As part of the 2017 Tercentenary and to celebrate the success of the Universities Scheme in the Province of Leicestershire and Rutland, the three Scheme Lodges will be holding a special joint meeting on Saturday 25th February 2017 at Freemasons’ Hall, Leicester.
Under the auspices of an Emergency Meeting of the Wyggeston Lodge No.3448 (University of Leicester), during the afternoon, the ceremonies of Raising, Passing and Initiation will be performed in turn, with the Castle of Leicester Lodge No.7767 (De Montfort University) and Lodge of Science & Art No.8429 (Loughborough University) also undertaking a ceremony each.
Ceremonies will have multiple candidates, and both the Passing and Raising ceremonies will have candidates from across the three Scheme Lodges. We will also be honoured by the presence of the Scheme President R.W.Bro. Sir David Wootton AGM who will be accompanied by the Scheme Chairman W.Bro. Edward Lord, OBE, JGD.
There will be an opportunity to attend some or all of the ceremonies so that those newly initiated, passed or raised are able to enjoy some of the day.
The meeting will start at 2.30pm and will take the following format:
- Castle of Leicester Lodge No.7767 will perform the Raisings, before calling off for light refreshments;
- At 4.15pm the Lodge of Science & Art No.8429 will perform the Passings, before calling off for light refreshments; and
- At 6.00pm the Wyggeston Lodge No.3448 will perform an Initiation ceremony.
The Lodge will then be closed and a drinks reception held, before the joint Festive Board which is sure to be a very memorable evening and full of joviality, not only with three Lodges present but with hopefully a multitude of visitors coming to attend this special event.
The Festive Board will cost £25 without wine and £34 with wine. To book your place please complete the short online form at https://goo.gl/forms/04Q4LXIAG7ummpto2.