Prestonian Lecturer John Wade Quatuor Coronati Lodge, 2076
John Stephen Wade (seen in the photo to the far right with red Scottish Regalia and a Provincial Chain Collar) was born in Edinburgh in 1947, but moved to Leeds when his father was appointed lecturer at the university there. He was educated at High Storrs Grammar School Sheffield and the University of Durham where he read Classics. Following a 20 year career as a Classics teacher in Sheffield, during which time he wrote a thesis on Philip of Macedon for his MA dissertation, he transferred his Classics teaching to Further Education and then on to Higher Education at the University of Sheffield, where he finished his full-time career as Teaching Fellow in Latin and Greek. Having taken an early retirement in 2005, Bro. Wade continues to teach Latin to postgraduate students at the University, act as consultant to the British Academy John Foxe Project, and assist in the Centre for Research into Freemasonry in the Humanities Research Institute, where he is now based, as well as completing his doctoral thesis on the Latin writings of the Tudor martyrologist, John Foxe.
He was initiated into Fellowship Lodge No. 4069 in 1981 and exalted into Fellowship Royal Arch Chapter No. 4069 in 1985. He was installed as WM of Fellowship Lodge in 1991 and was the founding Master of Amadeus Lodge No. 9359 in 1994. Bro. Wade is a Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden in both Yorkshire West Riding and Derbyshire. He is a Past Provincial Grand Sojourner in the Royal Arch, a Past Sovereign in the Rose Croix and is the Immediate Past Master of his Mark Lodge. Currently he is the Right Worshipful Master of Lodge Hope of Kurrachee No. 337 (Scottish Constitution). From 2003 – 2005 he was President of the Sheffield Masonic Study Circle. Having been elected a full member of Quatuor Coronati Lodge in 2005, he also manages to find time to be a member of Lodges in Ireland, Italy and the USA as well as being the Musical Director of the Sheffield and District Masonic Choir which he founded in 1991.