Installation of Bro Lionel B Mee as Provincial Grand Master for Sussex

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Saturday 2nd April 2016 at the Masonic Centre, Chichester, Sussex was the setting for the installation of W Bro Lionel Broadbent Mee, KSM, PSGD, Deputy Provincial Grand Master in charge as Provincial Grand Master for Sussex.

There was an excellent attendance of Brethren from the Province, who were complimented by the Grand Master, his Attending and Assisting Officers, and Guests from other Provinces. With nearly 90 Brethren present the Order was well and worthily represented.

To the delight of the Province Provincial Grand Court was opened by R W Bro Brian J Prevett, GCSM, P Provincial Grand Master of Sussex, who discharged the duties of Presiding Officer. Provincial Grand Court having been opened the Grand Master, M W Bro Paul W Johnston, PGHCh, GCSM, entered accompanied by his Assisting and Attending Officers.

Bro Lionel Broadbent Mee was then installed as Provincial Grand Master for Sussex in a most sincere and moving ceremony by the Grand Master. Having been installed as the second Provincial Grand Master for Sussex R W Bro Lionel then installed Bro Michael D Ellis as Deputy Provincial Grand Master in a most friendly and sincere ceremony.

To the delight, and surprise, of all present the Grand Master appointed W Bro Michael D Ellis to the rank of Past Senior Grand Deacon and W Bro John D Phillips to the rank of Past Grand Banner Bearer. The Brethren spontaneously showed their appreciation.

At the conclusion of the proceedings all enjoyed superb luncheon. It was a most fitting ending to a most important day in the history of the Province of Sussex for so many happy ‘Athelstan Brethren’.

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