hwicce-rulersAt a meeting of the Provincial Grand Court of Hwicce held at the Masonic Hall, Radlett on Thursday 19 December 2013 RWBro John Harlow Wickes, KSM (photo: left) was obligated, invested and installed as Provincial Grand Master for Hwicce. He then appointed, obligated, invested and installed RWBro John R Paternoster GCSM (photo:right) as Deputy Provincial Grand Master. The Most Worshipful Grand Master, who was in attendance, thanked RWBro David Buxton, GCSM, Past Deputy Grand Master, for his temporary stewardship of the province and was then delighted to promote RWBro Paternoster, previously PGJW, to the rank of PGSW.

northumbria2013The Annual Assembly of the Province of Northumbria took place at Ashington on Saturday 9th November 2013. Photographs from the event are now viewable in the members picture gallery after logging in.

crutchleyOn Saturday 30 November 2013 at Macclesfield, Deputy Grand Master RWBro Dr John Lloyd installed RWBro Shaun Barry Crutchley as his successor as Provincial Grand Master for Magonsaetan. RWBro Crutchley then installed VWBro John Glyn Evans as Deputy Provincial Grand Master. The MW Grand Master was then pleased to promote VWBro Evans to the rank of Past Grand Sword Bearer, an honour also then conferred on VWBro Roger O'Brien, who had been installed as Deputy Provincial Grand Master of Kent on 11 November. The installation meeting was preceded by a meeting of the Court of Athelwin No 22. More images may be viewed in the members picture gallery after logging in.

essexThe annual meeting of the Provincial Grand Court of Essex took place at Chingford on 21 November 2013. Provincial Grand Master  RWBro Brian Vickers, KSM installed WBro Richard Goodwin as Deputy Provincial Grand Master of the province.  A meeting of Wulfhelm Court No 4 followed the Provincial Assembly, after which over 50 brethren dined together in a most convivial atmosphere.

Grand Court 2013The annual assembly of the Grand Court took place at Leicester on Saturday 26 October 2013, with a meeting of the Appendant Order of the Scarlet Mantle the evening before.  The MW Grand Master obligated and invested RWBro Dr John Lloyd as Deputy Grand Master and RW Bro Dr Christopher Ansell as Assistant Grand Master. The event had the highest attendance yet recorded and the temple was at capacity. After the meeting 140 brethren dined together at this most memorable event. Pictures from the day can be viewed in the members picture gallery after logging in.

The MW Grand Masters address to Grand Court can be read here

Ansell and CoshallThe annual meeting of the Provincial Grand Court of East Anglia took place at Newmarket on 7 September 2013. Assistant Grand Master in Charge RWBro Dr Chris Ansell GCSM installed WBro Brian W Coshall as his successor as Deputy Provincial Grand Master of the province (see picture). The meeting was exceptionally well attended by over 70 brethren from around the UK provinces. The meeting also saw the dedication of a Provincial Sword Stand in memory of RWBro Frank Barber, our PGM who passed away suddenly in March. The regular installation meeting of the Court of Aelfred No 2 followed the Provincial Assembly, where WBro Ron Sankey was installed as WM for the coming year. The brethren were joined at lunch by  ME Comp David Boswell, ME Grand Superintendent in and over Suffolk. More pictures are viewable in the members gallery afer logging in.

GM DinnerOn Friday 16th August 2013, a celebratory dinner was held to mark the Investiture of Most W. Bro. Paul Weldon Johnston to the lofty, but well deserved position of Grand Master of the Masonic Order of Athelstan.

Read more ...

Hwicce Assembly 2013The Annual Assembly of the Province of Hwicce took place at Wolverton on 19 June 2013 in conjunction with the regular meeting of the Court of the Aetheling No 10, during which the Court received its new honours board of Past Masters.

More pictures can be viewed in the members picture gallery after logging in.

RulersOn Tuesday 28 May 2013 at a specially convened meeting of the Grand Court held at Hyde, MW Bro Paul Weldon Johnston was installed as the third Grand Master of the Order.

 The Grand Master than appointed RWBro Dr John Lloyd as Deputy Grand Master and RWBro Dr Christopher Ansell as Assistant Grand Master.

 More images and the text of the Grand Master's speech given on the occasion may be viewed in the members gallery after logging in.