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The address given by M W Bro Paul W Johnston, PGHCh, GCSM, Grand Master on the occasion of the Tenth Annual Assembly of Grand Court at The Park Inn, & Conference Centre, Bath Road, Heathrow, Middlesex, UB7 0DU on Saturday 7th November 2015.

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 A new Honours Board for Malmesbury Court No 100 (Province of Wessex) was dedicated by the Provincial Grand Master for Wessex, RWBro Malcolm Burns GCSM, at the regular Court meeting held on Tuesday 8th September 2015.

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 The Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Paul Weldon Johnston, PGHCh, GCSM,  will travel to Bolivia in January 2016 to consecrate five Courts, constitute the Province of Bolivia and install the first Provincial Grand Master for Bolivia. 107 brethren will be Instructed into the Order during the visit.

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Right Worshipful Brother Raymond Norman Dinning, GCSM, Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Lindsey is delighted to announce the forthcoming Consecration of the tenth and final Court of the Province. The new Court has been named ‘The Court of Brunne’ and has been allocated the number 113.

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The regular meeting of the Court of Lundenburgh-Atte-Clerkenwell, No 64, at the Civil Service Club, Great Scotland Yard, London, SW1 on Thursday 3rd September proved to be a very special and exceptional meeting.


The Court was opened by the Master, W Bro Denis Leigh, and upon a report he welcomed the Provincial Grand Master for Essex, R W Bro Brian A Vickers, KSM. R W Bro Vickers was shown the Warrant of the Court and saluted whereupon a further report stated that the Most Worshipful Grand Master demanded entry. The Most Worshipful Grand Master entered the Court to spontaneous and prolonged applause. There then followed a Masonic meeting that will remain in the hearts and minds of all those present for very many years to come. The meeting exhibited everything that is the true essence of Freemasonry; a Brother for Instruction (Bro Donald Egremont) was treated to ritual that was delivered by Brethren of the Court in a most sincere and moving manner with every Brother giving of his very best; a spirit and passion was evident in the Court that showed to all their love of the Order in particular and Freemasonry in general; a most generous donation of £5,000.00 (bringing the Courts total donations to date to the magnificent sum of £6,000.00) was made to Cyningstun 10 -90; and of course the friendship and courtesy that was extended to all the visitors was exceptional. It is evident that the Court works, as a unit, very hard to achieve high standards.

 

At some future time a Masonic historian will write the history of the first 100 years of our Order. Part of that history will reflect on our Grand Master’s initiative to instigate Cyningstun 10 – 90. It will show that Cyningstun 10 – 90 will have proved to have played a pivotal part in the growth and development of our Order and that the efforts of this Court was instrumental in that success. The Court of Lundenburgh-Atte-Clerkenwell has every reason to feel proud of the manner in which it discharged its various Masonic duties. Not only did it instruct a candidate, Bro Donald Egremont, who will undoubtedly play an active part in the Court for many years to come but it also set a first. The newest member of the Order became the first proud recipient of a Cyningstun 10 – 90 Commemorative Medallion; after which our Grand Master then presented a Commemorative Medallion to every member of the Court.

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The Grand Master has been invited to deliver the Fall 2015 Truman Lecture at the Missouri Lodge of Research. This very prestigous event will take place on Tuesday 29th September 2015 during the 194th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri at Columbia, MO.

 

The Grand Master will speak on the subject of "King Athelstan and the possible Anglo-Saxon origin of Speculative Freemasonry".


Details are available on the Missouri Lodge of Research website at www.molor.org

 

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Bro. Mark, who holds the Office of Captain of Guards in the Court of Beoferlic No. 59 was delighted when, in April this year (2015) he was awarded the post nominal decoration of ‘VR’ by the Queen and the Secretary of State for Defence in recognition of the long service he has given to the Army Reserve. The ‘VR’ was given to holders of the ‘VRSM’ (Volunteer Reserve Service Medal), and now replaces the ‘TD’ (Territorial Decoration). Mark commented, “I am very proud of this decoration, and to have served long enough with distinction (18 years) to have received it”.

 

As current Trumpet Major of the Regiment (150th Transport Regiment, Royal Logistics Corps.), Mark is responsible for the display presentation and performance of the Regimental Fanfare Team, the Brass Quintet and he is also second in command of the Corps of Drums.

 

Mark regularly performs at many functions the length and breadth of the Country, including the Inverness Military Tattoo, Edinburgh Castle, fanfares for high profile occasions, and performing at Mess’s all around the UK. However, one of his proudest moments was playing for Royalty at Chelsea Hospital.

 

Mark has also been very fortunate to be engaged to play in many other parts of the world, including Germany, Gibraltar, Sweden and Bavaria. One posting of which he is particularly proud was his tour of duty in the Falkland Islands, where he was present at the Queen’s Birthday Parade through Port Stanley, and was invited to Government House, a very special invitation indeed and not one offered to many people.

 

Mark is also the proud holder of ‘The Volunteer Reserve Service Medal (VSRM) 1st Clasp’, ‘The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal’ and ‘The Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal’.

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The Installation Meeting of The Court of Hyrnecastre No. 102 took place on Tuesday 7th July 2015.

 

The Court was opened punctually at 7 pm, and the DProvGM, VWBro. Bill Carlyon, KSM, PGSwdB, and RW & Em Bro. Ron Black, Eminent Grand Prior, accompanied by a deputation of Officers from Provincial Grand Court were welcomed by the Brethren.

 

The outgoing Master thanked the Officers he had appointed at his Installation for their hard work during his year in office.

 

The Installation of Bro. Graham Leslie Arnold being the main business of the evening, the Court was declared a duly constituted Board of Installed Masters. Bro. Arnold was then Obligated and Installed as Master of The Court of Hyrnecastre No 102.

 

A short talk entitled ‘A Special Grandfather’ was then given by the outgoing Master, WBro. Terry Aldridge, KSM Des. This exceptionally well researched and delivered talk gave a very interesting insight to the special relationship between King Alfred and his grandson, King Athelstan.

 

The Dept. PGM then had the pleasure of presenting Grand Court Certificates to four recently joined Brethren, giving an interesting and detailed explanation of the design of the certificates.

 

It was announced that the new ‘Honours Board’ (see photographs) had very kindly been donated to the Court by the outgoing Master, WBro. Terry Aldridge, and that the monies designated for payment for the new board, plus other monies collected, giving a total of £285.00, were to be donated to the Cyningstun 10-90 fund.

 

Upon closing the Court, the members and visitors attended the Festive Board for an excellent meal.

 

As always, a very enjoyable evening spent in the company of friendly and entertaining Brethren.

 

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On Thursday 9th July 2015, the Court of Beoferlic No. 59 Installed a new Master into the Chair, very ably assisted by the outgoing Master, WBro. Leslie Roy Jones.

The Court was opened at 6.30 pm, at which point the DProvGM, VWBro. Bill Carlyon, KSM, PGSwdB., RW & Em. Bro. Ron Black, Eminent Grand Prior, and a deputation of Officers from PGL were welcomed into the Court for it’s nineteenth regular meeting.

 

After the minutes of the previous meeting were approved and confirmed, the main business of the evening was announced as the Installation of Bro. Dr. Ling Yu as Master of the Court of Beoferlic No. 59.

 

All Officers involved with the Installation should be congratulated for their excellent presentation and high standard of the ritual. Considerable effort and enthusiasm for the work was evident.

 

Following his Initiation, the Master appointed and invested the Officers for his year as Master, after which a short, but very informative talk was given by Bro. Michael Ogram on the history of Beverley.

 

The DProvGM, assisted by the RW & Em Bro. Ron Black, presented six Grand Court Certificates to recently joined Brethren.

 

Upon retiring to the dining room, the Brethren were served an excellent meal, served with great style by the Burghs of the Court.

 

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