Roxby Downs has been Consecrated

17 Feb 2011 - 1:53pm

There was much excitement in Roxby Downs when the new Lodge Aurora Australis Lodge No. 245 was Consecrated by the Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother RA (Ray) Clark on Saturday 12th February 2011. More than 160 visitors from all parts of South Australia and the Northern Territory, plus locals, filled the Cultural Leisure Centre Hall in Roxby Downs to witness the Consecration Ceremony. 

The Ceremony dates back 100s of years. The sponsoring Lodge, Earl of Zetland Lodge No. 231, based in Adelaide, was well represented with over 20 signatures petitioning for the new Lodge in Roxby Downs. Following the public Consecration Ceremony the new Lodge convened for the formal Installation Ceremony where the new Master was installed and the new Officers invested. The Installation Ceremony was conducted by the Deputy Grand Master, Right Worshipful Brother RJ (Bob) Parsons.

The senior Officers for the next 12 months are:

Worshipful Master: Michael Wyatt

Senior Warden: Brenton Hollitt

Junior Warden: Robert Clyne

Michael Wyatt, the new Master of the Lodge, is very optimistic about the future growth of the Lodge, advising a number of new applications are already 'in the system'. As well, with 8 Entered Apprentices in attendance at the Installation Ceremony, the future is assured.

For all enquiries on the new Lodge, please contact the Secretary, John Stone, on his mobile 0419 875 298

or email: Alternatively, you may contact Grand Lodge directly.

Malcolm Colegate
Grand Secretary

Roxby Downs has been Consecrated

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