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Mark Master Masons of Surrey
Visit to the Provincial Mark Grand Lodges of South Wales and Monmouthshire

In June VW.Bro. Richard Baker, Deputy Provincial Grand Master, W.Bro. Bill Barr, GIG, and I attended the Annual Meetings of the Provincial Grand Lodges of Mark Master Masons of South Wales and Monmouthshire.

Visit to the Provincial Mark Grand Lodges of South Wales and Monmouthshire

The South Wales meeting, which was held in the Masonic Temple in Cardiff, was presided over by RW.Bro. Thomas Richard Eirian Jones. After the meeting was opened the MW.Bro. Raymond John Smith, Pro Grand Master, was received and welcomed by the Provincial Grand Master.

Visit to the Provincial Mark Grand Lodges of South Wales and Monmouthshire

At the meeting the RW Provincial Grand Master obligated, invested and installed VW.Bro. Stanley William Jeffrey Clarke, PGMO, as Deputy Provincial Grand Master and re-appointed W.Bro. Philip William Davies, PAGDC, as Assistant Provincial Grand Master.

After the meeting we dined together in the dining room at the Masonic Temple in Cardiff before heading back along the M4 to Newport where we stayed overnight at the Holiday Inn where we met the Pro Grand Master, MW.Bro. Raymond Smith.

Visit to the Provincial Mark Grand Lodges of South Wales and Monmouthshire

After breakfast we attended the Monmouthshire Provincial meeting held in the Holiday Inn, Newport, where VW.Bro. David Powell was installed as Provincial Grand Master.

The meeting was opened by VW.Bro. Gordon Brett-Harris, Past Deputy 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. David Richard Powell, 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. Philip Evan Sefton, PAGDC, as Deputy Provincial Grand Master.

The Installing Officer and his Assistant Officers retired in procession from Provincial Grand Lodge. The RW Provincial Grand Master then addressed Provincial Grand Lodge and appointed and invested the Provincial Grand Officers for 2018-2019. Provincial Grand Lodge was then closed in due form.

Visit to the Provincial Mark Grand Lodges of South Wales and Monmouthshire

We all sat down to a most enjoyable lunch before setting off home.

Article and photograph by Chris Eley