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John Rhucroft was initiated in Cleveland Lodge 543 at Stokesley in 2002; he became Worshipful Master in 2014 and held the office of Almoner for six years.
John was also a Principal of both Dundas and Stockton-on-Tees RA Chapters, and a member of Stokesley Masonic Hall management board – a role in which he worked tirelessly to maintain and improve the fabric of the building.

Sadly, in December 2019, John was diagnosed as suffering from a brain tumour and he passed away earlier this year.  In recognition of the skill and care with which he was treated at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, his daughter Louise decided to raise funds for the hospital by undertaking the 40-mile Lyke Wake Walk across the North York Moors.  The weather on the day of her attempt in June was dreadful and an injury forced Louise to withdraw – but not before she had completed almost thirty miles and gathered £2,500 from sponsorship.
On Saturday 9 October there will be a Coffee Morning at the Masonic Hall, West Green, Stokesley.  Proceeds will be added to those raised by Louise’s valiant efforts and a £1,000 donation will be made by Cleveland Lodge.
One of the features of the event will be a Tombola with numerous generous prizes consisting mainly of bottled alcoholic beverages.  So, if you feel like stocking up for Christmas, then come along to Stokesley and support this worthy cause.

Worshipful Master John Rhucroft

Lodge Coffee Morning held on Saturday 9th October 2021


The Cleveland Lodge Heritage Fund has been running for several years and has proved popular with those members of the Lodge who have participated.  For those who are not familiar with it, it operates as follows.  Fund members contribute £1/week by two 6-monthly payments of £26 each year and are given a personal number in the range 1-49.  There is a prize draw each week and the winning number is the bonus ball number from the National Lottery weekly Saturday draw. The winner receives £20.  The money in the Fund less prizes is donated to local charitable causes.  Tom Baillie runs the Fund and unallocated numbers are available, so should you wish to join contact him without delay.


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