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Afiliate Member David Doig Sienor Warden Mary's Chapel Lodge No 1 22nd November 1821

 Candidate’s Name Brother David Doig



 Other Offices of SW Mary’s Chapel No 1 1821

 Affiliated Member 22nd November 1821

RWM of the Celtic Brother John Ferny                              

Mary's Chapel No 1 The Lodge of Edinburgh (Mary's Chapel) enjoys an enviable position, not only within Scottish Freemasonry, but in the Craft throughout the world. Owing to the diligence of the Brethren who have served the Lodge in the capacity of Secretary and of the foresight of those Brethren who saw fit to safeguard our records, the Lodge has minutes reaching back to July 1599.

This is the oldest minute of a still-extant Lodge anywhere in the world and its contents reflect the wholly operative nature of the Lodge at that time. It was only with the introduction of the non-operative, or speculative masons in the seventeenth century that the Craft began to adopt the form we recognize today. In this respect the Lodge of Edinburgh (Mary's Chapel) can also claim precedence with a minute of 1634 which records the admission of Lord Alexander, Sir Anthony Alexander and Sir Alexander Strachan into the Lodge, and another of 1641 when Robert Moray was initiated into the Lodge which had convened at Newcastle; the first non-operative to be admitted on English soil.The Lodge of Edinburgh (Mary's Chapel) holds regular meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 7:30pm, from October to March, 2nd Tuesday only in December. The Annual Installation and Festival of St John is held on 27 December.