In a very rare occurrence, the Pro Grand Master M.W.Bro. Peter Lowndes, Deputy Grand Master, R.W.Bro. Johnathan Spence and Assistant Grand Master, R.W.Bro. Sir David Wootton were all present to undertake the Consecration of the David Kenneth Williamson Lodge No.9938 at Freemasons’ Hall, London on 5th December 2016.
The Consecration, attended by over 200 brethren, was held in the impressive Lodge Room 10 which combines classic Art Deco with Egyptian design. The Pro Grand Master used the consecrating elements of corn, wine, oil and salt according to ancient custom and was assisted by R.W.Bro Sir Michael Snyder, Metropolitan Grand Master and R.W.Bro. Michael Ward, Deputy Metropolitan Grand Master. The Deputy Grand Master, R.W.Bro. Jonathan Spence then Installed R.W.Bro. David Williamson as the first Master who then invested his Immediate Past Master, R.W.Bro. Sir David Wootton. The Master finally invested his Officers including R.W.Bro. Oliver Lodge as Senior Warden and W.Bro. Edward Lord as Junior Warden.
As the David Kenneth Williamson Lodge No.9938 is the Installed Masters Lodge for the Universities Scheme, the Scheme President, R.W.Bro. Sir David Wootton welcomed the newly consecrated lodge into the Universities Scheme being the the 73rd Lodge to join.
Those assisting in the Consecration were subsequently proposed as honorary members and 19 others in attendance, including several Provincial Grand Masters, were proposed as joining members.
After the meeting, the guests dined at the Grand Connaught Rooms and enjoyed a Festive Board meal befitting such an occasion.
The next regular meeting of the lodge is on Friday 5th May 2017.