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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.