George Raymond Portal, Who?

Probably one of the most influential Freemasons ever and particularly so in respect of the Mark Degree and Fraternity of Royal Ark Mariners. I attended Portal Lodge of Mark Master Masons on Thursday, January 16th  to hear that most talented raconteur, V.W.Bro. , Dr Rod Taylor provide answers to that question. I cannot divulge too much otherwise I may spoil your enjoyment on hearing the history yourselves. Suffice to say, take the opportunity when it is presented, most enlightening and informative, you will learn something. 

In summary a clergyman who espoused the Principles of Freemasonry and, importantly, delivered them in his daily life and actions, a man after my own heart, deeds not words. His main claim to fame, most appropriate tu the Brethren in West Yorkshire, was that it was his inspiration and drive which created the Mark Benevolent Fund. After the Lecture, the Worshipful Master,  W.Bro. Tim Westlake proclaimed the Senior Warden, Brother Barry Martin as Master Elect for the ensuing year and W.Bro. Roger Harvey as Treasurer

All then adjourned to enjoy one of the best Festive Boards I have experienced for some time, Lamb shank which dissolved in the mouth. 

What a lucky men we are to be Mark Master Masons, enjoy.

Worshipful Brother Duncan Smith P.G.S.D.

Communications Manager