Royal and Select Masters - Wyvern District

Silver Trowel


The Thrice Illustrious Master Degree, more often referred to as the Silver Trowel, was introduced to this constitution in 2009. Membership of this degree is restricted. The District Grand Master may only recommend one Installed Master from each of his District Councils as recipients, and each recommendation has to be personally approved by the Most Illustrious Grand Master. 

The Silver Trowel degree takes place annually at our Installed Masters’ Council - The David Carr Hooker Council of the Ninth Arch No.238, and those who have taken the degree are then entitled to attach a hallmarked Silver Trowel to their apron. 

Chronologically, the Silver Trowel precedes the Royal and Select degree and relates the final, and dying, days of King David and his desire that his son, Solomon, should be anointed King after him. 

The last ceremony took place on in September 2021 at which the degree was conferred on:

Ill.Comp. Nigel M. Bridges, Dist.G.St.B.
Ill.Comp. Joseph F. K. Marzouk, Dist.G.Swd.B.
Ill.Comp. W. G. Andrew Mills, Dist.G.Cond.C.
Ill.Comp. George S. W. Simpson, P.Dist.G.St.B.

Stained glass picture of Kings David and Solomon

Congratulations to them all!