Meeting at the Masonic Hall, Burnham on Sea TA8 1NX at 19.00 on the fourth Friday in January March and October (Installation). The Lodge has 35 subscribing members.

Officers of the Lodge - appointed Friday 25th October 2019

Ted Toon
Michael Jarvis
Paul Jarvis
Keith Fisher
John Chinn
Wynne Jones
Asst. DC
Julian Frost
Terry Wadman
Mathew Jarvis
Alva Excell
Trevor Cooper

Matt Westley
Asst. Scribe
T Gibbs
Peter Rouse
Will Human
Terry Arlow

Past Commanders of and in the Lodge

1986 Trevor Cooper RAMGR
1987 Jim McLauchlan RAMGR
1998 Keith Fisher RAMGR
1999 Bill Knight PrGR
2000 Matt Westley RAMGR
2002 Terry Wadman RAMGR
2004 John Chinn PrGR
2006 Richard Francis PrGR
2007 David Jenkins PrGR
2009 Brian Watkis PrGR
2010 John Smith RAMGR
Roger Hutchings PrGR
2012 Julian Frost PrGR
2013 John Griffin
2014 Wynne Jones
2015 & 16 John Nicholas
2018 David Harris

John Tossell RAMGR
Ted Toon

William Long Lodge News and Events


January 2020- The Lodge welcomes two joining members and a candidate!

The Provincial Grand Master, R.W.Bro Phil Voisey was present this evening to see the Commander W.Bro Ted Toon and his team of officers Elevate Bro Philipe Giorgetti to the Ancient and Honourable degree of Royal Ark Mariners. In addition to Bro Phil, the Lodge welcomed two joining members brothers Chris Beckett and Bruce Poole. It was an excellent evening enjoyed by all who attended.

In the photo, left to right, Bro Bruce Poole and Chris Beckett, W.Commander Ted Toon and new Royal Ark Mariner - Philipe Giorgetti.
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  • January 2016 - Travelling Ark arrives from Nailsea and £500 donated to Hope for Tomorrow.

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    At the regular meeting on Friday 22nd January there ere a goodly number of Royal Ark Mariners moored at Burnham on Sea. The occasion was the delivery of the Somerset Travelling Ark by Nailsea Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners, more than a dozen Nailsea members, including Provincial Grand Master John Morgan, a Past Commander of Nailsea RAM, supported their Commander, W.Bro Sam Glenn when he handed the Ark onto W.Bro John Nicolas Commander of William Long.
    Photo right - Watched by the PGM, the Commander of Nailsea RAM, Sam Glenn hands over the Travelling Ark to Commander John Nicolas.
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    As there was no ceremony of elevation this evening Brother Vernon Harding, Junior Warden of the Lodge, presented a paper by W.Bro Rev Stephen Hawkins entitled “Everything I need to know about life, I learned from Noah’a Ark” This was both well delivered and very well received by the brethren.
    This was followed by a presentation to the PGM of a cheque from the Lodge for £500 for his “Hope for Tomorrow appeal”
    Photo Left - Commander John Nicolas presents cheque for £500 from the Lodge to the PGM.
  • October 2011 Installation

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    Installation meeting 28th October 2011. At the October meeting of the William Long Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners all rose to welcome David Veale, Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank, representing our Provincial Grand Master David Nelson, he was accompanied by Provincial ADC Mark Golding at this the Installation Meeting of the new Commander.
    W. Commander John Smith performed an excellent Ceremony installing his successor Roger Hutchings, who had himself only recently recovered from a serious operation. The Inner Workings was conducted by John in an exemplary manner all brethren lucky enough to witness it were happily moved by its sincerity.
    Roger appointed his Officers in a very easy manner, during which DC Trevor Cooper retired as Lodge DC after countless years in the Office, he was noticeably reluctant to hand his collar over!
    The evening ended with a very pleasing Festive Board where the good feeling and happy atmosphere continued to the end.
    The picture shows: - Mark Golding, David Veale, W. Commander Roger Hutchings, John Smith, S/Warden Julian Frost and J/Warden John Griffin.
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  • October 2010 Installation

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    Installation meeting 22nd October 2010.

    At the meeting on 22nd October 2010 W. Bro. Brian Watkis installed his successor W. Bro. John Smith into the Commander’s chair in most confident manner. The Provincial Grand Master was there to witness the ceremony and give the address to the new commander. It was avery good evening with support from visitors around the Province.

    The photo shows Mark Golding the Provincial ADC, Tony Wilcox Provincial SW, new Commander John Smith and Lodge Junior Warden Jullian Frost.

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