Court of Aelfred welcomes four new members

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On Saturday 15th June some 30 Members and Guests of the Court of Aelfred No 2 of the Masonic Order of Athelstan, which meets at Newmarket, witnessed a unique ceremony when four new Members were “Instructed” into the Order.

Having four new Instructees is very unusual in itself but on this occasion the Candidates were also from four different Craft Provinces – Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, and Norfolk. This is the first time in the Athelstan Province of East Anglia that four candidates have been “Instructed” together in a regular Court Meeting, and as such required a Provincial dispensation under the statutes of the Order.

Shown in the picture from left to right are W & Em Bro Alex Allan (PGM – designate), Bro Thomas Jackson, Bro Razvan – Ioan Dinita, W Bro Mark Shields (Worshipful Master), Bro Barry Chambers, Bro Mike Donnelly, & RW&EmBro Dr Chris Ansell (PAGM, Eminent Grand Prior).