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The Deputy Provincial Grand Master, V.W.Bro. Brian Ridler, accompanied by Officers of Provincial Grand Mark Lodge and holders of Provincial Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank visited the Hector Young Lodge of Mark Master Masons No.1395 at Totton on Thursday 6 June 2019.

The Provincial Team attended the 150th Anniversary Meeting of The St Andrew’s Lodge of Mark Masters No 63 at Botley on Tuesday 28th May 2019. Also attending were R.W. Bro. John Herbert Prizeman, Deputy Grand Master, R.W. Bro. Ryan Williams, Grand Secretary, and W.Bro. Jonathon Roberts, DepGDC.

The Provincial Grand Master, R.W. Bro. George John Deacon, accompanied by the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, W. Peter Lewis and Officers of Provincial Grand Lodge attended the The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Installed Mark Masters Lodge No.1687 on Wednesday 29 May 2019 at Botley.

On Thursday 2nd May Portsmouth Lodge of Mark Masters No.17 TI was honoured with a visit by the Provincial Grand Master R.W. Bro. George Deacon, accompanied by a retinue of 24 Active Provincial Officers. 

The Provincial Grand Master and the Provincial Team visited Portsmouth Lodge of Mark Masters 17ti in Havant on Thursday 2 May 2019 where Lodge members presented the Mark Degree Tracing Board.

The ceremony took place in Guildhall Square, Portsmouth on Saturday 13th April prior to the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Mark Province of Hampshire & Isle of Wight. The new vehicle will be based in Portsmouth serving the County of Hampshire and is just one of 52

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 NIGEL BUCKINGHAM MEMORIAL TROPHY

 WEDNESDAY 8TH MAY 2019 – PAULTONS PARK GOLF CENTRE

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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.

See the list of key events happening around the Province here.

The Provincial Executive RWBro George Deacon, VWBro Brian Ridler and VWBro Peter Lewis were presented with some appropriate attire for St Patrick’s Day, at the Annual In’s and Out’s Luncheon which was attended by 140 Brethren and their partners.

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.

Congratulations to the Brethren to be honoured by the Provincial Grand Master at the AGM on Saturday 13th April.  See the full list here.