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Grand Master’s Lodges of Instruction

Grand Master’s Lodges of Instruction
For
Mark Master Masons & Royal Ark Mariners

The Grand Master’s Lodges of Instruction meet on First and Third Monday of each month, commencing with the Masonic season starting in September to March at Mark Masons’ Hall, 86 St.James’s Street, London SW1A 1PL. The Advancement and Elevation ceremonies are rehearsed at each meeting; with the Elevation ceremony starting at 5.00pm and the Advancement ceremony starting at 6pm
The Installation ceremonies for Mark and RAM are rehearsed once each month on alternate Mondays; and also when requested by the members to accommodate their individual schedule.

The instructions are given in a friendly and relaxed manner to an approved standard of ritual, to fit individual requirement and need. Regalia is not worn for the GMLoI, but smart casual dress is a requirement at MMH (no jeans or trainers!).
The Lodges of Instructions’ season culminates with the Annual Festival, at which the Advancement and Elevation ceremonies are demonstrated, and is usually held during the last week in April, on a date and at a venue, mutually agreed by the GMLoI’s committee and also the committee of the host Mark Province.

The next GMLoI’s Annual Festival will be held on Wednesday, 29th April, 2020 at Mark Masons’ Hall, 86.St.James’s Street, London SW1A 1PL, at which the R.W.Bro. A. I. Torrance, Provincial Grand Master for the Mark Province of Kent, will preside.

The complete team is shown below. They are all very willing and eager to support and assist attendees in their individual requirements and the specific Offices that they wish to undertake in their own Lodges.

Chairman:
RW Bro Frank Spencer GDC, PProvGM (Worcs), GMRAC

Preceptor:
RW Bro Tom Quinn PGM (London), RAMGR

Assistant Preceptors:
W Bro David Stiff PGSD, ProvGSec (Kent), RAMGR
W Bro Graeme McCormack PProvGJW (London), PrRAMGR
W Bro G.C. Munday PAGDC, ProvGSW (London), RAMGR

Secretary:
W Bro Hemant Vyas PGJD, RAMGR

Assistant Secretary:
W Bro Michael Guile PAGDC, RAMGR

Treasurer:
W Bro Shane Clapham PAsstGSwdBr, RAMGR

Festival Secretary:
W Bro Shaun Rayner MBE, JP

Members:
VW Bro D.F. Pascho PGMO, RAMGR
VW Bro G.A. Trew PGJO, RAMGR
W Bro C.J.B. Lloyd PGJD, RAMGR
W Bro J.H. Bussel PAGDC, RAMGR

Mark Master Masons and Royal Ark Mariners of all Provinces are cordially invited to participate in the Festival in addition to taking the opportunity to rehearse work which they are expecting to do in their own Lodges.

Any inquiries should go to W Bro. Hemant Vyas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Calendar for the 2019-2020 Session

02/09/19 16.15 R.A.M. Installation* 17.00 R.A.M. Elevation 18.00 Mark Advancement.
16/09/19 16.15 Mark Installation* 17.00 R.A.M. Elevation 18.00 Mark Advancement.
30/09/19 16.15 R.A.M. Installation* 17.00 R.A.M. Elevation 18.00 Mark Advancement.
14/10/19 16.15 Mark Installation* 17.00 R.A.M. Elevation 18.00 Mark Advancement.
28/10/19 16.15 R.A.M. Installation* 17.00 R.A.M. Elevation 18.00 Mark Advancement.
11/11/19 16.15 Mark Installation* 17.00 R.A.M. Elevation 18.00 Mark Advancement.
25/11/19 16.15 R.A.M.Installation* 17.00 R.A.M. Elevation 18.00 Mark Advancement.
09/12/19 16.15 Mark Installation* 17.00 R.A.M. Elevation 18.00 Mark Advancement.
13/01/20 16.15 R.A.M. Installation* 17.00 R.A.M. Elevation 18.00 Mark Advancement.
27/01/20 16.15 Mark Installation* 17.00 R.A.M. Elevation 18.00 Mark Advancement.
10/02/20 16.15 R.A.M. Installation* 17.00 R.A.M. Elevation 18.00 Mark Advancement.
17/02/20 16.15 Mark Installation* 17.00 R.A.M. Elevation 18.00 Mark Advancement.
02/03/20 16.15 R.A.M. Installation* 17.00 R.A.M. Elevation 18.00 Mark Advancement.
16/03/20 16.15 Mark Installation* 17.00 R.A.M. Elevation 18.00 Mark Advancement.
06/04/20 Festival Rehearsal 16.45 R.A.M. Elevation 18.00 Mark Advancement.
20/04/20 Festival Rehearsal 16.45 R.A.M. Elevation 18.00 Mark Advancement.
27/04/20 Festival Rehearsal 16.45 R.A.M. Elevation 18.00 Mark Advancement.

29/04/19 Festival** Kent.

07/09/20 16.15 R.A.M. Installation* 17.00 R.A.M. Elevation 18.00 Mark Advancement.
21/09/20 16.15 Mark Installation* 17.00 R.A.M. Elevation 18.00 Mark Advancement.
05/10/20 16.15 R.A.M.Installation* 17.00 R.A.M. Elevation 18.00 Mark Advancement.
19/10/20 16.15 Mark Installation* 17.00 R.A.M. Elevation 18.00 Mark Advancement.
02/11/20 16.15 R.A.M. Installation* 17.00 R.A.M. Elevation 18.00 Mark Advancement.
16/11/20 16.15 Mark Installation* 17.00 R.A.M. Elevation 18.00 Mark Advancement.
07/12/20 16.15 R.A.M. Installation* 17.00 R.A.M. Elevation 18.00 Mark Advancement.

*For Installed Commanders or Mark Masters. ** Times to be confirmed

Huge Success for Mark Masons’ Hall - London Open House

Huge Success for Mark Masons Hall London Open House

Our thanks to Darren Coleman-Heald - Charities Manager, Judith Ridley – Head of Finance and HR, Lisa Corcoran – Manager Shop@86, Dan Heath – Assistant Grand Secretary, Michael Owen – Catering Manager, Fabio Raposo – Deputy Catering Manager and Frank Cruz, Head Bartender for giving up their free time to help and support Mark Masons’ Hall at the London Open House event on Sunday, 23 September 2018.

Guests arrived from 9.30am and waited very patiently in the rain so we opened the doors early to allow them to dry off. Within minutes the team was inundated with guests from all corners of the globe. Our figures show that we welcomed over 400 people in to the building during the 4-hour opening time.

Lisa looked after registrations at the front desk whilst Judith directed people to the various rooms and answered their strange and wonderful questions ‘en route’! Dan and Michael were good enough to take on the role of tour guide and Fabio and Frank were swamped in the bar serving drinks and sandwiches. Darren spent most of his time working both printers to death on the 4th floor as demand for brochures outstripped supplies!

They all had a great day, if not a somewhat exhausting one, and were delighted when the doors closed at 2pm, but not before a last final mad rush by those wanting to see the lovely building. The last time Mark Masons’ Hall joined the Open House project was over 10 years ago and we are thrilled by the success of the event.

Here’s to next year!

Open House - Mark Masons' Hall

This event has already taken place, but if you would like to read more, please see the article Huge Success for Mark Masons’ Hall - London Open House

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Have you ever wondered what goes on at Mark Masons’ Hall?

We are delighted to let you know that our application to join the London Open House Weekend has been accepted and we will open our doors to the public from 10 am until 2 pm on Sunday, 23 September 2018.

Why not pop along and say hello to the staff at Mark Masons’ Hall, find out what we do and take a tour of this fabulous building. Join us in the bar for a pint of Green King’s IPA or London Glory or even a drop of Old Speckled Hen.

Click here for details: https://openhouselondon.open-city.org.uk/listings/4711

We look forward to seeing you.