The D.P.G.M. weekly circular : Issue 3 (5th June 2020)

Mark Brethren all
I hope you’re all still doing OK. This will be the third communication I’ve sent out and I hope it brings a little relief from your individual lockdown. The first week I sent out a quiz based on famous Freemasons and I will now publish the answers and who managed to get them all correct, but before I do I wish to send my congratulations to all those Brethren who will, as from tomorrow Saturday 6th June, take Provincial Office for the year 2020-2021. It should have been the annual Provincial Grand Lodge and Brethren would either have been Invested with active Provincial Rank or Past Provincial Rank or Promoted. Although the Provincial meeting has been postponed all those Provincial ranks will become active from the 6th and the Brethren involved will be Invested at some point, hopefully, in the not too distant future.

I also wish to congratulate those Brethren from Worcestershire who will receive Grand Rank as from Tuesday 9th June. They being W Bro John Bentley, PAGDC, W Bro Eric Lee, PAGDC and W Bro Mark Winfield, Grand Steward. In addition RW Frank Spencer will be reappointed as Grand Director of Ceremonies and WBro Justin Parker will be reappointed as Assistant Grand Chaplain and we must of course not forget also the reappointment of MW Bro Raymond Smith (Almoners and Ch Stwds) as Pro Grand Master, RW Bro John Prizeman (Almoners and Ch Stwds) as Deputy Grand Master and RW Bro Ryan Williams (Prov DC’s) as Grand Secretary

Congratulations to W Bro Brian Gargett, DPGM (Glouc & Herefordshire) Provincial DC’s Lodge, W Bro Glyn Condliffe, Mosaic Lodge and W Bro Paul Yarnell, APGM, who all achieved full marks in the Quiz from Issue 1. Well done and a thank you to all those who took part and sent me your answers. The correct answers are :-

1) Peter Sellers, 2) Arnold Palmer, 3) Cyril Fletcher
4) Tommy Trinder, 5) Harry Corbett, 6) David Nixon, 7) Donald Campbell
8) Harry Houdini, 9) David Prince of Wales (King Edward VIII), 10) Robert Burns
11) Alexander Fleming, 12) Alf Ramsay, 13) Billy Butlin, 14) Buffalo Bill Cody
15) Joe Frazier (Smokin Joe), 16) Jackie Milburn, 17) Rudyard Kipling
18) Roger de Courcey, 19) George Washington, 20) Oscar Wilde

Now onto this week’s paper, it is ISSUE 3 and called ‘The Growth of Mark Masonry in Worcester.’

Clicking the button below will take you to the paper

The Growth of Mark Masonry in the Province of Worcestershire

For those of you who prefer not to click buttons in an E-mail you can find the paper on our Mark Provincial website under ‘The Growth of Mark Masonry in Worcestershire’ in the ‘Downloads’ Section. I hope you find it of interest and if you have any comments, suggestions or questions please do not hesitate to contact me at :-

I would also like to thank those who have commented on the previous weeks’ communications and to those who have sent in information about their Lodges and other snippets on information, which all helps in my research. Please keep sending them in, I need more information.

I wish you all well and to stay safe, we are slowly coming out of lockdown so hopefully in the not too distant future we will be able to meet in safety.

W.Bro. Jeff Whiteley, P.G.S.D., D.P.G.M.

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