General

Suspension of Masonic Activity

On the 17th of March 2020, the Provincial Grand Master issued the following statement:


Brethren,

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.


 

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Benidorm Visit 2020

Postcard from Benidowm

Postcard from Benidorm

The second cultural visit by members of the Mark Province of North Wales took place over the last weekend in January, we went out as members of the EU and came home as non EU members.

In order to ease our worries we decided to avail ourselves of the All Inclusive option at the Hotel, a great idea, congratulations go to our Organiser and Travel Agent, W. Bro Colin Lemin.

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PGM to retire from Office in June 2020

On Saturday the 9th of November 2019 the R.W. Provincial Grand Master, Bro. Peter Talbot GMRAC, announced that he would be retiring from office in June 2020. He has asked that the following message be communicated to all Brethren:

R.W.Bro Peter Talbot PGM North WalesIn June 2012, I was Installed as Provincial Grand Master for the Mark Province of North Wales, having served the Province prior to that as Provincial Treasurer for 11 years and Deputy Provincial Grand Master for 2 years, in all brethren 21 years in an Executive position.

It is my intention to retire from Office at midnight on 19th June, 2020, I have given the matter considerable thought and believe that now is the time for me to offer the opportunity for someone else to have the honour of becoming Provincial Grand Master of this wonderful Province of ours.

I have enjoyed my term of Office immensely, it has taken up a great deal of my time and I am fortunate to have had the support of my wife, Susan, without whose help and understanding I would not have been able to carry out my duties to my satisfaction. I have made friends throughout the country, as far North as Northumberland and South as far as Hampshire but most of all I will remember the friends I have made here, amongst the Brethren of North Wales.

I thank you all for the support and friendship which you have given me during my time in Office and wish you all well in the future, I know that you will give my successor the same commitment and support that you have given me.

I have advised the Grand Secretary of my decision; my successor will be announced in the Spring of next year.

Yours sincerely and fraternally,
R. W. Bro. Peter Talbot,
PGM for North Wales

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Staffordshire and Shropshire visit to North Wales

Members of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Staffordshire and Shropshire spent this weekend on a break in Llandudno.

Our Provincial Grand Master and his wife, Susan, were invited to attend a Gala Dinner at the Imperial Hotel on Saturday 12th October, and to stay at the Imperial Hotel as their guests for the night.

The PGM reports that it was a wonderful occasion, very enjoyable and in the company of some very good friends.

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PGM Installed in Segontium Craft Lodge

Our Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master was, on 4th October 2019, Installed into the Chair of his mother Craft Lodge, Segontium Lodge No. 606 for the second occasion. The last time he was in the Chair was in 1998.

The Lodge meets in Caernarfon and for this meeting the Festive Board was held at Bangor Masonic Hall where the Brethren were treated to a magnificent meal.

On the day, W. Bro. Gavin Wynne Jones, Charity Steward and ADC of the Lodge and a Past Master of Elffin Mark Lodge, celebrated his birthday.

I hope that he did not eat all of the cake himself !!!!

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St Eilian RAM Buffet & Barbecue Update

The St Eilian Annual Summer BBQ took place at W. Bro. Roger Littlewood’s home on 25th August and was enjoyed by all.

Around 100 were in attendance and the proceeds for the day raised the magnificent sum of £1000. This will be divided equally between the Lodge, which is seeking to make a charity donation, and the Provincial Mark Centenary and Special Fund.

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2019 Team Dinner

On 24th May the traditional end of year Dinner for Provincial Officers of the year was held at Elwy Hall Rhyl.

There were 29 Officers in attendance for the informal dinner, a fantastic turnout.

These evenings have been held for over 15 years now and the Officers of the year receive a Certificate from the Provincial Grand Master in recognition of the support they have given him and the Province during the year.

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