The Brother Chaplain once again offered prayer followed by the singing of
verses of Paraphrase 2, "O God of Bethel, by whose hand" The Ceremonial was then concluded by singing The National Anthem. R.W.M Bro. Thomas Wood then addressed all assembled, "This morning a great honour has been bestowed on the Mother Lodge by
the people of Kilwinning, in allowing us to carry out this ancient ceremony. Although the Mother Lodge and the town of Kilwinning are greatly revered
within the Masonic World, it is indeed a great honour to be acknowledged by your
own community. The last time this ceremony was undertaken in the town was on Saturday 17th
September 1893, when the Foundation Stone was laid for our Lodge building almost
107 years ago by the R.W.M. and as such the P.G.M. of Ayrshire Bro. The
Hon.Thomas Cochrane M.P.