The Mark Degree

Membership of the Mark Degree is open to all Master Masons. The Ceremony is based on the preparation for the building of King Solomon’s Temple.

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Royal Ark Mariners

Membership is open to all Mark Master Masons. It is based on the Great Flood, as recorded in the Bible, relating to Noah’s building of the Ark.

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Benevolent Fund

150th Anniversary Festival of the Mark Benevolent Fund took place at the Lincolnshire Showground, Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln on Saturday, 7th July, 2018.

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Lapis reprobatus caput anguli – The stone which was rejected has become the head of the corner


Mark Lodges


Royal Ark Mariner Lodges




2018 MBF Festival Total

The 2018 Provincial Team

R.W.Bro. Peter Talbot Provincial Grand Master

R.W.Bro. Peter Talbot was Installed as Provincial Grand Master in June 2012. His mother Mark Lodge is Elffin Lodge No. 321 and his mother Royal Ark Mariner Lodge is Y Geninen No 259. In June 2016 was appointed to the General Board and the Grand Masters Royal Ark Council.

W.Bro. John S. Evans DepProvGM

W.Bro. John S. Evans Deputy Provincial Grand Master

W. Bro. John Stanley Evans was Installed as Deputy Provincial Grand Master on 9th June 2018. He was appointed a Grand Steward in 2015 and promoted to PGSD in 2018. He is a holder of RAMGR. He served the Province as Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies from June 2016 to June 2018.

W.Bro. David Turvey ProvGTreas

W.Bro. David P Turvey Provincial Grand Treasurer

W. Bro. David Purton Turvey joined Buckley Mark Lodge in 1994 and was Elected Provincial Grand Treasurer in June 2017, he is a Past Commander of Dyffryn Clwyd RAM Lodge No. 1647.

W.Bro Colin Lemin ProvGSec

W.Bro. Colin Anthony Lemin Provincial Grand Secretary

W. Bro. Colin Anthony Lemin was appointed Deputy Provincial Grand Secretary in 2017 and Provincial Grand Secretary in 2018. He is a Past Commander of Hunter RAM and the holder of Provincial Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank. He is a member of a number of Mark Lodges and Royal Ark Mariner Lodges.

W.Bro. Philip J. Edwards ProvGDC

W.Bro. Philip Joseph Edwards Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies

W. Bro. Philip Joseph Edwards was appointed Deputy Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies in 2015 and in 2018 became the Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies. He was honoured with the Rank of Grand Steward in 2018 and holds RAMGR.

W.Bro. James Stephen Tilston ProvGSW

W.Bro James Stephen Tilston Provincial Grand Senior Warden

W. Bro. James Steven Tilston was Advanced into St Mabon Mark Lodge in 1993 and is currently the Secretary of that Lodge. He was appointed Provincial Grand Senior Warden in 2018. Steven holds Provincial RAMGR being a Past Commander of Idris Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No. 821.

W.Bro Paul Sefton ProvGJW

W.Bro. Paul Sefton Provincial Grand Junior Warden

W. Bro. Paul Sefton was appointed Provincial Grand Junior Warden in 2018. He was Advanced into Hunter Mark Lodge in 1993, is a Past Commander of Hunter RAM Lodge and holds Provincial RAMGR. Paul is the organiser of the Mark Annual Charity Night which is held in September each year.

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