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Items of news are shown below, with brief details. Where more information is available, follow the blue links!
This page is always updated when the PGSec sends out details that are public.


Mark Toast List Updated

APGM Steve Vanhinsbergh now VW Bro. Click here for latest version


Provincial AGM

The AGM will be held on 24th October 2018, at the Royal Masonic School for Girls at 1030 (seated by 1015) Full details and forms available HERE
W.Bro Peter Hyde will also be invested as APGM.


Sec/ Scribe Forms

Status and Resignation Forms have been updated with the new address for the PGSec - forms suffixed 2018A. It includes a clickable link to start the email. All forms are likely to be updated soon (and these ones again) Available in the Downloads Section (click here)


Inter-Province Cricket Day
detail from MMSA for other Cricket possibilites

Sunday 22nd July - all day at Haywards Heath. Involves four Provinces. (MIddlesex, Surrey, Sussex and Kent)
Entry by Ticket at £3. Aailable from your Secretary or Darrel Palmer. The poster relating to this can be seen by clicking here, and the letter from APGM Steve Vanhinsbergh to Secretaries  here
UPDATED New poster here, note possibility of organising a coach trip, including taking family to Brighton -contacts shown

ADDED MMSA Cricket possibilities poster - click here


Craft Meets Mark

There will be another 'Craft Meets Mark' meeting at Cole Court with Hammersmith Lodge of MMM on 26th February. Click here for the poster
To register, click here to email the organisers. The event aims to take Craft Brethren forward to the Mark degrees. The existing page is here, updated to include this event.


Valentine's Lunch

The event raised £1200 and was enjpyed by over 90 diners.
There was a 3rd Valentine's Lunch on Sunday February 11th at the Uxbridge Centre, organised by our Prov Ch Stwd Paul Craker, and Chris Nixon.


St Luke's Hospice

APGM Steve Vanhinsbergh has asked that the attached news item from St Luke's be drawn to your attention. Click Here.
In addition, if you wish to see the latest newsletters or 'hotline' news on the St Luke's website, click here and you could add these to your 'favourites' if you wish.
There is a note of a Middlesex Freemasonry contribution to the Charity here.


Mark Benevolent Fund Carribean Hurricane

Over £32,000 donated by MBF nationally  and provinces, Middlesex gave £5000. Click here to view


Newsletter re VO and promotions

Contains advice on the VO Visits, and when past Masters can be considered for appointment and promotion. Click Here


R A M  GR Appointments

R A M GR appointments will be made on 12th December.
The list of Brethren to be so honoured is here


Minutes of last year's AGM

The Minutes are now available, either from the AGM web page (as below, with full details) or by clicking here


Provincial AGM and Investiture Error Updated

Will take place on Wed 25h October at the RM Girls' School. For details including application forms, please click here
NOTE The date has been corrected to Wed 25 October. Apologies for the error. Webmaster



Details of the GM LOI Dates at Mark Mason's Hall, and the Festival in Sussex on Wed 25th April 2018 are on the relevant page. Click here for the main page, and here for the document with dates.


PGM Designate

The Most Worshipful Brother His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent has appointed VWBro Eddy Garty as the new Provincial Grand Master of the Mark Province of Middlesex.

The PGM Designate is pleased to announce that both W.Bro David White and John Edwards have agreed to stay on in their respective positions.


Sanjiv Shah Climbing Killimanjaro
UPDATED 18th July

W.Bro Sanjiv Shah DID take up his daughter's challenge to climb Mt Kilimanjaro, he has succeeded, and is now on his way back. Well done Sanjiv!

He had hoped to raise at least £5895 (the height of the mountain in metres) and has well-exceeded that, as over £15000 has been committed to his effort, and contributions can still be made. For more details, please click Here.  Cheques can be sent to the Provincial Charity Steward, payable to the Middlesex Mark Benevolent Fund.


Berkshire Festival 2017

The Berkshire Festival has raised £666,666 for the Mark Benevolent Fund - a remarkable amount, and congratulations to the PGM and his Team


Provisional Grand Master
UPDATED 29th June

Our PGM has announced his intention to retire in the next few weeks

Temporarily, the Deputy PGM (W.Bro David White)  will hold that role until the GLMMM has appointed and Installed a successor.

The temporary Toast Lists are available by clicking Here


Shane Whelan RIP

VW Shane Whelan passed to the Grand Lodge above recently.
Please see the note from the Deputy Grand Secretary by clicking here,

His funeral mass will be held at St Mary Star of the Sea Church, 1 High Street, Hastings TN34 3EY at 10:00 am on Thursday, 22nd June.

A letter with fuller details is available by Clicking here

If planning to attend, please inform Mark Masons Hall by email by clicking here


Toast Lists

Further to the recent Grand Lodge Meeting, updated toast lists are available on the downloads section Click here to see them


Grand Lodge Appointments and Promotions

At the Meeting on 13 June, First Appointments and Promotions were made, listed by clicking here


Website changes

Some detail is only available to Secretaries, VO's and the Executive.
If you qualify, and are not aware of how to gain access, please click here.


Charity Update

A MMM Newsletter regarding Charity is shown here
This covers donations made to St John Amblance nationally (£3m+) support for the local Hospices inn Middlesex, and a new 'Matched Funding' Initiative in Middlesex, which could help Lodges consideraably.
Secretaries and VO's can see details of the Match Funding by clicking here. This requires a username and password, and if this is an issue please contact the webmaster by clicking here


ProvGSec MMM: Promotions and Appointments

Prov Grand Secretary has issued a note regarding how Appointments and Promotions are dealt with. Click here to see the document


MBF donation

Mark Benevolent Fund has donated £13,400 to the charity Blood Run. Click here for the GL picture, no text


Grand Lodge of MMM

The next Communication of Grand Lodge will be held on Tuesday, 13 June 2017, at 1 p.m. in the Grand Temple, Freemasons’ Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ. Usually overflow roo s are used at this Meeting.
The papers for this meeting can be found by clicking here
For dining, bookings with payment need to be in by 30th May 2017


Prov GR

Brethren appointed to Provicinal R A M GR are shown here.
The 2017 Provincial RAMGR appointments will take place at the meeting of
The Middlesex Installed Commanders Lodge No.1218 on Thursday 29th March 2018


Date of Next Prov R A M Annual Meeting

For date and details - needed for future Summons - click here


Golf Day  for St Luke's Hospice

On Monday 17th July, there is a Golf Day in aid of St Luke's at Moor Park - the High Course - with a light breakfast and three course dinner, plus entertainment. Click here for more details


Walking Football

Click here to see poster - dates are Saturday 25th March and 8th April, location is Harrow Weald.



Please note that the email address given in the note sent as attachment to email earlier is incorrect - this is corrected in the documents linked to below

Please see details of this important initiative from the Craft and Mark Executives.
Click here to see all items but note that there will be sessions at 7 pm on

31 May at Harrow
17 July at Staines


Annual Mark Inter-Province Cricket Match Day

This will be on Sunday 16th July, not 26th as previously shown, but details on flyer are correct - see five items below. Apologies for the error.


Visits from Foreign Lodges - protocol from Grand Lodge

A letter from GL, covering visits from senior members of their own  Constitutions.
Click here


Charity Lunch for Valentine's Day

A charity Lunch was held at Uxbridge raising over £700 for the Middlesex Mark Benevolent Fund. Well done to the organiser and our Charity Steward, Paul Craker!
For details, click here


GLMMM Meeting 7th March

The Summons, Minutes of last Meeting and Dining form are available by clicking here.
The Dining Form must be returned with payment (£47 per person)by 27th February


Dispensation Forms

Have been aded to the download sections, and can be seen by clicking here


Annual Mark Inter-Province Cricket Match Day UPDATED

The date for this event is Sunday 16th July, and it involves Surrey, Kent, Sussex and Middlesex. It will be at Banstead.
Details generally are on a flyer here
Potential Middlesex players should contact Raghu Sharma - click here to email him, or use the Middlesex Version of the flyer by clicking here


Valentines Lunch

There will be a Valentines Lunch on Sunday 12th February, at Uxbridge Masonic Centre, at a cost of £25 per person (not including drinks) Details can be seen by clicking here,
Current version - which involves manually writing into a printed form is available now


Meetings of Interest arising soon

Middlesex Installed Mark Masters Lodge No 1218 meets at Twickenham on the 31st January
MARK Grand Lodge meets on 7th March at Great Queen St Further details when available.
Middlesex Installed Commanders No 1218 meets on 30th March – This will be the Provincial RAM Assembly  Members interested in this meeting can contact the Scribe by clicking here


40th Anniversary

40 Years a MMM -  W. Bro. Lewis Priest of 861 Chistopher Wren Lodge Click here for the report


PMK Court

Request for voluntary assistance at Prince Michael of Kent Court from RMBI
Click here for letter



Annual Festival in Northampton and Huntingdonshire (25th April 2017)
More details are available on GMLOI section (click here) with the application form (closing date 10th April.)


Christmas Newsletter

Letter from Grand Secretary here


RAMGR Appointments

The Full Grand Lodge list from the December Meeting is available here
The list showing Middlesex members only can be seen here


Rat Pack Charity Event

On 18 February 2017 at Cole Court, by Roll Call Lodge See Newsletter (here) Booking form (here) and poster (here)


VW Bro M Falkner

RIP. Funeral on 30th November. Details here


R A M Grand Lodge  and Investiture of RAMGR

Will be held on 13th December - for dining form, click here
Form and cheque to be at Mark Masons Hall by 2nd December.
The Meeting is at Freemasons Hall.


Toast Lists updated - 4th November

If you downloaded before 1200 on 4th November, please revisit. They are in the same location.


Provincial AGM and Web site

The Provincial AGM took place on 26th October.
Details of Officers are available
                 Active Officers (click Here) and
                 Promotions and 1st Appointments (click Here)
Toast Lists are available by clicking Here

Secretaries and Scribes have been given access to a restricted area of the web site, using username Secretary. Passwords and a Guide were given out at the AGM where possible. Those who did not get these will receive these in the next few days.
This section includes the Year Book, as a full copy as published or as indexed sections for vewing online. Please note that printing the full version will be difficult for you.



Presentation of donations from MMBF to the three Hospices supported by the Province - with support from all Brethren - thank you alL Click for details


Prov AGM Minutes

of 28th October 2015, Click here



Another letter clarifying use of electronic devices for those with physical needs. Click here to access a file containing BOTH letters


Provincial Mark AGM

Reminder and UPDATE. Meeting on 26th October. Dining response (by post including cheque) by 7th October. Non-dining attendance also needs notification, and a clickable email to do so is on the detail page. Click Here to access that page


M B F Newsletter (August)

M  B F has produced a newsletter relating to a lady from Dorset, now a Ladies Grand Patron Gold Award holder, and support for the Hope for Tomorrow charity.
Click Here to see the letter directly


September GL Communications

The Communication of GLMMM Meeting will be held at Freemasons' Hall at 1400 on Tuesday 13th September. Dining request deadline is Friday 2nd September. Click here for more details, including Agenda, Dining form and minutes of last Meeting.


GL Letter (updated later)

Preparation for new Masonic Year - covers format of resignations, using term 'auditor' without capital letter rather than Account Examiner, use of electronic devices and format of Minutes. Click here for letter


GL Letter (July 2016)

Letter requesting that Investitures of Offciers are always done at the Pedestal
Click Here for document


G M LOI Calendar for 2016 to 2017

Calendar of Meeting dates, 2017 Festival will be on 25th April 2017 hosted by Northampton and Huntingdonshire, Click here for Calendar directly, or here for the page with details.


2017 Mark Benevolent Fund Festival

Form for Stewardship and Badges (Please note - this form also on pages 7 and 8 of the file you may have downloaded regarding the Festival Weekend below) Click Here


Provincial AGM

October 26th 2016 at the Royal Masonic School for Girls. Click Here for details


2017 Mark Benevolent Fund Festival Weekend

Weekend of 7th July 2017, hosted by Berkshire. Click here to see the relevant page.


Cricket Match - click here

Inter-Province Cricket Match - Saturday 17th July


June     Click here

40 Years a MMM -  W. Bro. Alan Ware of 357 Chiswick Lodge


Grand Lodge Fees (note from GL)

Fees applicable from September 2016 to August 2017  Click here

If you need the ones for the current year (ie to August 2016) Click here


Letter from Brian Berry
Click Here

Middlesex Mark and Mariner Demonstration Team , asking for helpers who are exceptional at Ritual


Secretary's Newsletter


Detail in Summons, including order of Brethren
Website - how are we doing? Is there anything that you would like?
Honorary Membership accuracy.
Request for Volunteers
Recruitment, Retention and Recapture - New forms for Leaving members (MR3), for other changes like contact details use MR4 which has been updated
              Click here
Grand Lodge Fees for the current and next years.


March 29th

We have loaded details of the following, linked to from here:
Details of GL Mark Appointments in June (Click Here)
with a Nationwide list, and one showing only Middlesex Brethren

Details of Brethren appointed Prov RAMGR (Click Here)


March 16

Charity Walk in aid of Royal Marsden Cancer Charity  by W Bro’s Brian Berry and John Edwards


February (Valentine's Day)

Notes on a Charity Lunch on Valentine's Day


March 29th (R A M)

Letters re R A M Ritual Book Error on Page 58 - relates to GL Presentation. Two Letters in one file - second with full detail



40 Years a MMM -  W. Bro. Colin Plowman of 235 Ashlar Lodge



Secretarial Matters, Summonses and Dispensation process and more generally  
Annual Prov R A M Assembly, Request for Volunteers, Annual and Installation Returns, Forthcoming Meetings



Provincial Grand Charity Steward's Report - visit to the supported Hospices



St Giles R A M, Quadratic, Keystone Online, Inter-Province Cricket Match, Notices of Motion, Lodge Accounts,Craft 2020 Festival, DC's Newsletter, Lodges of Instruction, Updated Toast Lists



From the Prov GDC, Mark and R A M Ritual Changes, LOI's Ceremonial Suport Team



Sec and Scribe Update - Keystone Online, Mark Grand Lodge, new Deputy ad Assistant PGM's and Amalgamation of Masters' Lodges, Lodge Accounts



Sec and Scribe Update - Updated Provincial By-Laws, various dated items, now past.

2014 and earlier


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