Recently, Provincial Grand Steward, W.Bro. Rob Wood was raised into the Chair of King Solomon at his Mother Lodge, Papyrus, in Mark Masons Hall, London surrounded by many friends and supporters. This has been an incredible year for Rob! First he was appointed as acting WM at the Provincial LOI. Later, at the Provincial Assembly, he was named as Freemason of the Year, and now he has entered the Master’s Chair for real.
He was escorted by, among many others, the Assistant Grand Master of Spain, R.W.Bro. Barrie Roy Mansell, The Provincial Grand Master of Valencia, R.W.Bro. Michael Shilan, The deputy Provincial Grand Master, W.Bro. Rodney Bignell and the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, W.Bro. Roy Mitchell. We all wish Rob the very best of luck on his Installation and offer him our best wishes for his future Masonic career.
W.Bro. David Bondy, Rob’s original Proposer into Freemasonry back in 1998 was present, they had not met in over 15 years. Also present was W.Bro. Kenneth Howe, Past Assistant Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Durham, who was delighted to discover that our own Provincial Grand Master hails from the old county of Durham. The Senior Visiting Officer from Metropolitan Grand Lodge who was present, W.Bro. Steve Bartrum shared that he had recently returned from a visit to Javea and that he was looking to purchase a home in Javea. He was delighted to learn that Masonry was so active in this Region and he looks forward to joining us at a future meeting in the Province of Valencia.
Rob particularly wanted to thank all his friends and supporters and especially those who travelled to the UK to be with him on his big night. He said that this had been the most wonderful night of his life.
The photos show Brother Rob having been Installed into the Master’s Chair with all Brethren who attended as well as the Brethren from GLE.
Papyrus Lodge 2562 Summons Wed 1st November 2017 – Installation