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The Passing of Bro. W. Grant Marshall P.M. - 2014


It is our very sad duty to report the Passing of Past Master Bro. W. Grant Marshall.  

Bro. Grant joined Lodge St John Corstorphine No.788 in 1960 and became Master of the Lodge in 1968 and again in 1985.  




Bro. Grant can be seen in this picture after he was awarded his 50 year Diploma in 2010 by Bro Calum Stewart P.M.  He always attended meetings regularly and joined the team of special visits whenever he could.

Bro. W. Grant Marshall P.M. will be sadly missed by all at Lodge St John Corstorphine No.788.


There will be a service at Mortonhall Crematorium on Friday 13th June 2014 at 10am where all will be welcome to pay their last respects.


50 Year Diploma - Bro. George N. Bremner P.M.


Bro. George N. Bremner P.M - s


Bro. George N. Bremner P.M. was awarded his 50 year diploma by Provinical Depute Grand Master Bro. Thomas Constable Smith on 27th February 2014 - which was actually 50 years to the day since Bro. George was initiated into the Craft in 1964.

Bro. George has been Master of the Lodge on three occasions for a total of four years.  1974 - 1975, 1995 - 1996 and more recently in 2007 - 2009.  As well as being Master of Lodge St John Corstorphine, he has also attained the high rank of Provincial Grand Senior Warden in The Provincial Grand Lodge of Midlothian.

Despite having already given 50 years service to the Lodge, Bro. George still carries out the duties of Director of Ceremonies and brings his own personality and sense of humour to the fore.




Interior of Lodge after Fire



In the interests of keeping everyone informed on the latest news of the after effects of the fire at Corstorphine - here are some pictures taken by our Substitute Master Bro. John Wilson.


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Letter of Support




With the recent fire damage of the building which housed Lodge St John Corstorphine, there have been many kind letters sent to us offering condolence, assistance and support.

The letter below has been sent by Brian Kerley, Provincial Grand Master of Midlothian Province.


It is fantastic to hear all the kind words of support from both within and outwith the Province.


Letter from PGM Midlothian





Temporary Home for Lodge St John Corstorphine




Following on from the recent outbreak of fire at the Corstophine Public Hall Company which housed the Masonic Temple of Lodge St John No.788, we have now reached an agreement on our temporary meeting place.

Please read the e-mail from Secretary Derek Syme P.M. below for full details.



Dear Brethren
Following our AGM on the 24th Oct 13 and subsequent discussion with Lodge Caledonian No.392, we are satisfied that No.392 will serve us well as a temporary home while our own premises are renovated.
We will continue to tyle at 7.30pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the Month and we hope that members will support the Lodge during this extraordinary time. 

I can assure you that the owners of our premises are committed to re-instating the building and that the user groups, which includes No.788 will be consulted on the shape of the new building. There is therefore a strong possibility that we could end up with better, fit for purpose, accommodation than we had previously. 

Our RWM Sean Cairns was able to gain access to the Lodge this morning and it would appear that most of our history has been spared with the obvious exception of the ceiling which is now on the floor.
On a personal note it was excellent to see so many Lodge brethren at the AGM including some that we have not seen for a number of years. Brethren it is at times like this that we all have to rally round and assist whenever we can, to get back to what has been normality for the last 121 years.
I look forward to seeing you all on the 14th November for a second degree at:
Lodge Caledonian No.392 premises:
5 Roseburn Gardens, EH12 5NJ
Sincerely & Fraternally
Derek R Syme PM
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