Three members of Wakefield Lodge No. 495, in the Province of Yorkshire, West Riding, received a warm welcome attending a meeting of St. George’s Lodge No. 85 under the Grand Lodge Alpina of Switzerland, on 26th April 2018
Lance Milburn, Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden, Gary Parker, Assistant Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, and Andrew Wakefield, Worshipful Master of Wakefield Lodge, attended a ceremony of Initiation in the town of Morges on Lake Geneva.
St. George’s Lodge is one of only four lodges meeting under the Swiss Constitution that works in the English language, using Emulation Ritual. The lodge was consecrated in 2013 to meet the masonic needs of the ex-pat community in the Lausanne region.
The meeting was truly an international affair. The Worshipful Master of the lodge Jean-Pierre Dousset is French/Swiss, the Senior Warden Mustafa Taskale is Turkish, the Junior Warden Peter Steiner is German and the Director of Ceremonies Frank Fowlie is Canadian.
There were other brethren present from across Euorpe including Switzerland, Russia and the UK.