The Ravensworth centenary celebration was delayed due to the pandemic. Ravensworth Lodge of Mark Master Masons achieved its centenary in 2020. It is the 11th oldest Lodge in the Province of Durham. But what makes it special is that it is the 1st to be consecrated after the separation of the Durham and Northumberland Provinces.
There was a great turn-out of Lodge members for the Ravensworth centenary along with many visitors. The celebration was made all the more special with the attendance of the Deputy Grand Master, John Herbert Prizeman. Also in attendance was the Provincial Grand Master, Denovan Keith Wilson accompanied by his Provincial Officers.
On addressing the Lodge, the Deputy Grand Master, enthused that he always receives a warm welcome to the North East and it’s a delighted to be here. He remarked that 100 years ago, the founders laid a foundation stone for this Lodge to build on. He was also thrilled to see so many attending the meeting to support the Ravensworth centenary.
After the meeting everyone retired to the dining room for a wonderful meal and refreshment.
The Provincial Grand Master gave the toast to the Deputy Grand Master. He said it was a delight to have him in the Province and watch him engage with the Brethren.
In his response, the Deputy Grand Master (DGM) said that it was good to be back up north. He explained to everyone that the Grand Master wants the Deputy and the Assistant Grand Master to be more than just names on toast lists. Whilst they have busy schedules, it is always a delight to be out and about. We are in the Mark because we love the Order, he enthused.
The DGM appreciated that the world was still in the grip of Covid, however we are steadily getting back to normal. We are slowly getting things back to the way they were and its great! Whilst a few members have not come back we have an opportunity to encourage more to join. It’s a wonderful organisation and it does so much good work through the charity work. And, as we know, the Mark is the friendly Order.
You can find out more about the centenary of the Province of Durham here