Brethren of the Province of London,
You will recall that last April, London hosted the Annual Festival for the Grand Master’s Lodge of Instruction in the Grand Temple in Great Queen Street.
This was a truly magnificent event and was supported by some 500 Brethren. This year’s Festival is being held in Northampton where the President this year will be RW Bro. George Bonham. Naturally I would be delighted to be accompanied to Northampton by a contingent of my own, London Brethren and to this end this Province is providing transport to and from the venue.
Brethren of the Province of London,
Special Message and Updated Appeal on behalf of Ashbolt’s Amblers.
Brethren of the Province of London your Donations which will soon exceed £40,000, your generosity has enabled the total MBF figure to crash through the £200,000 barrier. With some 4 weeks still to go before the date of the Walk, a figure of ¼ Million Pounds could be in reach. London has certainly played its part thus far and in thanking all our Members and Lodges for their truly magnificent generosity to date, the PGM hopes that this support will continue during the last lap and right up to the wire.
It only seems like a few weeks ago when we were all present at last year's Provincial Grand Meeting. What a great way to get so many of us together and to so thoroughly enjoy ourselves. Whether you are a newly installed Master or Commander or a newly Advanced Brother or an "old hand" like some of us, you will really enjoy the feeling of being part of your Procession in through the doors of Grand Lodge at Freemasons' Hall.
Having done it I can attest to the feeling of a rather momentous occasion taking place all around us and to actually be a part of that is something well worth while!
This year is already looking to be another day of celebrations and if you would like to download the information as above, you will be able to secure your seats both for the ceremony and/or the Banquet.
Hope to see you there.
Yes, it's coming round again. That day when the great and noble proponents of the game of Golf pit their talents against their peers in a very refined and friendly way. Right!
It's time for our Annual Golf Day so to secure YOUR place for the day, you'll need to be taking action! Follow the links to the registration Form and to Alan's Letter and good luck to you all.
Seirios is a lover of running who finally this year got a place in one of the most well celebrated Marathons in the World and will try to break his personal record which is 4 Hours 21 minutes. This year he is supporting the Mark Benevolent Fund - Hope for Tomorrow and he is looking to get some more sponsorship.
You are cordially invited, with your partner and/or guests, to attend a fun champagne and canapés reception in the magnificent Long Room at the HQ of the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC). The evening will conclude (weather permitting) with a bespoke Beating of the Retreat by the HAC band on the lawn, at which the DGM, Ray Smith, will take the salute. Since the announcement in March that he will become Pro Grand Master in June, this is a tremendous opportunity for us to show our support for him.
The Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro. David Ashbolt, has asked his Deputy Provincial Grand Master, W Bro. Tom Quinn, PGJD, and W Bro. Tony Harvey, PGSD, to develop plans to found a Scouting Lodge in the Mark Province of London. The aim of the Lodge will be, “to create closer ties between Mark Masonry and Scouting in London”. It will be open to Freemasons who have, or have had in the past, a connection with the Scout Movement in London.
Hot off the Press - Initial Communication and early advice of a brand new Cryptic unit for Metropolitan Craft and Chapter Members. This new Council will be styled “Metropolitan Royal and Select Council” and will meet twice a year and dine at Mark Masons Hall. Are you a Metropolitan Mason, a member of the Mark and are already a lover of our beautiful Cryptic Degrees?
There are a small number of Lodges within the Mark Province of London which may be able to provide a relatively rapid progression to the Office of Worshipful Master, for Brethren who demonstrate application and commitment to the Mark Ceremony and Ritual. These Lodges have been designated “Special Opportunity Lodges”
Is your Lodge finding it difficult to fill the offices to carry out a really good Mark Ceremony.
If Yes read on, the London Mark Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge members cant wait to strut their stuff and give demonstrations of Mark ritual. Please consider asking your Secretary to get in contact with either Alan or Edoardo and they will be delighted to organize a team to come to the Lodge's assistance.