As Sean Connery taught us in 1983, when he reprised his role as 007, we should never say never.

A mere 21 years after resigning from Sevenoaks’ Knole Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners, Bro. David Rolfe rejoined the Lodge on Friday 4th February 2022.

L-R. W.Bro. Peter Hayler, Bro. David Rolfe, W.Bro Bill Daly, Bro. Daniel Starr, David Martin, and W.Bro Bob Fisher

Bro. David was Elevated into the Lodge in February 2002, but unfortunately took the decision to resign in 2005 when he found his work commitments were taking up too much of his time. His free time was curtailed and understandably aspects of his Freemasonry had to take a backward step.

David was warmly welcomed back into the Lodge by the Worshipful Commander, W.Bro. Bill Daly, and all the members of the Lodge.

W.Bros. Peter Hayler, Provincial Grand Almoner and Bob Fisher, Provincial Grand Master Overseer were both on hand to congratulate and greet Bro. David on his re-joining this beautiful degree after more than two decades.

The Lodge is clearly doing things right, as on the same evening two Brothers from the attached Knole Mark Lodge, Daniel Starr and David Martin, were also Elevated.