Freemasons celebrate 300 Years at Chester Cathedral

Coaches line up at Cheshire View to convey Masons to Chester Cathedral

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colourful, spectacular, dignified, well organised and very moving were some
of the phrases used by members, family and friends who attended Cheshire’s
Tercentenary Service of Thanksgiving at Chester Cathedral on Saturday 10
June.

Banners from every Area in the Province were paraded into the Nave

Masonic Banners from all areas of Cheshire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

headed by the Provincial Standard, Sword and Royal Arch Banner.

Congregations view of the dias

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choir’s view of the congregation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over 550 members and families attended the Service and Celebration
lead by the Provincial Grand Chaplain WBro Reverend Barry Jobber assisted by
the Deputy Provincial Grand Chaplain WBro Basil Keys and Canon Precentor Bro
Jeremy Dussek

R->L Basil Keys, Rev’d Barry Jobber and Jeremy Dussek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R->L Jonathan Spence, Stephen M Blank and Alan Glazier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bible readings were by leaders of our Order. Lodge

Deputy Grand Master RWBro. Jonathan Spence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Spence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The celebration was supported by RWBro Jonathan Spence, Deputy Grand Master
with all Craft leaders and Officers of the Province wearing Masonic regalia.

Provincial Grand Master RWBro Stephen Martin Blank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deputy Provincial Grand Master VWBro Alan Glazier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many members of the congregation also wore their regalia making it a very
colourful and memorable occasion.

End of Service Parade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the service a fleet of coaches
conveyed members and friends to a celebration Luncheon at Cheshire View
where both dining rooms were served simultaneously to an enjoy a two course
Lunch.

Jonathan Spence and Stephen Blank enjoy the 2 course meal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A short address relayed to both dining rooms was given by Jonathan
Spence thanking the Province for their support.

 

A token of Cheshire’s appreciation for Jonathan Spence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2025 Cheshire Province also hold their Tercentenary celebration, that too
will be a spectacular event as Cheshire is the oldest Province under UGLE
and first to hold such a celebration.