Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Kent
Provincial Grand Charity Steward

The office of Provincial Grand Charity Steward was created in the Province of Kent in 1979 to give focus to the fundraising activities for the 117th MBF Festival which Kent were due to host in 1985.

Currently the office is held by W. Bro. Brian Ward who was Advanced into the Amherst Mark Lodge No. 266 in 1999 and Elevated in the Folkestone Royal Ark Mariner Lodge No. 380 in 2001. In 2010 he became Master of the Amherst Mark Lodge, received Provincial Honours in 2013 and Grand Rank in 2018. In 2007 he became Commander of Folkestone R.A.M. Lodge, received Provincial honours in 2011 and Grand Rank in 2016.

Brian joins a long list of eminent Provincial Grand Charity Stewards:

  1979-1988 John Alfred Edmondson Obit.
  1988-1995 Leslie John Farrell Golding Obit.
  1995-1999 Bernard Hugh Frank Hills Obit.
  1999-2002 Trevor John Harrison Obit.
  2002-2005 Peter Basil Torres Obit.
  2005-2012 Anthony John Waspe  
  2012-2013 Frederick Brown  
  2013-2014 Raymond Garland Collings  
  2014-2017 Ian Gallehawk  
  2017-Present Brian Alan Ward  

A Provincial Charity Steward’s newsletter is published twice a year - the latest edition can be read here.

Fundraising for the Province comes from a variety of organised Provincial events such as the annual Burns Supper, Fine Dining evenings, Party in the Park, Provincial lectures etc.

However, the majority of funding comes from the generosity and support of our members and Lodges through the good offices of Lodge Charity Stewards. The job description and duties of a Lodge Charity Steward can be found in the Handbook for Lodge Charity Stewards.