Four Crowned Ones - Dr. John S. Wade

Dr. John S. Wade

Worshipful Brother Dr John S. Wade, Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden, 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 degree, 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 early retirement in 2005, John Wade continues to teach Latin to postgraduate students at the University and early in 2009 was awarded his PHD for a thesis on the Latin writings of the Tudor martyrologist John Foxe.


Brother John Wade was initiated into Fellowship Lodge No. 4069 in 1981 and exalted into Fellowship Royal Arch Chapter No. 4069 in 1985. He was installed as Master of Fellowship Lodge in 1991 and was the founding Master of Amadeus Lodge No. 9359 in 1994.


He is a Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden in both Yorkshire West Riding and Derbyshire, and a Past Provincial Grand Registrar in the Royal Arch, as well as a Past Sovereign in the Rose Croix. In the Mark degree, Brother Wade was the acting Provincial Grand Registrar for the Province of Derbyshire in 2009. A Past Sovereign in the Red Cross of Constantine, he is currently a Past Divisional Steward, as well as being an active member of a number of other orders. 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 was Secretary of the Lodge for 2008-9 and in November 2009 was installed as Master for 2009-10. Brother Wade also manages to find time to be a member of lodges in Scotland (where he is a Past Master of Lodge of Kurrachee, No.337,S.C.) Ireland, Italy (where he is currently the WM of Loggia Santa Cecilia No. 180 (R.G.L.I.) and the United States (where in September 2009 he was appointed to the rank of Honorary Grand Lecturer in the Grand Lodge of the State of New Jersey), and to be the musical director of the Sheffield and District Masonic Choir which he founded in 1991.