The Provincial Grand Lodge of East Lancashire
The Provincial Grand Lodge of East Lancashire

Seating at the Festive Board Personal 50th Celebration

This can be either at round tables or in a traditional table setting.

Traditional Table

The WM takes the centre chair and the APGM is seated at his right. Then, provided due courtesy is extended to holders of Grand Rank and the District Delegation, some reasonable flexibility is permissible to provide conviviality between hosts and guests.

A typical Top Table seating arrangement for a traditional setting is:

  1. Senior Grand Officer
  2. District Chairman
  3. Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals [if present]
  4. Assistant Provincial Grand Master
  5. “Birthday Boy”
  6. Worshipful Master
  7. Immediate Past Master
  8. Lodge Chaplain
  9. District Secretary
  10. Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies [or Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies]
  11. Lodge Director of Ceremonies

Round Table

Table 1 [The principal table]

The Assistant Provincial Grand Master
“Birthday Boy”
Worshipful Master
Chaplain
Lodge Members

The rest of the Delegation to, “Head the remaining tables.”

A draft of the proposed Top Table [traditional] seating [or the round tables seating] should be submitted to the District Secretary, at least two weeks before the final date for the construction and printing of the final table plan.