Lodge Rothes No 532

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History

 

The Martin Church was converted into a cinema in 1927; however, it suffered terrible fire damage after only one night in business.

A Masonic lodge was then later built on the now redundant site.  

Rothes No 532 Founded 1873

 

Lodge Rothes 532

The first step was taken at a meeting of Brethern in the Parochial Office 11th December 1872.  Sponsors of the petition were Lodge St John Falkland No 35 and St Cyres, Auchtermuchty No 121, but the Lodge did not get authority until February 1873 (532). 

There was a 24 year break between 1884 until 1908, when the Lodge was re-opened. 

On the 18th April 1908, the R.W.P.G.M explained that the meeting was consequent on a representation by old members of Lodge Rothes 532  to reopen their dormant lodge. 

This authority had been granted by Grand Lodge.  It was thereby resuscitated Bro Alexander Gray was installed as R.W.M and other Brethern to the respected offices.

In 1873 when the lodge was first formed and office-bearers installed, William Elder R.W.M the brethern were later marshalled in procession to Leslie House where they were permitted to go through the garden terraces. 

Three cheers were given for the Dowager Countess of Rothes neice of the 15th Earl of Rothes Grand Master Mason of Scotland.

George William 15th Earl of Rothes was P.G.M 1838/41.

At Leslie, Complaints and Appeals Committee a brother made of alleged breaches of his lodge’s by-laws.  He and principal office-bearers of his lodge were interviewed.  The latter that at a recent lodge nomination of office-bearers certain brethren had been nominated for office without the consent of the nominees given in open lodge or in writing to the secretary.  The committee considered that the Lodge Bye-laws had been broken and the lodge was instructed that nominations proceedings were void and must be carried through in the proper manner.

 At Leslie 20th October 1928, the P.G.M consecrated the new lodge room of Lodge Rothes 532.

 Bro J.T. Oswald of Dunnikier P.G.M 1888-1893

 

 

 

Office Bearers 2015 - 2016

Right Worshipful Master:                 Bro. George Johnson P.M                     

Depute Master:                               Dave Jackson

Substitute Master:                           Bro. Raymond Harrow P.M

Worshipful Senior Warden:             Bro. Henry Fleetham

Worshipful Junior Warden:             Bro. James Farmer P.M

Secretary:                                       Bro. Edward Brown          

Treasurer:                                       Bro. David Burns

Chaplain:                                        Bro. Jason Watson

Director of Ceremonies:                 Vacant

Senior Deacon:                              Bro. Ian Campbell P.M

Junior Deacon:                               Bro. John Wilson

Architect:                                        Bro. Michael Hyde

Jeweller:                                          Vacant

Bible Bearer:                                   Bro. Jim Imrie 

Inner Guard:                                    Bro. Ian Cooper                          

Steward:                                          Bro.JamieForrest

Office Bearers 2016 - 2017

Right Worshipful Master:                 Bro. George Johnson P.M                      

Depute Master:                               Bro. John Wilson 

Substitute Master:                           Bro. Raymond Harrow P.M

Worshipful Senior Warden:             Bro. Henry Fleetham

Worshipful Junior Warden:             Bro. James Farmer P.M

Secretary:                                       Bro. Edward Brown          

Treasurer:                                       Bro. David Burns

Senior Deacon:                              Bro. Ian Campbell P.M

Junior Deacon:                               Bro. Jason Watson

Bible Bearer:                                   Bro. Jim Imrie 

Inner Guard:                                    Bro. Ian Cooper                         

Architect:                                        Bro. Michael Hyde

Director of Ceremonies:                 Bro. Alistair Deas

Org:                                               Bro. Neil McCulloch

Steward:                                        Bro. Robin Hynd