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 Lodge is to be known as the Provincial Grand Master's Lodge of Instruction South (Isle of Wight). More than 60 Brethren witnessed the occasion, the first time a ceremony had been devised to create such a Lodge. The Provincial Grand Master's Lodges of Instruction have a very important role in the improvement of our ritual and encouraging confidence and teamwork. The Province now has 3 such Lodges of Instruction for the Mark degree and and 1 Lodge of Instruction for the Royal Ark Mariners Degree. The Provincial Grand Master thanked WBros Phil Thorne, Vernon Gibbs, Mike Chandler and the Members of the LOI South for their hard work in establishing the new Lodge.