Provincial News & Events

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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Maen Clo Lodge No 1451

A regular meeting of Maen Clo Lodge took place on 30th September when W. Bro. David Charles Thomas, Assistant Provincial Grand Master of the Craft in North Wales, was Advanced into the Lodge.

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Hope House – Ty Gobaith

On Wednesday afternoon, 25th September our Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, the Deputy Provincial Grand Master and the Provincial Secretary were accompanied by W. Bro. Darren Coleman-Heald to Hope House in the Conwy Valley.

The Mark Benevolent Fund had donated, through Lifelites, a sum of £12,274 for the purchase of a ‘TechnicTrunk’ for the use of the children at Hope House. The PGM was shown how the equipment worked and had the opportunity of a ‘virtual’ flight over Paris.

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St Seiriol Centenary

On 17th September, St Seiriol Lodge of Mark Master Masons No. 688 celebrated its Centenary.

Over 100 Brethren assembled at the Masonic Hall in Bangor in the presence of R.W.Bro. John H. Prizeman Deputy Grand Master, and R.W.Bro Peter Talbot Provincial Grand Master.

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Ethos Charity Presentation

On Wednesday the 11th of September, the V.W.Bro. Peter Talbot, Provincial Grand Master, accompanied by W.Bro. Mike Pugh, Provincial Charity Steward, V.W.Bro. Ian Smith, Dep. PGM for Staffs and Shrops and W. Bro. Kevin Spencer Assist PGM for Staffs and Shrops attended the Ethos Charity in Oswestry to present a cheque to the CEO of the Charity.

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Provincial and District Grand Masters Seminar

On 9th September our PGM joined a further 40 or so PGMs and District GMs at a Seminar held at Mark Mason’s Hall in London.

This is the second occasion that such a Seminar has been held and it now looks to be firmly established in the Diary of Grand Lodge.

Matters discussed included Membership, Keystone on Line, Data Protection, Recruitment and Retention, Relations with other Orders, Communication, Succession Planning and Finance and Administration.

The following day, the PGM was joined by W. Bro. John  Evans, W. Bro. Colin Lemin and W. Bro. Phil Edwards at Mark Grand Lodge. The highlight of the meeting was seeing the Pro Grand Master invest those Brethren who were receiving Promotion in Mark Grand Lodge.

There was an excellent attendance with over 900 in Grand Lodge.

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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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