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For Province P0060 - Province of Dorset.

28th

Jun. 2017

Dorset Freemasons celebrate 300 years!

Last Sunday saw our most spectacular event of 2017, the Province of Dorset held a Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Tercentenary of the first Grand Lodge of England at The Abbey Church of St. Mary the Virgin at Sherborne.

Following the service the Provincial Grand Master for Dorset, accompanied by Provincial Grand Lodge Officers, Ruling Masters of Dorset Lodges (or their representatives) and Grand Officers processed through the town in full Masonic regalia led by a marching band.

This was the first time such a parade had happened in the town in almost 90 years. The service was followed by a reception at the Digby Memorial Church Hall complete with complimentary bubbly and canapés.

The weather was kind, a wonderful warm family feeling pervaded the activities and we massively enjoyed the event.

The Procession through Sherborne

The wonderful Sherborne Town Band led the Procession through the narrow streets of this most beautiful Dorset town. The sun shone on the parade and the members of our Dorset Lodges looked splendid in their regalia.