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.
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.
September 27, 2020 PGM, Royal Ark Mariners
The Provincial Grand Master, R.W. Bro. John S. Evans, is delighted to announce that the Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother, His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent GCVO, has appointed two North Wales brethren to Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank:
- W. Bro. Colin Anthony Lemin
- W. Bro. Hywel John Lloyd
Both will assume their new ranks on 8th December 2020.
The RW Provincial Grand Master is pleased to announce the following First Appointments and Promotions in Grand Rank.
W.Bro. Paul Sefton PAGDC
W.Bro. James Stephen Tilston PAGDC
W.Bro. Ian James Perkin PGJD
W.Bro. John Ernest Terence Williams PGJD
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.
The Provincial Grand Master regrets to announce that the RAM Assembly scheduled for April 4th 2020 has been cancelled. The full text of his announcement appears below.
Members of North Wales attended at the Grand Temple in Queen Street, London for the March Communication.
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.
The R.W. Provincial Grand Master, Bro. Peter Talbot, accompanied by the Provincial Team, visited St Giles RAM Lodge No. 760 on the 25th of February.
On behalf of the Lodge, W.Bro. John Crump presented £1,000 to North Wales Mark Benevolent Fund and welcomed Steve Williams as their newest member. Well done all at St Giles.
February 5, 2020 Mark, PGM, Team Visits
On 5th February our Provincial Grand Master accompanied by a number of Provincial Officers forming a ‘mini team’ attended St Davids Mark Lodge to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of W. Bro. Paul A Williams’ advancement into the Mark Degree.