Elizabethan Lodge No 7296 celebrated a special evening at the Bath Masonic Hall on Tuesday 7th october when W Bro Paul Mallon PPrJGD installed his older brother, now W Bro Michael Mallon into the chair of King Solomon. This was especially poignant as Paul Initiated Michael at his last meeting the last time he was Worshipful Master of Elizabethan Lodge back in March of 2007. “Always try to finish on a high” said Paul, in bringing his second term in charge to a close.
“We have had a fantastic Diamond Jubilee year, we only meet five times a season but during my 2nd year as master we have enjoyed a full provincial team visit, a Burns supper night with piper and haggis, A comedy night with a visit from top comedian Miki Travis past master of Chelsea Lodge, 3 new initiates and even a letter of congratulations from her Majesty the Queen.
The evening was enjoyed by many visitors from various lodges including a trio of Active Provincial Officers, W Bro Steve Williams the PrJGW, W Bro Martin Yates the PrSGD and W Bro Colin Martin PrAGDC.
When asked what’s next, Paul explained how although we are fiercely protective of our traditions, Elizabethan Lodge are also quite progressive and always try to have something new happening to encourage enjoyment in Masonry, hopefully making it fun helps to keep the interest of existing Brethren as well as attracting new members.
For example: Our December meeting will probably be over subscribed as we are having a white table evening with a music & magic after dinner cabaret for members, wives, partners, friends, visitors and potential new members. We also have a “fish n chip supper” in the pipeline, another of our hugely succesful Taste of Freemasonry Events, as well as a table booked at “Grumpy old” Rick Wakeman’s Ladies Festival for a bit of R n R.
Visitors are always made most welcome at our meetings and festive boards, so if you would like to enjoy one of our ceremonies in our wonderful temple, Bath’s original Theatre Royal dating back to the 1700’s, and experience our hospitality please contact us to book your place at our festive board. firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on twitter @BathFreemason