We are very sad to have to report that W.Bro. Fred Hall passed away in the early hours of the morning of January 29th 2019. He had been in hospital over the weekend and deteriorated extremely quickly.
The funeral will be held at 12:30pm on Wednesday 20th February 2019 at Redditch Crematorium followed by a wake at the Redditch Masonic Centre.
W.Bro. Fred was Advanced into the Bromsgrove Lodge of Mark Master Masons on 13th July 1984 and was installed into the Chair in 1990.
He was Elevated into the Bromsgrove Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners on 13th September 1985 and installed into the Chair in 1994.
He was appointed as ProvGSwdB in 1992 and promoted to PProvGJO in 1998. He was appointed as ProvGSW in 2003 and then as ProvGReg in 2006, an office which he held until 2018. He was awarded the Provincial Grand Master’s Certificate of Merit in 2015. He was appointed to PAGDC in 2006 and promoted to PGSD in 2011. In Royal Ark Mariner he was appointed Provincial RAMGR in 2002 and RAMGR in 2009.
In his office as ProvGReg Fred was very active at Provincial Grand Lodge meetings greeting visitors from outside the Province.
Fred was a very active Mason in other Lodges, having joined the Worcestershire Installed Masters Lodge in 1991, he became Master in 2010. In the meantime, he was one of the Founder members of the Worcestershire Installed Commanders Lodge in 2000, of which he became Commander in 2009.
He was also a Founder member of the Quill and Key Lodge of Mark Master Masons in 2009.
He was also made an honorary member of several Lodges in recognition of his work: Centenary Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners in 2010, Millenium Lodge of Mark Master Masons in 2012, Teme Valley Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners in 2017, Teme Valley Lodge of Mark Master Masons in 2018.
Fred will be sadly missed by us all.