Latest Provincial News

Spirit of Rugby Consecration – 2 November, 2019

A new unit – the Spirit of Rugby Lodge – was consecrated by the Provincial Grand Master on 2 November, 2019 at Mark Masons’ Hall. You can read all about the event here. As the name implies, the Lodge is aimed at anyone with an interest in the game of rugby and requests to become
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PGM launches the Olive Branch Award

At the recent Royal Ark Mariner Assembly, the Provincial Grand Master announced the introduction of a new Provincial Award. It is an ‘Olive Branch Pin’, and is to be awarded to a Commander who gives an excellent ceremony of Elevation. The criteria for winning the award can be found here. Please note that due to
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A warm welcome from our PGM

Dear Brethren of the Mark Province of London,   To those of you still to go off and have your summer break, I send best wishes and my hopes that you will find good weather, good company and have an enjoyable time. For many of us however, September heralds the end of the holiday season
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George Alfred Johnson – RIP

Many of the London Brethren will remember the late W. Bro. George Johnson PGJD, who died on 5th March this year. George was a relatively late initiate into Freemasonry but was so taken by the Craft and many other Orders that after being Exalted, Advanced and Elevated he joined AMD, KT, OSM, RCC, RSM, Operatives
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WBro Geoff Aldridge – Bon Accord’s tribute

After the sudden passing of Geoff Aldridge who was a much loved and respected member of Bon Accord Lodge TI and his subsequent funeral on 17th July. The Lodge turned out to pay their respects with a representation of 19 members. Whilst the family requested no flowers, Hilary requested donations for the hospice that looked
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Aby Obadiah RIP

Once again our Province faces a great sadness. Following on from the demise of one of my predecessors, RW. Bro. David Ivor Williams just before our Annual Provincial Meeting, we have now lost within 3 weeks of my Installation, one of the best known characters and most recognised faces at Mark Masons’ Hall – VW
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The 50/50 Club Winners announced!

The total amount raised by the 500 Club (now re-branded the 50/50 Club) during the past year has been: £7,500 2019 CHARITY DONATIONS £3,750 DRAW PRIZES £3,750 50/50 Club 2019 Nominated Charities Mark Benevolent Fund: £1,250 Street Link: £500 London Taxi Drivers Children’s Trust: £500 4 Louis: £500 Music in Hospitals: £500 Vocal Eyes: £500
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ADC’s and Exec Members final rehearsals!!

When the “new boys” turned up for this, the second Instruction Evening at FMH, I am very pleased to say that they were put through their paces and proved definitely up to the challenge! We can look forward to another year of great dedication and commitment from everyone helping to keep our high reputation as
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New Provincial Grand Master’s Inaugural Address

At the recent Provincial Annual Meeting the new PGM, RW Bro Tom Quinn, gave his inaugural Address: Brethren, I would like to begin my first ever Address, by asking for a very special demonstration of appreciation and affection. There is a Brother who is not with us today. Someone who has not missed a Provincial
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New Provincial ADCs Start their Training – Part One

At the informative and yet fun first session of the new APGMs, Wardens and ADCs where they all get put through their paces there was already a great deal of camaraderie n display. Follow their progress as they have their final session on the 29th July followed by the now traditional meal to celebrate all
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