Affinity Lodge 24 Feb 2017
Pictured before the ceremony, Bro Andrew Steels WM, RWBro Stephen Blank, ProvGM, Bro Thomas Smith and his father, WBro Tom Smith

Bro Thomas Smith, the son of WBro Tom Smith PProvJGD was Passed in a ceremony at Affinity Lodge 4872 meeting at Altrincham on Tuesday 24th February before a large number of Brethren including with Provincial Grand Master RWBro Stephen Martin Blank, the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, VWBro Alan Glazier and WBro Adrian Davies the Area 3 AProvGM together with other leaders of the Province.

The occasion of the ProvGM’s official visit to Area 3 Lodges and hosted by Affinity Lodge culminated in the 2nd Degree Passing ceremony for Bro Thomas who was escorted around the Lodge room by his father, Tom, the Lodge Senior Deacon. The Passing ceremony itself was conducted by WBro Alfred J Wadbrook, PJGD, a former Provincial Director of Ceremonies and currently Affinity Lodge’s Almoner.

A strong turnout from Area 3 Brethren together with a large Provincial Acting Rank contingent ensured that the Lodge room was full.