St Elli Centenary Meeting

ST. ELLI LODGE, No. 3942


A petition soliciting a Warrant for a Lodge to be named St. Elli was first submitted to the M. W. Grand Master in 1907, and, but for the outbreak of World War 1, the Lodge would have been consecrated in 1916.

 

The first entry in the first Minute Book of St. Elli Lodge reads as follows:-


“On Monday the 28th day of July, 1919, Lord Kensington, C.M.G., D.S.O., Colonel in His Majesty’s Army; Peer of the Realm; The Provincial Grand Master of South Wales, Western Division, held a Lodge of Freemasons, at the Scouts’ Hall, Llanelli, as the Grand Master’s Representative, and acting with due authority, for the purpose of consecrating a working Lodge of Freemasons to be known by the title and style of St. Elli, No. 3942,
in the Registry of the Grand Lodge of England, and for Installing the first Worshipful Master”.


W. Bro. John Campbell Hill was installed as the first Worshipful Master. 136 Brethren attended the Installation Meeting which was followed by a banquet at the Stepney Hotel. The R.W. Provincial Grand Master was elected an honorary member of the Lodge. Also elected honorary members were W. Bros. Robert Margrave, C.S. Read and J. E. Jones.

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