We are now in our ‘Festival Year’ which started immediately after the original date for the celebration of the Kent Festival, 13th June 2020. As you are aware, our Festival culminates with a banquet which will be held on Saturday, 3rd July 2021 at more “2021 Festival – The beginning of the end….”
Click on the poster for full details more “Saturday 27th February 2021 – A date for your diary.”
Brethren, I am pleased to confirm that the first copies of our Provincial Souvenir Festival Calendar for 2021 are now in stock and you are invited to place a priority order before the Calendars go on sale countrywide in more “Festival Calendars for 2021 Have Now Arrived”
As we move towards the final year of our MBF Festival, it necessarily follows that our fundraising activities are frustrated by the Coronavirus. Lodge meetings, events and even our encouraging face to face social contact are at an end. I appreciate that, at this difficult time, many of you more “Festival thoughts and update”
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.