New Provincial Grand Master
Another year is fast drawing to its close and Christmas will soon be upon us once again. I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you all for the support and commitment you have given to me and your respective Lodges during the past year and have no doubt that the Province can look forward to a positive, successful and enjoyable forthcoming year.
I have been very privileged to serve you all as your Provincial Grand Master but, change is inevitable and should be embraced. To this end I wish to formally inform you that this will be my last Christmas message to you as I shall be retiring as your Provincial Grand Master at midnight on 3rd May 2019.
I am pleased, however, to announce that the Most Worshipful Grand Master His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent,GCVO has been pleased to appoint the Deputy Provincial Grand Master Very Worshipful Brother Philip Clifford Voisey, P.G.J.O. as our new Provincial Grand Master and he will be invested on Saturday 4th May 2019 followed by the Annual Provincial Meeting. I formally congratulate him and wish him every happiness and success in his new venture.
Again, I thank you all most sincerely for the warmth of the welcome and hospitality I have received on my visits to your respective Lodges.
I wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year and may the Great Overseer and Supreme Commander of the Universe watch over you and keep you safe during the year ahead.
Happy Christmas and best Wishes for the New Year to you all