District 15 covers the Masonic Province of Surrey with its six, and soon to be seven, Tabernacles located at 5 (soon to be six) Masonic Halls. The page showing locations, dates and contact details for each unit can be accessed by clicking here.The first District with authority over the Masonic Province of Surrey was constituted in 1978. This District, No. 5, held authority over Kent, Surrey and Sussex - sometimes referred to Masonically as the South Eastern Counties. As the number of Tabernacles in each of these Masonic Provinces grew, so did the need for the District to be divided in order to manage the Tabernacles and their members more readily.The first Grand Superintendent appointed to preside over the original District of Kent, Surrey and Sussex was R.Em.Kt.Pt. F.H.C. Woolaston, at one time Assistant Provincial Grand Master of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Kent.In 1981, a new District was constituted, District No. 15. (Surrey and Sussex), District No. 5 continuing to exist but now with authority solely over Kent. Rt.Em.Kt.Pt. R.C. Mellowdew-Marshall was invested as the first Grand Superintentdent of the new District, 15.In 1993, R.Em.Kt.Pt. L M Froude succeeded as Grand Superintendant of District 15.In 1996, District 40 was constituted with authority over Sussex. Froude continued as Grand Supeintendent until 1998 when Rt.Em.Kt Priest, B.F. Page was invested with authority over Surrey.Rt.Em.Kt.Pt. Ian T.D. Smith, succeeded Rt.Em.Kt.Pt. Brian Page in 2009. Some Seven years later in 2106, with Ian Smith’s appointment to Assistant Grand High Priest, Rt.Em.Kt.Pt. Jack Love was invested as Grand Superintendent of District 15 and continues as the District’s current Superintendent.District No. 5 - Kent, Surrey and Sussex (1978)•Rt Em Knt Priest F.H.C. WoolastonDistrict No. 15 - Surrey and Sussex (1981)•Rt Em Knt Priest R.C. Mellowdew-Marshall •Rt Em Knt Priest L.M. Froude (1993)District No. 15 - Surrey (1996)•Rt Em Kt Priest L.M. Froude•Rt Em Kt Priest B.F. Page (1998)•Rt Em Kt Priest I.T.D. Smith (2009)•Rt Em Kt Priest, J. Love (2016)The six existing Tabernacles were consecrated on the dates shown below. The seventh is to be consecrated at Glenmore House, the Surbiton Masonic Centre in October, although it will ordinarily meet at Nutfield Lodge near Redhill.Surrey Tabernacle, No. 27 31st May 1963Saxon Tabernacle, No. 10430th July 1983Pride of Surrey Tabernacle, No. 18417th September 1994Gyldeforda Tabernacle, No. 18624th June 1995Chertsey Tabernacle, No. 19530th November 1996Holy Trinity Tabernacle, No. 21218th May 2001North Downs Tabernacle, No. 29925th October 2018
The Distirct BannerThis Banner was acquired in late 2017 and is displayed at all Tabernacle meetings attended by the District Grand Superintendent. The Banner takes the same form used for all District Banners within the Order, differing only with the name and number displayed on the lower ribbon.The upper ribbon shows the name of the Order although no reference to the Order of Holy Wisdom is included. The logo of each Order in the familiar vesica pescisis shown flanking each side of the banner.The lamb is seen couchant guardant, supporting a pennant with the cross of St George, the pole of which forms a Latin cross. The lamb, which represents Christ Jesus, the Lamb of God, rests upon St John’s Book of Revelation with its seven seals suspended from the pages of the book. The Apocalypse, as it is also known, is credited to St John the Divine. Passages from this book are used and referred to throughout the Ceremony of Reception and as part of the Opening and Closing of a Tabernacle. The background to the banner is of white silk, the sides and base of which are decorated with gold fringe.
Grand Superintendent and High PrelateRight Emininent Knight Priest Jack LoveDistrict TreasurerIllustrious Knight Priest Peter Vosser GKIPDistrict Recorder and HermeneutesVery Illustrious Knight Priest Peter Brownrecorderdistrict15@gmail.comDistrict Director of CeremoniesVery Illustrious Knight Priest Leslie Grout, PGVIDeputy District Director of CeremoniesIllustrious Knight Priest Dan Turner, PGIV