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303 grand officers passingAt its Regular Meeting held in Teignmouth on Friday 10th January 2020 the Worshipful Master of Benevolent Lodge No. 303, W.Bro. Gary Abraham, invited a team of the lodge’s Grand Officer members led by W.Bro. Geoff Taylor PAGDC to occupy the lodge offices and to Pass Bro. Simon Lord to the Second Degree.

With W.Bro. Taylor acting as WM for the ceremony, W.Bro. Brian Kelly PDepGSwdB took the Senior Warden’s chair, W.Bro. Gerry Rook PSGD PPrAGM acted as Junior Warden, W.Bro. Rick Purnell PAGDC as Senior Deacon, W.Bro. Gerry Slaughter PAGDC as Junior Deacon, W.Bro. Phil Ratcliffe PAGDC as Inner Guard, W.Bro. Gwynne Sullivan PGStdB as Chaplain and W.Bro. Peter Colkin PGStdB continued as Organist. The South East Corner address and Working Tools explanation were given by W.Bro. Slaughter and the Tracing Board lecture was delivered by W.Bro. Derek Webber PSGD PPrAGM.

The lodge is fortunate to benefit from the experience of its Grand Officers. The ceremony was performed to an exceptional standard and set an example to members and visitors alike and to great acclaim.

The photograph shows W.Bro. Abraham and Bro. Lord together with the team of Grand Officers who took part.

Timothy Golder PPrDepGDC
Assistant Director of Ceremonies