Lodge St. John No.540

Lodge St. John No.540, celebrated 150 years of Freemasonry with a rededication ceremony, on Saturday 05 August 2023. The ceremony of rededication was carried out by the Grand Master Mason, Brother Ramsay McGhee, assisted by Office Bearers of the Grand Lodge of Scotland.

The Lodge was opened by Brother John Hume Master and Office Bearers, thereafter a deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Fife and Kinross headed by the Provincial Grand Master Brother Bill Rocks, entered the Lodge, followed by the deputation from the Grand Lodge of Scotland who were headed by the Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason Brother William Ramsay McGhee, both were warmly welcomed into the Lodge by the Master.

Grand Lodge then commenced the rededication ceremony, which was carried out in an exemplary fashion by the Grand Master Mason, assisted by the Grand Wardens (Brother Tom Davidson, Grand Almoner acting Junior Grand Warden and Brother John McKenzie, Senior Grand Warden), Grand Director of Ceremonies Brother Ronnie Forbes and Grand Chaplain (Brother James Jack Grand Senior Deacon acting), Past Substitute Grand Master Brother George Kelly then proceeded to rededicate the masters regalia of office, which was then placed on the Master by the Grand Master Mason. A new ornamental sword was also presented to the Lodge.

Brother Rankin Clarkson Past Master, gave a short history of Lodge St. John No.540 high lighting some of the past achievements and distinguished brethren of the Lodge.

At the conclusion of the ceremony the Brethren sat down to a fine meal followed by the usual toasts.

Photographs provided by Brother Mike McAdams Substitute Provincial Grand Master.

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