Meeting at the Masonic Hall, Old Orchard Street, Bath. BA1 1JU at 18.30 on the second Wednesday of February, March (installation), October and November. The Lodge has 34 subscribing members.
Officers of the Lodge - appointed Wednesday 8th March 2017
Worshipful Master - Geoff Ifill Senior Warden - Richard Thurston Junior Warden - Trevor Quartermaine Master Overseer - Peter Martin Senior Overseer - Peter Civil Junior Overseer - Frank Cottle Chaplain - Ian Cox Treasurer - Keith Surry Registrar of Marks - Richard Cooper Secretary - David Dixon Director of Ceremonies - Derran Lobb
Almoner - Tony Carter Charity Steward - Richard Chivers Senior Deacon - Gerry Clarke Junior Deacon - Pat Coles Assistant D of C - Vacant Organist - Denis Calderley Assistant Secretary - Vacant Inner Guard - Simon Lingard Stewards - vacant Tyler - Mike Jakins
Past Masters of and in the Lodge
1979 Denis Calderley PGJO 1984 John Morey PGJD 1987 Len Burden JW 1990 Ian Cox PGSD 1992 Rex Emery JD 1993 Cyril Sahoy SO 1994 Ron Babbage PGJD 1998 Gordon Poulson SO
2000 Michael Jakins MO 2001&2 Jeremy Barber SD 2003 Michael Niles IofW 2004 Richard Cooper PGStdB 2005 Trevor Burton JO 2006 Richard Thurston SD 2007 Tony Carter MO
2009 Richard Chivers SD 2010 Peter Martin Assit Chap 2011 Derran Lobb JD 2012 Peter Civil Assit Chap 2013 Geoff Ifill Dep Chap 2014 Trevor Quartermaine IOW 2015 Frank Cottle JD 2016 David Dixon
Royal Cumberland Lodge News and Events
9th October 2017 - As part of the “Somerset Travelling Keystone” Royal Cumberland Mark Lodge were delighted to receive the Worshipful Master and a delegation of Brethren from Somerdale Mark Lodge No.1608. They were treated to a demonstration of the Advancement Ceremony followed by a very enjoyable festive board where old acquaintances were renewed. Royal Cumberland Lodge are looking forward to delivering the keystone to Carnarvon Lodge in December. Pictured are (L to R) W. Bros Jim Fagan, David Burrows, WM of Somerdale Lodge, Geoff Ifill, WM of Royal Cumberland Lodge, John Bathe-Taylor and V. W. Bro Roger Blake
At the Lodge meeting on 11th November the Master, W.Bro Frank Cottle advanced Bro Patrice-Antoine Coles to the honourable degree of Mark Master Mason. He was assisted by his regular officers and a few stand ins! W.Bro Frank did most of the work himself including the secrets an the presentation of working tools, W Bro Richard Thurston conducted the candidate as Senior Deacon. In the photo from left to right, John Morgan PGM, Pat Coles candidate, Frank Cottle Master, David Dixon Senior Warden and Mike Jakins Junior Warden (acting) Photo and repot Ray Guthrie
Royal Cumberland Lodge Banner There are the members of the Royal Cumberland Lodge are rightly proud of the fact that their Lodge was one of the five founding Lodges of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons in 1856. The photo shows the new banner presented to the Lodge by the Grand Master, HRH Prince Michael of Kent, to celebrate the sesquicentenary of Grand Lodge in 2006. As the Lodge was operating before Mark Grand Lodge was formed it has no number but carries the distinctive T. I. suffix, Time Immemorial.
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