Meeting at the Masonic Hall, Burnham on Sea TA8 1NX. 18.30 0n the third Friday of January, March, May and October (Installation). The Lodge has 37 subscribing members.

Officers of the Lodge - appointed Friday 18th October 2019

Worshipful Master - Michael Jarvis
Senior Warden - Matthew Jarvis
Junior Warden - Paul Jarvis
Master Overseer - Mark Bajona
Senior Overseer - Alva Excell
Junior Overseer - Chris Perry
Chaplain - Chris Beckett
Treasurer - John Chinn
Registrar of Marks - Geoff Nash
Secretary -
Terry Arlow
Director of Ceremonies - Julian Frost
Almoner - Chris Beckett
Charity Steward - John Chinn
Senior Deacon - Richard Kilburn
Junior Deacon - Will Human
Assistant D of C - John Nicholas
Organist - vacant
Assistant Secretary - vacant
Inner Guard - John McHardy
Stewards - Tommy Boll
Tyler - Peter Rouse

Past Masters of and in the Lodge

1981 Geoffrey Nash PGSO
1984 Trevor Cooper
1985 Jim McLaughlan JW
1988 Tony Lewis JW
1996 Keith Fisher
1999 Brian Watkis JW
2000 & 17 Alva Excell JW
2004 David Jenkins
2005 John Chinn MO
2007 John Nicholas SO
2009 Terry Arlow SO
2010 Chris Beckett JO
2011 Fred Body SD
2012 Wynne Jones Assit Chap
2013&14 Julian Frost ADC
2016 Richard Kilburn SD
2018 Ted Toon JD (Kent)
John Tossell

William Long Lodge News and Events

October 2019 - Installation, new Master appoints his sons as Wardens!

It was a very special family affair at the Installation meeting on Friday 18th October. Installing Master Ted Toon, after enjoying an excellent year in office, very ably installed his successor as Master, W.Bro Mike Jarvis. The new Master then went on to install his officers including his two sons Mathew as Senior Warden and Paul as Junior Warden. The whole evening was enjoyed by a goodly number of brethren including the Provincial Grand Junior Warden W.Bro Peter Harris who was representing the Provincial Grand Master.
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(left to right) Mathew and Mike Jarvis with Provincial Junior Warden, Peter Harris and Paul Jarvis
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(left to right) John Nicholas ADC, Mark Bajona - Master Overseer, the Master and his wardens, Alva Excell - Senior Overseer and Chris Perry - Junior Overseer.
  • March 2017 - Happy time at William Long

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    As there was no Candidate at the regular Lodge meeting on Friday 17th March 2017, it was previously decided that the brethren would present the Mark Tracing Board. This was achieved in an excellent manner to the appreciation of all present.
    As a bonus to the evening, VWBrother Ray Guthrie gave an interesting talk on the “Development of the Mark Degree in England” which received much acclamation at the conclusion.
    On to the Festive Board, where the atmosphere was of numerous friendships past & present with Wayne Kelly & Pat Morrisey, (Else Lodge) in attendance as guests of W. Bro. Chris Beckett to help celebrate & mark the fact that on this very date in March 2000, Chris was Advanced into 191. Worshipful Master, Richard Kilburn happily took wine with Chris to the enjoyment of everyone.
    By design (or purpose) Chris, Wayne & Pat found themselves on or near to the naughty boys table with the Jarvis Clan! Brothers Mike, Paul & Matt, in turn, J/Warden, Master Overseer & Senior Overseer; much laughter ensued throughout the meal! That the clan was there was very fitting, as they had all joined the Lodge during Chris’s year in the chair!
    To round off the evening, the meal was superb & the company was great, it was a typical ending to what we have come to expect from a Mark meeting.
    Chris Beckett/Pat Morrisey…pics Ed.
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  • Installation meeting October 2015

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    I had the pleasure of escorting the Provincial Grand Secretary to the installation meeting of William Long Mark lon the 16th October for the installation.
    The installing Master, W Bro Julian Frost, following his two years as Master, installed W Bro Neil Dashfield into the chair. He, in turn appointed and invested Bro Richard Kilburn as his senior Warden and W Bro Alva Excell as his junior warden.
    The next three officers were quite unusual, as the overseers were as Master, Mike Jarvis and his two sons, Paul Jarvis as Senior and Matt Jarvis as Junior.
    A great evening was enjoyed by all who attended.

    Words and photos - Mark Golding.
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    The Bros Jarvis, Overseers all.
    Paul, Mike and Matt

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    Master- Neil Dashfield,flanked by Richard Kilburn and Alva Excell with PG Secretary John Smith and Prov Deputy DC Mark Golding.

  • May 2011 - Three Past PGMs

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    At the William Long meeting on 20th May three Right Worshipful Brethren were present to see Paul Jarvis advanced. All are honorary members of the Lodge. The photo shows Rt.W.Bro. Ron Smith,(Past P.G.M. for Bristol) the candidate , Bro. Paul Jarvis, Rt.W.Bro.Ron Bates, (Past P.G.M. for Bristol), The Master of William Long, Chris Beckett and Rt.W.Bro Tony Hick,(Past P.G.M.
    for Somerset)
  • Installation meeting October 2010

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    Installation meeting 15th October 2010.
    Terry Arlow installed his successor Chris Beckett in an excellent manner watched by many members and visitors. The Lodge Charity Steward presented the PGM with a cheque for £500 for his appeal for St John Ambulance (and talking dogs). The address to the Master was given by the PGM, to the Wardens by RWB George Lee, Past PGM of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire, to the Overseers by Keith Fisher and to the Brethren by John Tossel. An explanation of the Keystone Jewel was given to the new Master by W.Bro David Jenkins the Craft PGM. It was a very happy meeting, with 2 candidates proposed it looks like good year ahead!
    The photo shows the new Master Chris Beckett with the PGM and members of the Provincial team.
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    New Honorary members.
    16th October 2010 - After many years of dedicated service, not just to the William Long Lodge but to all the Lodges in Burnham, Brother Stan Woodberry is made an honorary member of the Lodge. He is congratulated here by the new Master Chris Beckett. At the same meeting another long serving and distinguished member, W.Bro Herbert Hatch was also made an honorary member.
    Bro Stan Woodberry is congratulated by the Master Chris Beckett.
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