Meeting at the Masonic Hall, North Parade, Frome BA11 1AU at 19.00 on the third Wednesday in February, and September (Installation) and the second Wednesday in June.The Lodge has 28 subscribing members
Officers of the Lodge - appointed Wednesday 20th September 2017
Ray Conneely Alex Carter Bill Whitehead Alan Welch John Smith Roger Evans
DC Almoner S.Deacon J.Deacon Asst. DC Organist
Graham Jeffery Alex Carter Robert O’Malley-White Tony Wilcox David Lyons Matt Westley (Guest)
Asst. Scribe Guardian Steward Steward Warder
Vacant Neil Arthur Tim Baker Gerry Chilcott Bob Cole
Past Commanders of and in the Lodge
2006 Trevor Burton RAMGR 2008 Terry Wadman PrGR 2009 Chris Robbins 2010 Graham Jeffrey PrGR 2011 John Nicholson RAMGR
2012-13 Eric Kellett 2014 David Lyons 2015 Clive Lambert 2016 Tony Guthrie Bob Cole RAMGR Alan Welch PrGR
David Carpenter RAMGR Derek Shailer RAMGR Tony Wilcox PrGR John Smith RAMGR Bill Whitehead
Portal RAM Lodge News and Events
September 2016 Installation night report
It was a well attend meeting of Portal Ram on the 21st September when Clive Lambert made an excellent job of installing his successor Tony Guthrie into the Chair of the Lodge. The Deputy Provincial Grand Master Phil Voisey was present along with his acting DC for the evening Derek Wilton. In the photo from left to right, Derek Wilton, Ray Conneely SW, Tony Guthrie Commander, Alex Carter JW and Phil Voisey.
February 17th 2016 - The Commander W.Bro Clive Lambert and his team elevated Richard Conneely into the Ancient and Honourable Fraternity of Royal Ark Mariners in fine style. John Morgan, Provincial Grand Master for Somerset and Martin Brown, the Provincial Grand Master for Wiltshire were both present to welcome Richard into the order. The Lodge opened at 7.00pm and closed at 8.15, 1 hour 15 minutes! Why can’t all Masonic meetings be like this!
In the photo. Tony Guthrie - Senior Warden, John Morgan - PGM, Clive Lambert - Commander, Martin Brown - PGM for Wiltshire, Ray Conneely - Junior Warden and his brother Richard Conneely - new Ark Mariner. (you can tell by the “olive branch” in his top pocket)
8th June 2011. The Provincial Lodge of Improvement visits Portal. Derek Wilton the preceptor of the Provincial LofI led a team of brethren who presented the Royal Ark Mariner Tracing Board in their usual exemplary fashion. The photo shows the Commander Graham Jeffery together with his Wardens, John Nicholson and Eric Kellet and visiting members of the team.
Installation night Wednesday 21st September 2011 The Installation meeting was honoured with the presence of the Provincial Grand Master, R.W.Bro David Nelson accompanied by the Provincial Assistant Director of Ceremonies Mark Golding. Installing Commander Graham Jeffery installed his successor John Nicholson in a very able manner. In the photo left to right are Mark Golding, Colin Ayton JW, David Nelson, Commander John Nicholson and SW Eric Kellett.
Wednesday 16th February - Thackeray RAM Lodge No 730 deliver the Travelling Ark to Portal RAM Lodge No 155 at Frome. This coincided with a visit by the Provincial Grand Master and his officers. It was a very enjoyable evening.