The companions of North Shore Chapter No 7916 were honoured to receive Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals David Randerson to their installation meeting at Cleveleys Masonic Hall. David was accompanied by grand officers Terry Hudson, Brian Parkin, Stuart Thornber, and North Fylde group chairman Duncan Smith, together with acting Provincial officer Martin Linton.
The chapter was opened for business by first principal Mark Blundell, acting second principal Frank Cameron and third principal Graham Kenyon. The three principals elect were presented in turn by director of ceremonies Martyn Jones to mark the start of the installation proceedings, with Mark Blundell being installed as first principal, Graham Kenyon as second principal, and David Calvert as third principal. The installing officers were Jon Moss, Brian Parkin, Frank Cameron and Martyn Jones, and the passages of scripture were expertly delivered by Alan Hill.
The robe addresses were delivered in turn by David Calvert, Mark Blundell and Graham Kenyon, all in an excellent and heartfelt manner. A faultless address to the three principals was given by Frank Cameron and the officers of the chapter were invested. Finally, David Randerson delivered the address to the companions of the Chapter.
At the conclusion of the ceremony David Randerson rose to convey the greetings of the Grand Superintendent Tony Harrison and congratulated all who had taken part. A cheque to the value of £400 to the Masonic Charitable Foundation 2021 Festival is to be presented at a later date.
First principal Mark works in I.T. for the Civil Service, so he is looking forward to his second ‘byte’ of the cherry with the chapter. He is hoping for a full ‘program’ this year, and the chapter is confident he will ‘excel’.
The companions retired to a wonderful festive board at which there was much mirth and jocularity. Martyn Jones proposed the toast to the health of the principals and the song to the three principals was rendered by Hugh Mett, accompanied by David Brown. First principal Mark Blundell was pleased to respond and at the conclusion of a splendid evening the janitor’s toast was given by Steve Clarke.