Mark

Old Trafford Visit

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.

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PGM’s Address at the VPGL

Below you will find the text of the address to the Brethren given by the Provincial Grand Master, R.W.Bro. John S. Evans, at the Virtual Provincial Grand Lodge held via Zoom on the 28th of November 2020. The meeting was attended by a large number of Brethren from across the Province. Also in attendance was R.W.Bro. Ryan Williams, Grand Secretary.

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Elffin Mark Lodge Meeting – November 2020

On November the 20th the Brethren of Elffin Mark Lodge met for the first time after the relaxation of restrictions in Wales. The meeting went very well and was enjoyed by those present.

Needless to say, the meeting was conducted in strict adherence to COVID safety protocols and with all wearing face coverings and keeping a minimum of 2m distance.

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Dynamic Donation

On the 2nd of June, a number of Brethren met (social distancing being observed) at the Dynamic Centre for Children and Young Persons with Disabilities, Salisbury Road, Wrexham, to present several donations to this excellent charity.

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Grand Rank Appointments 2020

The RW Provincial Grand Master is pleased to announce the following First Appointments and Promotions in Grand Rank.

1st Appointments
W.Bro. Paul Sefton PAGDC
W.Bro. James Stephen Tilston PAGDC

Promotions
W.Bro. Ian James Perkin PGJD
W.Bro. John Ernest Terence Williams PGJD

 

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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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Y Garreg Wen Consecration

Y Garreg Wen Lodge No. 2019 was Consecrated at Bangor Masonic Hall on 9th March by the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, Bro. Peter Talbot.

The Lodge will conduct all Ceremonies in the Welsh Language, the first Welsh Language Lodge to be Consecrated in North Wales.

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