Installation of W Bro. David Rajiah
W Bro. David Rajiah was installed as the Worshipful Master of St. Gabriel Lodge on Wednesday 4th November 2015 at Corbridge Road Masonic Hall, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne. He said,”Being offered the Worshipful Master Chair of the Lodge thereby the humble representative of King Solomon is the highest accolade the Brethren can ever offer you.
Personally, I consider it as an honour and privilege to follow the footsteps of so many brilliant past masters who have given up their free time to raise funds for deserving causes and maintained love and harmony in the Lodge.
The ceremony of my Installation as the Worshipful Master of St Gabriel Lodge was a wonderful experience and was conducted brilliantly and expertly by all those involved. I was well supported by the Brethren of the Lodge and visitors.
I will endeavour to abide by the vows, pledges and promises pertaining to my Grand Solemn Obligation being that of a Worshipful Master during my tenure on the Chair.”
L-R: W Bro. Reg Pattem, WM, W Bro. Brian Denton APGM (Rep) and W Bro. Dennis Frazer IPM
300 Miles Visit by Lodge Almoner
On 24th November 2015, the Lodge Almoner, W Bro. John Chan PSGD, Past AProvGM paid a visit to an honorary member, W Bro. Harry Nattrass PProvJGD. Harry was the Master of St. Gabriel Lodge in 1981 and he received his Provincial honours of PProvJGD in 1991.
W Bro. Nattrass moved from Stanley in County Durham to Wokingham in Berkshire about 6 years ago because he wished to be near to one of two sons. He bought an old people’s villa in Wokingham and is now living there with his wife.
Harry was overjoyed with the surprised visit. W Bro. John brought him an early Christmas present with a card on behalf of St. Gabriel Lodge and conveyed greetings and every good wish from the Worshipful Master, Past Masters, Officers and Brethren of the Lodge.
Harry is now 89 years old and recently his wife had her 83 birthday. A few months ago, they also celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary which they received a telegram from her Majesty, the Queen.
Finally and in return, Harry sent his fraternal greetings and best wishes to the Brethren of St. Gabriel Lodge.
W Bro. John with W Bro. Harry