Children's Easter Painting Competition

At the April Open House meeting these was a competition for the best Easter picture (drawing) produced by Children/Grandchildren/Great Grandchildren of members. The competition was judged by the Provincial Grand Master with three seasonal prizes on offer. He was so impressed with the children's efforts that he decided to award them all a prize!

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  •  Bella 9

    Bella 9

  •  Zak 12

    Zak 12

  •  Toby 8

    Toby 8

  •  John 8

    John 8

  •  James 9

    James 9

  •  William 5

    William 5

  •  Samuel 5

    Samuel 5

  •  Thomas 8

    Thomas 8

  •  Finley 8

    Finley 8

  •  Freya 10

    Freya 10

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1st January 2021 - Provincial Treasurer, W.Bro Peter Elmont receives the British Empire Medal in New Years Honours list.

January 20th - Nailsea Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners have made a donation £250 to the RNLI recognising Peter Elmont's achievement in being awarded the BEM.
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16th December 2020 - Grand Master's Special Award. W.Brothers Trevor Quartermaine and David Dixon appointed Grand Officers for their work on the Square Meals project.

January 30th - An update on the square meals project as an appeal is made for funds to enable the project to continue until May 2021.
A just giving page has been created should individuals wish to make donations.
More details here.
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Somerset to Host 2028 MBF Festival

16th April - 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 2020 annual review for the charity. It shows £853,231 to dispersed charities and worthy causes.
Read the annual review.

30th March _ Grand Lodge Appointments 2021

The Most Worshipful Grand Master, His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO will be pleased to invest the following Brethren of this Province with Grand Rank Honours, taking effect from 7th September 2021 :
First Appointments
W.Bro. Richard Dredge to Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies
W.Bro. Stephen McNaughton to Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies
Promotions
VW.Bro. Raymond Guthrie, PGSO to Past Grand Junior Warden
W.Bro. Terence Haggett, PAGSwdB to Past Grand Junior Deacon
Reappointments
W.Bro. Paul Cullum as Assistant Grand Sword Bearer

Annual Provincial Meeting - Saturday 4th September 2021

The annual Provincial meeting is normally held on the first Saturday in May, current Covid restrictions mean that will not happen. The delayed meeting is now scheduled for Saturday 4th September at the Webbington Hotel. This would have been the date for the Royal Ark Mariner Assembly, the Provincial Grand Master intends that this meeting will be a Mark meeting with the participation of Royal Ark Mariners.

Provincial 600 Club New 20-21 Season!
In the 2019/20 season over £3500 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! Download the entry form.

Future Events

Mark Newsletter

Early in the New Year we will be publishing a Mark email Newsletter. 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.

Mark Golf Day 18th June 2021

Friday 18th June 2021 - The 15th Annual Mark Golf Day will be held at Wedmore Golf Club. All golfers welcome!
Download the entry form.
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Provincial Weekend 15th to 17th October 2021

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The Provincial weekend will be held at the Cumberland Hotel, Bournemouth from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th October 2021. Full details and the Booking Form will be available soon.

Calendar of Mark and
Royal Ark Mariner Meetings

Mark and Royal Ark Mariner Installations

There will be no Provincial representation at any Lodge for any ceremony (including Installations) or Provincial Team Visits for the foreseeable future. As the situation regarding the Covid 19 pandemic evolves, a new Provincial Diary for 2021/22 will be drafted and Lodge Secretaries/Scribes will of course be kept informed of this.

The Travelling Keystone

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

The Travelling Ark

Programme for Sept 2020 to 2022
Commanders words for delivery of the Ark.

Proposing a Masonic toast? Here are some helpful hints.

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.

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

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The Triangle magazine is published by the Provincial Grand Lodge of Somerset twice a year and distributed by post to all members of the Province. It contains News of events within the Province. The editor is W.Bro Pat Morrisey. Download a pdf of the latest issue - Spring 2018 Issue 23 & Summer 2017 Issue 22

Library of previous issues of Triangle in PDF format.
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