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Visit to the Provincial Mark Grand Lodge Of Middlesex

In October a number of Surrey Mark Masons attended the Annual Meeting of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Middlesex held at the Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.

The delegation from Surrey included the Provincial Grand Master, the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, the two Assistant Provincial Grand Masters, the Provincial Grand Secretary, Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies and the Deputy Provincial Grand Secretary.

Visit to the Provincial Mark Grand Lodge Of Middlesex

Also present were a number of Surrey Mark Masons who are also members of Middlesex Mark Lodges including VW.Bro. Brian Berry, PAProvGM (Middx.) and W.Bro. John Billett of Collingwood Lodge of Mark Master Masons, Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies (Middx.). Another Surrey Mark Mason is RW.Bro. David Ashbolt, Provincial Grand Master of the Mark Province of London, a member of Rose Lodge of Mark Master Masons.

The meeting was opened by RW.Bro. Peter Halls-Dickerson, Past Provincial Grand Master. After the meeting was opened the Installing Officer, MW.Bro. Raymond John Smith, Pro Grand Master, entered in procession, assumed the Chair and appointed his Officers.

The Provincial Grand Master Designate, VW.Bro. Edward R Garty was presented, obligated, invested and installed in the Chair of Provincial Grand Lodge by the Pro Grand Master. The RW Provincial Grand Master then obligated, invested and installed W.Bro. David C White as Deputy Provincial Grand Master and W.Bros. John M Edwards and Steven M Vanhinsbergh as Assistant Provincial Grand Masters. The Installing Officer and his Assistant Officers retired in procession from Provincial Grand Lodge. The RW Provincial Grand Master then called off Provincial Grand Lodge.

Executive visit to Redhill Ram and Mark Lodges

After lunch in the dining room of the Royal Masonic School for Girls we returned to the Temple and the RW Provincial Grand Master called on Provincial Grand Lodge. The Provincial Grand Master appointed and invested the Provincial Grand Officers for 2017-2018. After investing his Officers he addressed Provincial Grand Lodge. Provincial Grand Lodge was then closed in due form.

Article and photographs by Chris Eley