The Installation meeting of Socrates Royal Ark Mariner Lodge No.794 at Priory House Huntingdon on the 3rdMarch 2020 saw R.W.Bro. Bonham very ably Installed as the Commander of the Lodge for 2020 by W.Bro. Mark Howell.
Supported by the Provincial Grand Master, R.W.Bro. Bob Stokes, the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, W.Bro. Brian Elliott, the Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies, W.Bro. Tony Bloxsome and over thirty members and guests a superb evening of Mariner masonry was enjoyed by all.
In reply to his toast given by W.Bro. Alex Brown, the senior subscribing Past Commander of the Lodge, at the Festive Board following the meeting, Brother George told everyone present that the Mariner Chair was the first ever Chair that he attained in 1986 preceding both Craft and Mark and many others. Reference to Keystone On-Line, the masonic database held at Mark Masons’ Hall testifies to that and runs to eleven pages in total of his masonic career in many Orders.
The Provincial Grand Master, R.W.Bro. Bob Stokes, congratulated both him and the IC, Mark Howell, and looked forward to him Elevating two candidates during the coming year.
Left to right: W.Bro. Tony Bloxsome, Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies, R.W.Bro. Bob Stokes, Provincial Grand Master, R.W.Bro. George Bonham, Past Provincial Grand Master and WC of Socrates Lodge RAM, W.Bro. Mark Howell, Installing Commander & IPC of Socrates RAM Lodge and W.Bro. Brian Elliott, Deputy Provincial Grand Master.