A French theme for November

The November meeting had a very French feeling to it as the brethren and visitors to MAMR were joined by Daniel Paccoud and  brethren from one of the French Masonic organisations: GLNF.

This meeting was in the ‘tyled’ environment of The Lodge of Silent Temple No 126 held in a lodge room at Manchester Halls.  The Master, Allan Shields opened the lodge and welcomed the brethren who had travelled from Paris as well as all the other visitors and members.

Part of the lodge business was to elect the head of the Shropshire Freemasons, Right Worshipful Brother, Roger Pemberton as the Lodge Master and President of MAMR for 2020.

Left, Roger Pemberton with MAMR President: Allan Shields

Left, Roger Pemberton with MAMR President: Allan Shields

The lodge was then closed and the stage set for Daniel to deliver his presentation.  He gave a general overview of the different Rites and side degrees practiced by the Grande Loge National Francaise (GLNF). Daniel is the Grand Inspector of the GLNF and provided a fascinating insight into French freemasonry from its origins in the early 1700’s to the present day. His presentation was illustrated with some very interesting and fascinating pictures and was very well presented and well received by all those present.

Following the presentation, Daniel and his colleagues from GLNF took questions from the audience and received a warm round of applause.

Festive board followed the meeting in the Library room; good food was enjoyed by the members in a relaxed and friendly environment. This gave Allan the opportunity to thank Daniel for coming along and providing MAMR with a most comprehensive insight into all aspect of French Freemasonry.

Daniel Paccoud (centre) with colleagues of GLNF

Daniel Paccoud (centre) with colleagues of GLNF