Charity News

Let us know when and how your lodge has raised funds for Local Charity.

Charity at Malvern Open Day

During the recent Open Day held at Malvern Masonic Hall, Malvern Priory Lodge of Mark Master Masons made two donations to nominated charities.

  • Macmillan Cancer was in memory of W Bro Chris Richards who, after a long battle with cancer, finally passed away in April; a cheque of £250 was donated.
  • Heartstart Malvern was W Bro Tony Baker’s nominated Charity (whilst in the Chair) and £500 was donated.

W Bro C R Hopes presents a cheque for £250 to representatives of Macmillan Cancer Support

W Bro C R Hopes presents a cheque for £500 to a representative of HeartStart Malvern.

MBF Charity Walk 2017

Our PGM, R W Bro Eric John Rymer recently announced that our province would take part in The Mark Benevolent Fund Charity Walk 2017.

We are to be represented by a team of EIGHT walkers, under the direction of W Bro Joe Marzouk. They will follow the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk passing through FOUR beautiful London Parks, a distance  of approximately seven miles.

A circular route commencing and finishing at Mark Masons Hall in St James’s Street, on Saturday 6th May.

Our representatives known as the “Worcestershire Walkers” are counting on your support to make a worthy contribution to the fund.

Full details of the day together with facilities for making donations through our province will be available on the Mark Benevolent Fund website

VISIT the site now to see full details and pictures of the “Worcestershire” team.

Please donate with typical Worcestershire Mark Masons generosity.

Donations may be Gift Aided so please make the most of your donation.

Burns Night – Closing Date Extended

Hopefully everyone is aware that a change of date proved necessary in connection with the


Accordingly George has decided to extend the closing date for bookings until 31st December 2016.


100 Club Draws for August and September

The winners in the most recent draw of the Provincial 100 club draw are:


No Name Lodge
32 Jeff Whiteley 923 Vernon
54 David Jones 59 Lechmere
97 Mike Saxon 1822 Millennium


No Name Lodge
7 Ken Goodfellow 667 Moseley
44 Ken Allen 59 Lechmere
86 Mrs Janet Blake Worcester

Helping those in need

Zoё’s Place Baby Hospice – Coventry

Zoё’s Place provides palliative respite and end-of-life care to babies and infants.

Brethren from the Craft and Mark Degrees joined forces on Sunday 4th September at Royal Hearsall Golf Club for the benefit of Zoes Place and raised £350.

J.J. Pritchard, a member of a Hearsall Golf Club and a Past Master of The Coventrian Lodge organised a Sunday Lunch to which members of The Coventry Foundation Lodge were also invited.

A request for support was answered by the Master and several brethren from the Fairways Mark Lodge which helped swell the numbers and the amount raised.


Malvern’s Support for Local Charities

During the open day at the Masonic Rooms in Malvern on the 25th June, Malvern Priory Mark Lodge No 1351 presented the Worcester Army Cadet Force Charitable Trust with a cheque for £650 in support of the excellent youth development work undertaken within the area.

On the same day Malvern Hills Craft Lodge No 6986 made presentations of £1,100 to the Acorns Children’s Hospice and a further £500 to the Worcestershire Acute Hospital (Rory the Robot) Prostate Appeal.

WELL DONE A splendid total of £2,150 from Freemasons supporting the whole community across the County.

100 Club July Draw

The winners in the 100 Club Draw for July are as follows;

No 32 Jeffrey Whiteley  Vernon Lodge 923
No 85 Michael Cole St Laurence Lodge 893
No 90 Allun Humphreys St Egwin Lodge 1135


Craft Golf Days £1,000 for 2022 Festival.

A very successful event on Tuesday 12th July with 56 golfers enjoying a fine course at Kings Norton Golf Club, in rather mixed weather conditions. The scores perhaps reflected the difficulties of the conditions but everyone remained positive.

Throughout the day an excellent £1,000 was raised towards the 2022 Festival Fund.

Many thanks to the hard-working committee and in particular to Paul Battle whose efforts on our behalf are tireless and always result in a fine occasion to be enjoyed by everyone.

The winners trophies being presented by the Provincial Grand Master, R W Bro R C Vaughan, following the evening meal.

Next years event will be held on Tuesday 11th July at the same venue.

Support for Local Hospital Ward

George Simpson and Mel Broadhurst who recently presented a donation and Teddy Bears to the Riverbank Childrens Ward at Worcester Royal Hospital representing part of the proceeds raised over the Christmas period at St Peters Garden Centre

George Simpson and Mel Broadhurst who recently presented a Donation and Teddy Bears to the Riverbank Children’s Ward, at Worcester Royal Hospital, thanks to the kindness of customers and staff at Peters Garden Centre, Norton, Worcester.

PGM Presents £2,000 to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The Provincial Grand Master handed over a cheque for £2000 to Surgeons Tim Martin and Sat Palmer of the Maxifillofacial Unit of the Hospital to help offset the cost of new equipment recently installed within the specialist unit dealing with re-construction following invasive surgery for the treatment of Cancer.

PGM R W Bro Eric John Rymer presents the cheque to surgeon Tim Martin whilst Sat Palmer and George Simpson look on.

PGM R W Bro Eric John Rymer presents the cheque to surgeon Tim Martin whilst Sat Palmer and George Simpson look on.

Sat Palmer looking very comfortable.

Sat Palmer looking very comfortable.













                                                                          W Bro George Simpson put on a display of classic cars in support of the Hospitals Annual Fun Day Event held at the County Cricket Ground, Edgbaston.



With many major Sponsor’s attending the day was a great success attracting a large number of visitors.

Tim Martin looking equally impressive in a Silver Ghost.

Tim Martin looking equally impressive in a Silver Ghost.

100 Club May/June Draws

The May and June draws of the Provincial 100 Club took place at the Asparagus Supper event held at Evesham on Saturday 28th May.

The winners are:   May

No 65 Matt Rochelle  Lechmere Lodge No 59 £10
No 92 David Stanford Eaton Lodge No 977 £10
No 54 David Jones Lechmere Lodge No 59 £10


No 46 Bob Rice  Bromsgrove Lodge No 1334 £10
No 95 Chris Farrer Bromsgrove Lodge No 1334 £10
No 54 David Jones Lechmere Lodge No 59 £10

100 Club April Draw

The April draw of the Provincial 100 Club took place at the Festive board of Stability Lodge MMM No 1281 on Tuesday 12th April.

The winners are:

No 16 George Simpson  St Egwin Lodge No 1135 £10
No 21 Chris Hopes Malvern Priory Lodge No 1351 £10
No 49 Phillip Bennettt Eaton Lodge No 977 £10

100 Club March Draw

The March draw of the Provincial 100 Club took place at the Festive board of St Laurence Lodge on Monday 14th.

The winners are:

No 43 Philip Bennett  Eaton Lodge No 977 £10
No 8 Richard Green Malvern Priory Lodge No 1351 £10
No 51 Michael Pickett Godson Lodge No  330 £10