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New Mark Master Mason for Hallam

23rd February - Worshipful Master of Hallam Lodge, Alan Trask welcomes newly advanced brother Richard Williams-Jones in to the Mark Degree. Read more.

April - Thackeray Royal Ark Mariners

Monday 4th April - Commander Richard Ellis welcomes Davide Pina into the Ark!
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PSA Testing Available at Provincial Meeting

The Graham Fulford Trust will be carrying out prostate tests between 9.00am to 11.00am on the morning of Provincial Grand Lodge, 5th May. The cost of the test this year is £10, a small price to pay for the medical security it provides. More details and test booking.
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Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons
appointments and promotions 2022

Grand Lodge have announced the appointment of two Somerset brethren to Grand Rank and four Somerset brethren to be promoted. Full details.
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PGM &Team visit to Bath TI

The Provincial Grand Master and members of the Improvement and Development team visited Bath TI RAM Lodge for their April meeting. W.Bro Denis Calderley celebrated 55 years as a Royal Ark Mariner! Meeting report.
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Travelling Ark docks in Minehead

25th February - The Commander of William Long Royal Ark Mariners, Mike Jarvis and his brethren safely navigate the Bristol Channel to dock at Exmoor Lodge in Minehead. What about those socks!!

Royal Cumberland Installation and Advancement Ceremony

March 9th - Richard Cooper continues in office as Master and Bro Chris Baker is Advanced into Mark Masonry.
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Portcullis welcomes new Mark Master Mason

February 15th - Both the Provincial Grand Master and his Deputy were present to see Bro Mike Norton advanced into the Lodge.
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Isle of Wedmore Lodge - Provincial Visit

On the 9th February the Provincial Grand Master, R.W.Bro Philip Voisey led his Provincial Team on a visit to the Province's only daylight Lodge, The Isle of Wedmore Lodge No 1912.
Read the report of the event.

Provincial 600 Club 21-22 Season!
In the 2020/21 season over £2,500 was raised for the Provincial Mark Benevolent Fund. A similar amount was distributed in prizes. Help to make this years 600 club just as successful, entering now. If you're not in it you can't win it!

Still working hard at Mark Grand Lodge

This photo taken at the first meeting of Mark Grand Lodge this year on 8th March shows our Provincial DC, Mark Golding leading the procession into Grand Lodge. Photo courtesy GLMMM.
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The journey of the Somerset Travelling Keystone has been disrupted over the past two years. Now it is returned to Cerdic Lodge by brethren of William de Irwin.
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Mark Benevolent Fund £25,000 to help Ukraine Refugees

Mark Benevolent Fund is donating £25,000 to the Mark Inspectorate of Romania who have been working proactively in many ways to provide support and relief to their neighbours in Ukraine.
This letter from
Provincial Charity Steward, Val Cooke explains how you can help.

Somerset to Host 2028 MBF Festival

1st February - The Province of Somerset will host the 2028 Festival for the Mark Benevolent Fund.
You can become a steward of the festival by donating £100 to the MBF. This will entitle you to wear the 2028 Jewel shown on the left.
Download the form to order the jewel.
For more information about the work of the MBF look at the 2021 annual review for the charity. It shows that over £2,000,000 was dispersed to charities and worthy causes.
Read the annual review.
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We will be holding our own Festival in 2028, hopefully with the support of other Provinces.
Members of Somerset are invited to help the Province of Surrey achieve their target by purchasing the Surrey 2022 Lapel Badge.
Order your badge here

Dates for your Diary

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Mark eNewsletter

The Mark email Newsletter is published regularly. You can sign up to receive it on the form below. If your Lodge something of interest that you feel should be in the Newsletter please contact the Editor.
Proposing a Masonic toast? Here are some helpful hints.

You can read the back issues of Keystone Magazine here

Mark Golf Day 15th June 2022

The 16th Annual Mark Golf Day will be held at Wedmore Golf Club. All golfers welcome!
Download the entry form.
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Mark and Royal Ark Mariner Installations

The Travelling Keystone

Programme 2021 to 2024
Masters
words for delivery of the Keystone.

The Travelling Ark

Programme for Sept 2021 to 2023
Commanders words for delivery of the Ark.

Somerset Antient Mark Masons

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There are no SAMMs demonstrations scheduled for this year. If your Mark Lodge would like to host a demonstration please contact the secretary, W.Bro Barrie Baker.

Provincial Weekend 14th to 16th October 2022

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The booking form for the weekend is now available, download it here.
Look at last years on line photo album of the dinner held on Saturday evening. You can access it
here. With thanks to Bro Terry Hulbert.

Calendar of Mark and
Royal Ark Mariner Meetings

Taking the fourth regular step Download a pdf leaflet which explains why a Master Mason should join the Mark Degree.

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