For your change: The Mark Benevolent Fund is issuing the Province with a number of boxes for each Lodge and each Masonic Centre. If you have any loose change and feel disposed to put it in the box, it will be thankfully received and will contribute to our 2021 Festival. Your generosity, as ever, will be appreciated.
VWBro John H Smith, PGJO, DPGM
It sounds like a lot of Masonic work, and it was. The RAM installation was purely a proclamation but the Mark ceremony was an advancement of a new member.
Middleton Lodge of Royal Ark more “Middleton 1303 – RAM Installation & Mark Advancement in single evening”
On Tuesday 19th March, 22 Acting Provincial Officers of the year accompanied the PGM RWBro Alexander Sillars McLaren together with his Deputy PGM VWBro John Hartley Smith and Assistant PGMs WBro Gerald Noel Howard Young and VWBro David Hedley Thompson to the more “St Andrews Mark Lodge No 34 – 150th Celebration Meeting”
Apologies seemed to go on for quite a while as 10 members names were read out as not being able to attend the lodge meeting. It seemed a lot yet the Lodge room felt pleasantly occupied. The March Meeting of Adoniram Mark Lodge 1065 was planned as a lecture which included a visit by the Assistant Provincial Grand Master VWBro David Hedley Thompson accompanied by more “Adoniram 1065 – few but generous Mark Masons.”
The almost final Mark Provincial Deputation visit took place at Skelmersdale Mark Lodge 141 on Tuesday 15th May at Ashton under Lyne Masonic Hall. It was a first-time visit to the magnificent building for many of the team. There would be two meetings on the night, one in the Royal Ark Mariner Degree and more “Rhubarb – Final visit for 2017 Acting Officers”
Starkie Mark 159 held a rather special Installation meeting on the 15th February at their regular home in Accrington Masonic Hall. Special in such a way as the Provincial Grand Master was in attendance along with half a dozen acting more “Special Evening at Starkie 159 Installation”
Back in 1967 when the Earth was still deemed to be flat, and Ken Lord had been a Craft Mason for several years already, the spark of an idea to join The Mark degree was muted. Racing driver and motorboat racer Donald Campbell was killed in a crash on more “Amazing 50th Celebration for W.Bro Ken Lord – Keep 911”