Grand Lodge September 2019

Support the Province at  Grand Lodge on Tuesday 10th September

The following brethren are to be honoured.


Clive Copley             to   Past Grand Junior Overseer

Anthony Burke          to   Past Grand Junior Overseer

Ronald Campbell      to   Past Grand Senior Deacon

All change at the Secretariat.

Worshipful Brother Bill Glanville, Provincial Grand Secretary has agreed terms with the Craft to become their new Provincial Secretary.  He has passed his medical and a transfer date is to be agreed.  The transfer fee has not been disclosed.  We wish Bill well with his new team.

This means that the forward line of the Secretariat will need to be changed mid-season.

Please click here to read the letter from the Provincial Grand Master regarding the new Secretariat team.

Abbot Hugh Claim the Keystone

Members of the Abbot Hugh of Selby Lodge following the presentation of the Keystone by the RW Provincial Grand Master for having the most Brethren in attendance at the Convocation and luncheon, there were 17 members accompanying the Worshipful Master, W Bro David Strathie, making 18 in total.

The next meeting of Abbot Hugh  will be held on Wednesday 24th April which will be the Installation Meeting.  The Lodge is expecting to attract raiding parties from across the Province not only to attempt to claim the Keystone but to enjoy friendship and fellowship throughout the evening.

Beverlac Charity Result

Beverlac Keystone Mark Lodge no.281 held their carol service at All Saints Church in Hessle in December in aid of Martin House Hospice for terminally ill children.

Although the unit is based in Boston Spa it provides a service for children and parents throughout our Province and last year they were caring for 430 children, either in the hospice or at home.

The carol service was attended by the Provincial Grand Master and his lady Rose and was supported by the Vice Lord Lieutenant for the East Riding Mr. Stephen Larard MBE, JP

The North Ferriby Ladies Choir sang at the service of nine lessons and carols and the result was a very healthy £1468.00

Presenting the money to Becky Nicholson from Martin House are Peter Nesbitt and Bill Glanville who organized the service, accompanied by their wives who were heavily involved in the event.

This years’ service has already been booked for Sunday 15th December at 2.00pm so please put a note in your diaries.

Grand Lodge LOI at York

The Provincial Secretary has provided an introductory letter and booking form for the forthcoming Grand Mark Lodge of Instruction presentation to be held at York Racecourse on Thursday 25th April, 2019. This is a very special event and an honour for us to host it this year. The opportunity will not arise again in the future! The invitation will be going out to neighbouring provinces so early responses would be appreciated. The PGM hopes that every Mark and RAM Lodge will be represented.