Allied Masonic Degrees
Grand Council Meeting 2022
District Meeting 2022
Peregrination Council No.223
On the 20th. September 2022 Christopher Alan Seston was installed into the Chair of Peregrination Council No. 223 following a very convivial Full English breakfast at the Masonic Centre in Great Yarmouth.
East Angia Council : July 2022
Icknield / Shuttleworth
Icknield Council / Shuttleworth Council
Two A.M.D. Councils came together on Monday when Shuttleworth Council No. 50 (a Council repurposed to appeal to District Grand Secretaries and Past District Grand Secretaries) held its meeting in the home District of its Worshipful Master, R.W.Bro. Thomas Frederick Auber.
As well as being the Past District Grand Prefect for East Anglia (and Past District Grand Secretary), R.W.Bro. Tom is the Secretary of Icknield Council No. 209 which meets at Newmarket. So the two meetings were held back to back, with Brethren of each Council being made to feel very welcome as visitors to the other.
In attendance were the Most Worshipful Grand Master, Thomas Firth Jackson, an honorary member of Shuttleworth Council, and the District Grand Prefects for both East Anglia, R.W.Bro. Geoffrey Keer; and East Lancashire, R.W.Bro. Mervyn Wilson, representing the home District of Shuttleworth Council. Plus R.W.Bro. Joe McCollum, Dist.G.Pref. for West Midlands (and A.D.C. of Shuttleworth) and R.W.Bro. Stewart Middleton, Grand Senior Warden.
W.Bro. Dan Heath, P.G.S.D., A.G.Sec., the Director of Ceremonies of Icknield Council, had been approached by Tom Auber as W.M. of Shuttleworth, to give a talk about how District Grand Secretaries can assist Mark Masons' Hall with a smooth flow of admin related matters. This was well received by the fifty-plus Brethren in attendance and was a good way to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Council.
After Shuttleworth Council had closed, Officers were swapped and Icknield Council opened so that the W.M., W.Bro. John Jones, could admit two new Brethren into the Order, Brothers Bryan John Randall and John Rowell.
After the second meeting had closed, Brethren retired to dine and R.W.Bro. Tom Auber presented M.W.Bro. Tom Jackson with a token of thanks for making the visit.
The May meeting of Boadicea Council No. 170 (Past Masters Council) held at Bateman Street, Cambridge saw over 30 brethren witness a very enjoyable Red Cross of Babylon ceremony for eight candidates from across the District of East Anglia. The two ceremonies were excellently carried out by W.Bro. Chris Sampson and W.Bro Peter Worby. The Council also welcomed a number of brethren from the District of Essex who assisted in the ceremony. The meeting was followed by an excellent lunch.
The District Grand Prefect accompanied by the candidates for the Red Cross of Babylon and the two brethren who conducted the ceremony at Boadicea Council No. 170 at Bateman Street, Cambridge.
Constable Council No. 82 were finally able to hold their Installation meeting which had been delayed by the Covid pandemic and it's consequences. W.Bro. Frank Norman was duly Installed as Worshipful Master of the Council on the 4th May 2022 by W.Bro. Richard Strutt in a very meaningful ceremony, attended by both the District Grand Prefect and the Grand Senior Warden R.W.Bro. Stewart Middleton.
W.Bro. Frank is 91 years young and currently occupies the chair in three degrees and is looking forward to a St. Lawrence ceremony at the next Council meeting in November.