“The Browns Holiday”

Audrey and Martin would like to thank the members of the Province for the very generous donation of Saga vouchers given to celebrate their Golden Wedding.

As promised on the site last year a report and photographs.

V.W. Bro Len Hayward.

It is with much regret that I have to inform you of the death of  V.W. Bro Len Heywards.  He was called to the Grand Lodge above.

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Jersey 2013

Over the week end of the 12th – 13th October the Provincial Grand Master, Deputy Provincial Grand Master and the Provincial Grand Secretary accompanied by their wives made the long haul flight from Southampton  to Jersey .  (Flight time 30 minutes at an altitude of 16,000 ft.


New Provincial Chaplain

"“At the meeting of the Keystone Lodge No 401 on the 13th November the Provincial Grand Master R.W. Bro Martin Brown promoted and invested

W.Bro Rev John W. G. Hughes MBE as Provincial Grand Chaplain. 

The  investiture took place in John's own Lodge and was met with spontaneous acclaim from the brethren present."

On Sunday 6th October the annual Provincial Sunday lunch was held in the Civic Hall at Melksham.  150 Mark brethren accompanied by their wives enjoyed a roast lunch in convivial surroundings and with excellent company.  


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Sunday Lunch

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R. A. M. Grand Rank

The Most Worshipful Grand Master has appointed the following to Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank.

W Bro. Brian F. Amos of the Lansdowne Lodge No 1035 and W. Bro. Stephen E Blanchard of the Goddard Lodge No. 401.

They will be invested on Tuesday 10th December 2013 at Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street, London.

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The Mark Benevolent Fund is making and emergency grant of £25,000 to help relieve the suffering in the Philippines  

Aid for the Philippines

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At the Regular meeting of the Geoffrey Short Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 971 held on 26th November, they welcomed back into the Lodge, Bro. Stuart Brown, now 91 years old.

Never to old to re-join

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At the meeting of the Reginald W Short Installed Commanders Lodge No 1460, R W Bro. Francis Wakem, the Craft Provincial Grand Master presented a montage of all the Mark Provincial Grand Masters to R W.Bro. Michael Meade.


Presentation to R.W.Bro. Michael Meade


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19 members of the Province attended the Annual Assembly of Royal Ark Mariners at Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street, London on Tuesday 10th December 2013, this number be a record for the Province and all Royal Ark Mariner Lodges in the Province were represented.

Annual Assembly of Royal Ark Mariners

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On Saturday 25th January the Annual Provincial Officers of the year Dinner was held at Devizes Masonic Lodge. 45 Brethren and their ladies sat down to a very enjoyable meal.

Provincial Officers Dinner 2014

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On Saturday the 8th February the Provincial Grand Master, Deputy Provincial Grand Master and the Provincial Secretary attended the Somerset Assembly of Royal Ark Mariners at Nailsea.

Flooding on the Somerset Levels

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"The following brethren have been appointed or reappointed or received promotion to the Rank shown. They will be Installed and Invested by the Provincial Grand Master at the annual meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge on the 19th June 2014. at Melksham.

We congratulate them all on their preferment."

Provincial Officers 2014

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A Young Struggling Athlete has been supported by Mark Master Masons.

Rachael Williams was presented with a cheque at the Masonic Hall in Melksham. Good Luck Rachael from all of us.

Young Athlete Sponsored By Mark

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 With a heavy heart the M.W. Pro Grand Master, Benjamin Addy, yesterday announced that he will be retiring after the June investiture meeting of Mark Master Masons

 M.W. Pro Grand Master of Mark Master Masons to Retire

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On the 10th February seven members of the Province attended the Installation of Sir Ron Stuart-Paul into the chair of St. Cuthberga Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 99 meeting in Wimborne, Dorset. At the conclusion of our Provincial Grand Master R.W.Bro. Martin Brown was presented with a copy of the Warrant of St. Cuthberga  Lodge to take back to the Mark Lodge in Trowbridge.


Warrant returns to Trowbridge

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At the meeting of the Lansdowne Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No. 1035 held on 7th April at which we had one candidate and one adjoining member. Robin Luther Walker was elevated into the lodge by the Worshipful Commander Malcolm Mace and his officers. Also as a guest of the lodge was Provincial Grand Master of Wiltshire Francis Wakem QPM, the lodge was please to make a donation of £500 to the 2017 festival, which he was very pleased to accept.

RAM support Craft 2017 Festival

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Banner Dedication Stuart Parry Lodge RAM No 1843

Banner Dedication Stuart Parry Lodge RAM No 1843

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17 members of the Province attended Grand Lodge at Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street London on Tuesday 10th June 2014,

Grand Lodge Installation Meeting

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The 122nd. Provincial Grand Lodge was held at The Assembly Rooms, Melksham on Thursday 19th June 2014. It was the usual hot and sunny day, making up for the previous year when very heavy showers were the order of the day.

Provincial Grand Lodge Meeting

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On Saturday 19th July 2014 the 146th Anniversary Festival was held at the MK Dons Stadium, Milton Keynes, under the President R.W.Bro. Peter Harborne, Provincial Grand Master of Buckinghamshire.

Mark Benevolent Fund

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Sept 2013 - Aug 2014