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Congratulations to the Brethren honoured by the Grand Master with appointment to RAM Grand Rank.  See the full list here.

Many Hampshire & Isle of Wight Mark Masons will recall our support of the Hope For Tomorrow Charity over the last few years. 

On Friday 22nd June 2018 the Provincial Grand Wardens from 2014/15, Paul Skelton and Malcolm Stevens, presented a cheque for £3,000.00 to SERV (Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers) Blood Runners at the Fareham Masonic Centre. The money was donated by the Provincial Officers of the year to the “Wardens’ Swindle” during Paul and Malcolm’s year of office.

On the 23rd of May 2018 the Provincial Executive, together with VW Bro John Bell (trustee of the Mark Benevolent Fund) and Darren Coleman (Charity Co Ordinator), attended Queen Alexandra Hospital to present a cheque for £33,134 for the purchase of laser equipment for the Urology unit. This equipment will assist in providing less invasive treatment for Prostate Cancer.

 

Congratulations to the brethren of the Province who have been honoured with appointments to and promotion in Grand Rank.  See the full list here.

Read the latest update from the Provincial Grand Charity Steward and download the regular giving form in support of the 2026 Festival here.

On Monday the 5th of March, The Provincial Grand Master together with his Provincial Officers attended Portsdown Lodge of MMM No 739 on the occasion of the Banner Dedication. The Oration on this occasion was given by V.W.Bro. Brian Ridler in the absence of the Provincial Grand Chaplain who was caught up with the bad weather.

At Carnarvon Lodge No.804, V.W.Bro. Tom Sawyers PGMO received from the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, W.Bro. Barrie Hewitt, his 50 year Certificate of long service in the Craft. He was a member of Portsdown Lodge 4356, Five Heads 8507, Havant 4689 and now Carnarvon 804.

7th February 2018

To all Lodge Secretaries & Scribes

Dear Sir and Brother,

ANNUAL MEETING OF PROVINCIAL GRAND LODGE

Congratulations to the Brethren named.  See the full list here.

On Tuesday 13th February 2018 the Provincial Grand Master, RW.Bro. George J Deacon, braved the elements of high winds and rough seas on the Solent to pay a  to visit Sandown Bay Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No.320 in order to present a long service certificate to W.Bro Albert Arthur Taylor RAMGR.

On Thursday the 18th January, the Provincial Grand Master was privileged to present a 60 year Certificate to W.Bro. Harry Norwood of Thistle & Shamrock Lodge of MMM No.1048 on his achievement of 60 years in the Mark Degree.

Late in 2017, the Province donated the sum of £1000 to the Southern Division of the Salvation Army.

The Provincial Grand Master, RWBro George Deacon, has had the pleasure and privilege to present several long service certificates across the Province recently, in both the Mark and RAM.

On Thursday the 7th of December the Provincial Grand Master RWBro George Deacon was Guest of Honour for the first Provincial Grand Officers' dinner which was held at Brook House Masonic Centre in Botley and was attended by no less than 46 Provincial Officers both present and past.

 

On 6th December 2017 VWBro Peter Dyke accompanied Mrs Wendy Franks to Southampton Hospital where a cheque for £7,500

On 27 November 2017 Romsey Lodge of MMM No.910 advanced a father and son together in a double ceremony. 

The Provincial Grand Master has been pleased to appoint several brethren to ProvRAMGR.  See the full list here.