|Bro. Gary Sheffield||Senior Warden|
|Bro. Justin Stockdale||Junior Warden|
|W.Bro John Southerington, PPJGW||Chaplain|
|W.Bro. Keith R. Harkness, PAGDC||Treasurer|
|W.Bro. Paul M. Rees||Secretary|
|W.Bro. Alan Marshall||Director of Ceremonies|
|W.Bro. Keith R. Harkness, PAGDC||Charity Steward|
|W.Bro. Alan Marshall||Mentor|
|Bro. Martin Smith||Senior Deacon|
|Bro. Steve Newham||Junior Deacon|
|W.Bro. David C. Pratt, PPGSwdB||Asst. Dir. of Ceremonies|
|W.Bro. Phillip J. Mann, PPGSwdB||Asst. Secretary|
|W.Bro. David A. Simpkin||Organist|
|Bro. Neil A. Castledine||Inner Guard|
|Bro. Neil A. Castledine||Steward|
|Bro. Robert C. Shuttleworth||Steward|
|Bro. Dean P. Warner||Steward|
|Bro. Matthew Hainsworth||Steward|
|Bro. Raymond MacPhee||Steward|
|Bro. Richard Piscula||Steward|
|Bro. Richard K. Senior||Steward|
|W.Bro. Paul Raymond, PPSGW||Tyler|
|W.Bro John Southerington, PPJGW||I.P.M|
HISTORY OF FRAMLAND HUNDRED LODGE - 9453
THE CONSECRATION OF THE FRAMLAND HUNDRED LODGE - No. 9453
Notes of meetings to discuss The Feasibility of Founding a New Craft Lodge.
NEED - In January 1991 it was the opinion of the present Grand Master (R.W. Bro. D.A. Buswell) that founding new Lodges should be encouraged. The optimum number of members of a Lodge should be 40 and that it should take no more than 10 years to reach the Chair.
As the membership of Rutland Lodge (No.1130) was approximately 83 and St. Mary’s (No.7162) was 71, there appeared to be a need for a third Lodge in Melton. It was emphasised that any member of a new Lodge should be encouraged to continue membership of their present Lodge.
The long period needed for new members of St. Mary’s Lodge and particular Rutland Lodge to reach the Chair was a considerable encouragement to create a new Melton Lodge.
SPONSOR - Every new Lodge must be sponsored by an existing Lodge in the Province. In order to mark the 40th anniversary of St. Mary’s Lodge, it would be most appropriate for the members of St. Mary’s to agree to sponsor the new Lodge. W.Bro. Hedley Kendall reminded the meeting that following the request from the Provincial Grand Master, the Past Masters Committee of St. Mary’s Lodge had considered and agreed at a meeting on 6th April 1977 to recommend that St. Mary’s sponsor a new Lodge in Melton.
In the early 1970’s The Rutland Lodge had also considered the creation of a new Lodge but had rejected the proposal.
NAME - The name of The Framland Hundred Lodge was readily agreed upon. The choice was made as Framland is the only remaining Leicestershire Hundred whose name is not given to a Masonic Lodge in the Province - ( East Goscote No. 2864, Gartree No. 7778, Guthlaxton No. 7717, Sparkenhoe No. 8063 ). A further link with the name is that Wicklow Lodge was previously known as The Framlands.
DATE - After a lengthy discussion and consideration of the meeting dates of other Craft Lodges in the Province and dates of other Degrees meeting at Wicklow Lodge, it was decided the new Lodge should meet four times each year on the third Monday of September, December, February and April at 6.00 p.m.
CONSECRATION - After many more meetings it was finnally agreed that The Framland Lodge 9453 would be Consecrated on 27th May 1992. The ceremony took place at the Provincial Grand Lodge, London Road, Leicester, in the Oliver Temple. There were 35 Founders present of whom 20 were appointed officers of the Lodge.
MEETINGS - The Lodge meets 5 times a year on the Third Monday of February, April, September, November, December (Installation).
MEMBERS - At the end of April 2017 The Lodge will have 35 members.
25th YEAR CELEBRATION - On the 18th April 2017 at it's 107th Regular meeting the Lodge will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a special Festive Board and the presentaion of a small booklet outling the creation of the Lodge from 24th January 1991 to 27th May 1992.
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