Meeting at The Masonic Hall, Old Orchard Street, Bath. BA1 1JU at 18.30 on the first Wednesday in March, April and November (installation). The Lodge has 22 subscribing members.

Officers of the Lodge - appointed Wednesday 3rd November 2021

Mike Jakins
David Dixon
John W Nicholson
Ewan Page
John A Nicholson
Richard Cooper
Asst. DC
Trevor Burton
Ian Anderson
Derran Lobb
Trevor Quartermaine
Denis Calderley
Asst. Scribe
Geoff Ifill
Barry McCormack

Past Commanders of and in the Lodge

1981 Denis Calderley RAMGR
1991 Ian Cox RAMGR
2002 Trevor Burton RAMGR
2003 Tony Carter PrGR
2005 Mike Jakins PrGR
2007 Ewan Page GMRAC Hon C
2008 Richard Cooper PrGR
2010 John Nicholson
2011&17 Frank Silver PrGR
2012&18 Richard Thurston PrGR
2013-14 Barry McCormack PrGR
2015 Derran Lobb
2016 Trevor Quartermaine

Bath TI Lodge News and Events


April 2022 - Visit by the Provincial Grand Master and his Team

At the April meeting of Bath RAM TI the worshipful commander and his crew welcomed The Provincial Grand Master, R.W.Bro Philip Voisey and his officers. They were accompanied by the provincial development team, who presented the Tracing Board Lecture in an excellent manner.
The PGM presented W.Bro Denis Calderley RAMGR with a memento celebrating his 55 years as a member of the order. He also presented Bro Craig Harding with his Royal Ark Mariner Certificate and Patrons Collar, Jewel and certificate, from the Mark Benevolent Fund.
The worshipful commander W.Bro Michael Jakins RAMPrGR, thanked and congratulated the team, Denis and Craig, he also invited everyone to attend on the 1st Wednesday in November, when he would install W.Bro David Dixon RAMPrGR as Commander. 
The evening was rounded off with a Fish and Chip takeaway supper, owing to the caterer being out of action due to the dreaded plague.

Report by Crag Harding

NOTE: As well as presenting the RAM Tracing Board the Team are also available to assist at Mark Meetings and will present the Mark Lecture and Tracing Board together with a demonstration of the Advancement Ceremony subject to reasonable notice being given.
Contact: Preceptor Geoff Seaman
email tel. 07730283341
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Bro Craig Harding receives his Certificate from the PGM

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W.Bro Denis Calderley celebrating his 55 years as a Royal Ark Mariner.

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Improvement and Development Team - Left to Right. John Nicholson, Steve McNaught, Roger Reina, Geoff Seaman, David Rockey and Grahame Bodman.

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  • November 2021 Installation night

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    W.Bro Mike Jakins was proclaimed W.Commander of the Bath Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners for the third year at the Masonic Hall Bath onWednesday 3rd November 2021. The ceremony was followed by the elevation of Bro Craig Harding to the Ancient and Honourable Degree of Royal Ark Mariner.
    In The photo left to right - Tony Guthrie - Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Craig Harding, Mike Jakins - Commander, John Nicholson - Junior Warden and Ray Conneely - Provincial Assistant Director of Ceremonies.
  • November 2019 Installation night

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    The installation of W.Bro Mike Jakins into the Chair of the Bath Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners took place at the Masonic Hall Bath on Wednesday 4th November 2019. The ceremony was undertaken by the Installing Commander W.Bro Richard Thurston after which the new Commander appointed and invested his officers.
    In The photo left to right - Graham Jeffery - Provincial Senior Grand Warden, David Dixon - Senior Warden, Richard Thurston - Installing Commander, Tony Guthrie - Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Mike Jakins - Commander, John Nicholson - Junior Warden and Steve McNaughton - Provincial Deputy DC.
  • November 2018 Denis receives his 50th Certificate!

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    It would be fair to say that there are normally three highlights to a Masonic year.

    First the Installation of a new Commander. (Master)

    Secondly the Elevation (Installation) of a candidate into the Order.

    Thirdly a visit from the Provincial Grand Master.

    At the recent meeting (8th November) of Bath Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners, two of the three were achieved. W.Bro. Frank Silver installed, in an exemplary manner W.Bro. Richard Thurston as Commander of the Lodge. This was in the presence of the PGM. R.W.Bro. John Morgan and the Deputy Provincial Grand Master W.Bro. Phil Voisey.
    However, the Lodge added a new highlight that evening. R.W.Bro. John presented W.Bro. Denis Calderley with certificates and a lapel pin to celebrate 50 years as a subscribing member of the Lodge.
    Denis was also presented with a commemorative wine goblet from the Lodge for not only his service to the Lodge as a member but also for more than 30 years as its organist.

    W.Bro. Richard Cooper

  • Installation Meeting 2nd November 2016

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    Perhaps at a Provincial meeting but very rarely at a regular Lodge meeting will you find more than two Right Worshipful Brethren together. Perhaps a quiz what is the correct collective noun, (a moan, a salutation?)
    Bath Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners however had the pleasure of experiencing such a gathering at its Installation meeting on 2nd November 2016.
    Twenty one other brethren enjoyed the company of R.W.Bro. John Morgan, (PGM for Somerset), R.W.Bro. Ewan Page (Past PGM Berkshire, Member of Grand Masters Royal Ark Council Honoris Causa and member of the Lodge) and R.W.Bro. David Nelson Past PGM for Somerset during an excellent evening when W.Bro. Derran Lobb installed Bro. Trevor Quartermaine as WCN.
    Probably the comment of RWBro. John is the best way to describe Bath Lodge of Royal Ark Mariner Small in numbers, friendly banter ensuring a happy meeting and an excellent festive board.
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    Photo left to right
    RWBro David Nelson (Past PGM Somerset) RWBro John Morgan (PGM) W.Bro. Trevor Quartermaine (WCN). WBro. Derran Lobb (Installing IPCN) RWBro Ewan Page Past PGM Berkshire member Grand Masters Council Honoris Causa and Lodge Chaplain. Photo Richard Cooper

  • Installation April 2013

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    April 2013 Bath Lodge of Time Immemorial has had a very successful year with two good candidate Bros. Trevor Quartermaine (WC Right) and David Anthony (WC Left) pictured either side of the Worshipful Commander Richard Thurston, (centre of photo).
  • Installation April 2010

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    Installation night, 3rd November 2010. John Nicholson, the new Commander in the centre. Flanked on his right by Derek Shailer, representing the PGM and Frank Silver, Junior Warden. On his left is Richard Thurston, Junior Warden and Mark Golding Provincial ADC.
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