On Monday 9th October, the Brethren of Ryton Holy Cross Lodge 4231 were honoured to have the Provincial Grand Master preside in the Lodge at the Installation of Bro Phil Davis. The Provincial Grand Master Right W Bro. Norman Eric Heaviside was accompanied by V.W. Bro. G. Clark Past D.P.G.M., Officers of the United Grand Lodge of England and Officers of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Durham. After the formal greetings had taken place the Worshipful Master retook his seat in the east and continued with the business of the evening, the Installation of Bro. Philip Brian Davis SWME. The ceremony was conducted in an exemplary manner and the Provincial Grand Master delivered the Address to the Worshipful Master, W. Bro. M D Ormiston PAGDC, PPGW the Address to the Wardens and W.Bro. Dr. Mavin MaCauley the Address to the Brethren.
At the Second Rising the Worshipful Master presented the Provincial Grand Master with a cheque for £1,027.00 to be put to the 2021 Festival, the Provincial Grand Master was extremely pleased to receive such an amount from the Lodge.
After the Lodge had been closed, the Provincial Grand Master, Worshipful Master and Officers lined up for a photo call
At the festive board, the PGM expressed his delight in receiving the sum of £1,027.00 from the Lodge towards the festival. This was collected in many ways from the brethren by the Lodge Charity Representative W Bro Bill Dawson. The brethren were very proud of this donation as it now takes them past the “Silver” threshold.
The overall evening went extremely well and the brethren are very proud of the newly Installed Master, W Bro Phil Davies.