The Province of East Kent has two cathedrals, enabling the biennial masonic evensong to be held at either of them. In recent years the service has been held at Rochester Cathedral, but this year Canterbury Cathedral provided the venue after an absence of many years.
The Lord Mayor of Canterbury, Councillor Pat Todd, a Past Master of Graystone Lodge, No. 1915, the Lady Mayoress, Mrs Barbara Todd, and the Provincial Grand Master of East Kent, Michael Bailey, with his wife, Mrs Sandra Bailey, were among a congregation of more than 800.
The Dean of Canterbury, The Very Reverend Dr Robert Willis, led the service and delivered a sermon and the Provincial Grand Master read an Old Testament lesson, taken from Isaiah 44.