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2021 MBF Festival Forms

We’re pleased to announce that the 153rd Mark Benevolent Fund Annual Festival is now underway, being hosted by the Mark Province of East Lancashire.

We hope that you will consider supporting East Lancashire by making a donation to qualify as a Festival Steward and also purchasing a Festival Badge.

All donations and orders for badges must be made directly to Mark Masons’ Hall by completing the forms here.

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Mark Master Masons’ around Britain answer the call and swing into action.

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During the week commencing Monday 27th April, Provincial Grand Masters were invited to take part in an initiative to supply Provinces in England, Wales, The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man with PPE (personal protection equipment) full-face visors and to distribute within their local community to those on the front line of fighting coronavirus (COVID-19). A week later (5th May) over 70 orders for around 9000 visors have been received. Members of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons General Board have been delighted to witness the way in which the initiative has been received. Asked for a comment, the member who set the initiative up and who continues to manufacture the visor said, “It’s just Mark Men Marking Well!’

Since the demand has outstripped initial supplies, things are now back ordered. Therefore, on review of the logistics and production, priority will be focused on delivering initial orders from Provinces. Around 3000 visors have already been shipped and 100’s continue to be sent daily.

The member producing the visor has applied for approval to BS EN 166:2002 quality status through the BSI (British Standard Institute). This will provide our front-line health workers the comforting reassurance that the visors are fit for purpose.

The General Board would like to thank Provinces for responding to this initiative. To those waiting for delivery, thank you for your patience as work continues to get these much needed items of protection out as quickly as possible, so those who desperately rely on them may continue to maintain their excellent service provided to our country.

 

Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons Address 10 March 2020

JPrizemanDeputy Grand Master, R.W. Bro. John Herbert Prizeman

Brethren, welcome to this March Communication of Mark Grand Lodge and to this special meeting where the focus has been on the work of the Mark Benevolent Fund and the charities that the trustees, on your behalf, have worked with and supported, making a difference to the society in which we live.
I begin this address with good wishes, but also an apology from our Most Worshipful Grand Master, His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent. He will be with us at the Keystone Conference taking place on the 7th, 8th and 9th September when we hope to welcome representatives of some 40 Mark Grand Lodges and Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapters who work the Mark degree. This will be the first such gathering for Mark constitutions from across the world and, it is hoped, will begin a three-year cycle of the conference being hosted at different locations around the world.

I am certain it will be another most enjoyable and successful occasion.

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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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