On Monday evening our Immediate Past Master attended the Royal Sussex Lodge No 353, to see his friend Chris Hill Installed as their Worshipful Master.
It was an early start and the roads were chaotic, never the less he managed to stealthily sneak into the Lodge without causing too much of a scene.
It was an excellent ceremony carried out by the Officers and everyone enjoyed it who was in attendance.
Chris was Installed into the Chair and looked in his place at the helm of this old and well respected Lodge.
After the ceremony Past Masters are then asked back to the temple, to take part in another special ceremony, something he’d never seen before, well not at this point anyway.
At the Festive Board the Worshipful Master proved a great host and looked after his guests in their entirety. We also enjoyed a lovely meal.
We retired to the bar for a few more drinks, that went on into the late hours of the evening, partly because another member ran off with the wrong regalia case, which happened to contain our IPMs keys. No worry though Charlie came to the rescue!
All in all, an excellent night was had by all.
Chris will be attending Harrington’s Installation in a little over a week, possibly his first………so no pressure Brethren!
Peter Walklate and Chris Hill enjoying a few drinks.
A few of the ATM members present on the evening. There were more, but they escaped before we could grab a photo!