Our Chairmen is now in the Chair!

On March 6th, Bernie Smith was installed as the Worshipful Master of the Sibelius Lodge 9448. The installation meeting was attended by 21 members of the Club. Bernie, who is also the Chairman of the Essex Cornerstone Club, was recognized for his dedication and commitment to the craft by his peers, who entrusted him with the leadership of the Sibelius Lodge.

However, the highlight of the evening came during the second rising when Deputy Provincial Grand Master Nick Franklin presented Bernie with his promotion letter. Bernie was appointed as a Provincial Steward, an important office within the Provincial Grand Lodge. This is a significant honor, and Bernie's appointment as a Provincial Steward is a testament to his dedication and hard work within the Essex Freemasonry community.

Bernie's installation meeting on March 6th marked the beginning of an exciting new chapter in his journey within the Essex Freemasonry community. The presence of 21 members of the Essex Cornerstone Club added to the significance of the occasion, and Bernie's appointment as Worshipful Master of the Sibelius Lodge and promotion to Provincial Steward demonstrate his commitment and dedication to the craft. We wish him all the best in his new role as Provincial Steward.

Cornerstone at Quarterly Communications

Cornerstone at Quarterly Communications

Last week members of the club went to Great Queen Street to attend Quarterly communications, where there was a triple Investiture of the top three chairs in English Freemasonry, never been seen before in Masonic history.


The Ceremony took place infront of 2,200 masons in the Grand temple and live streamed to 2 other rooms. Masons attended from all over the country and further afield including our friends from other Young Masons Clubs.