PROVINCIAL NEWS 20th OCTOBER 2016 (Click on the headline to open all the articles)

Read the latest News and find out what is happening within the Mark Province of London.

The PGM Writes October 2016.

Interested in 007. If you are free on 29th October book tickets now for a James Bond night and quiz. Bring you own Miss Moneypenny, get your glad rags on (Black tie) and finish with a renowned 86 St James Carvery.

Want to experience a little bit of how an Olympian must feel like, then enter in the Lord Mayors Parade? Wear your Masonic Craft or Chapter regalia as you stroll among hundreds of thousands of spectators applauding like mad. This is followed by a terrific lunch at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. Sign up here while there are still a few places, bring family and kids. What an unbelievable day out, one for the photo album.

Burns weekend in Bournemouth. Join the PGM and most of the Executive at the Marriott Highcliff Hotel in Bournemouth for a truly wonderful weekend, entertainment from Tom and Eunice Quinn. Saturday night is the Burns meal with haggis, neaps and tatties. Sounds awful but amazingly tasty, great fun guaranteed and a terrific deal from the organizers.

Support Group for the Lodge Mark Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge, if your Lodge is struggling to fill offices read this article, you will love it, but give them enough time to get a team together.

Hope for Tomorrow CD now on sale.

The 500 Club is going strong, find out more here, ask Kurly Howells to visit your Lodge and tell you all about it.

Diary Date Mark Grand Lodge Walk 6th May 2017.

Have a look at the Roll of Honour, check out which awards your Lodge has reached.

Proudly wear your MASONIC REGALIA at this years LONDON LORD MAYOR'S SHOW Sat 12th November 2016.

The organisers of the Freemasons entry in this year’s Lord Mayor Show are looking for a broad spectrum of brethren to take part and invite you to join the fun. You wont get many chances of walking around London wearing regalia being applauded by many thousands of spectators, well worth the walking fee, details on the booking form. The walk will be followed by a amazing lunch at the fabulous 'Great Hall' Saint Bartholomew's Hospital.

Any member of a Craft or Royal Arch Chapter may participate as an individual or with masonic friends.

Ask a few friends from your Lodge and encourage them to participate in this years Lord Mayors Show on Saturday the 12th of November, and walk alongside our brilliant float proudly wearing your Masonic Craft or Royal Arch regalia.


Take it easy and watch the pageant, then join us at the SPLENDID luncheon banquet with friends, family and children at 'The Great Hall' Saint Bartholomew's Hospital.

A Glimpse into The World of James Bond, 007 on Saturday 29th October 2016

A Glimpse into The World of James Bond, 007

He’s everybody’s favourite Secret Agent. James Bond, 007, Licensed to Kill. Created by Ian Fleming and perpetuated in the world of film, and in our hearts, by some of the biggest Box Office names in the World.

We are offering you the opportunity to learn a little bit more about James Bond on Saturday 29th October at Mark Masons Hall, 86, St James’ Street, London when Attilio Grandani will again be hosting a Lecture/Dinner evening. The tickets are already on sale at only £48.00 each, and will be strictly limited. A great night out for Wives, Partners and Girlfriends to enjoy in a great venue with excellent.

We all look forward to seeing you.

Burns Night January 20 - 22nd January 2017 A Great way to celebrate with old and new friends alike

One of the highlights of the Provincial calendar is always the Burns Night Weekend, which takes place in the magnificent Highcliff Marriott Hotel in Bournemouth. The hotel is set on a dramatic cliff top seafront location, and features an indoor pool, sauna and fitness studio. It’s 5 minutes from the town centre.

This is one of the most prestigious Social Events that we celebrate. It's an exceptionally good way to have a weekend of fun and entertainment whilst meeting old and new friends alike.

Hope for Tomorrow CD Now on Sale

The Hope for Tomorrow CD was released (escaped!) on 14th July and enjoyed a very good reception. From the responses we have received, it seems to be going down well and contains a little bit of something for everyone.
There will be ample opportunity during the coming months to purchase one of these, as Chris & some fine, upstanding volunteers will be visiting Lodges on Delegations and will have them for sale on the night.

For only £10 you will receive a CD put together by members of this wonderful degree (including our new DPGM!!) and also be able to listen to a very talented young lady who is just making her start into the music business - all for your listening pleasure.


The New 500 Club has given £1,600.00 to the winners and £1,600.00 to local London Charities.

The PGM and his Provincial Charity Stewards made a great start in revitalising the 500 Club Draw at this year’s Provincial Grand Lodge banquet but we would like very much to improve on that during the coming year in. As you may be aware the 500 Club has been giving away great cash prizes- up to £1000, since 1999 while at the same time generating cash to support a number of local charities on a 50/50 basis.

Participation is open to all individuals and Lodges or even both for only £12 per year per number.

If you would like to hear more about this interesting and exciting Charity please drop Kurly Howells an email on He will visit your Lodge and give an interesting and entertaining talk.

Roll of Honour. Mobile Chemotherapy Bus Appeal

The minibus appeal has supplied 6 mini buses for RMBI Homes and no more are needed. As so many Lodges have indicated that they would like the appeal to continue to give them the chance of reaching the Platinum level and receiving an Axe, it has been decided to let the Appeal continue for the time being.

A very big thank you to all those who have supported the appeal by purchasing a tie-slide.

Check out the attached Roll of Honour and see if your name is there.

Check out the Lodge Roll of Honour and see the Lodges that have attained awards.

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