At the Installation meeting of the Leicester-based Lodge of Research No.2429 on Monday 28th November 2016, the Grand Chaplain, V.W.Bro. the Rev. Canon Michael C. Wilson was Installed as the 125th Master of the Lodge.
V.W.Bro. the Rev. Canon Michael Wilson was Initiated into Freemasonry on 17th January 1974 and then passed and raised in Royds Lodge No.1204, meeting in Great Malvern in the Province of Worcestershire. On moving to Leicester in 1975 he joined Prince Rupert Lodge No.7841, and was Installed as Master in 1988. He joined the Lodge of Research in 2004. He was appointed Provincial Grand Chaplain in 2002 and Grand Chaplain in 2015. He was Exalted into Royal Arch Masonry in Morley Chapter No.8320, in January 1982, and in 1992 joined the Leicestershire and Rutland Chapter of Installed First Principals No.7896. In the Royal Arch he was appointed some years ago to active rank as Provincial Scribe N and in 2015 much enjoyed the year as Third Provincial Grand Principal. He was appointed Past Grand Standard Bearer in 2016.
At the meeting, the Lodge was honoured by the presence of V.W.Bro. James Buckle, Deputy Provincial Grand Master accompanied by W.Bro. Paul Roberts, Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies.
In total there were 40 Brethren in attendance to hear the Master deliver his excellent inaugural address: ‘Have you anything to communicate?’ which focussed on the challenge of the skills of Masonic ritual and the importance of language. This paper will be published in the Transactions next year.
The Master has put together the following programme for lodge meetings during his year in 2017:
Monday 23rd January 2017 – W.Bro. Andrew R. Green – ‘Dedication of Foundation and Memorial Stones by Freemasons in Leicestershire’
Monday 27th March 2017 – W.Bro. Anthony J. Wood – ‘Interesting Freemasons in Leicestershire and Rutland’