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W.Bro. George Reynolds, P.G.S.D. – 100 years young – turns out for the centenary of the Armistice

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Last Sunday saw W.Bro. George Reynolds lay a wreath on behalf of the Mark Province of Monmouthshire at the cenotaph in Newport. W.Bro. George, formerly of the Royal Horse Artillery, the only WW2 veteran on parade and in his 101st year, stepped forward with great dignity and solemnity to pay his tribute to the fallen, assisted by W.Bro. Jonathan Roberts, Dep.G.D.C.

Such is the affection for W.Bro. George among the people of Newport and beyond that his presence at the cenotaph in Newport quickly drew applause when he arrived ahead of the 11 o’clock Act of Remembrance – a true celebrity!

Well done and thank you, George. Your fortitude and determination is a lesson and an encouragement to us all.

Address by The Most Worshipful Pro Grand Master - September 2018

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Brethren, welcome to this rather different September Communication of Grand Mark Lodge, different as this is the first time it has formed the second part of the annual investiture, this second part which, as you will be aware has been for those receiving a promotion in Grand Rank.
This trial appears to have been successful and well received by you brethren and after further consultation we will decide if it is to be repeated in the years ahead adopted as the regular format for future investitures.

My first and most important duty is to bring the apologies of the Most Worshipful Grand Master, His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent. He is today on an official engagement elsewhere but he will be attending the church service at Lincolns Inn on Saturday, a service to celebrate 150 years since the formation of the Mark Benevolent Fund.

For Fund has had an incredibly busy and very special year.
The 150th Festival was held in Lincolnshire under the presidency of its Provincial Grand Master, R.W.Bro. Rev. Trevor Walker and what a splendid occasion it was. The Festival Committee has worked so hard but not only was the event a great success, but the total raised was £853,023, a magnificent total in a Province with 22 Mark lodges.

Next year the MBF Festival will be under the presidency of the Provincial Grand Master for Sussex, R.W.Bro. Martin Wilson and will be held at the Metropole Hotel in Brighton on Saturday 6th July. The Festival Committee have, I know, been working extremely hard and are confident it will be a most enjoyable occasion and i know i am looking forward to the weekend in Sussex by the sea.

On a sad note I inform you of the death on 1st September of Christine Mills, MBE, the founder of the Hope for Tomorrow charity which the MBF has for the last few years been working closely with in providing the funds for eight mobile chemotherapy treatment centres. The loss of its founder will be felt by many, but her legacy will live on continuing to provide a great service to cancer sufferers particularly those living in rural locations.

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W.Bro. George Henry Reynolds 100th birthday

W.Bro. George Henry Reynolds

Congratulations to W.Bro. George Henry Reynolds who recently celebrated his 100th birthday. George received his special 100-year Certificate from the new Provincial Grand Master for Monmouthshire, R.W.Bro. David Powell.

W.Bro. Reynolds joined the Keystone Lodge No.109 in 1979 and looks forward to celebrating his 40th year as a Mark Master Mason in 2019.

Sending you our best wishes from all at Mark Grand Lodge.

Newly Consecrated Trident Mark Lodge No. 1990

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Congratulations to the Brethren of the newly Consecrated Trident Mark Lodge No. 1990. The ceremony was held in Pattaya, Thailand on Friday, 20 July 2018. We wish you all well and hope you have a thriving Lodge and many a happy festive board.

Rulers

M.W.Bro. His Royal Highness
Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO
Grand Master

M.W.Bro. Raymond J. Smith
Pro Grand Master

R.W.Bro. John H. Prizeman
Deputy Grand Master

R.W.Bro. Stephen Davison
Assistant Grand Master

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