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The St Andrews Lodge meets at the Masonic Hall, Redfield Road, Midsomer Norton, Bath BA3 2JN. At 6.30pm on the third Monday of January (installation), May and July. NB. The time and venue of the May and July meetings may vary see the programme. The Lodge has 34 subscribing Mambers

Programme 2017
16th January - Installation at Midsomer Norton.
15th May - Golf at Cumberwell Park GC followed by a meeting at Frome.
16th June - Mark Golf Day at Mendip. This event is open to all Masons and their friends. Download the
Entry Form
17th July - Golf at Minehead GC followed by a meeting at Minehead.

Officers of the Lodge - appointed Monday 16th January 2017

Worshipful Master - Ray Conneely
Senior Warden - Ian Pamplin
Junior Warden - Iain Robertson
Master Overseer - Neil Arthur
Senior Overseer - Martin Hares
Junior Overseer - Phillippe Giorgetti
Chaplain - Ray Guthrie
Treasurer - Alex Carter
Registrar of Marks - Derek Wilton
Secretary -
Tony Guthrie
Director of Ceremonies - Richard Stone
Almoner -
John Muskett
Charity Steward - Richard Curtis
Senior Deacon - John W Nicholson
Junior Deacon - John Nicholson Snr
Assistant D of C - Geoff Seaman
Organist - Richard Kilburn (Guest)
Inner Guard - Derek Pople
Stewards - Nick Delaney
Tyler - Terry Hulbert

Past Masters of and in the Lodge

2011 Ray Guthrie PGSO
2012 Tony Guthrie Swd Br
2013 Alex Carter SO
2014 Geoff Seaman SW
2015 Roger Hutchings SW
2016 Roger Penny SD
John Nicholson PGJD
Derek Wilton DepGSwdB
Richard Stone PGJD
Eric Kellet PGSD
David Cooke SW
David Bond JW
Derek Bellew JO
Alan Dobbins JW
Neil Arthur JD
John Muskett Dep Chap
John W Nicholson Reg

St Andrew's Lodge News and Events

16th January 2017 - St Andrew's Tee off with a new Master!

45 members and their guests were in attendance this evening at Midsomer Norton Masonic Hall to witness W.Bro Roger Penny install his successor Ray Conneely in an exemplary manner. The lodge was honoured by the presence of W.Bro Ian Anderson the Provincial Grand Senior Warden accompanied by Mark Golding the Provincial Director of Ceremonies. The festive board afterwards was furnished by Tony Cooper with the traditional fagotts! Not for the feint hearted but a great time was had by all.
In the photo left to right - Ian Anderson, Ian Pamplin - Senior Warden, Master - Ray Conneely, Roger Penny and Mark Golding.
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18th July Lodge meeting at Keynsham

It was a pleasant warm sunny afternoon at Saltford Golf Club and the course was in excellent condition. Twenty four members and guests teed off in three balls for the annual bowler competition.
The golf was followed by a Lodge meeting held at Keynsham Masonic Hall when the candidate Bro Gary Prater was advanced to the honourable degree of Mark Master Mason.
The photo shows the Master, W.Bro Roger Penny, second left presenting the winning team with the Bowmaker Trophy. The team comprises Alex Carter, Tony Guthrie and our new man Gary Prater, well played
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2016 Mark Golf Day held at Yeovil GC on Friday 17th June

 
A record 62 golfers gathered Yeovil for the 11th annual Mark Golf day. As usual there was some keen competition and the golfing banter at the meal following the Match.
It was a very enjoyable, fun days golf, well supported by Somerset and Wiltshire brethren. Yeovil Golf course was in excellent condition and the weather was kind, just a few showers.
Yeovil GC provided an excellent carvery meal after which the our Provincial Grand Master John Morgan presented the prizes.
Many thanks to organisers Eric Kellett and Richard Stone.

The Results:
Team Comp -
First place was once again won by a team captained by Jon Mansell and including Phil Mills, Steve Chapman and Derrick Thomas.
Second place – John Nicholson Snr, John Nicholson Jnr, Alex Carter and Tony Guthrie –110 points (on countback)
Individual stableford completion
First Place and winner of the PGM’s Trophy - Tony Guthrie with an outstanding 45 points
Second Place - Philip Tincknell with 40 points.
Third Place Gordon McFarland 39 points on count back.
Skill Prizes
Nearest the Pin – Jon Mansell
Longest Drive – Steve Chapman
Nearest the pin in two John Boland

Click on the photo above to see the other images of the presentation

  • Monday 18th January 2016 Installation meeting

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    Masonic Hall at Midsomer Norton was almost filled with Mark Master Masons who had come to see Roger Penny installed as Master. The principal guest was the Provincial Grand Master, R.W.Bro John Morgan who was accompanied by W.Bro Graham Howell as his D.C.
    Roger Hutchens the Installing Master thanked all the brethren of St Andrew’s for their help in making his year special, three happy meetings, two candidates and some reasonable golf! On behalf of the Lodge he presented a £500 cheque to the Provincial Grand Master for his “Hope for tomorrow appeal”. He went on to install his successor in fine style.
    On taking the chair Roger Penny installed his officers and following the customary addresses closed the Lodge when the brethren retired to the dining room.
    The traditional St Andrew’s Installation fayre of Sweet pepper & chorizo soup followed by faggots and mushy peas was enjoyed by all but the sausage eaters! Many thanks to Tony Cooper for his skill in the kitchen!
    After the meal John Morgan, PGM thanked the brethren for their contribution to his appeal, the donation had taken the total so far to nearly £10,000 almost two thirds of the way to his target.
    Photo left John Morgan receives the cheque from Roger Hitchings the IPM.
    Photo below, the new team. Provincial ADC - Graham Howell, Lodge Senior Warden - Ray Conneely, PGM - John Morgan, Master - Roger Penny, Lodge Junior Warden - Ian Pamplin and IPM Roger Hutchings.
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  • 20th July 2015 meeting at Bridgwater

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    Regular Meeting - 20th July 2015.
    Brother Terry Hulbert proved to be an excellent candidate this evening, he said he had enjoyed both the golf at Enmore Park prior to the meeting and his ceremony of advancement. The meeting was at Bridgwater MH and was ably conducted by the Master, Roger Hutchings assisted by his officers. Unfortunately Terry wasn’t among the winners, the were (l to r) Tony Guthrie, Ian Pamplin and Harvey Piper won won the Bowmaker Trophy with a massive 83 points, a full ten points clear of the rest of the field!
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  • 19th June 2015 - Mark Golf Day

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    19th June 2015 - Mark Golf Day at Orchardleigh Golf Club

    50 golfers gathered on a sunny day at Orchardleigh for the ninth annual Mark Golf day. As usual there was some keen competition and the golfing banter at the meal following the Match. Our Provincial Grand Master, although not a golfer joined us for the meal and presented the prizes. The Results:
    Team Comp - Tennessee Waltz
    First place - Jon Mansell, Phil Mills, Steve Chapman and Derrick Thomas – 112 points
    Second place – Gerry Chilcott, Terry Carter, Paul Merratt and Ian Savage –110 points (on countback)
    Individual stableford completion
    First Place and winner of the PGM’s Trophy - John Boland – 39 points
    Second Place - Peter Layzell - 38 Points
    Third Place Steve Chapman– 36 Points on count back.
    Skill Prizes
    Nearest the Pin – Geoff Seaman
    Longest Drive – Richard Stone
    “Twos” – There were six Winners! – Geoff Seaman, John Allen, Steve Chapman 2!, Jim Gooding, Richard Stone and John Hartry.

    Next year the Mark Golf Day will return to Yeovil GC where the first event was held in 2006.

    Click on the photo to see the gallery

    Before the presentation of the prizes the Organiser of the day Eric Kellett had presented a cheque for £300 to the John Morgan, PGM for his Hope for tomorrow appeal. Although the day is not organised as a charity event, careful management meant that some money had been accumulated over the years. The PGM thanked Eric and the golfers for supporting his appeal. As the event has always been very well supported by the brethren of Wiltshire a cheque for £100 was presented to John Boland for onward transmission to the Wiltshire Mark Benevolent Fund.
  • 19th January 2015 - Installation

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    Installation Meeting - 19th January 2015.
    It was an excellent evening of good ritual and good humour when W.Bro Roger Hutchings, the Provincial Senior Grand Warden was Installed in the Chair of the Lodge by W.Bro Geoff Seaman. During the evening the members approved donations of £500 each to Weston Hospicecare and Ups and Downs, a charity that helps those with Downs Syndrome.
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  • 21st January 2013 - Installation

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    Installation night - 21st January 2013.

    Despite the inclement weather and the possibility of further snow, forty four Mark Master Masons from across the Province attended the Installation of Alec Carter as the new Master of St Andrew's Lodge. The ceremony was carried out in a very capable manner by Tony Guthrie the outgoing Master who then took on the role of secretary of the Lodge.
    Both the Provincial Grand Master, David Nelson and his Deputy John Morgan were present along with the Provincial Senior and Junior Wardens, David Lyons and Phil Voisey.
    Everyone enjoyed an excellent festive board afterwards followed by the usual toasts with the normal banter and good humour.
    l to r in the picture are Geoff Seaman - SW, Alec Carter - Master and Roger Hutchings JW.
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The Provincial Grand Master and the Founders of at the Consecration of the Lodge on 17th January 2011

Links to other St Andrew's articles on the website
March 2013 - Lodge Almoner promoted to Grand Rank in the Craft.
Full
Report and photos of Consecration
Print the of the Oration given by the Provincial Chaplain at the Consecration.
July 2012
Support for Cancer Appeal.
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