The Latest News updates from around the Province

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During February and March Lodges have added magnificent £3,400 to the appeal. Many Thanks to you all!
The PGM hopes that the appeal will raise £20,000 to be shared equally between
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and the St John Ambulance.
Latest donation News -
Monument add £1000 to the appeal.
Go to the appeal information page

22nd March - We offer our congratulations to the Somerset Brethren who are to be honoured by the Grand Master on Tuesday 8th June 2010.


11th March - Large Increase in annual dues to Mark Grand Lodge.
Despite the recession and financial constraints, Grand Lodge will increase dues payable by each member from £16 to £21 plus vat from September 2010, a 30% increase! To see why view the accounts of Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons.

The Grand Master appoints a new Provincial Grand Master for Gloucester and Herefordshire

The Consecration of the new daylight Mark Lodge set for Wednesday 12th May 2010.

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21st March - Somerset Ancient Mark Masters donate another £1500 to charity.


Provincial Officers

For a full List of Brethren to be appointed and promoted at the Provincial meeting to be held at the Webbington Hotel, Axebridge, Somerset on Saturday 1st May 2010.

Dinner for Provincial Officers and the Ladies was held at the Farthing hotel at Hatch Beauchamps on Saturday 6th Feb. See report and photos.vernon and Sue

Provincial 600 Club
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Results of recent draws
updated 20th March 2010

The first Provincial Royal Ark Mariner Assembly at Nailsea is a great success.
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Full report
The 2011 meeting will be held at Nailsea on Saturday 12th February.

Lodge Calendar
Calender of Mark and Royal Ark Mariner Lodge Meetings.

Future Events
click here for a list of what is going on in the Province.

Hallam Lodge champions Speech and Language Therapy
Sunday Lunch on 10th January, the Master of Hallam Lodge announced that together with other Lodges and orders meeting at Clevedon had raised £1600.00 for the Speech and Language Therapy Service in North Somerset.

Portcullis News. Download the newsletter from the Mark Lodge at Langport.

Provincial Visit to Carnarvon LodgeCarnarvon thumb15th Feb, The Provincial Grand Master and his team perform the ceremony of advancement at Carnarvon Lodge No 119 watched by distinguished visitors.

New Provincial Banner for the Royal Ark Mariner Degree.
The new Provincial Royal Ark Mariner banner was dedicated at the meeting of Fidelity and Unanimity RAM Lodge 9th Oct.

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January 2010
Nailsea Mark Lodge helps the South West MS Therapy Centre.
Double elevation at
Nailsea RAM.

December 2009
Somerdale Lodge
celebrates 25 years
Travelling Ark sails into Thackeray Lodge
PGM presents certificate of merit to Don Fisher at Cerdic Lodge
Somerset helps the victims
of the
floods in Cumbria.
George Norman Lodge adds £1000 to the PGMs appeal.

November 2009
Lodge of Improvement delivers lecture on the Ark Mariner Tracing Board at Irwin Lodge.
Past Deputy PGM Pat Parker
celebrates 50 years in Masonry.
Portcullis Donation
boosts the PGM's Appeal

Provincial Grand Master welcomed by the Grand Superintendent

Somerset Commanders Lodge, report on the Lodge outing on the Tiverton Canal.
Dutchman builds half size replica of
Noah's Ark


Mark Masons donate £1.6M for new lifeboat.

Mark Golf Day the fourth annual Mark golf competition was held at Farrington Golf club on 16th July, full report.

Mark Golfers Victorious in the inaugural Provincial Golf Challenge.
Report and photos.

Grand Officers Mess, report and date of next meeting.

Keystone Programme
June 2009 to May 2011, to find out when the Keystone is scheduled to visit your Lodge just click on it.
Traveling Keystone 150res
Download pdf of the programme.

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