Congratulations to the brethren honoured - find the full list here.
In April a number of Surrey Mark Masons attended the Annual Meeting of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Hampshire and Isle of Wight held at the Guildhall in Portsmouth, Hampshire.
The Provincial Grand Master was invited to attend the advancement of Bro Mark Graham. The Candidate was proposed by the Worshipful Master W Bro Gordon Farquhar. The PGM brought a number of the Provincial team to boost this daytime Mark Lodge.
It is with deep sadness that we mourn the passing to the Grand Lodge above on Sunday 17th March (St Patrick’s Day) of WBro Charles Bailey PGJD, RAMGR who was the Provincial Grand Charity Steward for the Mark Province of Hampshire and IOW prior to W Bro Nigel Wilkinson.
The Assistant Provincial Grand Master, WBro Peter Lewis, accompanied by the current Provincial Team made their 28th visit of the year to Hampshire & Isle of Wight Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge of RAM No 1796 on the 18th February.
Connaught Lodge No 694, at its inaugural meeting following its move to the Botley Centre on Thursday 14th of March, was honoured by a visit from the PGM, R.W.Bro. George J. Deacon and a team of Provincial officers. The evening proved to be a happy and enjoyable occasion, especially for the Advancee Bro Bob Young, as he is the first Candidate to be advanced in our Centennial year.
Monday 5th March saw Phoenix Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No.2 celebrate their Golden Jubilee. The evening saw W. Bro. Jonathan Stainton-Ellis, APGM in the Craft, being installed as Commander of the Lodge by the Installing Commander W. Bro. William Dick. W. Bro. David Stockdale delivered a synopsis of the history of the Lodge.
On Thursday 8th November 2018 the Provincial Grand Master, the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, and accompanying Officers of Grand and Provincial Grand Rank attended Newport Masonic Centre on the Isle of Wight for the purpose of inaugurating a new Provincial Grand Master's Lodge of Instruction for the Mark Degree.
The Provincial Grand Master made an official visit to the Lodge on the 31st October to witness the installation of WBro Tony Green by the installing master WBro Tony Miller.