Meeting at the Masonic Hall, Old Orchard Street, Bath. BA1 1JU at 18.30 on the second Wednesday of February, March (installation), October and November. The Lodge has 34 subscribing members.

Officers of the Lodge - appointed Wednesday 8th March 2017

Worshipful Master - Geoff Ifill
Senior Warden - Richard Thurston
Junior Warden - Trevor Quartermaine
Master Overseer - Peter Martin
Senior Overseer - Peter Civil
Junior Overseer - Frank Cottle
Chaplain - Ian Cox
Treasurer - Keith Surry
Registrar of Marks - Richard Cooper
Secretary -
David Dixon
Director of Ceremonies - Derran Lobb
Almoner - Tony Carter
Charity Steward - Richard Chivers
Senior Deacon - Gerry Clarke
Junior Deacon - Pat Coles
Assistant D of C - Vacant
Organist - Denis Calderley
Assistant Secretary - Vacant
Inner Guard - Simon Lingard
Stewards - vacant
Tyler - Mike Jakins

Past Masters of and in the Lodge

1979 Denis Calderley PGJO
1984 John Morey
PGJD
1987 Len Burden JW
1990 Ian Cox
PGSD
1992 Rex Emery JD
1993 Cyril Sahoy SO
1994 Ron Babbage
PGJD
1998 Gordon Poulson SO
2000 Michael Jakins MO
2001&2 Jeremy Barber SD
2003 Michael Niles IofW
2004 Richard Cooper
PGStdB
2005 Trevor Burton JO
2006 Richard Thurston SD
2007 Tony Carter MO
2009 Richard Chivers SD
2010 Peter Martin Assit Chap
2011 Derran Lobb JD
2012 Peter Civil Assit Chap
2013 Geoff Ifill Dep Chap
2014 Trevor Quartermaine IOW
2015 Frank Cottle JD
2016 David Dixon

Royal Cumberland Lodge News and Events

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9th October 2017 - As part of the “Somerset Travelling Keystone” Royal Cumberland Mark Lodge were delighted to receive the Worshipful Master and a delegation of Brethren from Somerdale Mark Lodge No.1608. They were treated to a demonstration of the Advancement Ceremony followed by a very enjoyable festive board where old acquaintances were renewed. Royal Cumberland Lodge are looking forward to delivering the keystone to Carnarvon Lodge in December. Pictured are (L to R) W. Bros Jim Fagan, David Burrows, WM of Somerdale Lodge, Geoff Ifill, WM of Royal Cumberland Lodge, John Bathe-Taylor and V. W. Bro Roger Blake
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  • November 2015 - PGMs visit and a new MMM.

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    At the Lodge meeting on 11th November the Master, W.Bro Frank Cottle advanced Bro Patrice-Antoine Coles to the honourable degree of Mark Master Mason. He was assisted by his regular officers and a few stand ins!
    W.Bro Frank did most of the work himself including the secrets an the presentation of working tools, W Bro Richard Thurston conducted the candidate as Senior Deacon.
    In the photo from left to right, John Morgan PGM, Pat Coles candidate, Frank Cottle Master, David Dixon Senior Warden and Mike Jakins Junior Warden (acting)
    Photo and repot Ray Guthrie
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  • March 2012 Installation

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    Installation Night 14th March 2012
    The Provincial Senior Grand Warden, W.Bro Tony Heliker represented the PGM at the Installation when Derran Lobb installed his successor Peter Martin.

    In the photo l to r, Tony Heliker, Lodge Senior Warden - Geoff Ifill, Master - Peter Civil, Junior Warden - Trevor Quartermaine, Installing Master - Derran Lobb and Lodge DC Richard Thurston.
  • April 2011 Installation

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    Installation Night 9th April 2011
    In the photo, Lodge Junior Warden Geoff Ifill, John Morgan the Provincial Grand Secretary, Master Derran Lobb and Senior Warden Peter Civil.
  • Royal Cumberland Lodge Banner

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    Royal Cumberland Lodge Banner

    There are the members of the Royal Cumberland Lodge are rightly proud of the fact that their Lodge was one of the five founding Lodges of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons in 1856. The photo shows the new banner presented to the Lodge by the Grand Master, HRH Prince Michael of Kent, to celebrate the sesquicentenary of Grand Lodge in 2006. As the Lodge was operating before Mark Grand Lodge was formed it has no number but carries the distinctive T. I. suffix, Time Immemorial.
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