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 36 subscribing members.
Officers of the Lodge - appointed Wednesday 13th March 2019
Worshipful Master - Justin Hawkins Senior Warden - Richard Thurston Junior Warden - Geoff Ifill Master Overseer - Peter Martin Senior Overseer - Tony Carter Junior Overseer - Frank Cottle Chaplain - Ian Cox Treasurer - Keith Surry Registrar of Marks - Richard Cooper Secretary - David Dixon Director of Ceremonies - Mike Jakins
Almoner - Tony Carter Charity Steward - Richard Chivers Senior Deacon - Simon Lingard Junior Deacon - Stuart Henry Assistant D of C - vacant Organist - Denis Calderley Assistant Secretary - vacant Inner Guard - Brian Mogg Stewards - vacant Tyler - Derran Lobb
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 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 MO 2006 Richard Thurston SO 2007 Tony Carter MO 2009 Richard Chivers SD 2010 Peter Martin SD
2011 Derran Lobb MO 2012 Peter Civil Assit Chap 2013 & 17 Geoff Ifill Dep Chap 2014 &18 Trevor Quartermaine IOW 2015 Frank Cottle JD 2016 David Dixon Swd Br W. Bro J M Hawkins Stwd (G& H)
Royal Cumberland Lodge News and Events
December 2019 - Donation to Parkinson's UK North Somerset Branch.
Master of Royal Cumberland Lodge, Justin Hawkins spent an enjoyable afternoon at Nailsea on 6th December, delivering the £250 charity cheque to the members of the North Somerset branch of Parkinson's UK. The organisation held a charity Christmas lunch in Nailsea Masonic Hall which was well attended by their membership, family and friends.
It's been a busy year for Royal Cumberland Mark Lodge so far, having advanced a brother and attending the 250th anniversary of Phoenix Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 2. (See article below.) Justin is look forward to making further fraternal visits in Somerset and to the other founding Lodges off GLMMM in 2020. Any brother wishing to join him will be very welcome.
The photo shows Jesme Fox, wife of Liam accepting the cheque for £250 on behalf of Parkinson's UK from Justin Hawkins, Master RC Lodge TI
1856 saw the foundation of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Mason. An event on which Royal Cumberland Lodge of Mark Master Masons Time Immemorial was actively involved. Other Lodges, of course played their part: Bon Accord (London), Old Kent (London) Northumberland & Berwick-upon-Tweed (Newcastle) and Phoenix Lodge No.2 Phoenix, celebrated on 28th September (in the Guildhall Portsmouth) their 250th year of existence. As part of the ‘Foundation’ reunion program, (commenced in Bath 2014), invitations were extended to members of Royal Cumberland Lodge of Mark Master to attend the meeting at which the MW Grand Master was present. The members of RCLMMMTI witnessed an enactment of an Ancient Mark working by a demonstration team form Sussex. This was followed by an excellent luncheon at which over 300 dined in the Guildhall. Richard Cooper.
Gathered round the Royal Cumberland Banner, from left to right are: Bro. Keith Surrey, W.Bro’s. David Dixon (Secretary), Justin Hawkins (WM), Richard Cooper, Geoff Ifill and Michael Jakins.
With the Installation of a new Master coming up next month a splendid evening was had by all at the recent meeting of the Royal Cumberland Mark Lodge in Bath. Brother Brian Mogg from St Alphege Lodge No 4095 was advanced into this marvellous degree on Wednesday night under the watchful eye of our DPGM V W Bro Phil Voisey. The ceremony was undertaken in an excellent manner by the WM W Bro Trevor Quartermaine ably assisted by the officers of the Lodge. We all wish Brother Brian a long and happy journey through all the delights Mark Masonry has to offer.
In the photograph form left to right are: W. Bro Richard Thurston, Senior Warden, W Bro Trevor Quartermaine, Worshipful Master, the candidate Brother Brian Mogg, V W Bro Phil Voisey DPGM and W. Bro Geoff Ifill, Junior Warden.
On the 14th March Royal Cumberland Mark Lodge TI were delighted to welcome the PGM, R.W.Bro John Morgan to our Installation meeting when W. Bro Geoff Ifill installed W. Bro Trevor Quartermaine into the Chair for the second time. The ceremony was conducted in an exemplary manner by the Installing Master assisted by his Officers.
In the photograph we have (left to right) Steve McNaughton. Prov Asst GDC, Geoff Ifill - Junior Warden and Installing Master, John Morgan - Provincial Grand Master, Trevor Quartermaine - Master, and Richard Thurston - Senior Warden.”
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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