Hartington Lodge Installation

On Wednesday 6th January was Hartington Lodges Installation, where Craig Whittle was Installed for his second year as Worshipful Master.

The Lodge took the decision to do this, so as to slow down the progression of the Junior Brethren and fill gaps within the Offices.

We were honoured to have the Provincial Grand Junior Warden with us for the evening, the Personal Representative of the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, along with a number of other Officers including the Provincial Charity Steward and Provincial Almoner. A brief talk was given highlighting the fourth-coming Derbyshire 2025 Festival, which is soon to launch, raising money for the Masonic Charitable Foundation.

A fun evening was had by all who attended.

Hartington Lodge Officers who were in attendance
Hartington Lodge – Principal Officers


WM and SW Visit Mundy Grove

A visit to mundy grove lodge 506, saw the Worshipful Master and Senior Warden see the installing master W.Bro Barresford put W.Bro McPhee into the chair of King Solomon, a good time was had by all.

The Lodge was well attended by 11 Masters in the chair plus other guests.

Hartington do Leicester

Before the festive holidays Brothers Ian Johnson, Daniel Illsley and Marco Echeverria attended an Initiation ceremony at the Sir John Corah Lodge No. 7736 in Leicester.

The lodge were very welcoming to the visitors and after the ceremony gave them a tour of the masonic hall which was truly breath-taking.

The festive board was Christmas themed, involved Santa hats and songs and was a fabulous evening. The Brothers are already on about going back next Christmas.

Hartington Lodge January Meeting

Back on January 2nd, when a lot of people were still recovering from the New Year celebrations, Hartington Lodge were getting together for their first meeting of 2019.

It was an enjoyable evening and among some of the visitors were Steve Jones the Assistant Provincial Grand Master for Derbyshire, along with five members of the Association of Tercentenary Masters or ATM. The APGM, came bearing gifts of recently rolled cigars, from his recent visit to Cuba. These cigars are destined for some members of The Porchway Club, a recently formed group, for new and young Masons within the Province of Derbyshire.

The main reason for the meeting was to Pass Brother Ian Johnson to the Degree of a Fellowcraft. Brother Johnson did the Lodge proud and had clearly put a lot of work into his part of the ceremony.

An enjoyable evening was had by all.