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Reigning Masters Dinner - Musselburgh 2017


Some well known faces at the Midlothian Province Reigning Master's Dinner which was hosted by Lodge St John  No. 112 in Musselburgh on Friday 28th July 2017.


2017 Reigning Masters Dinner 


[ R.W.M. St John Corstorphine No.788 Bro. Graeme Johnston,

Grand Master Mason of Scotland Bro. Charles I.R. Wolrige Gordon of Esselmont and

Provincial Grand Master of Midlothian Bro. Thomas C. Smith ]



60 Year Diploma - Bro. Jim White



It had been brought to our attention that one of our Brethren who had been been made a Master Mason in Lodge St John Corstorphine a number of years ago, was due to receive his 60 year diploma.


Below is an account of the events, written by our R.W.M. Bro. Graeme Johnston.


Our Brother Secretary received a letter from Grand Lodge to say that we had a Brother called Jim White amongst our number that was due a 60 year Diploma. To be fair, nobody had any memory of Jim but it turns out he had 66 years continuous service to the Scottish Craft after being Initiated in 788 in 1950.

Jim's son called Jeff became a member at Dramatic & Arts 757, went on to be Master and Jim followed his son there. Once that Lodge become dormant both Father & Son became affiliate members at Lodge Roman Eagle No.160.

On 16th November 2016 P.M. Fraser Gaunt, P.M. Derek Syme and myself went along to Roman Eagle to see Jim receive his 60 year diploma from the PGM of the PGL of Edinburgh, Ewan Rutherford.

Ewan surprised us all by asking me come to the floor of the Lodge with himself and the RWM from Roman Eagle to be the one to actually hand Jim his 60 year Diploma as the current RWM of his Mother Lodge.

A rare treat indeed and a wonderful gesture from Bro. Ewan!


Bro. Jim White 60 Year Diploma - Group Photo

[Left to Right: P.M. Bro. Derek Syme, R.W.M. Bro. Graeme Johnston, P.M. Bro. Jeff White (no.757), Bro. Jim White MM No.788, P.G.M. Bro. Ewan Rutherford P.G.L. Edinburgh, P.M. Bro. Fraser Gaunt]

An excellent Harmony followed where Jim held the room recounting his days as a deep sea diver in the Navy.

Both Bro. Jim White and Bro. Jeff White are looking forward to making a visit to Lodge St John Corstorphine some time, and rest assured they will receive a very warm welcome indeed.




Remembrance Day 2016




A tradition previously upheld by Lodge St John Corstorphine historically, had been revived in 2011 with the Lodge joining in many other local community figures in laying a wreath.  

Once again Lodge St John Corstorphine No.788 has been pround to not only attend the service, but to provide teas, coffe, soups and home baking to visitors paying their respects.

Lodge St John Corstorphine were joined by local services from the likes of The British Armed Forces, The British Legion, Police Scotland, The Royal Navy and the Rotary club.


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Big congratulations go to R.W.M. Bro. Graeme Johnston, Karen Logan, Lee Cairns and all the Brethren 

of Lodge St John Corstorphine No.788.


Poppy Field and Soldier 




Lodge Breadalbane No.657 Installation - 2015




Flying the flag once again for Lodge St John Corstorphine No.788 was P.M. Bro. Calum Stewarrt who carried out the Installation of R.W.M. Bro. James Center at Lodge Breadalbane No.657 on Saturday 21st November.

This Installation marks the beginning of Bro. James Center's fourth term as Master of the Lodge and P.M. Bro. Calum Stewart has had the pleasure of being Installing Master at each of these ceremonies.


2015 Installation Group Photo


R.W.M. - Installing Master and PGM of Perthshire West


Accompanying him were some well known faces from the Province of Midlothian.


Top Picture Left to Right: 

Bro Martin McFarland PM 1338.   Installing SW, Bro Edward Kelly PM 788.  Installing JW, Bro Roger Bullard.   PGM of Perthshire West, RWM James Center, Bro Camy Stewart PM 788.  Installing Master, Bro Robert Sinclair PM 226.  Installing Inner Guard & Bro Ron Castle Provincial Chaplain. Assistant Installing Master.
Bottom Picture from Left to Right:
Bro Roger Bullard.   PGM of Perthshire West, RWM James Center & Bro Camy Stewart PM 788.



Remembrance Day 2015




In by gone days, Lodge St John Corstorphine used to have the privelage of laying a wreath at the War Memorial outside Corstorphine Parish Church.

We revived this tradition in 2011 and are pleased to say we have attended all since and plan to make it an annual occasion.

The service itself is going from strength to strength with some 35 wreaths being laid down this year from the likes of The Royal British Legion, British Armed Forces, Royal Navy, Police Scotland, The Rorary Club as well as Lodge St John Corstorphine No.788.


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The service was once again headed by Rev Moira McDonald who is the Minister of Corstorphine Old Parish Church.


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Afterwards Tea's, Coffe and Cakes were provided by Lodge St John Corstorphine to any guests who wished to join us.  Many thanks go to Karen and Emma Logan for their superb baking skills and to Corstorphine Bowling Club for allowing us to use their premises on the day. 

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