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
Banners from every Area in the Province were paraded into the Nave
headed by the Provincial Standard, Sword and Royal Arch Banner.
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
Bible readings were by leaders of our Order. Lodge
The celebration was supported by RWBro Jonathan Spence, Deputy Grand Master
with all Craft leaders and Officers of the Province wearing Masonic regalia.
Many members of the congregation also wore their regalia making it a very
colourful and memorable occasion.
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
A short address relayed to both dining rooms was given by Jonathan
Spence thanking the Province for their support.
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.