On 28th January Cambodunum Lodge No 3953 opened their monthly Zoom meeting with 16 Brethren present including our Liaison Officer.
But this was no ordinary meeting as W Bro. John Warden was celebrating his 50th Masonic Birthday.
Unfortunately, due to the restrictions caused by the Covid Virus John’s certificate from the Provincial Grand Master had to be sent to him by post. John was delighted to receive this and told all the Brethren how pleased he was, mentioning a lovely letter, also received, from W Bro. Robert Cole, APGM for Area 2, in which the APGM promises to visit the Lodge to meet John when circumstances are permitted.
John was initiated into Cambodunum Lodge on 28th January 1971 and was Passed and Raised the same year. Due to work commitments, John had to move away from Huddersfield first to Keighley then to County Durham where he joined The Rose of Raby Lodge No 1650. Eventually, in 1977 John re-joined Cambodunum and progressed through various Offices to be Worshipful Master in 1985.
John is not one to relax, and after going through the Chair, he continued to take offices within the Lodge and is currently the Lodge Chaplain.
We also had two other Brethren celebrating a Masonic Birthday on 28th January - W. Bro. Howard Habron, IPM - 22 years and Bro Arthur Wainwright, SW - seven years