On Monday Evening 27th November at Oaklands Masonic Hall, Hyde a Meeting of the Lodge of Gratitude No 6329 was holden for the purpose of opening a Provincial Grand Lodge.
The Worshipful Master of Gratitude RWBro. Stephen Martin Blank Provincial Grand Master opened the Lodge of Gratitude No.6329 and read a dispensation granting permission to hold a Provincial Grand Lodge.
The ProGM then opened the Provincial Grand Lodge for the purpose of Investing a Deputy Provincial Grand Master and Two Assistant Provincial Grand Masters.
The ProvGM thanked VWbro Alan Glazier for accepting the Duties of Deputy Provincial Grand Master for two tours of duty firstly from 21/01/2008 to 30/6/2009 and secondly from 23/07/2015 to 27th 11/2017 and for his dedication to the Province of Cheshire, wishing him well in his retirement. The ProvGM then thanked WBro George Mann for his hard work as Assistant Provincial Grand Master with a record of over 700 visits to Lodges under his belt.
The ProvGM asked WBro Royston Jones DepGDC Provincial Director of Ceremonies to admit WBro David Victor Dyson PSGD AProvGM where he was obligated, invested and proclaimed as Deputy Provincial Grand Master.
The ProvGM asked WBro Royston Jones DepGDC Provincial Director of Ceremonies to admit WBros Simon James Palfreyman PProJGW and Simon Christopher Lea Richardson PProvSGW where they were obligated together and invested separately as Assistant Provincial Grand Masters for Areas 4 and 5 respectively the were then proclaimed.
WBro Palfreyman has served as Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals in the Royal Arch with responsibilities for Area 3 since 17/11/2014 his Royal Arch duties will be carried out by Excellent Companion Nicholas Simpson who has been promoted to Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals.
The ProvGM having invested his Deputy and two Assistants then presented VWBro Alan Glazier with his Past Deputy Provincial Grand Masters Collarette, he then presented WBro George Mann with his Past Assistant Provincial Grand Masters Collarette.
The ProvGM then closed Provincial Grand Lodge
The ProvGM as WM of the Lodge of Gratitude No.6329 closed the Lodge