26 Jan Historic Twinning Ceremony for Purley Lodge 3136.
On Saturday 25th January 2020 Purley Lodge No: 3136 carried out two ceremonies and a twinning ceremony with our Brethren and friends from Loggia Eloro No: 288 in Sicily.
13 Brethren from Loggia Eloro came over from Sicily to celebrate the twinning.
59 Brethren attended this very special meeting including RW. Bro Ian Chandler, Provincial Grand Master, W. Bro William Caughie, APGM, W. Bro Steve Jarvis, APGM, RW Bro Brigadier Willie Shackell, CBE, Past Grand Secretary of UGLE and Past President of the Masonic Samaritan Fund and W. Bro Natalie, Inturri, Deputy Grand Chancellor, GLRI and other distinguished Brethren.
The twinning ceremony was conducted first with the Provincial Grand Master presenting lapel pins to the members of Purley Lodge and Loggia Eloro to commemorate the event.
The twinning came about as one of our lodge members lives in Sicily – for the past four years members of Loggia Eloro have visited us and a few members of Purley have returned the visit.
We then got down to lodge business by carrying out two ceremonies Passing Bro John Ellis and Raising Bro Nick Ellis. A busy day all round which went very smoothly.
The members of the lodge then enjoyed a well deserved Festive Board where the harmony and bonding continued.
Another momentous occasion in the history of the lodge!
Thank you to everyone that came along to share the day.