On Friday, 13 July, some brethren from Lodge St Molios left the sunny climes of Arran to head down to Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. The plan? To exemplify a Third Degree, Scottish style! Under the guidance of RWM Donald Mackay and the watchful eye of our beloved Secretary and Substitute PGM, DS Bannatyne, the degree team met each Monday night for a run-through.
The temple in Barry is absolutely stunning and it was a real pleasure to do a degree there. The brethren of Breaksea Lodge had worked out all the details, so all we had to do was turn up and do the business. No pressure. Well, I say no pressure, but you all know that’s not quite how it goes, right? I mean, we were performing in front of Captain Sir Norman Lloyd-Edwards, the Provincial Grand Master for the Masonic Province of South Wales!
Thankfully we all managed to pull it out of the hat and put in a very decent performance, much to our relief!
So then it was time for a few photos and then down to the Festive Board. And here, the Breaksea boys had really laid it on! The meal was thoroughly enjoyable. Murray was especially pleased as he got two puddings and a bowl of after-eight mints!
The photos are below, but they look better on Google+ where you can download them to your own computer as well: Google+ Album
We managed to make the 6 o’clock boat back to Arran on the Sunday as well. So, all in all, it was a great weekend of freemasonry and harmony. Thank you all for your hard work!