Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Kent
140 Years Young and Still Burning Bright

At Mark Masons' Hall on Thursday 20th February, the Florence Nightingale Lodge of Mark Master Masons No.44 celebrated its 140th birthday, almost 140 years to the day since its Warrant was issued on 16th February 1880

140 Years Young and Still Burning Bright Left to right: Bro. Callum Stewart-Halford, R. W. Bro. Stephen Davison, V. W. Bro. Fred Brown, W. Bro. Adrian Burr, R. W. Bro. Tony Morris.
It was a busy, as well as celebratory, meeting with 25 brethren in attendance, including the Assistant Grand Master Stephen Davison and Tony Morris, Deputy President of the Mark Benevolent Fund.

The meeting commenced with the excellent Advancement of Callum Stewart-Halford, followed by the presentation of MBF Grand Patron Collarettes by R. W. Bro. Tony Morris and then the Lodge received its 2020 Festival Provincial Bronze Award from V. W. Bro. Fred Brown DPGM.

The lamps being held in the above photograph are in tribute to Florence herself, and during the procession are carried into the Lodge by the Director of Ceremonies and the two Wardens. Only once the DC has placed his lamp on the Worshipful Master's pedestal can the Lodge be opened.

The Lodge has strong historical ties to Florence Nightingale and has similarly developed a bond of brotherhood among those who care for others.

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