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16th September - The Keystone is Travelling Again!

In it's first outing since January last year the Master of Cerdic Lodge 571, Ian Clift delivered the Keystone to the Master of Science Lodge 128 at Wincanton, Alan Chinn.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable return to the Mark degree for the brethren, with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere in the lodge followed by an excellent festive board, from the new caterers.
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Good to be back!!
Robert Thomas

Annual Provincial Meeting Saturday 4th September 2021

A very successful annual Provincial meeting was held on Saturday 4th September at the Webbington Hotel. It was a joint Mark and Royal Ark Mariner meeting followed by lunch. Over 150 members of the Province were present, nearly 100 brethren and their Ladies dined after the meeting. List of Provincial Officers 2021/22
26th August - Mark Masons present £28,000 to Children's Hospice South West
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Provincial Grand Master Phil Voisey along with W Brothers Marshall Westley, Steve McNaughton and James Tonkin present a cheque for £28,000 to the Children's Hospice South West at Charlton Farm, Wraxall. Read more
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6th August - £5,000 donation to Dorothy House Hospice
Provincial Grand Master Philip Voisey with brethren representing five Somerset Mark Lodges presents £5000 to Dorothy House Hospice. More details
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18th June 2021 - Mark Golf Day at The Isle of Wedmore Golf Club.
Thirty two golfers meet at the Isle of Wedmore Golf Club for the 15th annual Somerset Mark Golf day. It was wonderful to get together with brethren and friends whom we haven't seem for some time. Brian Pollard won the Provincial Grand Masters Shield with an excellent 37 stableford points. Full report and photos.
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Sharpen your ritual - join the Provincial Zoom Lodge of Instruction!

With the help of some clever software made available by the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons, the Provincial DC, W.Bro Mark Golding has been holding a series of Zoom virtual Lodges of Instruction commencing that have proved popular with members. There are two further meetings planned on the 2nd and 16th September. Don't miss the opportunity to brush up on your ritual before we return to Lodge!
More details and register to attend

Provincial 600 Club New 21-22 Season!
In the 2020/21 season over £2,500 was raised for the Provincial Mark Benevolent Fund. A similar amount was distributed in prizes. Help to make this years 600 club just as successful, entering now. If you're not in it you can't win it!

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29th April - During the first quarter of this year The Mark Benevolent Fund distributed over £320,000 charities and worthy causes. Read the report.
Download Honorifics Application Form

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We will be holding our own Festival in 2028, hopefully with the support of other Provinces.
Members of Somerset are invited to help the Province of Surrey achieve their target by purchasing the Surrey 2022 Lapel Badge.
Order your badge here

Dates for your Diary

Calendar of Mark and
Royal Ark Mariner Meetings

Taking the fourth regular step Download a pdf leaflet which explains why a Master Mason should join the Mark Degree.

Proposing a Masonic toast? Here are some helpful hints.

Mark and Royal Ark Mariner Installations

The Travelling Keystone

Programme 2021 to 2024
Masters
words for delivery of the Keystone.

The Travelling Ark

Programme for Sept 2021 to 2023
Commanders words for delivery of the Ark.

Provincial Weekend 15th to 17th October 2021

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The Provincial weekend will be held at the Cumberland Hotel, Bournemouth from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th October 2021. Full details and Booking Form.

Somerset Antient Mark Masons

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There are no SAMMs demonstrations scheduled for this year. If your Mark Lodge would like to host a demonstration please contact the secretary, W.Bro Barrie Baker.

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