Season’s Greetings from the Provincial Grand Master

To all Mark Master Masons and Royal Ark Mariners who access this web site over Christmas, I would like to congratulate you all on your achievements and thank you for your unstinting support for the Province during 2018. I wish you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas and a happy, prosperous, but above all a healthy and successful New Year.


2018 saw the dedication of a new Mark Provincial Banner, the Centenary Meeting of Welcome Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners and the Consecration of the new RugFootball R.A.M. Lodge, as well as the inaugural joint meeting of our Sheffield Lodges and a host of other Social events.


For the Festival, we pulled a Barge and hosted a Masonic Variety Show, as well as enjoying a multitude of Lodge Festival events. Thank you all for your tremendous efforts in support of our Festival so far, but please do get involved in organising those Lodge events. They will be critical to the eventual success of our Festival in 2023.


2019 will be another very busy year, with Peace Mark Lodge Centenary in March, 60’s Concerts in April, a Classic Car event in June, the Consecration of a Provincial Grand Stewards’ Lodge and two Banner Dedications (Dates T.B.A.), as well as all our usual Events. And please don’t forget the Provincial Meeting itself, which in 2019 will be held on 13th April, the Saturday before Easter.

For the Festival next year our Past Deputy Provincial Grand Master, V.W.Bro. Richard Puttrell will be attempting to walk around the Province, some 230 miles, and you can sponsor him clicking on the ‘Perimeter Perambulation’ link on the Home Page of this web site.

So I look forward to working very closely with you all once again in 2019, but in the meantime please take care of yourselves over Christmas and I extend my very best wishes to you and your families for the Festive Season.


God Bless you all – and Mark Well.


Jim Steggles

Provincial Grand Master