St Laurence Meeting - 9th October 2021

After a period of 21 months, during which time they didn’t meet because of the Covid-19 pandemic, St Laurence Lodge 5511 held their regular meeting in October, with 36 brethren attending. Although the numbers were down compared to pre Covid times, it was clear that everyone was glad to be back and the future seemed bright.

The Worshipful Master, W Bro Reiss Duthie, welcomed W Bro Tim Keep as a Joining Member and then initiated his lifelong friend, Bro Mark, in an excellent ceremony, ably assisted by his officers.

The brethren were delighted to have an official visit from their APGM, W Bro Graham Dickerson PSGD, who welcomed the new initiate and also presented the lodge with a Grand Patron Certificate for its generous donations to the Essex Festival 2022. He then continued his duties by presenting Grand Lodge Certificates to two St Laurence brethren in an informative and interesting manner, which held the attention of the brethren.

After the meeting the brethren retired to the bar for some refreshment before sitting down to a sumptuous Chinese meal prepared by the in house chef, Gary Mitchell.