A Surprise Visit to Welcome Chapter

In February, E.Comp. Chris Eley, PGStB, PAProvGP, paid a surprise visit to Welcome Chapter No 5055.

E.Comp. Chris was at Sutton on a Craft Official Visit and while the Craft Lodge was Called Off put on his Royal Arch regalia to go downstairs to present a Supreme Grand Chapter Certificate to Comp. Dan Woolloff.

This was a special occasion for Chris as in October he was invited to share in Dan’s Exaltation Ceremony where his dad, Bob, was the Principal Sojourner.

Chris first met Dan when he was Advanced into the Weald of Surrey Lodge of Mark Master Masons in October 2018.  Bob was the Senior Deacon for the Ceremony of Advancement.

Then in December 2018 Chris was invited along to Welcome Craft Lodge to present Dan with his Grand Lodge Certificate.

In January 2019 Chris was present when Dan was Elevated into the Royal Ark Mariner Degree in the Weald of Surrey Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners.

During the Festive Board E.Comp. Chris came into the dining room to get a photo of Dan with his Certificate along with dad and E.Comp. Kevin Woodward who assisted in all of Dan’s Ceremonies.

It only leaves Dan to join the Order of Royal and Select Masters to complete his Solomonic journey.  Something his dad did last year.

Truly a Masonic family……

Article and photographs by Chris Eley

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