The Centenary Charter
Like the original Charter of the Lodge, the Centenary Charter is entrusted for safekeeping into the hands of the Worshipful Master upon his Installation. The wording on the Centenay Charter is as follows:
(Signed) Edward G.M.
“To the Worshipfull Master, Wardens, Other Officers and Members of the Albert Edward Lodge No 1714 and all others whom it may concern.
Whereas it appears by the Records of the Grand Lodge that on the 11th Day of June 1877 a Warrent of Constitution was granted to certain Brethren therein named, authorising and empowering them and their regular Successors to hold a Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons at the Duke of York Hotel, York Town in the County of Surrey, under the title or denomination of the
Albert Edward Lodge
numbered 1714 on the Register of the Grand Lodge of England, And whereas the said Lodge now meets at Agincourt Hall, Camberley in the County of Surrey
And Whereas satisfactory proof has been provided of the uninterrupted existence of the said Lodge for one hundred years dating from the 2nd day of October 1877
And Whereas the Brethren composing the said Lodge Desire to be peritted to wear a commemerative Jewel and have paid our sanction for that purpose
Now Know Ye that We having taken the Petition into our consideration have acceded to their request and in virtue of Our Prerogative Do hereby give and grant to all and each of the subscribing members of the said Lodge being Master Masons permission to wear in all of our Masonic Meetings suspended to the left breast by a Sky Blue Ribbon not exceeding one inch and a half in breadth a JEWEL or MEDAL of the pattern illustrated here as a CENTENARY JEWEL But such Jewel shall be worn only by those Brethren who are bona fide subscribing members of the said Lodge and for so long only as they shall pay the stipulated Subscription to the funds thereof and be only returned as such to the United Grand Lodge of England
Given at London this 1st day of October A.L. 5977 A.D. 1977
By Command of the Most Worshipfull Grand Master
his Royal Highness The Duke of Kent GCMG, GCVO, ADC, &r; &r; &r; &r:
(signed) James W Stubbs G.S.
The Centenary Cusion
For further information relating to our Lodge Centenary, please see the history