The June meeting of Rochdale St Lawrence Council No 122 was another busy night of Allied Freemasonry and the second Council that had met at Rochdale in the same week.
Not only was it the installation but the induction ceremony for Bro Stan Bibby. This was all to take place under the watchful eyes of our head, Mervyn Wilson, accompanied by his Deputy and a deputation of his Acting District Officers of the year.
Master of the Council Graham Rawlinson was the man with lots of work to do. Having opened the council he then received Mervyn and the team who processed into the lodge room in fine style and made most welcome.
First task to induct Stan Bibby with the help of his officers. In a most sincere ceremony capped off by perfect delivery of the lecture by the Junior Warden Roger Fielding.
Stan was greeted and welcomed by Mervyn at the end of the ceremony and presented with a grid iron lapel pin.
Next David Ogden, Master Elect was presented and installed by Graham as the new Master of the Council. Again another great ceremony conducted by the council for David who then proceeded to invest his team for the next year.
With all the business done and dusted everyone was ready for refreshment at the festive board where good food and friendly company was enjoyed by the members of the council and the visiting team.
The next outing for Mervyn and his team of officers takes place Saturday 9th of July at HBS Council – Salford. This promises to be equally busy with the ceremony of Grand High Priest taking place. The summons for this meeting will appear very soon.