It is every Freemason’s ambition not only to see their sons join this illustrious brotherhood, but an honour and a great personal satisfaction to conduct the initiation ceremony.
This was the case at St Michael’s Lodge No 1273 at Sittingbourne on Wednesday 9th March when Past Master Roger Read was allowed by the Master of the Lodge, Ian Parker, to initiate his son Peter Read.
The family involvement was enhanced with the presence of two of Peter’s uncles, Ray King – a Past Master of The South Kent Lodge No 4303; and Edwin Read – a Past Master of the Queenborough Lodge No 3893.
The ceremony was carried out with great pride and feeling by Roger who has been a Freemason for 54 years and indeed both uncles have each exceeded 50 year’s service so everything was in very experienced hands.
Photo courtesy of Tony Elliott.