History

On 2nd October 1928 the Lodge received a proposal for membership from dynamic individual by the name of Ralph Denholm. Following his initiation, passing and raising, his first office was that of Organist and so he took the first step on the ladder which was to ultimately lead to the high and distinguished office of the Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Renfrewshire East.

Following the purchase of the new premises, the Lodge's expenditure far exceeded it’s income. Despite this being a time of recession, the hard work and determination of Bro. Ralph and his fellow Office Bearers eventually placed the Lodge back on a sound financial footing.

Bro. Denholm did not attempt ceremonial work until April 1929, but from then he went from strength to strength and in November 1936 he was elected RWM of Lodge St Barchan.

In 1956 he was installed Grand Almoner of Provincial Grand Lodge and in October 1970, as RWPGDM, he headed a deputation to the Chessington Lodge No. 6067 (English Constitution) when Bro. George Lyle was installed as it's Master.

In that same year the Master of Lodge St Barchan, Bro. Denis McCormack had the privilege of proposing Bro. Denholm's nomination as RWPGM at a meeting of the Sister Lodges within the Province.

In 1983, Bro. Ralph Denholm attended Lodge St Barchan where he congratulated the RWM Bro. Malcolm Whyte. Sadly this was to be his last visit. Bro. Denholm passed on 26 January 1984 and missed the Bi-Centenary celebrations of the Lodge he did so much for in ensuring its ongoing prosperity.