The Deputy PGM W.Bro Tom Quinn accompanied by a delegation of Provincial Grand Officers attended the installation of W Master Peter Lambert into the chair of Maguncor Mark Lodge in a ceremony full of tradition, nostalgia and remembrance.
W Bro Henry Hobson PGJD, Assistant Provincial Grand Master and a Delegation of Provincial Grand Officers visited Minchenden Oak Lodge at Southgate
It was a very happy time at Pro Minimus on Wednesday when the new (Re-cycled) Worshipful Master was installed by W Br Michael Hillman in an excelle
On Saturday evening the advancement of Bro Jayantilal Patel was watched and enjoyed by the visiting APGM W.Bro Cliff Sturt and his accompanying delegation of Provincial Grand Officers on their visit to the London East Africa Lodge. It was also a great pleasure to hear the working tools explained perfectly to the candidate by his nephew on only his second meeting as a Mark Mason. After a very quick visit to the bar the festive board lived up to its usual very high standards especially with regards to the repartee from one end of the table to the other.
The Provincial Grand Secretary W.Bro Alan White P.G.Stwd together with a delegation of Provincial Grand Officers visited St Mark's Lodge for the installation of W Bro. Stanley Murat as Worshipful Master which was carried out in an excellent ceremony. In keeping with the traditions of this very venerable lodge the minutes of its meeting one hundred years ago were read out showing Mark masonry to be active even at the height of WW1. The members of the lodge and delegation then repaired to the dining room to enjoy a sumptuous carvery and friendly banter.
Photos from the delegation of APGM, VW. Bro. Jerry Gangadeen, to Sanitarian Mark Lodge on the 22nd Feb. The Business included a lecture on Sir Francis Bacon Freemason - his extraordinary life and times - which was much enjoyed by the brethren as was the Festive Board which followed - and all testified by the happy smiling faces in the photographs.
The Scots Lodges of RAM and Mark held very successful and happy Meetings on 20th. In the RAM there was a Double Elevation chaired by Tom Quinn supported by Members of the Stewards Lodge who had rallied to the call for assistance for the principal Offices of SW, JW and SD; respectively Graeme McCormack, Alan Underhill and Alan Wakefield. In the Mark Lodge the principal event was the Installation of W. Bro. John Ellis (flown in from the "Sunny SpanishShore" for the occasion) as WM.
That Ceremony was conducted in a sincere and flawless manner by the Lodge Secretary, W. Bro. Paul Muir. All of course witnessed under the watchful eye of the Deputy PGM Tom Quinn and his very fine Delegation on Tom's first Official Visit to this fine old Lodge as Deputy PGM. There was a splash of tartan in evidence and as the photographs show everyone enjoyed the day immensely.
Scots Lodge is another of our London Units where numbers are presently low and the opportunity exists for more rapid promotion to the WM's Chair for Brethren who can display capacity for Ritual and Ceremony. More particularly the Lodge has a long and distinguished history and should appeal to Brethren of Scottish birth or descent, as wearing of Highland Dress or tartan of some kind at each meeting is encouraged. Please contact the Secretary Paul Muir on email@example.com if you would be interested in Joining or if you have a suitable candidate for Advancement who might be attracted to this unique London aspect of Scots Lodge.
W. Bro. Cliff Sturt visited Panmure lodge last year as the Provincial Grand Senior Warden, on this occasion. On this occasion he attended in his capacity as a newly appointed Assistant Provincial Grand Master. The APGM together with a small number of provincial grand officers were welcomed by members of the lodge who had arranged for W. Bro. Ray Hudson to visit and deliver a lecture in the absence of any work in the temple. The theme of W. Bro. Ray’s lecture was the numerous links between the craft and mark degrees. This well researched and delivered lecture proved to be a most thought provoking and interesting lecture which was very well received by all who witnessed it. After the usual photos the Brethren retired to a most convivial festive board.
Pammure Lodge has been designated as a "Lodge of Special Opportunity" as described on this website's Home page and, through this article, the PGM would like to take this opportunity to reinforce the message - that there are a few Lodges in our Province where extra support is needed - not just from new and aspiring Officers but from experienced Mark Masons too. Becoming a Joining Member of one of these Lodges need not be regarded as a life time commitment and would certainly be viewed as support for the Province in general and the selected Lodge in particular. If you yourself are interested or if you know of a Brother in the happy position to be able to support another Unit, then please contact or ask him to contact, the Panmure Lodge Secretary Kevin Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org