within the Province ranges from administering the day to day management of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Bedfordshire of Mark Master Masons to extensive charitable efforts both locally within the Province of Bedfordshire and as part of national fund raising efforts of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons.
Under the direction of the PrGM, Russell Howard, the Provincial Grand Lodge executive has developed plans to focus on key areas, such as;
- achieving membership growth in Mark and Royal Ark Mariner Lodges within the Province,
- development of and support to existing Lodges and their members within the Province,
- increasing public awareness of Mark Masonry through social media, and
- enhancing existing relations with other Masonic Orders.
Those plans include specific Provincial initiatives such as:
Members On-Line Resource for communicating across all our members Provincial news,
New Members’ Programme providing support to all new members, from the time of enquiry to post joining,
The Travellers: volunteers, who are presently coordinated by a Provincial Grand Steward. They travel to all Lodges of the Province, not only to enjoy each other’s company, but, should the need arise fill a vacancy of a missing Lodge officer. They also boost attendance numbers which helps to create a vibrant and happy atmosphere.
Specialist Ceremonial Team: supervised by the Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies to provide a team member(s) for any Lodge seeking assistance in performing their ceremonies.
Support for members and their connections is provided both at local and Provincial level through the network of Almoners and part of the Provincial team’s duties is to ensure that any information about available support is transmitted to the membership as effectively as possible.
The Provincial Team are also fully engaged in making Provincial visits both to Lodges within the Province and to Mark Lodges of other Provinces. Such visits ensure that Mark Masonry is well delivered within the Province and that the Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Bedfordshire has current and active relationships with sister Provinces facilitating the communicating of best practice across a range of topics.
If you would like to know more details about the Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Bedfordshire then please contact the Provincial Grand Secretary who will be pleased to help with your enquiries or complete the on-line form.