Court of Beoferlic No. 59 - visit of the Grand Master, April 2015

Beoferlic 59 270415On Monday 27th April 2015, the members of the Court of Beoferlic No. 59 at Beverley (Province of Lindsey) were hosts to the Grand Master, M.W.Bro. Paul Weldon Johnston PGHCh, GCSM, who was accompanied by a deputation of Grand Officers, including the Assistant Grand Master, R.W.Bro. Dr. Christopher Wilson Guy Ansell, GCh, GCSM.


The Provincial Grand Master, R.W.Bro Raymond Norman Dinning, GCSM, was on this occasion represented by the DProvGM, V.W.Bro. William Henry Carlyon, KSM, accompanied by several Officers of the Province.


The meeting was opened promptly, and the Grand Master and other Distinguished Brethren were welcomed into the Court. A dispensation to instruct 3 candidates had been granted, and following it’s reading, the candidates were duly instructed.


Bro. Ling Faang Yu was presented as Master Elect for the forthcoming year.


The Grand Master presented Grand Court Certificates to five recently instructed members, explaining the various elements of the certificate. The Grand Master welcomed the five recipients of the certificates, plus the three Brethren instructed that evening, to the ‘family’ of Athelstan, and wished them all a long and happy association with the Order.


The Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Leslie Roy Jones then surprised the Grand Master by presenting him with a gift of a framed, wall hanging print of the Minster, and a card signed by all of the members of the Court. The Grand Master was delighted with the gift, and expressed his gratitude, assuring all involved that it would take pride of place in his office, and would be a permanent reminder of the extremely friendly welcome he always receives at The Court of Beoferlic No. 59.


A cheque for £250.00 as a donation to the Cyningstun 10-90 fund was also presented. The Grand Master also expressed his delight at this donation, and further explained the objectives of the appeal, and giving further information of the proceedings for the weekend of the 6th and 7th of November at Kingston-on Thames.


Before retiring, the Grand Master complimented the members of the Court on the high standard of the ritual performed at the meeting, commenting on his appreciation of the hard work which had been undertaken by the W.M., Officers and members of the Court who had participated in the proceedings.


A delicious meal of soup, Chicken and seasonable vegetables, followed by a wonderfully varied cheese board completed a very enjoyable evening.


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