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Visit to the Provincial Mark Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

In November a number of Surrey Mark Masons attended the Annual Meeting of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Warwickshire held at the Heart of England Conference Centre, Fillongley near Coventry.

Visit to the Provincial Mark Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

The delegation from Surrey included the Provincial Grand Master, RW.Bro. Ian Clark; the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, VW.Bro. Richard Baker; Assistant Provincial Grand Master, W.Bro. Chris Eley, and the Grand Inner Guard, W.Bro. Bill Barr, in his official capacity.

The meeting was opened by the Most Worshipful Brother, Richard Victor Wallis, the Presiding Officer. The Installing Officer, MW.Bro. Raymond John Smith, Pro Grand Master, entered in procession, assumed the Chair and appointed his Officers.

The Provincial Grand Master Designate, W.Bro. Philip Wills, was presented, obligated, invested and installed in the Chair of Provincial Grand Lodge by the Pro Grand Master. The RW Provincial Grand Master then obligated, invested and installed W.Bro. Michael D Saxon as Deputy Provincial Grand Master and W.Bro. John B Radcliffe as Assistant Provincial Grand Master. The Installing Officer and his Assistant Officers retired in procession from Provincial Grand Lodge. The RW Provincial Grand Master then appointed and invested the Provincial Grand Officers for 2017-2018. After investing his Officers he addressed Provincial Grand Lodge. Provincial Grand Lodge was then closed in due form.

After drinks in the bar the members of the Provincial Mark Grand Lodge of Warwickshire and their guests sat down to lunch in the Conference Centre.

Article and photographs by Chris Eley