Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Surrey
Provincial Grand Secretary's Brief No 10
I have the following information to pass on to you, and suggest that you 'ping' it on to your members, to ensure they are up to date with Provincial and Grand Lodge Matters:


Surrey Provincial Annual Meeting 2016
The Surrey Provincial Annual Meeting 2016 is to be held on Monday 21 March 2016. I suggest you put the date in your diary NOW. Please note this is a week earlier than usual due to a clash with Easter Monday 2016.



Message From Mark Grand Lodge
Explanation of the Third Part of the Three-Fold Sign
Last year, the Mark Executive Committee approved a suggestion by the Grand Master’s Lodge of Instruction that Mark Ritual No.1 be amended to include a revised explanation of the Third Part of the Three-Fold Sign, as demonstrated to a Candidate during the Ceremony of Advancement.

Details of this change were communicated to you along with information on other matters discussed by the Mark Executive Committee. It has since been brought to the attention of the Grand Director of Ceremonies that there is a discrepancy between the instructions issued following the November Committee meeting and the text that appears on page 50 of the 2014 edition of Mark Ritual No.1. The correct way to demonstrate and explain the Third Part of the Three-fold Sign is as follows:
Brethren are requested to make the following manuscript amendment to the first full paragraph on page 50 of Mark Ritual No.1 2014 edition: ‘The Third Part alludes to the ancient punishment and is given by dropping the right arm to the horizontal, resuming the Sign Manual of a Mark Man and then striking the right wrist with the edge of the left hand.’

A revised edition of Mark Ritual No.1, reflecting this change, will be available in due course.




Mark Grand Lodge Meeting
the next Communication of Grand Lodge will be held on Tuesday, 8 September 2015, at 2 p.m. in the Grand Temple, Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ. all Mark Master Masons are invited to attend.



Surrey Mark Master Mason's Yearbook 2015
These are now available, and with a few exceptions your Lodge’s copies have been delivered to your local Masonic Centre. A copy is also on our web site - http://www.markmastermasons.org.uk/publications.html



The Cha-Di-Da - Friday 8th April 2016
The venue is Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel - at the Foot of Box Hill, Dorking, RH5 6BX. Click here for full details and booking form. Organiser:- Godfrey Miguel - migod@ntlworld.com



Surrey MBF 2022 Festival
There will be a formal announcement by the ProvGM at the Surrey Installed Mark Masters Lodge meeting at Surbiton, on Thursday 24 September 2015, ALL WELCOME. Festival Chairman W.Bro. David Else, Festival Secretary W.Bro. Bill Barr billy.barr@virgin.net.



Mark Benevolent Fund
Visit www.markbenevolence.org.uk



Provincial Support Team
The Provincial Support Team are available to:-

Contact W.Bro. TIM FORD, ProvGReg, at ProvGReg@Markmastermasons.org.uk



Your Lodge By-laws
It is considered good practice to regularly re-visit and compare your by-laws with the Model versions- available for downloading from the GLMMM website - in the Secretariat section.



Websites to Visit
Provincial information: www.markmastermasons.org.uk
Provincial and other Events: www.markmastermasons.org.uk/diary.html
Provincial Downloads for Secretaries: www.markmastermasons.org.uk/downloads.html
Grand Lodge web site: www.glmmm.com



And finally...
Let us know if you have bright ideas that could potentially improve the way your Province is administered. As always enjoy your Masonry.

Yours Sincerely and Fraternally

Trevor J Sadler
Provincial Grand Secretary

1st September 2015

E-Mail: ProvGSec@markmastermasons.org.uk