Latest news from around the Province.


The first Royal Ark Mariner Lodge to celebrate 150 years!!!!

There were a series of “Firsts” at Carnarvon Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No 62, meeting at Havant, Hampshire on Tuesday 19 October 2021.

Wednesday, 20 October 2021 11:18

Provicial Almoners Letter from Andover

Dear Brethren All,

Best Wishes to you all.

I feel that I need to communicate with you all so that we can keep in touch. This virus is there just waiting to pounce,  if given the opportunity. There are quite a few of our brethren who have contracted covid at meetings, even though it seems that all precautions were being taken. I am wondering if it is time to look at ourselves in order to be carrying out the thoughtful measures that might be required. It is imperative that we continue to sanitise and wash our hands as much as possible. I am not trying to be negative only expressing my thoughts as to this pandemic, which is by no means coming to an end.

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The Provincial Grand Master R.W.Bro. George J. Deacon, the Deputy Grand Master V.W.Bro. Brian Ridler, P.G.J.O., the Assistant Provincial Grand Master W.Bro. Tony Green, P.G.J.D., accompanied by Officers of Provincial Grand Mark Lodge, attended the Installation Meeting of Meridies Lodge of Mark Master Masons No.1798 on Monday 11 October 2021.

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V.W.Bro. Terry Bruty, P.G.J.O. who celebrated 60 years in Mark and RAM Masonry two weeks ago in Winchester Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No.969 receiving his 60 year certificate and a field promotion from the Deputy Grand Master, R.W.Bro. John Prizeman.

Saturday, 02 October 2021 14:34

Provincial Almoners Letter from Andover

Dear Brethren All,

Good Day to you all, yes it’s me again, I have missed being in touch. I trust that you are all as well as can be expected. I start by offering my heartiest Congratulations to those Brethren who have been honoured with RAMGR, all well deserved. This, they will receive on 7th December and it would be good if some of us are able to be there and show our support.

Friday, 01 October 2021 18:27

Appointments to RAMGR announced

Congratulations to the brethren honoured with appointment to RAMGR, further details here.

Thursday, 30 September 2021 16:55

2022 Surrey Mark Festival Weekend

The new Surrey 2022 Mark Benevolent Fund website contains information about the festival finale to be held at the Copthorne Effingham Park Hotel, Gatwick, Surrey RH10 3EU on the weekend of the 1st and 2nd July 2022. Details and booking form may be found at the following link:-

The Provincial Grand Master recently visited Unity Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 381 where he presented a 50 year certificate to W.Bro. David Boylin, P.G.St.B.

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