Find out about important forthcoming events in the Province go to Future Events.

Provincial Grand Master presents a heart monitor/defibralator to St John Ambulance.

The presentation on Thursday 3rd March 2011 marked the conclusion of a very successful appeal to raise £20,000 for Hearing Dogs Deaf People and St John Ambulance. The handover took place the organisations brand new and very impressive local HQ at St John House, Woodland Business Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater. The Provincial Grand Master accompanied by Mrs Catherine Nelson and supported by thirty five brethren representing every Mark and Royal Ark Mariner Lodge in the Province.
Full report and photos.
pdf of PGMs speech.

Grand Lodge Appointments 2011

Four brethren from the Province of Somerset will be appointed to Grand Rank and two will be promoted at the Annual Investiture Meeting of Mark Grand Lodge at Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street London on Tuesday 7th June 2011.
Full details.
Somerset Craft Grand Lodge appointments.
Somerset Supreme Grand Chapter appointments.

Photo for the week.
The weather is getting warmer, the clocks spring forward on Sunday 27th March, summer will be with us soon!

The Provincial 600 Club
February 2011 Results!

Over the past four years the members and their families have contributed over £10,000 to the Provincial Benevolent Fund. See the up to date list of winners.

Download entry form.

10th January 2011. The Provincial Grand Master and his team carry out advancement ceremony at the Nailsea Mark Lodge January meeting.

Report and photos.

Quick links to recent items

12th February - Provincial Royal Ark Mariner Assembly
3rd February - Provincial visit to Eldon Mark Lodge.
28th January Lodge of Improvement visit Burnham
17th January - Consecration of St Andrews Lodge
10th January - PGM and Team visit Nailsea Mark Lodge
6th December - Provincial visit to Thackeray RAM
28th November - The Craft has a new PGM
22nd November Travelling Keystone moves to Bath.
15th November - Travelling Ark moors at Keynsham.
15th November - Provincial visit to Irwin RAM Lodge.
11th November - Langport Freemasons remember the fallen.
28th October - PGM dedicates new Portal Lodge Banner
16th October - David Nelson installed in the Chair of the Provincial Secretaries' Lodge
8th October - Travelling Ark sails to Taunton
10th September - Samms help three Lodges celebrate 125 years
3rd September - Cerdic Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners is 25.
28th August - Notes from the Secretaries and DCs meeting.
19th August - Mark Golfers retain the Provincial Challenge Cup.
19th July - Mark Bowlers triumph!
12th July - Mark Golf Day
9th June - New Lodge advances first candidate
8th June - The Minehead charabanc heads to London
8th June - New Grand Lodge Officers appointed.
25th May - 125th Anniversary of Fidelity and Unanimity,
12th May - Isle of Wedmore Lodge No 1912 Consecration.
1st May - Provincial Meeting
List of New Officers -
Presentation to the Ladies -
PGMs Address
16th April - Presentationto Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
27th March - The Provincial Ball, Full report and photos.
21st March - SAMMS donations.
2nd March - 77 years of visiting!
24th February - Hallam Lecture.
23rd February - Carnarvon Lodge No 616 Centenary.
16th February - Carnarvon Lodge No 119 Provincial Visit.
7th February - Provincial Officer's Dinner.
30th January – Royal Ark Mariner Assembly at Nailsea.
21st January - Monument donation to the appeal.
20th January - Mendip Lodge donation.
15th January - Support for MS sufferers.
15th January - Double elevation at Nailsea RAM.
13th January - Hallam Sunday Lunch.

20 March 2011. Somerset Antient Mark Masons donate £2000 to local good causes. Details

"If he’s telling a story
He shall die by a death that is gory,
Yes, one of the cruellest slaughters
That ever were known in these waters;
It is easy, in elegant diction,
To call it an innocent fiction;
But it comes in the same category
As telling a regular terrible story"
Apologies to WS Gilbert

Saturday 12th February 2011- Provincial Royal Ark Mariner Assembly at the Masonic Hall Nailsea is another great success. Full report and photos of the meeting and investiture.

Registrars report.
"A deeper meaning of the Royal Ark Mariner Ceremony" a paper delivered by W.Bro Vernon Harding at the meeting.
Minutes & PGM's address to the meeting.

Consecration of
St Andrew's Lodge
of Mark Master Masons
No 1924

Took place at Frome Masonic Hall on Monday 17th January 2011.

Full Report
Lodge page

28th January 2011. Somerset Lodge of Improvement presents the Royal Ark Mariner Tracing Board at William Lodge Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners.
3rd February 2011The Provincial team visit Eldon Mark Lodge. To witness the ceremony of Advancement and give an explanation of the Mark tracing board.

Problems at Grand Lodge

Provincial Grand Master writes an open letter to members of the Province.

Have your Say!
Many brethren feel that the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons has handled this whole episode very badly. So many in fact that we have had to make a blog dedicated to this matter. To view the news and comment go to Grand Lodge Blog. If you have a comment to make email it to

View the accounts of Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons for YE 31.8.09.

The Triangle magazine is published by the Provincial Grand Lodge of Somerset twice a year and distributed by post to all members of the Province. The editor is W.Bro Pat Morrisey.

Download the latest issue here.
If you would like to recap on Lodge and Provincial events of the past year go to the Mark Blog