The Scottish District Grand Lodge of Sierra Leone and the Gambia has concluded its golden jubilee celebration with the rededication of the District and the unveiling of a plague at the Georgearcland Masonic Temple at Lightfoot Boston Street.
The unique occasion was performed by the District Grand Master of Nigeria, Chief Adonye Anye Ibiama ably assisted by his counterpart from Ghana, Charles W. Stanley-Pierre, Dr. D.J.O. Robbin-Coker of the English District of Sierra Leone and the Gambia, and Iris’s A.A. V. Tuboku Metzger.
Dr. Victor Willoughby, the District Grand Master of Sierra Leone and the Gambia, Scottish constitution read the inscription on the plaque, followed by the dedication by Canon Victor Hastings-Spaine.
After that historic event, Chief Adonye Anye Ibiama performed the rededication of the temple, followed by a banquet at the Bank of Sierra Leone complex.
Climaxing the jubilee celebration past Sunday was a thanksgiving service at the St. George’s Cathedral, where the Bishop of Sierra Leone Rt. Rev. Bishop Julius Lynch prayed for members of the District Grand Lodge of Sierra Leone and the Gambia.
He further admonished freemasons to continue to work in line with the gospel emphasizing God’s word is comfort, love and instruction and commitment to their undertakings.
Commenting on the celebration, the District Grand Master, Dr. Victor Willoughby disclosed that since the establishment of the district in 1958, it has achieved a lot pointing out that they have established thirteen lodges in Sierra Leone and the Gambia.
Dr Willoughby further spoke about the increase in membership and also efforts made towards the less privileged in society through charity, and indicated that plans are foot to donate an oxygen machine to the Connaught hospital to help compliment government’s effort to provide quality health delivery service to the people of Sierra Leone.
For his part, the secretary of the district, Walter J. Wilson described the anniversary as a stepping stone towards promoting the relationship between the various grand lodges in the sub-region.
However, he emphasized the point that freemason is not a devilish society, and spoke about efforts being made to disseminate the ideals and objectives to the wider society. The event attracted masons from the United States of America, and the United Kingdom and from the sub region.