Meeting at the Masonic Hall, Church Street Wedmore BS24 4AB. At 11.00am on the second Wednesday of May (installation), June and September. The Lodge has 27 subscribing members.
Officers of the Lodge - appointed Wednesday 9th May 2018
Worshipful Master - Robert O’Malley-White Senior Warden - Mike Platts Junior Warden - Ian Macdonald Master Overseer - John Smith Senior Overseer - Alan Doyle Junior Overseer - Richard Stone Chaplain - Cliff Hannabuss Treasurer - Eric Kellett Registrar of Marks - vacant Secretary - Mike Waterman Director of Ceremonies - Richard Farmer
Almoner - John Peters Charity Steward - Mike Waterman Senior Deacon - John A Nicholson Junior Deacon - Mike Fazackerley Assistant D of C - Tony Heliker Organist - Vacant Assistant Secretary - vacant Inner Guard - David Burrows Stewards - Vacant Tyler - Eric Kellett
Past Masters of and in the Lodge
2010 John Peters PAGDC 2012 Barry Burridge SW 2013 Cliff Hannabuss PGJO 2015 Richard Stone PGJD 2016 Mike Fazackerley SD 2017 Tony Edwards IOW 2018 Robert O’Malley White Reg
S John Smith – PAGDC Derek Wilton PDepGSwdB Mike Waterman PAGStdB Richard Farmer PGJD Eric Kellett PGSD Gerry Chilcott PGJD Pat Morrisey PGJD
Tony Helliker SW Stephen Hawkins PAGDC John A Nicholson PGJD Simon Eden JD David Burrows PGJD Mike Platts ADC
The idea for a daylight Mark Lodge came originally from Brothers John Peters and Richard Farmer who will be the first Master and founding DC of the Lodge.As with all ideas it does take some time and effort to put them into practice. The selection of the Lodge name and the venue for its meetings are important. Wedmore is an old market town with a long history, it was here in the 9th century that Alfred signed his peace accord with the Danish King, Guthrum. The Lodge logo shows Alfred holding up his "reverse" sword as a symbolic gesture of peace. The idea for the design comes Alfred's statue at Winchester, every Mark Lodge should be a peaceful haven, the Isle of Wedmore will share that peace and go on to be a great success.
The Provincial Grand Master R.W.Bro John Morgan accompanied by members of his Provincial team visit the Isle of Wedmore Lodge for the meeting on 10th June 2015. The principal reason for the visit was the presentation by the PGM to the Lodge of the Somerset Travelling Keystone on the start of a new two year sojourn round the Province. The photo shows the PGM with the keystone surrounded by members of his team and members of Isle of Wedmore Lodge. Photo by Ian Pamplin.
At 11.00am on Wednesday 12th May 2010, in the Masonic Hall at Wedmore, the Provincial Grand Master R.W.Bro. David Nelson assisted by a team of Provincial officers consecrated the Isle of Wedmore Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 1912. This is the first new Mark Lodge in the Province since 1988 when the Portcullis Lodge was founded. Immediately after the Consecration ceremony the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, V.W.Bro Ray Guthrie installed the first Master of the Lodge, W.Bro John Newland Peters who then appointed his officers. The ceremonies were followed by a festive banquet and celebration at the Masonic Hall, when over 70 members and guests enjoyed a very pleasant summer lunch.
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