aldred 7 7 14On Monday 7th July 2014, the members of the Court of Aldred No. 15 were honoured with the presence of the Grand Master, Provincial Grand Master. and Deputy Provincial Grand Master plus the Provincial Grand Master of Northumbria.

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Stewart Clarkrugby-rose (pictured) of The Court of Aldred No 15 Captained the English Masonic Rugby Team to win against the Scottish Masonic Rugby Team at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh on Saturday 9th, August, 2014. The day itself raised around £1600 for charity and with donations still coming in it is hoped that figure will rise to around £2000.


It is also hoped to continue rugby events with a return matched planned for next year and other fixtures for both the Northumberland, Durham Craft provinces and the combined side in the future.


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ath-smThe Annual assembly of the Grand Court will be held in Leicester on Saturday 25 October 2014. The summons has been issued and a copy may be downloaded by clicking here.


As last year, the annual investiture meeting of the Appendant Order of the Scarlet Mantle will be held on the previous afternoon, Friday 24 October, and members of the Appendant Order are requested to mark the date in their diaries. A separate summons for that meeting will be issued to members of the Appendant Order.


The Installation meeting of the Court of St Ithamar of Rochester (Province of Australia) on Saturday 5th July took place at the Hawthorn Masonic Centre in Lower Mitchum, a southern suburb of Adelaide and included an address by the APGM on the  47th proposition of Euclid. At the conclusion of the ceremonial, members and visitors were joined by their wives and partners for an enjoyable lunch at the Prince Albert Hotel.


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Image, left to right: WBro Bob Brown, Deputy Prov. Grand Marshal; WBro Colin Jones (IPM); Bro Rod Clark (SW); Bro Brian Eves (Deputy Marshal);

WBro Peter Roesler (WM), W&EmBro Bruce Forster ( Prior); WBro Maurice Phillips (Treas); WBro Richard Num, PPGBurgh (Sec); WBro John Fisher (Almoner).

Not pictured, WBro Richard Elkington, PSGD, KSM (APGM Sth) who was taking the photograph!

Diss 05 July 2014On Saturday 5 July 2014, RWBro Brian William Coshall (image, left) was installed as the fourth Provincial Grand Master of East Anglia at Diss by the Assistant Grand Master in Charge, RWBro Dr Christopher Ansell. RWBro Brian had been Deputy Provincial Grand Master for the Province since 2013.


This very well subscribed event - over 75 brethren attending - also saw the Installation of VWBro Nicholas Le Grys (image, right) formerly Provincial Grand Secretary, as Deputy Provincial Grand Master. The event was honored by the presence of the Grand Master, MWBro Paul Johnston, (image, centre) who in the course of proceedings promoted three brethren of the Order to the rank of Past Grand Sword Bearer - VWBros Nicholas Le Grys, newly installed Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Roy Leavers (Deputy Provincial Grand Master of Sussex) and Richard Goodwin (Deputy Provincial Grand Master of Essex). RWBro Brian Coshall appointed WBro Ian McLachlan to succeed VWBro Le Grys as East Anglian Provincial Grand Secretary.


The meeting was followed by the Installation meeting of the Court of St Edmund No 76 where WBro Peter H Rollin installed WBro Andrew Pryke as Master.


Further images from the event can be viewed in the members picture gallery after logging in.