Oh Wonderful Mason – 50 Years in the Royal Arch Marked

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Excellent Companion David J F Rawlins Past Assistant Grand Sojourner

Very Worshipful Brother David John Frederick Rawlins Past Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

Right Worshipful Brother David John Frederick Rawlins Past Provincial Grand Master for the Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Warwickshire, Past Deputy Provincial Grand Master of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Worcestershire

Right Illustrious Companion David John Frederick Rawlins, District Grand Master for the District Grand Council of Warwickshire in the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters.

Fifty Year Certificate in the Craft  – February 2015

Fifty Year Certificate in the Mark – January 2018

Fifty Year Certificate in Royal Ark Mariner – February 2020

Fifty Year Certificate in the Holy Royal Arch – 12 March 2020

A certain Danish Beer doesn’t make Freemasons but if they did


E Comp David presented with his 50 year certificate by the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent E Comp Philip Hall and supported by our Provincial Grand Master in the Craft, R.W.Bro David Macey, an Assistant Provincial Grand Master, W.Bro. John Hayward, E Comp John Emms, Provincial Grand 2nd Principal and an Assistant Provincial Grand Master in the Mark, W.Bro. Andrew Armbrister.


And joined by the Principals of his Mother Chapter, the Howe Chapter No 587 and Provincial Director of Ceremonies, E Comp Geoff Walker who, as ever, delivered superb proclamations for both E Comp David and the Grand and Provincial Officers present.  Promotion in April to Grand Standard Bearer is so very well deserved.



With reflections on a life well lived at Festive Board – here’s to the next fifty years.