Freemasons Lay the Foundation Stone for
Spurgeon's Metropolitan Tabernacle
The laying of the Foundation Stone for the Metropolitan
Tabernacle in London, England, was an official Masonic ceremony.
is found in the book, C. H. Spurgeon Autobiography: Volume 2 The Full
Harvest. The Banner of Truth Trust, 1973, Reprinted 2006
The caption reads as follows:
"The laying of the foundation stone of the Metropolitan
A close-up reveals two Freemasons on the platform wearing Masonic regalia.
The presiding Freemason over the ritual would have been Sir Morton Peto
because Charles Spurgeon sad he was the one who performed "the Ceremony of
laying the First Stone":
"The Ceremony of laying the First Stone was then performed in
the customary manner by Sir S. M. Peto, amidst the loud acclamation of the
(1) The Ceremony of the Laying of the First Stone of the New
Tabernacle For the Congregation of the Reverend C. H. Spurgeon (#268-270