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Saturday, 21 November 2020 15:31

Provincial Almoners Weekly Letter

Dear Brethren All, 

I can start this weekly letter with optimism as there has been very good news on the development of what appears to be suitable vaccines having been formulated. As the Health Secretary has stated it is good news but it will only be in general use when there is confidence that it is effective without side effects. The scientists are to be congratulated for pulling out all the stops.

Saturday, 14 November 2020 11:41

Provincial Almoners Weekly Letter

Dear Brethren All,  

This being Remembrance week I would like to say how impressed I have been in the manner in which the Nation has paid their respects. Every family in the country has, I am sure, been affected by the great conflicts that have taken place and still continue to do so, and we all like to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice, or have suffered from these conflicts.

Monday, 09 November 2020 13:11

Provincial Almoners Weekly Letter

Dear Brethren All, 

What an interesting and challenging week I have had. On Sunday my daughter called in to give me a pre-lockdown haircut. She did not stay long as she wished to see quite a few clients in the days remaining before she has to cease her hairdressing and beauty treatment business for four weeks. On Monday we discovered a water leak under the sink, what with one thing and another it was Thursday before the leak was fixed. It also threw up the fact that our external shutoff valve did not work effectively so that and the water meter had to be replaced. All done now, am I glad that I had an insurance to cover all of this.

Saturday, 31 October 2020 18:33

Provincial Almoners Weekly Letter

Dear Brethren All, 

I missed writing to you last week but I had the pleasure of my son and his family staying with us. They live in Stratford-upon-Avon, where we were going to visit for the weekend. Plans changed as our son phoned to say that he did not want to risk our health in that area due to the number of visitors that descended on the town from the Birmingham area, where infection was increasing.

Saturday, 17 October 2020 16:42

Provincial Almoners Weekly letter

Dear Brethren All, 

It is with regret that I report the passing to the Grand Lodge above of W. Bro. Roger Legg, Prov, G.Stwd., a member of New Forest Mark Lodge No. 611. From the messages that I received he was highly thought of and a very willing member of the Lodge. His wife, Jenny has said, “ He was a good man and loved his masonry.” Can I ask that you have her and her family in your thoughts and prayers. We must continue to remember also all who are suffering in different ways, during these challenging and difficult times. Please keep up the communication with all. 

The Provincial Grand Master for the Province of East Lancashire has the honour of presiding over the 153rd Mark Benevolent Fund Annual Festival. Festival Badges costing £10 each are now available from members of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Provincial Executive team including the Provincial Grand Master, Provincial Wardens, Provincial Grand Charity Steward, and the Provincial Grand Treasurer. Please support the Mark Benevolent Fund and the Province of East Lancashire by purchasing a badge.

Those Brethren who were able to view the Provincial Wardens regular Monday night light hearted banter and the toast to absent Brethren on Facebook, were treated to a very important guest this week, the Deputy Grand Master, R.W. Bro. John Herbert Prizeman. It was a very informative and interesting evening, with the DGM providing up to date information regarding our Order, and enlightening us on the current situation at Mark Masons Hall.

Saturday, 10 October 2020 17:41

Provincial Almoners Weekly Letter

Dear Brethren All, 

Good morning to you all, it would appear that I owe some of you an apology because you have not been able to download my letters due to me not using PDF. I have had my knuckles rapped, I am not overly technically minded when it comes to computers. Today I will attempt to send this in PDF format.

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