Latest news from around the Province.

Dear Brethren All,  

Well, another fortnight has gone by and here I am again putting finger tips to the computer keyboard. I trust that you are continuing to keep safe and well, although I am aware that some of you are suffering, as I am kept up to date as to the welfare of many of you. It is not possible to look after you all personally but we do have a good bunch of Lodge Almoners doing fantastic jobs. Thank you to all of them for their unstinted efforts.

Thursday, 08 July 2021 08:54

153rd Festival results are in

The Provincial Grand Lodge of MMM of East Lancashire have published the results of their Festival in aid of the Mark Benevolent Fund. Find the report here: 

Sunday, 04 July 2021 13:48

Provincial Almoners Weekly Letter

Dear Brethren All,

Hello to you all on a Saturday when many of us had been booked in for the 153rd Benevolent Fund Festival in Manchester to assist East Lancs celebrate their efforts. That is not to be, we await the announcement of the final total of their Fund Raising, which must have been curtailed due to the pandemic.

Brethren,

There has been a terrific fundraising event from the members of New Forest Mark Lodge No 611. Bro Lee Marsh completed 24 hours of golf, completing his challenge and raising nearly £3,000 for the mental health charity MIND.

Saturday, 19 June 2021 09:51

Provincial Almoners Weekly Letter

Dear Brethren All, 

A good morning to you all and I hope that you are all as well as can be expected. It was not unexpected that the roadmap should be looked at and the relaxation of restrictions delayed for a while. The rate at which the virus is spreading is frightening but hopefully the vaccinations will be beneficial to all. I am sorry that some have had planned meetings cancelled but it is better to be safe than sorry.

Saturday, 05 June 2021 15:15

Provincial Almoners Weekly Letter

Dear Brethren All,

It has been really nice this week to catch up with some of the family and give them a hug. I have had this pleasure with all three of my daughters and it was great. I hope that some of you have had the opportunity similar pleasure.

Sunday, 30 May 2021 14:55

Provincial Almoners Weekly Letter

Dear Brethren All,

This has been a different week in a number of ways. I did manage to attend the funeral of W. Bro. Stan Brooker on Monday at Basingstoke Crematorium. The limit of those attending these premises is now 60, it is well organised and appears safe, with social distancing very easy to observe. W. Bro Stan was a proud man and one that we can be proud of, there was a good masonic presence with some travelling down from Beaconsfield.

Saturday, 22 May 2021 14:06

Provincial Almoners Weekly Letter

Dear Brethren All,     

This has been a good week with being able, once again, to meet up with the family and friends and to actually hug one another. It is still necessary to be cautious but what a nice experience it has been. I am sure that some of you have taken advantage of being able to go out socially, have a beer or a meal together. Some, like me though, will take steady steps before we venture out for a meal.

Page 1 of 20