On Saturday 14th April 2018, a special meeting was held by Lodge St.John 540 Crossgates when a large deputation from Various lodges in Denmark led by
Very Enlightened Brother of St. Andrew’s Lodge (X) Flemming Andersen.

The whole day came about when the Danish Brethren contacted Worshipful Substitute Provincial Grand Master Brother Craig Thompson PM. and requested a visit to a Fife Lodge, Craig didnt know which one to arrange a visit to, by coincidence one of the members in the Danish contingent is a friend of St.John 540’s Sword Bearer Brother Bill Lindsay so fortunately St John 540 were only too glad to help him out.
Along with Brother Andersen were...


Past Master Hans Madsen.


Enlightened Brother of St. John’s Lodge (IX) Marcel Holbek


Enlightened Brother of St. John’s Lodge (IX) Martin Eriksen


Very Worshipful Apprentice & Fellow of St. Andrew’s Lodge (IV/V) Jan Ostergaard


Very Enlightened Brother of St. Andrew’s Lodge (X)Torben Folsing


Most Illustrious Brother (vIII) Per Elgaard


Very Enlightened Brother of St. Andrew’s Lodge (X) Niels Nybjerg


Very Enlightened Brother of St. Andrew’s Lodge (X) Poul Erik Sandberg


Very Enlightened Brother of St. Andrew’s Lodge (X) Lars Bang


Very Enlightened Brother of St. Andrew’s Lodge (X) Bjarne Sorensen


Very Enlightened Brother of St. Andrew’s Lodge (X) Niels-Jorgen Nielsen


Very Enlightened Brother of St. Andrew’s Lodge (X) Soren Ahrens Hansen


Very Enlightened Brother of St. Andrew’s Lodge (X) Teddy Lindy Andersen


Enlightened Brother of St. John’s Lodge (IX) Brian Blauenfeldt


Most Illustrious Brother (VIII) Ole Arnfeldt Hald


Very Illustrious Brother (VIII) Freddy Niesen


Illustrious Scottish Master of St. Andrew’s Jim Holmelin


Illustrious Scottish Master of St. Andrew’s Henrik Rasmussen


Very Worshipful Apprentice & Fellow of St. Andrew’s (IV/V) Frank Degn Pedersen


Very Worshipful Apprentice & Fellow of St. Andrew’s (IV/V) Klaus M. Nielsen


Very Worshipful Apprentice & Fellow of St. Andrew’s (IV/V) Thomas Linde Jakobsen


Master Mason (III) Thomas Gustafsson


Fellow Craft (II) Jan Dyrby


Fellow Craft (II) Brian Hallin Pedersen

The day began with Worshipful Substitute Provincial Grand Master Brother Craig Thompson, PM, taking our Danish Brethren on a Visit to Dunfermline Abbey, afterwards they travelled to Crossgates and witnessed the Office Bearers and Brethren of 540 work an Entered Apprentice Degree, this was followed by a buffet meal and the evening continued when 540’s wives, partners and friends joined us and we were entertained late into the night by International vocalist, Danny Phoenix.
New friendships have now been made with our Danish Brethren and we at 540 will try our best to keep this going.