It is with a heavy heart that we have to inform you of the passing to Higher Service of W.Bro. Michael Pugh, P.A.G.D.C., Prov.G.Ch.Stwd.
Mike suffered a stroke at the weekend and passed away on the 17th of August in Walton Hospital.
He was a wonderful friend to many and his passing to Higher Service is great loss to Freemasonry.
On the 1st of July 2023, the Mark Masonic Province of West Yorkshire held the 155th MBF Festival Banquet where it was revealed that a total of £1,580,445
had been raised.
The Provincial Grand Master accompanied by the Deputy and Provincial Secretary attended Mark Grand Lodge communication today, where some of the Charities that the Mark Benevolent Fund has supported this year were given a standing ovation for the vital work they do throughout the UK and beyond.
The Provincial Grand Master, John Stanley Evans accompanied by the Provincial Grand Master of Cheshire, Gary Horstman, yesterday presented a cheque for £45,000 on behalf of the Mark Benevolent Fund to Hope House Children’s Hospice in Oswestry.
The Mark Benevolent Festival Dinner which was to have taken place at Old Trafford, Manchester on 3rd July had to be postponed due to Covid concerns.
However, our Past Provincial Grand Master R.W.Bro. Peter Talbot and his wife Susan together with Deputy PGM W.Bro. Phil Edwards and his wife Rosaleen. W.Bro Mike Pugh and his wife Sandra and Bro. Martin Wynne Jones and his wife Caroline travelled to Manchester and spent an enjoyable weekend away.
December 18, 2020 Benevolent Fund, Mark
W.Bro. Darren W. Coleman‑Heald, P.A.G.D.C, Charities Manager at the Mark Benevolent Fund, reports that the 52 vehicles provided to the St John Ambulance are being put to very good use.
A full report can be found in the attached PDF document.
Download the December 2020 St John Ambulance Update for Mark Master Masons
Representatives of the Hosanna House Children’s Pilgrimage Trust attended at Maesgwyn Hall to receive a cheque for £800 from MBF.
On the 17th of March 2020, the Provincial Grand Master issued the following statement:
The Grand Masters of the Orders administered from Mark Masons’ Hall, which includes the Mark and RAM, have jointly agreed an immediate General Suspension of all Masonic Activity for a period of four months.
A similar course of action is being taken by United Grand Lodge of England, the Ancient and Accepted Rite, as well as the Grand Lodge of Scotland.
I fully support this decision and let me say that I have been heartened by the manner in which you have all, particularly our Secretaries and Scribes, approached the uncertainty that we have faced over the past few weeks and days.
I am currently consulting with the members our Provincial Executive to formulate a plan that will ensure that you are all kept fully updated as to future developments, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible.
Please look after yourselves and your families Brethren, keep in touch with each other by phone or email.
Yours sincerely and fraternally,
R.W.Bro. Peter Talbot,
Provincial Grand Master for North Wales.