Q. How long have you been a Freemason?
A. I was Initiated into Freemasonry on the 1st December 2003, and then Passed to the second degree on the 2nd February 2004, and finally Raised through the third degree on the 1st March 2004
Q. How and why did you join Freemasonry?
A. I was proposed by W.Bro Peter Cragg, Peter was in the chair of Granite Lodge at the time, and in fact he conducted all three of my ceremonies. My application was seconded by W.Bro Frank Bassett
Q. What has been the highlight so far of your masonic career?
A. There have been so many highlights, so it is difficult to pick just one, but without doubt the highlight to date would be being installed into the chair of The Granite Lodge by W.Bro Martyn Trickett. I feel so privileged to have occupied the chair behind some great and inspirational masons not only from long ago in Granite Lodges history, but also from recent times as well. I feel a great amount of pride that my name appears along side these men on our roll of honour.
Q. What advice would you give to newer masons?
A. If I could give any advice to a brother receiving an office for the first time not only in our lodge but any lodge I think it would be- enjoy it! Freemasonry is such a great institution with so much to offer.
Q. What does the future hold for you as a Freemason?
A. As far as what the future holds for me in our lodge, all I can say is "who knows?" My next step is fulfilling my duties as Immediate Past Master to the new Worshipful Master, after that I would be honoured to take up a further office, but all in good time.
Q. How would you explain Freemasonry to non-members?
A. I would explain freemasonry to a non-member as a fantastic way to meet a diverse group of like minded people from every walk of life who enjoy the ritual of our ceremonies and the challenges they present as well it being a great way to make new, potentially life long friends not only for themselves but their wives, girlfriends children and wider families as well at our many social events