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Essex Freemasons come to Upminster after 300th anniversary celebrations in Chelmsford

PUBLISHED: 12:42 30 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:42 30 June 2017

Essex Freemasons in Chelmsford.

Essex Freemasons in Chelmsford.

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The public were treated to the first glimpse of the Essex Freemasons for more than 10 years as they paraded through Chelmsford to celebrate 300 years of the society.

The Essex Freemasons were joined by their families and several civic dignitaries at Chelmsford Cathedral on Sunday for a special service conducted by the cathedral’s Dean the Very Reverend Nicholas Henshall.

Masonic centres across Essex will open their doors to the public throughout the summer with another event scheduled for Saturday in Deyncourt Gardens, Upminster.

Provincial grand master Rodney Lister Bass OBE was overjoyed with the support of the public and charity representatives.

“The first Grand Lodge opened in London in June 2017,” said Mr Bass, “and today we celebrated that occasion with this special service of thanksgiving.

“Essex Freemasons are very much part of the local community and long may that continue and we now look forward to the next 300 years.”

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