Bro. David Hames, who was Initiated in the Wyggeston Lodge No.3448, in December 2016, was part of a very special multiple Passing ceremony conducted by the David Kenneth Williamson Lodge No.9938 at Freemasons’ Hall, Leicester on the 4th May 2018.
The Lodge is the Installed Masters Lodge for the Universities Scheme and conducted a quintuple Passing ceremony on behalf of all the three Universities Scheme Lodges in the Province of Leicestershire and Rutland.
The meeting was held in the very decorative surroundings of the Holmes Lodge Room at Freemasons’ Hall, Leicester on Friday 4th May 2018 and was opened in due form at 5.45pm by the Master, R.W.Bro. Oliver Lodge TD PSGW Grand Director of Ceremonies with 66 Brethren in attendance including the Immediate Past Master RW Bro David Williamson PAGM, the Assistant Grand Master R.W.Bro. Sir David Wootton, the Provincial Grand Master, the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, V.W.Bro. Peter Kinder. The Master of the Wyggeston Lodge and other Brethren also attended to support Bro. David on his Passing.
Bro. David Hames was joined by Bros. Jonathan Haslam, and David Veryan Jones, of Castle of Leicester Lodge No.7767, and Marat Guysin and Steven Szukielowicz of Lodge of Science and Art No.8429
They were Passed to the degree of a Fellowcraft in a superbly conducted ceremony ably assisted by the Senior and Junior Deacon along with three Assistant Deacons including our Past Master W.Bro. Andrew Green PAGStB. Our Past Master W.Bro. Kelvin Johnson, PAGDC, Provincial Grand Secretary and Honoray Member, V.W.Bro. Peter Kinder, also assisted the Master in the Ceremony.
The Past Assistant Grand Master, RW Bro David Williamson said: “It was a perfect demonstration of how a multiple Ceremony can be done without detriment to the Candidates.”
The Brethren retired to the Holmes Lounge were they were welcomed with reception drinks before an excellent four-course dinner consisting of cheddar soufflé, epaule of lamb, trio of chocolate desserts, followed by cheese and biscuits with port.
The evening concluded at 9.30pm sharp to allow many Brethren to get the train back to London or other parts of the country from whence they travelled.
W.Bro. Andy Green said: “It was a wonderful occasion and celebration of the Universities Scheme in the Province of Leicestershire and Rutland. We congratulate Bro. David on his Passing to the degree of a Fellowcraft and look forward to his further progress in the lodge.”