W Bro Phil Sutherland (WM St Peter’s Lodge) claiming the gavel from W Bro Andrew Evans (WM Strumble Lodge)
The travelling gavel continues on its journey around the Province as 9 members of St Peter’s Lodge No 476 in Carmarthen visited Strumble Lodge No 4351 in Fishguard on Wednesday April 13th to claim the gavel.
The second degree ceremony, performed to a very high standard by their Worship Master, W Bro Andrew Evans, was followed by an enjoyable and excellent Festive Board.
The gavel will now take a well-earned summer break at Carmarthen, before being laid open for claiming at St Peter’s Lodge’s September meeting on Tuesday 20th September. This will be the 175th anniversary of the first meeting of St Peter’s Lodge and to mark the occasion, the third degree ceremony scheduled for that evening will be performed by none other than our Provincial Grand Master assisted by his Deputy and his Assistant Grand Masters.
As the gavel cannot be claimed at an installation meeting, this is a very rare occasion when the gavel can be claimed in the presence of our three Rulers. Further details will be circulated nearer the time.