Phoenix Lodge No 94
The celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Lodge offers us an excellent opportunity of reviewing, albeit briefly, the rich history of a unique Lodge.
Unique, because of the uninterrupted sequence of its meetings and its association with many of the noteworthy events which occurred in the life of Sunderland during the latter half of the 18th century and the early 19th century.
Indeed an examination of the published histories of
The history of the lodge dates back to 1755 and thereby
establishes its claim to be the senior lodge of freemasons in
The number of the lodge was originally 207 but during the early years was changed several times because of the removal of lapsed lodges from the lists and the Union of Grand Lodges. The numbers and dates of these changes are as follows:-
1755 - No.207
1792 - No.121
1770 - No.169
1814 - No.146
1780 - No.135
1832 - No.111
1881 - No.136
1863 - No.94
Although the year 1755 is the date given as the earliest
record of a Constituted or Warranted Lodge in
The original warrant for the constitution of Phoenix Lodge
was issued by the Marquis of Canarvon, Grand Master of the “Moderns” and dated
October 7th 1755. The Consecration took place on November 25th of the same year
when the Brethren walked in procession to church where a sermon was preached by
the Rev. Barwise from
There is no existing record to indicate which church was
attended on this great occasion.
Following the Consecration, the Lodge first met in the Golden Lion Inn, which at that time, was the chief hostelry in the town. However, the Brethren appear to have moved about from one meeting place to another during the 23 years before the erection of the first Freemasons’ Hall in 1778. The following are known meeting places: -
Golden Lion Inn - 1755
Masons Arms - 1756
Sign of the King - 1764
King’s Arms - 1768
Golden Lion Inn - 1770
(This was destroyed by fire November 1783)
The desire for a permanent Masonic home for the Lodge did not come to fruition until 1778 thanks being due to the efforts and enthusiasm of Bro. Captain George Thompson who was Master for a period of 7 years up to 1782. During that time at least 130 candidates were admitted to the Lodge many of whom were leading figures in the town, thus adding considerable prestige to Lodge meetings. (It is interesting to note that Bro. Thompson was Provincial Grand Master 1775 - 1782).
This original Hall was built by Bro. Thompson and let to the Brethren of the Lodge as a Lodge Room. T.O. Todd’s “History of Phoenix Lodge” published in 1906 states that the present Hall in Queen Street was built on the site of the of the original Hall although, early in the 1930’s, this was found not to be the case.
It is known that the Hall originally built by Bro. Thompson
in 1778 was destroyed by fire on November 19th 1783 although it was not until
the early 1930’s that W.Bro. William Waples, a prominent local Masonic
Historian, discovered that the building was, in fact, situated in
The building had obviously not been completely destroyed by the fire of 1783 but had been renovated and used for a variety of commercial purposes over the years prior to its eventual demolition in January 1937. However, before that date, and on the basis that some evidence of previous Masonic use remained, a joint Instruction Lodge was held in the building with the Brethren of St. Johns Lodge No.80
Having been accustomed to meeting in their own purpose built Hall the Brethren must have been deeply saddened by its destruction. It is not surprising therefore that such an active zealous Mason as Dr. Tipping Brown should be well supported when he took steps to raise subscriptions for the erection of a new building.
Land was purchased in nearby
Matters progressed so quickly that within nine months of the fire, Bro. Dr. Tipping Brown as Master of the Lodge, was able to lay the Foundation Stone of the new Hall. This was done with full Masonic ceremony on August 5th 1784 and in the presence of a large gathering of Freemasons.
The building work proceeded quickly under the direction of the architect Bro. John Bonner who was a member of the Lodge.
The building work and interior was completed in a matter of months and on Tuesday April 5th 1785, the Hall was dedicated with the usual Masonic ceremonies and the event attracted considerable interest both locally and amongst Freemasons from other areas of the country.
Indeed Garbutt in his History of Sunderland describes the event as being “one of the most brilliant meetings Freemasonry had ever witnessed in this part of the Kingdom”.
A service was held in
Bro. the Rev. Thomas Hall, Chaplain of the Lodge, delivered an Oration suitable for the occasion and the celebrations were concluded with a sumptuous dinner provided for the 176 Brethren who were present.
The earliest Master on record is Bro. John Thornhill who was Initiated 3 months after the Consecration of the Lodge. However, whilst an authoritative list of Worshipful Masters can be produced from 1775 up to the present day, the names of Masters prior to that date are very few. We do know however, that the following Brethren did at some time between 1755 and 1774 occupy the Master’s chair:-
Dr. Isaac Brown (Father of Dr. Tipping Brown)
William Gooch (Comptroller of the Customs)
A full list of Worshipful Masters is set out in the Appendix along with a more detailed study of Dr. Tipping Brown to whom the Lodge is indebted in so many ways.
One of the most interesting records in possession of the Lodge is the First Register in which each Brother signed his name at the time of Initiation. The volume had apparently been first brought into use about 10 years after the Consecration. Whilst the information contained in the book is, perhaps incomplete, at the front there is a copy of the first set of Bye-Laws of the Lodge which, for ease of reference, are set out at the end of this booklet.
The original Warrant of the Lodge having evidently been destroyed in the fire of 1783, the Brethren appear to have conducted the business of the Lodge for a considerable number of years without applying for a Confirmation Warrant.
A Warrant of Confirmation was finally applied for and
granted on September 29th 1821 and was received by the Lodge in February of the
following year from John George Lambton, Provincial Grand Master for the
This is displayed in the Lodge Room at
The Centenary of the Lodge appears to have been a rather “low key” affair and should have been celebrated in October 1855. For some unknown reason it was deferred until April of the following year. Although the Lodge at that time had 100 members it would appear that the only demonstration of the occasion was the holding of a dinner in the Lodge Room which was attended by 49 Brethren.
The minute book records:- “17th April 1856. The centenary of this Lodge was celebrated by a sumptuous dinner at 7 o’clock p.m. Tickets, 3/- each (15p) provided by Bro. James Spark which gave satisfaction to all present”. (This follows a list of 34 members and 15 visitors who were present).
The minutes continue:- “After dinner the W.M. ordered the Brethren present to be robed. The Lodge was then opened in the First Degree and the evening was spent with the greatest harmony and closed at 11.30 p.m.”
The 150th Anniversary is recorded as having been a much more fitting occasion which had been eagerly anticipated by the Brethren of the Lodge and accomplished with enthusiasm on Wednesday October 4th 1905.
In addition to a large gathering from the local Lodges, representatives were present from neighbouring Provinces together with Senior Brethren from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Durham, including the Provincial Grand Master, the Rt. Hon. Lord Barnard.
Todd’s “History of Phoenix Lodge” records:- “After the Lodge
had been opened in the usual Masonic form, the Brethren were formed into
processional order, and, headed by the Police Band, marched by way of
Large numbers of people lined the route of the procession, and nothing of the kind had taken place in the district within memory of the inhabitants.
At the Church the arrangements were well carried out. Places were set apart for the families of Freemasons and the general public; the Freemasons, themselves, being accommodated in the body of the Church”.
It is interesting to note that the Sermon was given by Bro. the Rev. Thomas Randell, PProvGChaplain, the Chaplain of Phoenix Lodge and Rector of the Parish Church.
An offertory was taken on behalf of the 1906 Fund which raised over £10.
After the service, the procession returned to the Lodge by
ro. J.D. Todd, P.M. then gave a short history of the Lodge after which the Provincial Grand Master, Lord Barnard, gave an address.
A Candidate was then Initiated and the Lodge closed.
The celebrations were concluded with a Ball which was held in Mr. Wetherell’s Assembly Rooms, The Green, where dancing continued until the early hours of the morning.
It is interesting to note that the Bi-Centenary Celebrations
held on October 5th 1955 took place at the
The details of the auspicious occasion are well recorded in
the Official Gazette of the
On this occasion, the Lodge was honoured with the attendance of the M.W. The Grand Master, the Earl of Scarbrough accompanied by the Grand Secretary and the Deputy D. of C.
The Provincial Grand Master, R.W. Bro. Ernest Dixon was also in attendance together with his Deputy and Assistant Provincial Grand Masters.
The Lodge was opened in the First Degree at 3.00 p.m. by the Master, W.Bro. C.W. Kirkaldy and after the Dispensation and the Minutes were read, the Provincial Grand Master and a Deputation from Provincial Grand Lodge were received and saluted by the Brethren present.
The M.W. Grand Master and Deputation from Grand Lodge were then received and saluted following which the Master of the Lodge warmly welcomed the Grand Master. A short address on the history of the Lodge was than given by W.Bro. William Waples, PProvGW, Chaplain and this was followed by an Oration given by the Provincial Grand Chaplain, the Rev. R Thornhill, M.A.
The Master then presented a cheque for £400 to the Provincial Grand Master for the R.M.I. Boys 1959 Festival The Lodge was then closed in due and solemn form with a rendition of the first verse of the National Anthem and the Closing Ode.
Tea was then served at 5p.m. followed by an exhibition of books, manuscripts, records, regalia and jewels this being prior to the serving of dinner at 7.p.m.
The usual toasts befitting the occasion were honoured after which the proceedings closed, all Brethren present having enjoyed a most memorable and convivial occasion.
The unique Phoenix Lodge Tracing Cloths illustrated below
are of great historical interest and are thought to be dated 1815. The painter
of the cloths is not known although at about the same time as the Phoenix
Cloths were made, a Mr. Waddle of Bishopwearmouth designed three cloths for the
Phoenix Lodge had always owned the building, however in 1997, in order to safeguard the Brethren of the Lodge who faced a great financial burden because of major work needed to the structure, ownership was transferred to Queen Street Masonic Heritage Centre Ltd. In concluding this brief, but factual account of the history of Phoenix Lodge, I am very conscious of the fact that it is but a flavour of its long and striking career.
I hope, however, that those Brethren who take the trouble to read this will be encouraged and sufficiently stimulated to embark on further reading. You will then discover the historic details of the Lodge, its early and distinguished members, and unique features of its Lodge Room.
Brief History: W.Bro. A. Keith Herbert, PM, PPrJGW
Dr. Tipping Brown, to whom the Phoenix Lodge is indebted in so many ways, (and especially for his efforts in the rebuilding of the Hall after the disastrous fire), was the son of Dr. Isaac Brown, one of the earliest Brethren to occupy the Chair of this Lodge; hence, the subject of this brief sketch was the “Worthy Son of a worthy Mason.”
The father was a physician of some eminence in the town, and in after years his son was frequently surprised on looking over his father’s notes, to find how greatly in many instances he had anticipated the later discoveries in the science of medicine.
Dr. Tipping Brown was educated at
In May, 1776, he was Initiated into Masonry, and
im-mediately thereafter left Sunderland to take up his medical studies at the
In 1778 he was elected a member of the Royal Medical Society. At this period also, the muses had some share of his application, and many translations as well as original pieces were produced, whilst some of his prose essays were eagerly accepted by the leading publications of the day.
After taking the Degree of M.D. in 1781, he settled down in
his native town of
Immediately after his return to
His first term as Master of the Lodge was from 1781 to 1787, and his second term from 1790 to 1796, a total period of twelve years. In 1793 he was Provincial Senior Grand Warden.
In addition to the educational qualifications already enumerated, our Brother was an excellent musician, both in theory and practice, and was not averse to exercising his highest gifts on behalf of the Craft. The Ode written by him for the Dedication Ceremony of the New Hall proves the extent of his ability and literary taste. In all matters patriotic or local, he was ever ready with his pen and his purse to prove himself a loyal subject and a good citizen. His benefactions to the poor were most extensive, and although his surgery was generally well filled with patients waiting their turn, the good doctor was ever ready to prescribe for his poorer neighbours without fee or reward. Nor was his benevolence confined to those who sought his aid.
Through his endeavors a branch of the Humane Society was
When reviewing the remarkable developments which followed the early efforts of our noteworthy Brethren, as shown by this chapter and others which follow, one is compelled to admit that “they builded better than they knew,” and the reflection that they were members of the Phoenix Lodge must be highly gratifying to those who have entered the circle of No. 94.
Dr. Brown died in 1811, but the only Masonic reference thereto is that in the Minute Book under date of 18th July, which reads : “Memo: W. Master and T. Harrison, Secretary, attended the funeral of Dr. Brown in a post chaise”.
The last entry of his attendance at the Lodge is on March 2nd, 1803.
(Extract from The History of Phoenix Lodge No.94 – by T.O. Todd)
Appendix: W.Bro. John James, PM, PPrGReg, Master
Photo - Dr. Tipping Brown
The First Bye-Laws
We, whose Names are hereto Subscribed and Sett (sic) being
Brethren and Members of the Antient and honourable Society of Free and Accepted
ARTICLE FIRST - That the Lodge be held at Brother Lee’s, the Sign of the Golden Lyon, Sunderland, (till such time as it shall be determined otherwise according to the Ninth Article in the Book of Constitutions) on the first Wednesday in every Calendar month at the hour of Six in the Evening, from the beginning of October to the end of March, and from the beginning of April to the end of September at the hour of Seven in the Evening; and that the Junior Warden for the time being shall at the hour of Ten in each Lodge Night call in the Bill of Expenses and collect the Reckoning, and after the same is paid, no Brother, then present, shall be obliged to be at any further expense.
SECOND - That a Master’s Lodge be Held every third Wednesday in every month at the like Hours.
THIRD - That all and every the Rules and Regulations in the said Book of Constitutions sett forth and approved by the Grand Lodge be observed and kept.
FOURTH - That the Officers of this Lodge shall be one MASTER, one SENIOR WARDEN, one JUNIOR WARDEN and one SECRETARY; and that the Wardens for the time being shall act as Treasurers to the Lodge.
FIFTH - That the choice of Officers shall be determined by the Fourth Article in the Charges of a Free and Accepted Mason, agreeable to and sett forth in the said Book of Constitutions.
SIXTH - That the Master be invested with all proper authority to Regulate and Govern his Lodge in a Masonlike -manner agreeable to the Book of Constitutions and the rules and Order made at Grand Lodge from time to time, and that all Letters received from and sent to the Grand Lodge be copy’d in a book for that purpose.
SEVENTH - That every subscribing Brother shall for every General Lodge Night that he is absent (being summoned) pay into the Hands of the Treasurers, the sum of Sixpence to go into the Pedestal. Except Seafaring men when at sea of whom only threepence shall be taken., and such forfeitures to be collected of each Brother belonging this Lodge when they first appear after such forfeiture.
EIGHTH - That no Brother shall leave the Lodge ’till it be closed without Leave from the Master, and that only on particular Business.
NINETH - That there be no Makings nor Raisings but on a Regular Lodge Night, except on such urgent occasions as the Master and the Majority of the Brethren shall approve of, and every subscribing Brother shall Declare that he will as much as in him lyes, promote the good of Masonry in general and of this Lodge in particular.
TENTH - That at the Making of a Brother he shall pay into the hands of the Treasurers (if on a Lodge Night) the sum of one pound six shillings and sixpence out of which one pound to go to the Pedestal. But if an Extra Lodge be called for the Making of a Brother or Brethren he or they at that time so made shall pay five shillings towards the expenses of the Night over and above the sum of one pound six shillings and sixpence to be paid for making as aforesaid
ELEVENTH - That every Brother shall pay for the passing of Different Degrees of Masonry for each Degree the sum of five shillings, one shilling thereof to be spent and the remainder to go to the Pedestal. But if an Extra Lodge be called for the Passing and Raising any Brother or Brethren he or they at that time so Passed and Raised shall pay five shillings toward the Expenses of the Night over and above the sum of five shillings to be paid for passing or raising as aforesaid.
TWELFTH - That every Brother made in any other regularly Constituted Lodge, shall on his becoming a Subscriber to this Lodge, enjoy all the privileges equal with any Brother made in the same.
THIRTEENTH - That every Visiting Brother attending this Lodge shall be admitted agreeably to the Book of Constitutions and pay towards the expenses of the night, equal with the Subscribing Brethren then present.
FOURTEENTH - That if any Brother be guilty of swearing or any other Irregularity in this Lodge during lodge-hours, he shall be fined and pay into the hands of the Treasurers the sum of sixpence for every offence and upon his persisting in such Irregularities two Nights successively He so offending shall be excluded from this Lodge, and the same shall be noted down till he submit, and give such convincing Proofs of his Amendment as shall be acceptable to the Brethren.
FIFTEENTH - That one feast shall be held Annually on the twenty-seventh day of December being Saint John the Evangelist, that all Freemasons be invited and that all attending pay equally - and that all subscribing Brethren belonging to this Lodge not attending on this day shall forfeit the sum of Two shillings which shall go towards defraying the expense of the Day, except Seafaring men when at sea.
SIXTEENTH - That every Brother who shall propose any person to be made a Mason in this Lodge, shall at the time pay into the hands of the Treasurers half a Guinea, which when the person so proposed is made, shall be deducted out of the one pound six shillings and sixpence the sum to be paid by every person made in this Lodge - But in the case of the person so proposed shall neglect to be made the said Half Guinea so Deposited shall be forfeited to the Lodge - Also Notice shall be given at least one Lodge Night previous to a person being made a Mason, who shall be made on a Regular Lodge Night without the most urgent. Necessity, and if propose to be Passed or Raised to Deposit Half a Crown for each Degree and if not Made, Passed or Raised within Six months from the time of Depositing, the respective Deposits to be forfeited to the Pedestal for the use of the Lodge, except Seafaring men to whom twelve months are allowed for the purposes above said.
SEVENTEENTH - That the articles of the Lodge be read over to every new made Brother at the time of making as soon as convenient, and that every Member desiring a Certificate from this Lodge shall pay for the same, Two Shillings to go into the Pedestal
The Confirmation Warrant
This is the Warrant under which the Lodge works and is expressed in the following terms:-
G.M. To all and every our Right Worshipful and Loving Brethren.
We, Prince Augustus Frederick of Brunswick, Duke of Sussex, Earl of Inverness, Baron of Arklow, Knight Companion of the most Noble Order of the Garter, etc., etc., etc.,
Of the Most Ancient and Honourable Fraternity of Free and Accepted
Masons. Whereas it appears by the Records of our Grand Lodge that a Warrant
bearing date 7th October, 1755, was issued under the Seal of Masonry enabling
certain Brethren therein named to open and hold a Lodge of Freemasons at
Sunderland, it became No.169. By the closing of the List of Lodges in the year
1781it became No.136. In the year 1792 it became No.121, and which Lodge in
consequence of the Union of the two Fraternities of Masons on 27th day of
December, 1813, became and is now registered on the books of United Grand Lodge
No.146, and is held at the Phoenix Hall in Sunderland aforesaid under the title
and denomination of the Phoenix Lodge. And Whereas the Brethren composing the
said Lodge have by their memorial dated the 26th day of November, 1820
presented to us that their said Warrant hath by some accident been lost or
destroyed and they have therefore prayed us to grant them a Warrant of
Confirmation unto our trusty and well beloved Brethren, Edward grimes, William
Nicholson, William Stevenson, Joseph Gardiner, John Robson, The Rev. Birkett
Dawson, B.D., Robert Ward, David Keith, and others composing the said Lodge,
authorising and empowering them and their successors to assemble and hold a
Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons , at the Phoenix hall aforesaid under the
title or denomination of the Phoenix Lodge, at such times as to the Brethren
may appear necessary and then and there when duly congregated to make pass and
raise Freemasons according to the Ancient Custom of the Craft in all ages and
nations throughout the known world. And further at the petition of the said
Brethren We do appoint the said Edward Grimes to be the Master, and the said
William Stevenson to be the Senior Warden, and the said Joseph Gardiner to be
the Junior Warden for opening and holding the said Lodge and until such time as
another Master shall be regularly elected and installed strictly charging that
every Master who shall be elected to preside over the said Lodge shall be
installed in ancient form and according to the Laws of the Grand Lodge, that
they may be thereby fully invested with the Dignities and powers of his office,
the said Lodge to be on the Grand Register of our Grand Lodge No.146. And we do
require you the said Edward grimes and your successors, to especially care that
all and every the said Brethren are or have been regularly made Masons, and
that you and they and all other the members of the said Lodge do observe
perform and keep the laws, Rules and Orders contained in the Book of
Constitutions and all others which may from time to time be made by our Grand
Lodge or transmitted by us or our successors, Grand Masters, or by our Deputy
Grand Master for the time being. And we do enjoin you to make such byelaws for
the Government of your Lodge as shall to the majority of the members appear
proper and necessary the same not being contrary to and inconsistent with the
General Laws and Regulations of the Craft and a copy whereof you are to
transmit to us. And we do require you to cause all such Byelaws and Regulations
and also an account of the proceedings in your Lodge to be entered in the Book
to kept for that purpose. And you are in no wise to omit to send to us, or our
successors, Grand masters, or to the Right Hon. Lawrence Lord Dundas our Deputy
Grand Master or to the Deputy Grand Master for the time being at least once in
every year a List of the members of your Lodge and the names and descriptions
of all Masons initiated therein and Brethren who shall have joined the same
with the fees and monies payable thereon, it being our will and intention that
this our Warrant of Confirmation shall be in force so long as you shall conform
to the Laws and Regulations of our said Grand
Lodge. And you the said Edward Grimes are further required as soon as
conveniently may be sent to us an account in writing of what may be done by
virtue of these presents. Given under our hand and the Seal of the Grand Lodge
By command of the M.W. Grand Master DUNDAS, D.G.M.
William H. White G.S.
Edw. Harper G.S.
In 1812 the foundation stone of the Sunderland Exchange was laid with Masonic honours. The present appearance of the building is somewhat different from the original structure, which at the time was termed “chaste and elegant”.
In addition to it being used as a Town Hall, it was part of a scheme that the building should be used as an Exchange, Auction Mart, Coffee Room and Post Office.
On 10th August 1812 the foundation stone was laid by Sir Henry Vane Tempest, Bart., M.P. acting as Provincial Grand Master, pro. tem., in the absence of Sir Ralph Milbanke, Bart. The other Officers present were:-
Bro. Alex. Logan, DProvGM
Bro. Chipchase, Mayor of
Bro. Sir Cuthbert Sharp, ProvJGW
Bro. Rev. Blackett, ProvGChaplain
Bro. L. Pennington, ProvGSecretary
The procession went from Phoenix Hall, preceded the Sunderland Volunteer Infantry. A plate with an inscription having been deposited on the stone, the usual ceremonies were gone through, after which the Volunteers presented arms. After the Prov G Chaplain delivered an Oration, the Volunteers fired three volleys in the air. The procession then returned to the Phoenix Hall where 185 people dined.
The dinner bill gives a glimpse of the customs of society in 1812;-
185 Dinners at 3s/6p £32 7s 6d
104 Bottles of sherry 34 4s 0d
196 Port , 5s/6d 53 18s 0d
Glass broken 6 13s 7d 2 doz.
Porter 0 18s 0p
Total £128 1s 1p
On 26th May 1814 the
The building cost £8,000 subscribed by individuals in £50 shares. Half of the ground rent was purchased from Sir Henry Vane Tempest for £600, and the lease of the moiety was obtained for 63 years under £10 rent.
List Of Past Masters That Can Be Determined From Records Extant
1775 G.THOMPSON, ProvGM
1776 G.THOMPSON, ProvGM
1777 G.THOMPSON, ProvGM
1778 G.THOMPSON, ProvGM
1779 G.THOMPSON, ProvGM
1780 G.THOMPSON, ProvGM
1781 G.THOMPSON, ProvGM
1782 Dr. T. BROWN, MD
1783 Dr. T. BROWN, MD
1784 Dr. T. BROWN, MD
1785 Dr. T. BROWN, MD
1786 Dr. T. BROWN, MD
1788 Dr. T. BROWN, MD
1789 Dr. T. BROWN, MD
1790 Dr. T. BROWN, MD
1791 Dr. T. BROWN, MD
1792 Dr. T. BROWN, MD
1793 Dr. T. BROWN, MD
1794 Dr. T. BROWN, MD
1795 Dr. T. BROWN, MD
1796 Dr. T. BROWN, MD
1812 T. BONNER & D. HOPPER
1813 T. ROBSON
1814 T. BONNER
1815 T. BONNER
1816 T. BONNER
1817 W. NICHOLSON
1818 E. GRIMES
1819 E. GRIMES
1820 D. HOPPER
1821 E. GRIMES
1822 E. GRIMES
1823 E. GRIMES
1827 W. BAGLEE
1828 J. LINDSAY
1829 J. LINDSAY
1830 W. BAGLEE
1831 W. BAGLEE
1832 J. HALL
1835 J. SPARK
1836 J. SPARK
1837 J. SPARK & W. BAGLEE
1838 W. BAGLEE & E. BROWELL
1839 E. BROWELL & T. BOND
1840 J. SPARK
1841 W. BAGLEE
1842 W. BAGLEE
1843 W. BAGLEE
1844 J. CULLIFORD
1845 L. CHATT
1846 J. MUDDLESTONE
1847 J. WOLSENHOLME
1848 J. CULLIFORD
1849 J. SHIELD
1850 L. CHATT
1852 J. CULLIFORD
1853 M. BROWN
1854 W. CHARLETON
1855 W. ATTEY
1856 W. CHARLETON
1857 W. CHARLETON
1858 Dr. J.R. POTTS
1859 J. GLAHOLME
1860 P. MADDISON
1861 G.R.M. GILMORE
1862 J.J. STILES
1863 J. RISEBOROUGH
1864 W. WHIMHAM
1866 T. WHIMHAM
1867 T. HALLIDAY
1868 W. SCOTT
1869 W.H. SHARP
1871 G. WANLESS
1872 J.S. PEARSON
1873 R.B. LUTERT
1874 T. SURTEES
1876 J.D. TODD
1877 W.W. COLLIE
1878 M. FRAMPTON
1879 M. FRAMPTON
1881 J.R. SMART
1884 J.A. RAINBOW
1885 T.S. GARRICK
1888 J.W.H. SWAN
1889 G. CRAVEN
1890 W. MASON
1891 W. VINCENT
1892 W.D. THOMPSON
1893 W.G. HETHERINGTON
1894 W. WATSON
1895 M. COHEN
1896 T.O. TODD
1897 E.H. TILLEY
1898 J.M. THOMPSON
1899 J. JACOBS
1900 H.T. HALFPENNY
1901 W.H. HOPE
1902 C.W. FRYERS
1903 J.D. TODD, Jnr.
1904 H.C. PAPE
1905 A. WHITE
1906 W. DEAKIN
1907 R.W. GRAHAM
1908 G. HATELY
1909 J. SUMMERS
1910 J.R. EMMERSON
1911 E.J. EVERDELL
1912 E. LAWSON
1913 J. SPENCER
1914 G.H. FAIRER
1915 J. JOHNSON
1918 W.F. YELLAND
1919 J.E. BROWN
1920 J.F. SMITH
1921 J.C. SMITH
1922 C.W. FRYERS, Jnr.
1924 H. RATALLACK
1925 W.O. ROSS
1926 C.H. BEAMSON
1927 J.O. SUNLEY
1928 F.F. ADAMSON
1929 F. DARK
1930 R. MACFARLANE
1931 A.H. THWAITES
1932 Dr. W. MARTIN
1933 J. SCOULAR
1934 A.E. HAMMINGTON
1935 J.G. PARKER
1936 C.L. BROWN
1937 A. STEPHENSON
1938 J. PALMER
1939 T. ROBERTSON
1940 W.E.G. PORTER
1941 R.M. GREGSON
1942 R.R. DITCHBURN
1943 T.W. SCARTH
1944 J. BROWN
1945 W.B. PARKER, DCM
1946 J. MILLS
1947 F.P. SUTTON
1948 G.L. PUNSHON
1949 R.T.E. PROCTER
1950 A.B.E. JEFFREY
1952 G.W. MUSHENS
1953 W.L. CROFTON
1954 C.W. KIRKALDY
1955 S. STEVENSON
1956 A.L. DURRANT
1957 J.E. JONES
1958 W.T. WATSON
1959 F.C. FRASER
1960 H. PEARCH
1961 J.W. HESLOP
1962 G.W. MUSHENS, Jnr.
1964 J.R. BRYANT
1965 J.S. THOMPSON
1966 J.W. SAYERS
1967 G.M. GRAHAM
1968 J.F. BROWN
1969 J.S. THOMPSON, Jnr.
1970 H. GALLANTREE
1971 J.E. THURLBECK
1972 H.C. FORSTER
1973 A.P.S. BROWNING
1974 G. TOULSON
1975 B. ARMSTRONG
1976 D. SLOAN
1977 R. CRAIG
1978 A.K. HERBERT
1979 J. JAMES
1980 J.C. MORRISON 1
981 R. KNOWLES
1982 N. DRUMMOND
1983 C. DONNISON
1984 D.W. McHARRY
1985 D. TEALE
1987 G.G. RACKSTRAW
1988 M. RUTTER
1989 J.A. HOPE
1990 S. HARRIS
1991 D.W. GIBBINS, PPrAGDC
1992 J.W. WALTON
1993 D.C. JOHNSON
1994 C.J. GRAHAM
1995 J.S. THOMPSON, Jnr., PPrGSwdB
1996 S.P.G. HARRIS
1997 A.S. GIBBINS
1998 G.B. FLETCHER
1999 J.W. SAYERS, PPrJGW
2000 A. SIMPSON, PPrJGD
2001 A. SIMPSON, PPrJGD
2002 S.M. PATEL
2004 J. JAMES, PPrGReg
OFFICERS INVESTED 1st DECEMBER 2004
W.Bro. JOHN JAMES, PM, PPrGReg ......................................Master
W.Bro. ROBERT HENRY GREENMAN, ProvSGD......................S.W.
Bro. DAVID ANTHONY VAUGHAN ....................................... J.W.
W.Bro. HENRY CARTER FORSTER, PM, PPrGSwdB .........Chaplain
W.Bro. ALAN KEITH HERBERT,PM, PPrJGW ................. Treasurer
W.Bro. JAMES WILLIAM SAYERS, PM, PPrJGW..............Secretary
W.Bro. SELBY PETER GEORGE HARRIS, PM, PPrGSwdB.. .... D.C.
Bro. GEORGE LESLIE COPLEY.......................................Almoner
W.Bro. SELBY PETER GEORGE HARRIS, PM, PPrGSwdB ............. Charity Steward
Bro. CRAIG SELBY HARRIS....................................................S.D.
Bro. RICHARD STEVEN VARDY.............................................J.D.
W.Bro. ALAN KEITH HERBERT, PM, PPrJGW .................. Organist
Bro. RODERICK CAMERON, PPrGStwd
Bro. HOWARD ARNOLD BRODERICK
Bro. RAYMOND BRACKEN
Bro. JAMES ALEXANDER BONALLIE
Bro. GEORGE LESLIE COPLEY
Bro. ERNEST LAMBERT
Bro. HENRY NISBET PACKARD
Bro. LIAM COLIN PORTER
Bro. RICHARD SIMPSON
Bro. DAVID WARD Snr
Bro. DAVID WARD, Jnr
Bro. JOHN WRIGHT
W.Bro. GERALD RICHARDSON, PM ....................................... I.P.M.