Organist, Choirmaster, Accompanist, Worship Leader
Music for the Craft
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Music for the Craft
I am a member of both Khyber Lodge (582) and Border Chapter (582 EC). Both Lodge and Chapter were started in Peshawar, India in the 1850's and moved to London 100 years later. Both meet at Duke Street, St James SW1.
I am priviledged to be the official organist for both Lodge and Chapter, and as such I have a wealth of experience in providing the music for both Lodge and Chapter meetings, Festive Board and for other Craft events ranging from social activities through to funerals.
I am always happy to receive enquiries from local Lodges and Chapters in Stafforshire and the West Midlands who need an organist or pianist for their meetings, whether as a one off for a special occasion or to cover for a regular Lodge or Chapter organist who cannot attend a meeting. I am also happy to hear from any Lodge or Chapter who are looking to appoint a regular organist.
If your Lodge or Chapter room has no organ or piano, or you require music for a festive board where no instrument is available I am able to provide my own portable keyboard and appropriate sound equipment. I also have a full PA system available for hire for social events with myself available to set up the equipent and also act as sound engineer if required.
Contact Me by phone on 07850716760 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Khyber Lodge was constituted sometime in 1850, the date is untraceable. The Warrant was dated 7th September 1850. Furthermost north in India, the Lodge dominated the "Social Scene" in Peshawar, it's own building was used as a place of worship, Public Library and Meeting Place as well as a Hospital. Lt. F L Roberts was initiated in 1853, later Field Marshall Roberts VC. Originally the Lodge was in the district of Calcutta, a Lodge at Cawnpore 600 miles away was considered distant, Khyber was 1,800 miles away. The Lodge received no District Honours as there was little posibility of attendance at Quarterly Communications.
In 1951, Khyber was about to return home. A Centenary Warrant was appplied for and obtained with permission from the Grand Master to celebrate at any time between September 1950 and September 1951. The Lodge is recorded as having moved on 7th November 1951. Presumably the Centenary was celebrated before coming to London at the Temple in Peshawar.
We now meet at 10 Duke Street, St James, London four times a year on the 3rd Friday in February and the 2nd Friday in June, September and November.
Holy Royal Arch is the continuation of Craft Freemsonary. Its members, called companions, meet in Chapters under a Grand Chapter. The Royal Arch is the culmination of "pre ancient masonary".
The Craft gives its members eminently practical rules by which they can live their lives in service of both God, however they worship him, and the community as a whole. Man, However, is not simply a practical being but has an essential spiritual aspect to his nature. This is taken up in the Royal Arch, in which the candidate, without tresspassing on the bounds of religion, is led to contemplate the nature of God and his personal relationship with Him.
Thus the Royal Arch leads the candidate from the practical to the spiritual and completes "pure ancient masonary" a fascinating journey of self-knowledge and self-discovery beginning with the Entered Apprentie degree and culminating with the First Principal's chair of the Chapter.