Provincial Almoners Weekly Letter

Tomorrow will be Mothering Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Lent, I recall mentioning this last year with an explanation of the foundation of our present day rituals. Normally we will be attending church and Mothers, Grandmothers should be receiving posies, that will not happen this year, although I understand in some churches posies are being left in the porches so that one could collect them if they wish. What is a mother? She is someone who influences and shapes our lives, being loving and caring, in most cases, during our formative years. From her we learn many things, and essential life skills, do you remember standing on a chair and getting instructions and guidance on how to make a cake? Then cleaning the bowl out afterwards. It is fifty years ago this month that my mother passed away. I have very fond memories of a kind, caring loving and generous woman, nothing was ever too much trouble and she would give someone her last penny if it would help. I hope that you have such good memories of your mother. Like many others I think I had the best mum in the world. Have an enjoyable weekend, especially if you can be in contact with your mother. 

Our sincerest congratulations must go to W. Bro. Adrian Cleightonhills on his forthcoming promotion to APGM in the Craft. It is well deserved, we wish him every success in this responsible position. Also congratulations to all of our members who have been nominated for Appointment or re-appointment to Provincial Grand Rank as from the 17th April this year. I am sure that we will be able to make actual official visits to Lodges in the not too distant future. The official visits via Virtual Business Meetings appears to be well received and of benefit to all. I feel it a great honour and pleasure being able to catch up with brethren, albeit in a restricted form.

Look after yourselves and loved ones, keep safe

Malcolm Lloyd, G.S.D., Prov. Grand Almoner