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It is with the deepest possible sadness we announce that our Deputy Grand Master, RWBro Dr John B Lloyd OStJ., CofM, GCh, GCSM has passed away peacefully at home.

Our Grand Master, M W Bro Paul Johnston, PGHCh, GCSM, has asked that our Order pays special tribute as follows:

The Order will maintain a period of mourning until Sunday 21st October 2018. During this time all Grand Officers of the Order, when attending meetings in our Order, will wear a black rosette on the point of the collar or on the chain immediately above the jewel.

The following ‘In memoriam’ will be placed on the next Summons for Grand Court,  Provincial Grand Courts and all Courts within the Order:


R W Bro Dr John Benjamin Lloyd, OStJ, Certificate of Merit

Grand Chancellor, Knight Grand Cross of the Scarlet Mantle

Deputy Grand Master 2013 – 2018

Departed his earthly pilgrimage 10th June 2018

 

At the next meeting of every Court, and Provincial Grand Court, members will stand to silent order in respect of our very dear loss. This will be immediately after the Court has been opened. All business must be conducted after the respect to departed merit.

Many Brethren will have their own very fond memories of Brother John and knowledge of his private attributes and considerable masonic achievements. His masonic achievements were so many but in the modern era it is a considerable achievement for a Brother to have been a Deputy Grand Master as well as a Provincial Grand Master in the Craft, Grand Superintendent in the Holy Royal Arch, Provincial Grand Master in the Mark and an Inspector General in the Ancient and Accepted Rite.

Funeral arrangements are being circulated to members via Provincial Secretaries.

May God grant him eternal rest, and his family and us the strength to bear his passing.

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The 2017 Yearbook of the Order  is available for download by members after logging in, either by re-visiting this page (a link will appear below), or visiting the members download area.

Please send all corrections for the 2018 edition to the Deputy Grand Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Congratulations to W Bro David C Hughes, Deputy Grand Secretary, on his forthcoming appointment as Metropolitan Grand Inspector in Metropolitan Grand Lodge.

As this joyous season of Christmas approaches we ask that the Supreme Being may pour out His blessing on you, your families and loved ones. May peace and joy be with you all and the New Year be a time of health and happiness keeping us in mind of those less fortunate than ourselves.

R. W. and Em. Bro. Canon Ron. Black
Grand Prior