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22nd Nov. 2001

GRAND LODGE
of
ANTIENT, FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF IRELAND

INSTALLATION COMMUNICATION THURS. 22nd NOVEMBER, 2001

at
FREEMASONS' HALL, DUBLIN

Present:

R.W. Deputy Grand Master

R.Eric Fenelon, 
on the Throne

R.W. Senior Grand Warden

Alan S. Watt

R.W. Junior Grand Warden

R. Stanley Johnston

R.W. Grand Treasurer

Charles W. Olden

R.W. Grand Registrar

Arthur D.S. Moran

R.W. Grand Secretary

Michael W. Walker

R.W. Senior Grand Chaplain

Ven. E. Brian Snow

V.W. Senior Grand Deacon

Harvey F.J. Heavener

VW. Junior Grand Deacon

George B. Crooks

V.W. Grand Superintendent of Works

David T. Young

V.W. Grand Director of Ceremonies

Michael J. Ward

VW. Assistant Grand Treasurer

Cecil Taylor

V.W. Assistant Grand Secretary

D. Barry Lyons

VW. Assistant Grand Secretary

Michael R. McWilliam

VW. Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies

Cecil D. Burns

V.W. Grand Steward

Adam J. McKinley

V.W. Grand Sword Bearer

Norman Humes

VW. Grand Stewards of Charities

Charles A. McCullough

 

Dennis R. Millen

V.W. Grand Almoner

John F. Kerr

V.W. Grand Organist

John N. Rowden

V.W. Grand Lodge Standard Bearer

Richard H. Gray

V.W. Grand Master's Standard Bearer

Donald H. Finlay

V.W. Grand Inner Guard

William G. Manning

VW. Grand Secretary for Instruction

Michael J. Ward

VW. Assistant Grand Secretary for Instruction

Robert J. Armstrong

There were also present:- M.W. Brother Lord Donegall, Past Grand Master; R.W. Brothers James E. Weir, Daniel B. Fincher, Nana Dr. Fredua Mensah, Kenneth Q. Brislane and Robert Campbell, Past Senior Grand Wardens; R.W. Brothers Rev. Canon Richard H. Bertram, Rev. Charles McCurdy and Rev. Canon Kenneth W. Cochrane, Past Junior Grand Chaplains; V.W. Brothers Arthur T. Pollock, Leslie V. Johnston, John N. Millar, Charles R. Knipe, Raymond Leadbeater and Anthony J. Darlison, Past Grand Deacons; VW. Brothers David McKee and Michael R. Bicknell, Past Grand Directors of Ceremonies; V.W. Brothers Samuel H. Boyle, William J. Johnston and Richard J. Reid, Past Grand Stewards of Charities; V.W. Brothers Bernard V.A. Woods and David A.R. Lovesy, Past Grand Almoners; V.W. Brothers Robert Morrow, G. Trevor Jones and Arthur Lambert, Past Grand Sword Bearers; V.W. Brother Robert J. Hunter, Past Grand Master's Standard Bearer; the Provincial Grand Masters of Antrim, Armagh, North Connaught, South Connaught, Down, Londonderry & Donegal, Meath, Midland Counties, Munster, North Munster, South Eastern, Tyrone & Fermanagh, Wicklow & Wexford, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Ireland in India, Nigeria and Ghana; R.W. Brother Selwyn S. Davies, Chairman of the Metropolitan Board; the Provincial Deputy Grand Masters of North Connaught, South Connaught, Down, Londonderry & Donegal, Meath, Midland Counties, Munster, North Munster, Tyrone & Fermanagh, Wicklow & Wexford, Natal, Ghana and Jamaica; R.W. Brothers Chief M.A. Ivon­Jarrett, J. Kirk and J. Greer, Past Provincial Grand Masters; and R.W. Brothers H.M. Robinson, J. Thompson, J. McDermott, T.G. Anderson and G.A. Lovegrove, Past Grand Representatives.

SISTER CONSTITUTIONS REPRESENTED

The following Grand Lodges were represented:- England, Scotland, Alberta, British Columbia, Canada in Ontario, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, New South Wales, Western Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, Alpina of Switzerland, Turkey, Alaska, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Ohio, the State Grand Lodge of Sao Paulo, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Japan, the Philippines, the State of Israel and the Dominican Republic.

APOLOGIES FOR NON-ATTENDANCE

Apologies for non‑attendance were received from: V.W. Brother Laurence T.J. West, Past Grand Deacon; V.W. Brother Trevor Monteith, Past Grand Steward of Charities; and the Representatives of the Grand Lodges of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Ecuador.

VISITING GRAND LODGE DELEGATIONS

All Brethren except the Deputy Grand Master's procession being previously seated, the Deputy Grand Master's procession entered Grand Lodge and subsequently visiting delegations from the Grand Lodge of British Freemasons in Germany, the Grand Lodge of Spain, the Regular Grand Lodge of Belgium, the Grand Lodge of Finland, the National Grand Lodge of France, Grand Lodge Alpina of Switzerland, the Grand Lodge of Virginia, the Grand Lodge of Sweden, the Grand East of the Netherlands, the Grand Lodge of Scotland and the United Grand Lodge of England, were received individually.

Following the opening of Grand Lodge, the Deputy Grand Master welcomed the visiting delegations in reverse order of seniority and each delegation was saluted. The Representatives of visiting Sister Grand Lodges were as follows:- the Grand Lodge of British Freemasons in Germany, R.W. Brother Nigel R.J.Woodhouse, Grand Master and R.W. Brother Michael A. Cooper, Deputy Grand Master. The Grand Lodge of Spain, M.W. Brother Thomas Sarobe, Grand Master. The Regular Grand Lodge of Belgium, M.W. Brother Louis de Bouvere, Past Grand Master. The Grand Lodge of Finland, M.W. Brother Ilkka Runokangas, Grand Master and R.W. Brother Risto Rydman, Grand Secretary. The National Grand Lodge of France, R.W. Brother JC Danier, Assistant Grand Master. The Grand Lodge Alpina of Switzerland, R.W. Brother Jacques Vos, Assistant Grand Master. The Grand Lodge of Virginia, R.W. Brother James G. Kincheloe Jun, our Grand Representative there. The Grand Lodge of Sweden, R.W. Brother Anders Stromberg, our Grand Representative there. The Grand East of the Netherlands, M.W. Brother Peter Roodhuyzen, Grand Master. The Grand Lodge of Scotland, Brother Archibald D. Orr Ewing, M.W. Grand Master Mason and Brother C. Martin McGibbon, R.W. Grand Secretary. The United Grand Lodge of England, M.W. Brother the Most Hon. The Marquess of Northampton, Pro Grand Master, and R.W. Brother James W. Daniel, Grand Secretary.

The Pro Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England, M.W. Brother Lord Northampton and the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Spain, M.W. Brother Thomas Sarobe, thanked the Deputy Grand Master and Brethren for their welcome and conveyed greetings on behalf of the delegations present.

NOTICE CONVENING ESPECIAL COMMUNICATION

The Grand Secretary read the Convening Notice, announcing that an Especial Communication of the Grand Lodge would be held at Freemasons' Hall, Dublin on Thursday the 22nd day of November, 2001, at the hour of three thirty o'clock p.m. precisely, to install R.W. Brother Eric N. Waller as M.W. Grand Master; and announced that R.W. Brother Waller was without Grand Lodge, awaiting the Deputy Grand Master's pleasure. The Deputy Grand Master directed the Grand Director of Ceremonies to form a procession and retire in order to introduce the Grand Master Elect. The procession consisted of the Grand Director of Ceremonies, the Grand Deacons, the Grand Master's Standard Bearer, the Senior Grand Chaplain bearing the Volume of the Sacred Law, the Grand Secretary bearing the Laws & Constitutions of the Grand Lodge of Ireland, the Grand Sword Bearer, the Grand Master's sponsors, R.W. Brother J. Kenneth Dunne, Provincial Grand Master of the Midland Counties and R.W. Brother Dennis Millen, Provincial Assistant Grand Master of Antrim, and the Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies. Brother Peter Waller, son of the Grand Master Elect, acted as Regalia Bearer. On the re‑entry of the procession, the Grand Master Elect was perambulated three times before being obligated, invested, installed, proclaimed and saluted as M.W. Grand Master.

ADDRESS BY GRAND MASTER

The Grand Master then addressed Grand Lodge.

INSTALLATION OF DEPUTY GRAND MASTER

The Grand Master called on the Grand Director of Ceremonies to form a procession and present the Deputy Grand Master Designate for Installation. The procession consisted of the Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies, the Grand Deacons, the Deputy Grand Master's sponsors, R.W. Brothers Robert G. Quigley, Provincial Deputy Grand Master of Londonderry & Donegal and Winston C. Patterson, Provincial Assistant Grand Master of Londonderry & Donegal, and W. Brother Kevin Doherty, Chain Bearer. The Deputy Grand Master Designate, R.W. Brother George Dunlop, was conducted to the foot of the throne for presentation and was thereafter obligated, invested, installed, proclaimed and saluted.

PRESENTATION OF COLLAR JEWEL FOR THE PAST DEPUTY GRAND MASTER

The Grand Director of Ceremonies then presented Brethren from Glittering Star Lodge No. 322, in the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment to present a jewel to the Grand Master to be worn by the Immediate Past Deputy Grand Master. The Grand Master received the presentation jewel and thanked the Representatives of Glittering Star Lodge No. 322, for their generous gift. He then attached the jewel to the Past Deputy Grand Master's Chain of Office, which was greeted with applause.

INSTALLATION OF ASSISTANT GRAND MASTER

The Grand Master then called on the Grand Director of Ceremonies to form a procession and present the Assistant Grand Master Designate whose procession was the same as for the Deputy Grand Master except for his sponsors who were R.W. Brothers Robert Campbell and James Kirk, Past Provincial Grand Masters of Down. Brother Michael Mawhinney, son of R.W.Brother William Mawhinney, acted as Chain Bearer. The Assistant Grand Master was obligated, invested, installed, proclaimed and saluted.

MESSAGES OF CONGRATULATION

The Grand Secretary reported on receipt of congratulations and expressions of loyalty from those Provinces whose Provincial Grand Masters were unable to attend and from Irish Freemasons Overseas and other Sister Grand Lodges.

R.W. Brother Daniel B. Fincher, Past Senior Grand Warden, and Representative of the Regular Grand Lodge of Belgium, as Doyen of the Corps of Grand Representatives, conveyed congratulations to the Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master and Assistant Grand Master from all Grand Lodges in amity with the Grand Lodge of Ireland other than those personally represented at this Installation Ceremony.

PATENT OF APPOINTMENT FOR M.W. BRO. LORD NORTHAMPTON

The Grand Director of Ceremonies and the Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies then presented M.W. Brother Lord Northampton, Pro Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England, to the Grand Master to receive his Patent of Appointment as Representative of the Grand Lodge of Ireland at the United Grand Lodge of England. M.W. Brother Lord Northampton pointed out that one of his duties was to nominate Brethren to act as Representatives of Sister Grand Lodges and admitted that he had, in fact, retained this Representation for himself. The Grand Master presented him with his Patent of Appointment, amidst applause, and wished him a long and enjoyable tenure of Office as our Grand Representative. M.W. Brother Lord Northampton was conducted to his seat and was saluted.

REPLICA BALL'S BRIDGE SQUARE PRESENTED TO THE GRAND MASTER

A delegation from the Province of North Munster led by the Provincial Grand Master, R.W. Brother Geoffrey G. Ashton, was presented to the Grand Master to present him with the first of a limited edition, in hall‑marked silver, of the Ball's Bridge Square, which was being struck to commemorate and raise funds for the erection of the new Masonic Centre in Limerick, close to the place where, in 1830, the original Ball's Bridge Square was found in the foundations of the Bridge when undergoing repairs.

APPOINTMENT OF NEW PROVINCIAL GRAND MASTERS

The Grand Master announced that he was appointing new Provincial Grand Masters for the Provinces of Londonderry & Donegal and Down. As Provincial Grand Master Designate of Londonderry & Donegal he was appointing R.W. Brother Robert G. Quigley, Provincial Deputy Grand Master; and for the Province of Down he was appointing R.W. Brother John F. Kerr, Provincial Deputy Grand Master. He announced that he would instal the Provincial Grand Master Designate of Down on Saturday December 15`h; and that he would instal the Provincial Grand Master Designate of Londonderry & Donegal early in the New Year. The Grand Master's announcements were greeted with acclamation.

GRAND LODGE CLOSED

There being no further business, Grand Lodge closed and the Grand Master, accompanied by M.W. Brother Lord Donegall, Past Grand Master, R.W. Brother R. Eric Fenelon, Past Deputy Grand Master, the Officers of Grand Lodge, the Provincial Grand Masters and Visiting Delegations from Sister Grand Lodges, retired in procession.

Later that evening some 380 Brethren, their ladies and friends, attended a Celebratory Banquet in Jurys Hotel, Ballsbridge.

 

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