Festival 2021 Report

L-R RW Bro Chris Hayward, RW Bro David Jenkins, RW Bro David Medlock, RW Bro Sir David Wootton W Bro Michael Jakins, W Bro Michael Button W Bro Ronald Barham. W Bro Tonv Hall. W Bro John Woodville

L-R RW Bro David Jenkins, RW Bro David Medlock, W Bro Michael Jakins, RW Bro Sir David Wootton, RW Bro Chris Havwan

The 73rd Annual Festival of the Federation was held at Kingswood School, Bath on Saturday 23rd October under the banner of Kingswood School Lodge No. 4197 who are currently celebrating their 100th year of existence. Michael Jakins SLGR, PPrJGW was in the Chair.

Whilst Kingswood School Lodge is part of the Metropolitan Grand Lodge of London, the meeting was held in the Province of Somerset. We were pleased to welcome the Assistant Grand Master, RW Bro Sir David Wootton, the Deputy Metropolitan Grand Master, RW Bro Christopher Hayward, the Provincial Grand Master for the Province of Somerset, RW Bro David Medlock and the Past Provincial Grand Master for Somerset RW Bro David Jenkins.

At the Annual Business Meeting of the Federation RW Sir David Wootton the Assistant Grand Master was installed as President and W Bro Michael Button SLGR, PPrJGW as Chairman.

The day included the planting of a Centenary Tree (the Lodge being in its 100lh year), a Chapel Service, an extremely interesting Presentation entitled 'Bath - Grand Lodge's First Provincial Centre' which was followed by a first class reception and Festive Board. A two minute restriction on the length of speeches meant that the AGM and his Escort were able to catch their train back to the Metropolis.

Next year the Festival will be on Saturday 3rd September 2022 at Bradford Grammar School under the banner of Bradfordians Lodge No. 9886, the AGM being a member of the Lodge, its Primus Master and present DC and a Governor of the School.