Trevor Burton vacant Ian Anderson Derran Lobb Trevor Quartermaine Denis Calderley
Asst. Scribe Guardian Steward Warder
vacant Geoff Ifill Vacant 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 RAMGR 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
November 2019 Installation night
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 onWednesday 4th November 2019. The ceremony was undertaken by the Installing Commander W.Bro Richard Thurston after which the ne 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.
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.
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.
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
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 sideof the Worshipful Commander Richard Thurston, (centre of photo).
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.