Meeting at the Masonic Hall, Bancks Street, Minehaed TA24 5DJ at 18.30 on the fourth Friday in February and the second Friday in June and November (Installation). The Lodge has 31 subscribing members.

Officers of the Lodge - appointed Friday 12th November 2021

Commander
S.Warden
J.Warden
Chaplain
Treasurer
Scribe
Julian Bloys
Trevor Thomas
Ray Johnstone-Smith
Willy Brown
Paul Cullum
Derek Lewison
DC
Almoner
S.Deacon
J.Deacon
Asst. DC
Organist
Chris Summers
Vacant
John Munson
Alan Dummett
David Veale
Vacant
Asst. Scribe
Guardian
Steward
Warder
Vacant
Phil Smith
Derek Williams
Alan Vickery

Past Commanders of and in the Lodge

1983&02 Alan Webber RAMGR
1986 John Lendon RAMGR
1992 John Organ RAMGR
1993 David Veale RAMGR
2004 Julian Bloys PrGR
2006 Chris Summers PrGR
2007 Willy Brown PrGR
2009 Peter Thomas PrGR
2010 Phil Thresher PrGR
2011 Ray Johnstone-Smith RAMGR
2013 Richard Wickham
2014 Ron Hawkins
2016 Andrew Hadley
2017 Paul Cullum

Exmoor Lodge News and Events

February 2022- The Travelling Ark docks at Minehead.

 
On Friday 25th February the Travelling Ark sailed down the coast from the William Long RAM lodge at Burnham to Exmoor RAM at Minehead. William Long Commander, Mike Jarvis accompanied by William Long Brethren see the Ark safely handed to Exmoor Commander Julian Bloys.
Also pictured the PGM and Exmoor Commander with Roderick Mudge who was elevated at the meeting, an excellent ceremony carried out by the commander, Exmoor brethren and a some of the guests from 348.
The PGM also presented certificate to Bro. Derek Lewison who only joined last meeting is now the scribe of the lodge. Taking over from W Bro John Lendon following John's move to Cadogan Court RMBI home in Exeter.
The William Long brethren also show off their RAM rainbow socks to the PGM, could this be the start of a new fashion trend in Somerset?

  •  Commander Julian Bloys receives the Travelling Ark from Commander Mike Jarvis and the brethren of William Long RAM Lodge.

    Commander Julian Bloys receives the Travelling Ark from Commander Mike Jarvis and the brethren of William Long RAM Lodge.

  •  PGM Phil Voisey with new member Rod Mudge and Julian Bloys

    PGM Phil Voisey with new member Rod Mudge and Julian Bloys

  •  Derek Lewison receives his Grand Lodge Certificate from the PGM

    Derek Lewison receives his Grand Lodge Certificate from the PGM

  •  Look at those socks!! left to right Bro Paul Jarvis, Rod Green, Chris Beckett and Mike Jarvis.

    Look at those socks!! left to right Bro Paul Jarvis, Rod Green, Chris Beckett and Mike Jarvis.

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  • October 2019 - Exmoor Ark Mariners help Local Hospital

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    Exmoor Royal Ark Mariner Lodge Scribe, John Lendon, a brother of many talents, doubles up as a volunteer at Minehead Community Hospital. It came to his notice that the hospital required 'reachers' to help patients with mobility problems. These simple and relatively inexpensive devices are useful to anyone who is unable to bend down to pick things of f the floor. Procurement via normal NHS channels could have taken some time so our intrepid brother set off to the local shop, 'Independent Living' with a donation from Exmoor Royal Ark Mariners. Ten NRS Combi-Reachers were purchased and subsequently presented that day to the hospital.

    Sometimes its those simple things in life that mean a lot.

    The photo shows left to right John Lendon, Hazel Little - Minehead Community Hospital and Garrry Holman - Treasurer of Exmoor Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners.
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  • Installation meeting November 2014

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    Installation Night
    14th November 2014


    WBro Ron Hawkins was installed as Worshipful Commander of the Exmoor Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners on Friday 14th November 2014. The Installing Master, WBro Richard (Dick) Wickham Installed WBro Ron in his usual unique manner, sincere and meaningful. Richard had a very productive year with Candidates at every meeting and a very well attended Sunday Lunch where he presented a cheque for £250 to the West Somerset Stroke Club. Following a short talk by Mrs Hillary May MBE, RWBro John Morgan our PGM also presented Mrs May with a similar amount.
    Our new WCdr appointed the Officers of the Lodge in his usual efficient manner and informed the Brethren at the Festive Board that in view of the fact that the Installation meeting was being held on the same day as the BBC Children in need day he would be supporting local children’s charities with whatever was raised during his year. The Evening ended with the usual toast to be concluded with WBro Rod Greens response to the visitors where he demonstrated his knowledge of classical music (or not). The ceremony was accompanied by a selection of Classical music played by the internationally famous IPod orchestra.
    In the photo from left to right: WBro Ray Johnston-Smith Prov DC. WBro Graham Gamble SW (re-cycled), RWBro John Morgan PGM, WBro Ron Hawkins WCD and Bro Andrew Hadley JW.
  • Installation meeting November 2011

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    Installation Night 11th November 2011

    At the meeting on Friday 11th November Brother Raymond Johnstone-Smith Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies was Installed in the chair as Worshipful Commander by Philip Threasher in the presence of the Provincial Grand Master - David Nelson. The Provincial Grand Master was accompanied by the Deputy Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, Graham Gamble.
    Numbers were swelled by brethren from Herbert Fuller Lodge who delivered the Travelling Ark and a good time was enjoyed by all who attended.


    In the photo, PGM David Nelson, new Commander Ray Johnson Smith and Installing Commander Phil Thresher.
  • Installation meeting November 2010

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    Installation Night 12th November 2010
    It was a miserable night for travelling but well worth the effort to represent the PGM at Exmoor RAM Installation.
    Peter Thomas installed the new Commander Philip Threasher in the Chair who then went on to appoint his officers in his usual friendly way.

    One of the highlights was an excellent rendition of the RAM Tracing Board given by W.Bro. John Organ, David Veale, Willy Brown and Norman Atkinson. It was very well presented and is one of the best explanations I have seen - four brethren only was the right number for this and they are to be congratulated on the very fine manner in which this was done, it kept everyone attention.
    As there was no organist Barrie Baker produced music for us through one of his electronic gadgets. As always a very happy atmosphere at Minehead.A most pleasant and enjoyable evening.


    In the photo (ltor) Geoff Nash - Past DPGM, Alan Holton J.W. New Commander - Phil lThreasher, S.W. - Ray Johnstone-Smith and Installing Commander Peter Thomas.
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