The History of Lodge St Servanus No. 771

The history of Lodge St Servanus No. 771 by Bro. Gordon N.S. Neave

A lengthy postscript December 1989 - February 1990


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A Lengthy Postscript - December 1989 to February 1990

Although I thought I had finished my masonic work I find that several matters between December of last year and February of this year require recording, consequently in this postscript I aim to complete my writing.

Firstly, all of us in Lodge St. Servanus are absolutely delighted that P.M. Colin Wyse is now officially the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master designate for the Province of Stirlingshire and he is to be installed in his Mother Lodge St. Servanus as R.W.P.G.M. on 12th May.

On December 9th Senior Warden David M. Eadie was installed as Right Worshipful Master. P.M.'s Paterson and McKendrick were the Installing Masters and they fulfilled their roles with expertise, dignity and quiet confidence. It was a nice gesture on the part of the R.W.M. to select his father Brother T. Eadie to be his Depute Master during his term in office. The Depute Master must indeed be proud to sit at his son's right when Lodge business is being transacted. The R.W.M. in turn must sense his father's supportive presence there.

It is with regret I have to report the recent deaths of two well known brethren in the persons of John Looker and George McIntosh. They both had been masons for many years and were highly regarded.

To mark the start of our Centenary Celebrations a Thanksgiving Service was held in Menstrie Parish Church on 18th February. The Service was conducted by Brother the Rev. George Sherry, the oration delivered by the R.W.P.G.M. Brother Robert Hutchison and readings from our R.W.M. Brother David Eadie and Lodge Chaplain P.M. Thomas Richardson. The P.G. Chaplain Brother, the Rev. George Gillon also participated.

Although there was a somewhat disappointing turnout from Lodge St. Servanus, Sister Lodges and a large deputation from Provincial Grand Lodge helped swell the number of Masons to well over one hundred. In addition a goodly number of friends, wives of masons and children made up the rest of the congregation. It was a social occasion too when everyone adjourned for tea and light refreshments in plenty and variety, to the adjacent Church Hall.

A lovely cake in the shape of one hundred in numbers and beautifully iced was cut and distributed to all present. I understand the cake was baked by Isla McKendrick (Russell does make his daughter work for the Lodge).

An interested visitor to this event was Brother James Yates, an Alvonian and a member of Lodge St. Servanus. He was in this area on business from his present address in California.

Finally, I hope this little history will prove of interest to you all and, if possible, strengthen the bond of affection between the Brethren and Lodge St. Servanus.

February 1990

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