RW Bro Bob ClanceyWelcome to our new look website, as you can see by the front page it is completely different and at present shows a montage of pictures from around our beautiful, stunning, and dramatic Province.

From Middlesborough in the North, following down the coastline to Hull in the south, taking in the seaside resorts of Redcar, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Whitby, Scarborough, Bridlington and Hornsea, then across to Selby and Howden in the West. Market towns, such as Bedale, Thirsk, Stokesley, Driffield, Malton and Pickering and the home of several Minsters in York, Beverley, Howden and Hull and Selby Abbey.

This website is here to showcase the Mark Province of North and East Yorkshire and hopefully to be informative for our members and to encourage non-members to join our friendly degree or at least to make enquiries about the Order.  Find out why it is called the “Magic of the Mark”.  For the Mark men who are not in the Royal Ark Mariners check out the video showcasing this beautiful and colourful Order.  Please contact the Provincial Secretary, W. Bro Geoff Nicholson, at who will answer all your questions.

I am lifting the local suspension of meetings from the 19th July.  This will mean that lodges, whose halls are covid compliant and are allowed to open, can meet on their usual meeting day.  For those lodges and members who don’t feel ready to hold face to face meetings please carry on holding Virtual Business Meetings or Socials.

Over the last few weeks, I can feel a buzz of excitement spreading through the Province in anticipation of once again being able to hold ceremonies and to share the enjoyment that is Mark Masonry.  Things will be different for a while but let’s get through this together as a “family”.  Support each other, if a Brother feels he’s not ready to attend meetings, keep him involved as much as possible.  Understand his feelings and don’t pressurise him into attending meetings when he’s not comfortable doing so.

Let’s make the restart to our Mark and Royal Ark Mariner meetings something to remember, Comradeship, Enjoyment, Laughter, the “Mark Family” back together.

WELCOME BACK BRETHREN

There is a section on the website detailing the future dates and times of meetings.  A Ruler and the Provincial team will be at many of them, so do come along to say hello.

For help in organising these VBM’s or Social meetings again please contact the Provincial Secretary.

Brethren, I hope you enjoy this website and look forward to hearing your comments.

Until we meet face to face again your welfare is my main concern, please be careful and stay safe.

Best wishes

Bob Clancey

Provincial Grand Master

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