The RW Provincial Grand Master and the Dean of Chelmsford Cathedral, Very Reverend Nicholas Henshall, invite you, your wives, partners and families to join us for a Service of Thanksgiving with Evensong at Chelmsford Cathedral on Sunday 25th June 2017, to celebrate the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the first English Grand Lodge, which was formed on 24th June 1717.
The service will start with a public procession into the cathedral of a number of Lodge Banners escorted by their Worshipful Masters & Wardens, the Provincial Executive accompanied by a retinue of acting Provincial Grand Officers, representatives from Essex Scouting in uniform, Mayors and District Chairmen and their consorts from across the Province and The Lord Lieutenant of Essex, the High Sheriff of Essex, the County Council Chairman, the RW Provincial Grand Master and the Assistant Grand Master, RW.Bro Sir David Hugh Wootton.
Entrance to the cathedral is free but there is limited seating so you must pre-register with the Provincial Office (AssistantSecretary@EssexPGL.org.uk) if you wish to attend; on a first come, first served basis.
The service starts at 3.30pm and brethren need to be seated before the first procession starts, which will be at about 3.15pm.
No regalia or suit is required for the service.
This will be the first public procession of Freemasons in the Province for over 10 years and will, for the first time, include many of the Civic Leaders of the County. We very much hope young Essex Freemasons will join us to celebrate the occasion.