2009 News

December 2009 ~

We are very pleased to announce the arrival of another new member to the lodge. Minerva Lodge has been very lucky to have 3 new members join our ranks over the past 18 months and we hope that this continues. Welcome to Minerva Alan, Mike and Stephen.

April 2009 ~

With our Masonic season now over we take a break for the summer and in doing so recharge our batteries for the coming Season. Minerva has a busy Schedule lined up for our 2009/10 season with 2 First Degree ceremonies to perform, a Third Degree and our January Installation to prepare for. We also have one Lodge member achieving Provincial honours this summer, to him we offer our congratulations and look forward to seeing him in “Dark blue” this October. To all our members we wish a safe and prosperous Summer recess and as always look forward to seeing you all again in October 09.

January 2009 ~

Our new year is tinged with sadness as I have to report the death of our very much loved W.Bro Rutland Wallace Davies P.S.G.D. P.A.Pr.G.M. P.Pr.G.Sec. Worshipful Brother R Wallace Davies after being the Secretary of one of the Liverpool Groups of Lodges was in 1977 appointed, the Provincial Grand Secretary of West Lancashire, charged with the administration of the largest Province holding the office for 10 years until reaching retirement age. He was then invested with the Rank of Assistant Provincial Grand Master fully retiring 8 years later with the very high rank of Past Senior Grand Deacon after having two promotions in Grand Rank.

Minerva Lodge will miss Brother Wallace immensely, our thoughts and sympathies are with his family.

January 2009 ~

Happy New year everybody and may 2009 be a healthy and prosperous year for you all. On the 13th January 2009 we installed our new master into the chair. W.Bro Alf Lamb after a very successful tenure as the Worshipful Master of the Lodge handed over the gavel to W.Bro Robert Farmer J.P. for his third term in office. 2009 will be a very busy year for our new master with 2 new candidates joining imminently and another 2 to join later in the year. We at Minerva Lodge wish Worshipful Brother Bob all the very best for his year as our Master of the Lodge. We also wish to congratulate Bro. Gordon Farmer & Bro. Martin Farmer on attaining the Senior Wardens Chair and Junior Wardens Chair respectively. Whilst this might not be a universally unique situation, it is unique for Minerva Lodge and with the talents already evidenced by Father and two Sons we look forward to coming successful years with Father installing Son, followed by Brother installing Brother with Father as IPM. All with candidates to keep us busy. We would also like to extend our thanks to W. Bro David Hawkes PAGDC the Representative of the Provincial Grand Master for his attendance and hard work at our installation evening.