January 14th 2009

Abbot Lichfield Badge

Abbot Lichfield Members in Attendance

Abbot Litchfield Members in Attendance

Abbot Lichfield Members in Attendance

Worcestershire Provincial Officers in Attendance

Members of Abbot Lichfield Lodge, the oldest of the Masonic Lodges meeting in Evesham, celebrated its centenary on January 14, 2009.

The Lodge was Consecrated on the 14th, January 1909, at a Ceremony held at the Evesham Town Hall, when the Consecrating Officer was, the then Grand Secretary, The V.W.Bro. Sir Edward Letchworth, FSA, from London and the Provincial Grand Master was R.W.Bro. General Campbell, CB.

The Principle Officers of the Lodge were: W.Bro. Thos. Cox, Worshipful Master, W.Bro. A.K. Lindsell, Senior Warden and W.Bro. J.T. Williams, Junior Warden.

Around 100 Masons were present.  The subsequent banquet was held at The Crown Hotel, Bridge Street, Evesham.

The Centenary Celebrations were held on January 14, 2009, again at The Evesham Town Hall, when 144 Masons, from neighbouring and more distant Lodges were present.

On this occasion the Presiding Officer was:
R.W.Bro. Richard G.H. Goddard, the present Provincial Grand Master of Worcestershire. He was assisted with the Ceremony by Provincial Officers: V.W.Bro. R.C. Vaughan Dep.P.G.M, Asst. PGM’s W.Bro’s. S.I. Edwards, C.V. Young & R. Rook; W.Bro’s  R.K. Abbots, P.G.S.W; J.A. Turner, P.J.G.W; J.C. Guise, PG Chapl, M.H.R. Cole, P.G.Sec., J.W. Ling, P.G.D.C, G.W. Barrow, P.Dep.G.D.C, K.M Evans, P.Dep.G.D.C, A.J. Leopard, P.G.Org,  C.A. Woods P.G.Purs, A.T. White, P.G.Tyler, I.M. Fothergill Asst.P.G.S. & the Music was under the direction of  W.Bro. A.T. Morris.

Afterwards the Banquet was held at the Evesham Public Hall.

The Principal Officers of the Lodge for 2009, were:
W.Bro. V.Rev. A.G. Papandreou, Worshipful Master Obit, W.Bro. P.J. Lavis, Senior Warden and Bro. M.G. Muse, Junior Warden.