On Wednesday 6th March 2019, I attended St. Michaels Lodge No. 8186 at Dawlish to present our Provincial Grand Master’s Certificate of fifty years’ service to Freemasonry to W. Bro. John Brian Packer, PPrJGW.
Brother John was initiated into Chiswick Lodge No. 2012 at the London Masonic Centre Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London on 26th February 1969, progressing through the Offices and being Installed as Worshipful Master in 1979, receiving London Grand Rank in 1992.
He became a joining member of St. Michaels Lodge No. 8186 on Wednesday 5th February 1977 and became a very active member of the Lodge standing in to any Office when required and delivering ritual. Brother John received Provincial Grand Rank in this Province of PPrJGW.
The lodge was very well attended for the presentation which followed a ceremony of the Raising of Brother Stephen Walkden. It was also the Business Meeting of the Lodge.
In presenting the certificate I brought the congratulations and best wishes of our Provincial Grand Master R. W. Bro. Ian Kingsbury. All then retired for an excellent St. Michaels Festive Board ending yet again another very happy Masonic evening.
W. Bro. Derek G. Webber, PSGD
Past Assistant Provincial Grand Master