John Brunner Lodge no. 2799 – Installation and Patron of the 2016 Masonic Festival

On Saturday 20th February at Middlewich Masonic Hall, we witnessed an excellent afternoon and evening during which Bro Thomas Martin Browne was superbly installed into the chair of the John Brunner Lodge.

Prior to the event a charity cheque of £1,000 was donated by the lodge towards the 2016 Masonic Festival which now entitles them to include the patronage statement on their summons.

During the ceremony further charity cheques were presented to Adrian Morgan (PAGDC and Area 3 Chairman) as follows:-

  • £250 for St Luke’s Hospice
  • £250 for TLC
  • £200 for Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group.The patronage certificated is presented to the WM:-

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Left to Right :- Adrian Morgan PAGDC (Area 3 Chairman), WBro Thomas Browne

and WBro Colin Ross ProvGChStwd

Lodge members and guests:-

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WBro Adrian Morgan PAGDC (Area 3 Chairman) is centred at the back with WBro Brian Mayoh PAGStB, ProvAsstGSec, on his left and WBro Thomas Browne (Master), WBro Colin Ross ProvGChStwd, WBro David Palin (IPM) on his right. Surrounded by members of the lodge and distinguished visitors.

At the social board there was a great friendly atmosphere and the outgoing Charity Steward, Bro Rob Dunseith, took full advantage of the situation. We had 2 charity donation opportunities which in total raised just under £700.

The first activity was the standard raffle. This was followed by a Dutch Auction at the end of the evening.

Bro Tim Nelson, the new Charity Steward, will try to match Rob’s success. Knowing Tim, he is up to the challenge.

These were the lucky winners of the raffle and Dutch auction:-

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The Dutch Auction was for a signed Manchester City shirt by Sergio Aguero and was won by WBro Rick Bradfield:-

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Adrian Morgan PAGDC (Area 3 Chairman) and WBro Rick Bradfield.