On Thursday 6th July 2017, W.Bro Geoff Attwood, Past Assistant Provincial Grand Master made a surprise visit to W.Bro Peter’s home address to present him with the Provincial Grand Masters Certificate for 50 years’ service to Freemasonry.
On this special occasion he was accompanied by W.Bro Andrew Dewis Provincial Grand Tyler, W.Bro Ken Bibbings Worshipful Master of Courtland Lodge No.6706 and Peter’s very close friend W.Bro Grahame Collings.
W.Bro Peter’s connection to Freemasonry goes back further than the 50 years he has been a member. His father was a member of Hauley Lodge No.797 but unfortunately passed away when Peter was only 10 years old. At this time Peter was given the opportunity of attending the Royal Masonic School for Boys, he is still proud to this day for the excellent schooling he received during this period of his life. (Many have heard the stories of what he used to get up to !!!)
In 1967 he made the decision that he would join Freemasonry and thankfully for us at Courland Lodge he was accepted into the brotherhood. This is when he met his close friend Grahame Collings, a friendship that blossomed not only between Brothers but also their wives Margaret & Shirley.
During Peter’s fifty years in Freemasonry he served as Worshipful Master of Courtland Lodge No.6706 in 1977; received a first appointment to the rank of Provincial Junior Grand Deacon in 1986; promoted to Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden in 1995 and was pleased to receive a Grand rank of Past Assistant Grand Director of ceremonies in 1997.
Peter is also a member of Torbay Lodge of Mark Master Masons No.586 where he served as Chaplain for 19 years and he received Provincial Grand rank in 1993.
He was also a member of the Chapter of St. Mary No.5148 and The Devonian Chapter of First Principals No.9249. He received Grand rank in 2002
All at Courtland congratulate you Peter and thank you for your continuing support.
W. Bro Mike Locke, PPrJGD
Secretary - Courtland Lodge No.6706