The Mark Internet Lodge Update

About to become the Mark Province of Monmouthshire’s newest Mark Lodge. The primary aim of the lodge is to embrace the 21st century and promote the wider use of electronic communications within lodges.  Also to encourage and promote appropriate structures for the means of electronic communication within Mark Masonry in general.

Initially the lodge will meet twice a year … 1st Saturday in June and first Saturday in November and it is intended that whilst one of the meetings is to be held in the Province of Monmouthshire, the second one can be held across different Provinces and Districts. The lodge will act in a similar manner to an Education and Training Lodge dealing with various social media issues such as Email, Facebook, Twitter etc. which impact upon Mark Masonry now and in the future.

Applications for joining are welcome from Mark Master Masons from all around the world whose Mother Lodge is in accord with The Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of England and Wales and its Districts and Lodges overseas. Enquiries can be made to the Lodge Secretary, W.Bro David Weston, on markinternetlodge@gmail.com

The Petition has now been presented at Mark Grand Lodge but we are open for new joining members.

The principal officers to be installed are:

Primus Master W.Bro Royston Morris

Senior Warden W.Bro Michael John Herman

Junior Warden W.Bro Timothy Charles Huckle

Below is attached the information concerning the consecration venue, time and dining along with information about travel arrangements.

Venue and Timing

The Consecration of the Mark Internet Lodge will be held in the Grand Temple at Mark Masons’ Hall, 86 St. James’s Street, London on 4th June 2016. The Consecration Ceremony will commence at 1230, followed by the Festive Board at 1530, the completion of which is estimated to be around 1730.

Festive Board.

The festive board listed below comes at the price of £35.

Waldorf Salad, Gazpacho, Salmon a la Viennoise, Chocolate Cake, Cheeseboard, Coffee/Mints, Red/White Wine

(There are alternative main courses, Chicken Breast in Tarragon Sauce or Whole Mackerel Baked on the bone, and for the dessert Fresh Fruit Salad.). See booking slip attached

Booking.

Booking can be done via an on-line system by pressing HERE

For those who would prefer a booking slip one is provided HERE which can be printed and sent to the Treasurer.

Travel.

Andrew Hopkins is co-ordinating train travel arrangements and can be contacted on andrewhopkins1206@gmail.com or mobile 07886 420126 and is recommending the 0839 from Newport arriving in Paddington at 1043, returning on the 1930 from Paddington arriving back in Newport at 2130. The previous communication set out the ticket costs and the fact that Andrew has offered to compile the lists of applicants into groups of 9 in order to obtain the reduced Group Travel fares. The earlier the booking the cheaper the fare.

 

Special Meeting at Torfaen when Secrets are Conferred

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The 23rd of March proved a momentous evening in the Mark Province of Monmouthshire. This was the evening that the secrets of an Installed Master were conferred upon Bros Richard Davies (Torfaen796) and Christopher Evans (Llantarnam1422), Deputy Provincial Grand Master and Assistant Grand Master in the craft respectively. This took place at a packed regular meeting of Torfaen Mark Lodge when the PGM took the gavel and opened Provincial Grand Lodge.He then took the chair of Adoniram and assisted by his Deputy, conferred the secrets upon them. It was a happy evening with lots of smiling faces all around. The first picture shows the PGM and his deputy in the foreground with W.Bro Richard (back left) and W.Bro Christopher. picture two shows W.Bro Richard with W.Bro Paul McGrath, the current master of Torfaen Mark Lodge and the third picture shows W.Bro Christopher with W.Bro Dennis John, The current Master of Llantarnam Mark Lodge.

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Noah’s Ark Appeal supported by Province

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The Noah’s Ark appeal is concerned with ensuring that modern life saving equipment, like defibrillators, are available in every community no matter how far away from hospital facilities. W.Bro Philip Moles has been fund raising to secure funds to place such a machine within his Hotel which is at the heart of his local community. The PGM and the Mark Province of Monmouthshire are only too pleased to be associated with such an initiative and accordingly a donation of £250 has been made. Seen here is the Deputy Provincial Grand Master handing the cheque to W.Bro Philip at Chepstow Masonic Hall.