Tuesday, 3 October 2017

The Tercentenary Celebration Choral Evensong in pictures

























The Shropshire celebration of Choral Evensong to commemorate the Tercentenary of the Grand Lodge of England took place in Shrewsbury Abbey on Sunday, 1st October, 2017 in the presence of the RW Provincial Grand Master Peter Allan Taylor, his Deputy Roger Brentnall Pemberton and many Distinguished Guests including the Grand Chaplain, Rev Canon Michael Wilson.



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.

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