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Elffin Lodge Installation

On Friday 21st September, 2018 W. Bro David Allan Jones was Installed as Worshipful Master of Elffin Lodge No. 321.

Representing the Provincial Grand Master was W. Bro. Roger Littlewood, PAGDC.

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Northern PGMs Weekend

The Annual Northern PGMs weekend away was hosted by the Province of East Lancashire over the first weekend in September.

Our own PGM, R.W.Bro. Peter Talbot, was in attendance and sent in the following report:

We stayed at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa in Clayton Le Moors and trips were arranged to the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, the John Rylands Library and Howarth Art Gallery in Accrington.

Nine PGMs, including for the first time R.W.Bro. Martin Blackburn, PGM for the Isle of Man, and eight Ladies attended in all. It was a wonderful weekend, with good company, good food and a little liquid refreshment.

Next year the event will be hosted by the Province of North and East Yorkshire.

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Coffer of Gavels Dedication

Province of Worcestershire
Provincial Almoners’ and Charity Stewards’ Lodge of Mark Master Masons No. 1943
Worshipful Master V.W. Bro. P. G. Orton

V.W.Bro. P.G. Orton with the Coffer of Gavels

V.W.Bro. P.G. Orton with the Coffer of Gavels

V.W. Bro. Phillip George Orton PGJO will be holding the second meeting of his Lodge on Saturday 20th October 2018 at the Masonic Hall, Llandudno commencing at 11am.

Our PGM will be in attendance along with other members of the Provincial Executive.

At this meeting the PGM of Worcestershire along with some of his Provincial Team will be attending to dedicate a Coffer of Gavels that the WM presented to the Lodge at his installation and which were expertly crafted by W.Bro. Stewart Cole PPGJW, Hunter Lodge no. 324.

There will also be a talk given by a representative of N. Wales St. John’s on the new Ambulance.

The Lodge is one of great distinction, whose members include, the Pro. Grand Master, Dep. Grand Master, Grand SO, Grand DC, Past Assist. Grand Sec.  MBF Charities Manager, as well as many other very distinguished brethren, many of whom it is hoped will be present.

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Grand Officers Luncheon 2018

On the 14th of August 2018, the R.W. Provincial Grand Master hosted the annual Grand Officers Luncheon at Elwy Hall, Rhyl.

Following the luncheon, the Provincial Grand Master addressed the brethren present to update them on matters relating to the Province and beyond. On this occasion he also invited the new Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies to speak about the Ritual and the new Provincial Deputy Grand Secretary to speak about the new Provincial website.

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Team Visits 2018-2019

The Provincial Grand Master and the Provincial Team are scheduled to visit the following Mark and Royal Ark Mariner Lodges in 2018-2019.

DateLodgeLocation
September 24thDyffryn Clwyd 1647 (RAM Installation)Mold
October 24thSt Grwst 1772 (Mark Installation)Llanfairfechan
November 21stSnowdonia 259 (Mark Installation)Bangor
December 19thHunter 324 (RAM Elevation)Rhyl
February 15th 2019Elffin 321 (Mark Advancement)Caernarfon
March 4th 2019Flint 1509 (Mark Installation)Flint
April 12th 2019Yr Ysgallen 38 (RAM Elevation)Llandudno
May 9th 2019Hawarden 838 (RAM Installation)Connah’s Quay

Other dates for your diary include:
Saturday 29th of September – Charity Social – Lyons-Mound, Rhyl
Saturday 6th of April 2019 – RAM Assembly – Bangor
Saturday 8th of June 2019 – Provincial Grand Lodge – Connah’s Quay

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St John Ambulance Dedication at Llandaff Cathedral

Three St. John Ambulances and one Treatment Vehicle were Dedicated on June 23rd at Llandaff Cathedral in the presence of HRH The Duchess of Gloucester, GCVO, GCStJ, the Commandant in Chief, St John Cymru – Wales.

Our Provincial Grand Master, R.W. Bro Peter Talbot, was in attendance along with R.W. Bro. David Powell, Provincial Grand Master for Monmouthshire, and V.W. Bro. Jeff Clarke, Deputy Provincial Grand Master for South Wales.

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Provincial Team Dinner 2018

The Annual Provincial Team Dinner took place at Elwy Hall Rhyl on 24th May, an enjoyable evening was had by all and the attendance was the most that there has ever been at a Provincial Team dinner – great support.

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Mark Grand Honours 2018

The R.W. Provincial Grand Master has again agreed that the names of those Brethren who are to receive Promotion or Preferment in Grand Lodge may be advised to the Grand Officers, as soon as the recipients have signified their intention to accept the honour.

As responses have now been received from those Brethren concerned, I am pleased to advise you that the following are to be invested at the Communications of Grand Lodge in June & September.

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V.W.Bro. Phillip G Orton Diamond Award

V.W.Bro Phillip G Orton

V.W.Bro Phillip G Orton wearing his Grand Patron Diamond Collarette

At the meeting of North Wales Lodge of Installed Mark Master Masons held on Saturday 17th February at Llanfairfechan, V.W.Bro. Phillip G Orton, PGJO was presented with a Grand Patron Diamond Collarette to recognize the contributions that he has made to the Mark Benevolent Fund.

The Provincial Grand Master congratulated V.W.Bro. Orton and thanked him for the support that he had given to the Benevolent Fund, not only by his donations but also in the way he had delivered so many Lectures throughout the Province explaining the history and the structure of the Fund.

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