Monday, 18th January 2016 saw the Passing of two candidates to the 2nd Degree and the Initiation of an impressive FIVE candidates into Freemasonry. The candidates were a mixture of local gentlemen, and students who approached the Lodge through the UGLE Universities Scheme. It would be tempting to describe such an occasion as unique but it is becoming increasingly commonplace for Singleton Lodge which has been regularly carrying out multiple ceremonies with multiple candidates since joining the Universities Scheme back in 2008.
In a positive sign for both the Lodge and Freemasonry in general, a majority of the candidates are young men in their early twenties. This is welcome news for an organisation which has, in recent years, had an increasingly ageing membership.
An event such as this doesn’t come together without the input of a number of people. Thanks are due to the Worshipful Master, Wardens and Director of Ceremonies for their hard work and preparation in making the ceremonies a success. The Lodge is also grateful to the Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro Gareth Jones, OBE and the Provincial Grand Secretary, W Bro Gerald Rowbottom, PSGD, PAPrGM, for providing the necessary dispensations, without which the meeting could not have gone ahead.
Pictured from Left to Right are Swansea’s newest Entered Apprentices and Fellow Craft: Bro. Vincent Djokoto, Bro. G. F., Bro. David Coode, Bro. Martyn Collins, W.Bro. Mark J. Bevan, Bro. Joshua Bardsley, Bro. Sajeev Gowrinathan, and Bro. Simon Hussellbee.
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