More than 1,000 Wiltshire Freemasons and their families attended Salisbury Cathedral on September 3 for a very special evensong celebrating their Tercentenary.
Provincial Grand Master Philip Bullock welcomed civic leaders, the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Mrs Sarah Rose Troughton, with Peter Troughton CBE, and the High Sheriff Lady Marland who joined Masonic leaders for lunch before the service.
The service was the culmination of two years preparatory work by Stephen Bridge who worked closely with Canon Precentor Tom Clammer.
Stephen Bridge said: “By celebrating the Tercentenary in Wiltshire’s most beautiful and impressive place of worship, we have honoured the Masons who founded the first Grand Lodge, and the generations of operative masons who built and maintain such an inspiring building. I can think of no more appropriate place for us to mark such an important Masonic event. .
The service marked another milestone in Wiltshire’s ongoing engagement with the wider public, and a clear demonstration of confidence and determination to promote Freemasonry at every opportunity, he added.