Fifty Years in Rose Croix Masonry
VIllBro Paul Philip Paterson 33o Inspector General for the District of Durham (fr), presents a certificate
to IllBro Sydney Harrison 31o (fl) to commemerate his fifty years membership in Rose Croix Masonry
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Sydney Harrison, born 14th January 1930, began his Masonic career at the age of 23 when he was initiated into Freemasonry in Heabrym Lodge No 7201. In 1966 he became a member of Heabrym Chapter Rose Croix No 420 being perfected on the 8th of January. In 1979 he acceded to the honourable office of Most Wise Sovereign and was subsequently awarded 30o in 1980 and 31o in 1994. But in 2016 he achieved what many Rose Croix Masons will never succeed to, fifty years of continuous service. It was for this reason that Rose Croix Masons from all over the District of Durham gathered to celebrate IllBro Sydney Harrison's truly remarkable achievement. The celebration took place on the occasion of the two hundred and sixty fifth meeting of the Princes of Heabrym Chapter Rose Croix at Hebburn Masonic Temple. The certificate was presented by VIllBro Paul Philip Paterson 33o Inspector General for the District of Durham.