Latest news from around the Province.

Find details and forms for the upcoming assembly of Royal Ark Mariners here.

Monday, 21 November 2022 11:49

2023 Provincial RAM Grand Ranks annnounced

Congratulations to those brethren honoured with ProvRAMGR.  Find the full list here.

Monday, 21 November 2022 10:13

Provincial Almoners Letter from Andover

Dear Brethren All,  

I sit here at 09.50 hours starting to compile this letter after having got up at 05.30 hours to get ready to go to Sussex for the District meeting of KTP, at 10.00 hours. Why am I still here at home, well, when I went to take a shower this morning there was no hot water. I am not 007 so I do not like cold showers. The central heating boiler had stopped working, no need to rush over P.G.M., thankfully, we are on a contract with British Gas, so the engineer has already been and fixed the problem, by replacing the circuit board. Advice given, consider a new boiler.

Sunday, 30 October 2022 12:30

Provincial Almoners Letter from Andover

Dear Brethren All,

We had been subjected to a shortage of water due to the very low rainfall but now it has started raining it does not seem to know when to stop. I hope that you did not experience too much damage during the tornado that “visited” the area recently.  We could not see across the road during the height of the downpour, although we do though need this commodity so will not complain too much. The lawns have benefitted from this and are recovering slowly, they do need cutting at the moment but they are not dry enough to give them a haircut. Trust that I will be able to remedy this during the week. This time of the year the garden looks drab normally but we still have plenty of colour to enjoy from some of the flowers.

Saturday, 22 October 2022 09:22

RAM Grand Ranks announced

Congratulations to those Brethren honoured with RAM Grand Rank, find the details here.

Sunday, 16 October 2022 12:23

Provincial Almoners Letter from Andover

Dear Brethren All,  

Since my last letter there has been a number of deaths reported of our brethren, all of whom are special to me but there are three that I wish to record because of their prominence in the Province. V. W. Bro. Dr. Roger Jago, P.G.M.O., P. A.Prov. G.M., and Past Grand Superintendent Royal Arch. V. W. Bro. Peter James, P.G.J.O. and a past Provincial Secretary, W. Bro. Patrick Burridge, P.G. St. B., and Past Deputy Provincial Secretary, a post he stood down from due to his failing health, All of these brethren have served this province with distinction and dedication, their families are in our thoughts and prayers.

There are many events in life which can lead to the development of anguish, stress and depression. It may occur through a difficult life event like a bereavement or redundancy, relationship problems, upsetting or traumatic experiences which may be recent of have occurred some time ago or just a feeling of low self-esteem, sadness or anger. It is not unusual to have these feelings, they are common, and the good thing is that help is always available, and that help can make a real difference.

Sunday, 02 October 2022 14:22

Provincial Almoners Letter from Andover

Dear Brethren All,

Time marches on and we are now in an Autumnal period, with misty starts to the day and only about 12 hours of daylight. The garden seems now to want to “sleep,” there are still a few blackberries on the bushes but they do not appear to ripen. Potatoes are still being dug but the crop is small this year so tally ho, we look forward to perhaps a better year next year. The lawns have not fully recovered from the beautiful sunshine that we were blessed with and again I must be patient. We have a large fir hedge imposing itself from next door so that needs cutting back, out with the saw and away we will go.

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