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.
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.
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.
The first team visit of 2020 saw the Provincial Team attending the Installation of Bro. John Pritchard into the chair of Y Geninen Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No. 259.
The PGM and the Provincial Team will be visiting a number of Mark and RAM Lodges in 2019 and 2020, starting with a visit to St Seiriol 688 on the occasion of their Centenary meeting.
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.
On 24th September the Provincial Team accompanied the Provincial Grand Master to the Installation Meeting of Dyffryn Clwyd Royal Ark Mariner Lodge.
W. Bro. Graham Sherratt was Installed in an excellent manner by W. Bro. Derek Baldwin who had obviously spent a considerable time in learning the Ritual.
This was the first outing for the new Provincial Team who all seemed to enjoy the evening.