The 147th ANNUAL MEETING OF PROVINCIAL GRAND LODGE will be held at Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ on Tuesday, 9th May 2017 at which the attendance of the Provincial Grand Officers, together with Masters, Past Masters and Wardens of the Lodges of the Province is required.
The Pro Provincial Grand Master R.W.Bro. Alastair Mason will preside over the meeting.
Other members of Lodges in the Province, being Master Masons, are cordially invited to attend the Meeting but they may neither vote nor take part in the business, unless they are Past Masters of Lodges under the English Constitution and have retained their qualification as Members of Grand Lodge. Visitors, being Master Masons, may attend if they are properly introduced. The Provincial Grand Master cordially invites Fellow Craft and Entered Apprentices to attend the Banquet only.
The Provincial Grand Lodge will open at 3.45 p.m. (Doors open at 2.45 p.m.). Please be seated by 3.15 p.m.
Brethren must complete and sign the Attendance Register before entering the Temple.
Active Provincial Grand Officers designate must collect their Active Rank Jewel and Rank Card from the Active Officers’ Registration Desk outside the Grand Temple before the meeting.
Dinner in the Grand Connaught Rooms will be at 7.00 p.m. Applications to Provincial Office on the form attached.
By command of the Provincial Grand Master.
David J Pearson
Provincial Grand Secretary.
MORNING DRESS or DARK LOUNGE SUIT
Middlesex Provincial, Craft, Royal Arch or plain black tie, white collar and white gloves.
Brethren, including Grand Officers, should, if possible, wear Full Dress Regalia.
Masters and Wardens of Lodges in the Province will wear the appropriate Collar and Jewel.
Provincial and District Grand Officers Present and Past – In the PastGrand Officers’ Room – Gt Queen St entrance
Holders of Metropolitan, London & Overseas Grand Ranks – In the Past Grand Officers’ Room – Gt Queen St entrance
Brethren to be InvestedPresent & Past – In the Past Grand Officers’ Room – Gt Queen St entrance
All other Brethren – In the Main Cloak Room – Entrance under the Tower
Every Lodge in the Province shall be represented at all meetings of Provincial Grand Lodge and any Lodge not so represented at a meeting shall be subject to severe censure by the Provincial Grand Master unless adequate reason for absence of representation be shown to the satisfaction of the Provincial Grand Master. Provincial By-Law 2.6.
Grand Lodge has advised “The South, West and North seating areas on the lower level of the Grand Temple have been fitted with an ACOUSTIC LOOP. Brethren with impaired hearing sitting in these areas are advised to select position ‘T’ on their hearing aids”.
Dinner will be in the Grand Connaught Rooms at 7.00 p.m. and the bars will be open prior to dinner. Dining will only be available by returning the booking form attached. The cost of dinner will be £40.00 per person, including wine.
Please submit your dining form, with cheque, to the Provincial Office no later than Friday 14th April 2017. Bookings for dinner cannot be made without payment. Tickets will not be issued for dining.
Applications, other than those from Brethren being appointed or promoted, will be accepted on a first to apply basis.