I thought it was appropriate, a week after the Government issued clear instructions about self-isolation and not making unnecessary journeys and two weeks after all Freemasonry in the UK was Suspended that I write to you all and send my good wishes. I really do hope that you are safe and well.
I also trust that you are all observing the guidelines.
I think we all realise that we are not at the peak of this pandemic yet and I am sure that you, like myself, are seeing on the news what is taking place in Italy and Spain.
You should have seen the message from our Provincial Grand Almoner, WBro Barry Heal and I urge you to get in touch if you have any problems that you more “Message from the Provincial Grand Master”
To all Lodge almoners, Please read this modified guidance regarding individuals making an application to the Mark Benevolent Fund. We are going for the common sense approach and trying to keep it as simple as possible to avoid any confusion and miscommunication whilst avoiding any unnecessary upset or distress to the applicant. The attached guidance is intended to avoid any personal contact as far as is possible.
In particular please note the following: more “To all Lodge almoners – Please read this modified guidance”
The Deputy Provincial Grand Master VWBro. John Smith, PGJO and a Provincial Delegation of 13 attended Fabric Mark Lodge No. 939 on Tuesday 17th December.
The business of the evening was to advance Bro. Christopher Jones. The WM assisted by the Officers of the Lodge delivered a creditable ceremony and VWBro. Stephen Holt, PGMO rendered the explanation of the signs in his usual exemplary style.
The Lodge closed at 8.27 pm and was followed by a happy social board. The raffle raised a very worthy £156.00 and everyone departed around 10.00 pm having enjoyed a very pleasant evening of Mark Masonry at its best.
It’s now 4 years since I launched this initiative by selling off the old Craft 2015 Festival Ties, the original idea was to raise a couple of hundred quid for more “Regalia Sales now £30000 !”
The members of Scarlet with Gawthorpe immediately wondered what was happening as soon as the Mark Provincial Deputation turned up at Burnley Masonic Hall. Not to get too carried away with things as there was only 4 in attendance, and that included the Assistant Provincial Grand more “Scarlett with Gawthorpe Mark 1014 –”
Although Manchester Hall has been opened since 2nd November 2017 I suspect the number of East Lancashire Freemasons who have visited the fantastic new building is relatively small. The developers have transformed the old Freemasons Hall into Manchesters premier eating and entertainment centre. They have more “990 Mark – Provincial Grand Officers Lodge”
As we embark upon a new Masonic Season, you will realise that we have only 20 months left until our MBF Festival concludes. Our total funds raised are creeping steadily upwards but now is the time that we must all try our very best to ensure that we raise a total which is worthy of our great Province. I feel confident that I more “2019/20 Early season reflections”