Northumberland Freemasons Receive Higher Degrees

03rd April 2023

Just over a week ago saw more members of the Ancient and Accepted Rite, or Rose Croix, in Northumberland make the trip down to the Supreme Council 33°, Duke Street, London.

The group, led by the Head of the Rose Croix in Northumberland, the Inspector General, Very Illustrious Brother Stephen Read were made up of the three recipients of 31st Degree honour, Ernie Rose, of St Aidans Chapter, which meets at Newbiggin by the Sea Masonic Hall, and Roger Turner and Ed Bowden of Severus Chapter, which meets at Throckley Masonic Hall. Setting off from Newcastle Central Station for the trip to London, a great day was had by all with the whiskey going down particularly well on the return journey, and the ceremony undertaken by the Supreme Council Members, once again, with great aplomb, and an excellent dining experience.

Of particular interest is that the accompanying photograph to this article was taken in Supreme Grand Chapter, with the nine vacant seats behind the members being where the Supreme Council members would normally be seated.

Congratulations from Northumberland Freemasons to all the brethren on their very well-deserved honours.

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