No 9669

              Memoirs of the Consecration

On the bright sunny day of the 23rd July, 1998, Millfield Lodge, No: 9669, was consecrated in the Indian Temple at Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street, London. A suitably venue for a school who's original purpose was to educate five young princes from the sub continent.

The new lodge was honoured by the presence of the Assistant Grand Master, the Right Worshipful, the Most Honourable, the Marquess of Northampton, DL, conducting his first consecration ceremony in London. A hundred and fifty Masons, from all over the globe, witnessed a flawless performance of a most meaningful nature. All those present were deeply moved by the ceremony and for those founding members who were privileged to take part, this was, and perhaps will always be, their most memorable Masonic moment.

Millfield School, now widely known for sporting and academic achievement, was established in 1935 by R.J.O. Meyer, at Street, in Somerset. Initially formed to give a good British education to five Indian Princes, it has grown to provide a first class education with a capacity for well over 1,500 pupils.

It was at the memorial service, in 1991, for ' Boss', as Jack Meyer was affectionately known, that it was first proposed by a number of Old Boys, to form a Lodge for Old Millfieldians and Masters. It took seven years to come to fruition and we are thankful to our sponsors, Christ's Hospital Lodge, for their aid in helping the dream become a reality

The Millfield Lodge has grown in strength with seven initiates and four joining members. Although there are just three regular meetings each year we have been able to cope with this influx by holding emergency meetings. We have travelled back to our roots in Somerset to meet at the Masonic Halls in Glastonbury, Shepton Mallett and a rather fine non Masonic dinner in Wells Cathedral. On these occasions it has become traditional for our guests to assist in the ceremonies. At the 'White Table' Festive Boards we welcome wives and non Masonic friends.

Any Millfieldian reading this should feel free to contact the Lodge via the Secretary should they require any further information on the Millfield Lodge or Masonry in general. 

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