Blog2nd April 2024 - The Prince of Wales Lodge of Instruction dinner night! Well skilled in the use of the Knife, Fork and Tumbler.

2nd April 2024 - The Prince of Wales Lodge of Instruction dinner night! Well skilled in the use of the Knife, Fork and Tumbler.

2nd April 2024 - The Prince of Wales Lodge of Instruction dinner night! Well skilled in the use of the Knife, Fork and Tumbler.

2nd April 2024 - The Prince of Wales weekly Lodge of Instruction was held in Venezia Italian Restaurant Bourton on the Water and wives and partners also enjoyed the evening.  The aim of the evening was to recall and practice one of Freemasonry's ancient customs and traditions which hopefully will result in greater interest and research amongst those reading this article.  That ancient custom is of course, the use of the Knife, Fork and Tumbler.

Our Senior Warden confidently presented the Fork and he ably explained that it is an implement that enables even the most inexperienced diner to secure, at times by reaching across the table, the delicate and succulent morsels that adorn the dinner to delight the eye and stimulate the jaded appetite. This implement is used to convey these morsels to that aperture which has been specifically designed to receive them, and which reduces all nutriment to a common level - and he over practiced what he preached!!!. 

Our Junior Deacon rushed forth with an explanation of the Knife!  With great aplomb he told all gathered that, when properly ground and sharpened, the Knife is used to reduce all crude matter to a regular form, and assists us to dissect the anatomy of even the most venerable Calzone pizza. The Knife teaches us to cut off no more than we can chew, and to limit our desires in every station of life, so that rising to eminence by merit we may live respected, and die regretted.

And finally, our Tyler came in from the cold and presented the Tumbler.  He described how it enables us to ascertain and determine, with accuracy and precision, the quantity of liquor we find conducive to the preservation of genial joviality. As all Tumblers have not that mark upon them, commonly known as the Pretty, the skillful diner will measure his tot with the aid of the two or three finger rule; the Tumbler will only hold a certain amount of liquor without detriment to its surroundings, and it teaches us that we should ascertain, and never exceed, the limits of our own internal economy.

Having been expertly instructed in the use of the Knife, Fork and Tumbler everyone put the theory into practice supporting our Mission to be a fun Lodge where all men aspire to join!

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2 Comment(s)

3 weeks ago.

IanJ's reply...

Great night spent in great company. Thank you all for your support!


3 days, 12 hours ago.

MalcolmW's reply...

I can concur the ceremony was conducted with the expected and required gusto! What a team, what a Premier Lodge!


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