An Invitation from the First Grand Principal and Grand Master

It is with a mixture of great anticipation and pleasure that Janelle and I invite you on behalf of Mark and Royal Arch Masons of NSW & ACT to the Grand Installation of Right Excellent Companion John Burton Anderson DGZ over four days from Friday 8th to Monday 10th September 2018.

The Installation of a new First Grand Principal and Grand Master is a Masonic highlight in any Order’s year and one of great celebration. The Grand Installation in 2018 will be no different with many events planned to celebrate this special occasion. The festivities commence with a Reception for all attending, followed by a Ladies breakfast, a Royal Arch Grand Installation and Banquet, a lunch on a tall ship on Sydney Harbour, with all culminating in the Installation of the new Grand Master of Mark Master Masons in our stunning heritage listed  Egyptian Room and a farewell dinner.

I am confident John and Bev will enjoy the same support and friendship that Janelle and I have received from the Masonic family as John assumes our Order’s highest Office of First Grand Principal and Grand Master.

John, Bev, Janelle and I all look forward to welcoming you to Sydney to share in this special event for Mark and Royal Arch Masons of NSW & ACT.

Rob Peattie
First Grand Principal & Grand Master

Reception to Welcome Interstate and International Guests
Venue: Sydney Masonic Centre

Friday 7th September 2018
Dress – Men: Jacket & Tie, Ladies: After 5

The weekend of festivities will commence on Friday night with a Reception at the Sydney Masonic Centre to provide an opportunity for all of our Companions to welcome both our Interstate and International guests to the Grand Installation weekend events.

We appreciate you may have traveled long distances and we would like you to join with us in making new and renewing old friendships over some drinks and dinner.

To avoid the necessity on your first night of finding a place to eat we invite you to join with us for a sit-down buffet dinner with dessert, tea and coffee. Drinks (beer, wine and soft drinks) will be available at a cash bar.


Ladies Breakfast
Venue: Sydney Masonic Centre

Saturday 8th September 2018
Dress – Smart Daywear

On Saturday morning the ladies will be welcomed to a Ladies Breakfast to be hosted by Janelle Peattie and Bev Anderson where they can enjoy some social time together whilst enjoying a sumptuous breakfast before the day’s events begin.

Royal Arch Grand Installation
Venue: Sydney Masonic Centre

Saturday 8th September 2018
Dress – Men: Masonic Formal or Lounge Suits
Ladies: Smart Daywear

You are invited to witness Most Excellent Companion Rob Peattie, our First Grand Principal and Grand Master Install his Deputy, Right Excellent
Companion John Anderson as his successor in the Grand Lodge Room of the Sydney Masonic Centre.

This is an open Installation to which not only all Masons (Craft and Royal Arch) are invited, but also their partners, families and members of the public are welcome to come along and watch this colourful event.

Royal Arch Grand Banquet
Venue: Grand Banquet Hall, Sydney Masonic Centre

Saturday 8th September 2018
Dress – Men: Formal or Lounge Suit for Non-Masons
Ladies: Formal or After 5

Immediately following the Grand Installation, you are invited to join us at a celebratory Grand Banquet in the Grand Banquet Hall of the Sydney
Masonic Centre for a three-course dinner and a night of celebration, with international standard entertainment included.

Whilst some wine and soft drink will be available on each table, a cash bar will be in operation with beer, wine and spirits at regular prices.

Social Activities: Tall Ship Cruise
Venue: Campbell’s Cove, The Rocks

Sunday 9th September 2018
Dress – Casual

Sunday is traditionally a day to socialise at Grand Installations and this tradition is continued in Sydney.

You are invited to join us on Sydney Harbour for a trip back in time to a by-gone era with a cruise on a tall ship to see our harbour’s many attractions and sights with lunch on board included.

Drinks from a cash bar (at your cost) will be available. See those attractions which have made Sydney Harbour famous throughout the world from onboard our own tall ship. This is your opportunity to sail Sydney Harbour in a very unique way.

Naturally, numbers are limited, so be sure to register early to secure your place on this unforgettable experience. Transport to and from The Rocks has been arranged and will depart and return to Castlereagh Street opposite the Sydney Masonic Centre.

Grand Mark Installation
Venue: The Egyptian Room,
Royal Arch Masonic Centre, Petersham

Monday 10th September 2018
Dress – Men: Masonic Formal or Lounge Suit
Ladies: Smart Daywear

In 2018 we invite Mark and Royal Arch Masons, the Craft and other Orders to join us in the home of our Order, the famous heritage listed Egyptian Room at Petersham to witness this event. This is an Installation “open” to all Masons, partners and family.

To assist attendees in transport to and from this event a complimentary bus service will convey those attending from the Sydney Masonic Centre in the afternoon to Petersham and then back to Rydges Hotel in the evening for the Black Tie Dinner which will follow the Installation.

Join Most Worshipful Brother Rob Peattie, Grand Master of Mark Master Masons in NSW & ACT as he and the Ceremonial Team undertake this historic event and Install Right Worshipful Brother John Anderson as our next Mark Grand Master.

As an alternative for those not wishing to attend the Mark Grand Installation at Petersham, a High Tea has been arranged at Rydges Hotel, World Square.

For details please see the Registration Form.

Mark Grand Banquet
Venue: Rydges World Square Hotel, Sydney

Monday 10th September 2018
Dress – Men: Masonic Formal or Lounge Suit
Ladies: After 5

After witnessing the historic Installation in the iconic Egyptian Room you are invited to conclude the weekend of festivities with a three-course banquet in the banquet Room of Rydges World Square Hotel.

Join with us whilst we celebrate with a Black Tie dinner the Installation of our new Mark Grand Master.

This is a fitting finale to bring to a conclusion a weekend of ceremony and celebration of the Installation of a new First Grand Principal and Grand Master.

Transport from Sydney Airport

By Taxi
From Sydney International or Domestic Airport to CBD – $50 to $60 approximately (one way)

By Train
Sydney Trains T2 Airport Line – Macarthur to City via Airport or Sydenham Service
Alight at Museum station in the CBD (approximately 10 minute walk to suggested hotels)
Single Fare: $16.40 Adult / $12.50 Concession

Hotel Shuttle
A number of shuttles run from Sydney Airport to hotels in the CBD.
Enquiries can be made when booking your accommodation direct with the hotel or with the Concierge at your selected Hotel.


For details about Hotels in the immediate area and the preferred Hotel, please refer to the Registration Form.


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