Last night our IPM and newest member of The Lodge attended Royal Sussex Lodge at Burton-On-Trent, Derbyshire for an interesting night of Freemasonry.

Excellent Companions Graeme Hutchinson – Deputy Grand Superintendent for Derbyshire and Excellent Companion Tony Harvey gave a very interesting talk on why members of the Craft should complete their journey in Pure Ancient Freemasonry. All who attended found the presentation both interesting and enjoyable and allowed the Brethren to discover that indissoluble link between the two degrees.

Afterwards the 70 attendees sat down for the Festive Board where we were entertained by a brass band playing Christmas Carols.

It was a great night for Derbyshire Freemasonry.

Hartington Christmas Social

Wednesday night was the Worshipful Masters, Christmas Ladies do, which was well supported and enjoyed by all who attended.

The evening had a slight Russian twist, which featured Vodka and lots of it, followed by Caviar canap├ęs and a sit down meal.

Cathedral Carol Concert

Today saw the start of the countdown to Christmas, with the Provincial Carol Service at Derby Cathedral

This was attended by many Brethren, their families and friends and a lovely afternoon was had by all in attendance.

The photos were taken prior to the service, before the Cathedral had filled up.