The organ was played by WBro Jeremy Lund.
A Procession of Banners from the Lodges of the Province of Shropshire began proceedings with a pageant of colour and ceremony, with the Provincial Sword, Banner and Standard holding pride of place before the High Altar.
Provincial Grand Chaplain WBro Phil Niblock led the service.
Lessons were read by the Deputy and the Provincial Grand Master. Sitting with the Pr G Chaplain is the Vicar of Shrewsbury Abbey, Rev Paul Firmin.
A most distinguished array of guests took over the South side of the Choir for the afternoon.
The Sermon was preached by the Grand Chaplain, W Bro the Rev. Canon Michael Wilson (below). At the end of the service, all agreed that it had been a great success and a fitting and memorable way tio mark 300 years of Freemasonry under the English Grand Lodge.
pictures: our particular thanks to Geoff Glover, photographer for the day, from whose many images of the day we have chosen just a few.