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The Old and New!

by Peter Wells

During the Initiation Ceremony at Berkshire Lodge of Hope No. 574 Meeting on Tuesday 5th December 2023, Joshua Cowans took his first step in masonry.  Seen here with the Worshipful Master, W.Bro. David Hunter and W.Bro. Frank Paul, PProvJGD, (celebrating 50 years).

Frank Paul was presented with his certificate commemorating his 50 years in Freemasonry by the Assistant Provincial, Grand Master, W.Bro. Iain Marnock, OBE. Images show Iain and Frank together and also with WM David Hunter.

W.Bro. Frank Paul joined Masonry in the Isle of Wight, being Initiated into Powney Lodge No, 3009 on 21st November 1973 and, in 1980, he joined the Berkshire Lodge of Hope in 1980, taking offices of Tyler, Inner Guard, Junior and Senior Deacon, Junior and Senior Warden, and Installed as Master of the Lodge in October 2012. Since then, he has held positions of Mentor and presently is the Lodge Membership Officer.

In 1981, he was Exalted into the Royal Arch and took offices of 1st and 2nd Assistant Sojourner, Principle Sojourner and Assistant Director of Ceremonies.

A double celebration as Bro.Joshua Cowans takes his first step in Masonry and W.Bro. Frank Paul receives his 50 years certificate from W.Bro. Iain Marnock, OBE, the Assistant Provincial Grand Master watched on by Worshipful Master, David Hunter.

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