On the customary second Tuesday in June, 11th, around 2,000 members of the Mark Master Masons’ community came together from far and wide in the Grand Temple of Freemasons’ Hall in Great Queen Street for this year’s Annual Investiture Meeting of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of England and Wales and its Districts and Lodges Overseas which was presided over by the Grand Master, MW. Bro. His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent.

As can be seen from the photograph below, our Province was very well represented with more than 40 members in attendance.

Special congratulations go to Neil Hamilton Johnstone, Lt Col Roderick Edmund Forbes Morriss, Robert Donald Downing and Julian Trought on their appointment to active Grand Senior Deacon, Grand Standard Bearer and Grand Stewards respectively.

RW. Bro. Archie Torrance, Provincial Grand Master commented on how pleased he was “..to be able to share this wonderful day with such well-deserving members of our Province upon receipt of their first appointment to Mark Grand Rank. I am looking forward to the September communication when brethren from the Province will receive equally well-deserved promotions.”

Below is a list of all of the Kent brethren who were appointed on the day, all of whom receive the best wishes and congratulations of all of us in the Province.

Active Officers

Grand Senior Deacon
Neil Hamilton Johnstone

Grand Standard Bearer
Lt Col Roderick Edmund Forbes Morriss

Grand Steward
Robert Donald Downing

Grand Steward
Julian Trought

First Appointments

Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies
Michael Leonard Baker

Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies
Trevor Marley Sharpe

Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies
Nicholas Paul Philip Waller

Past Grand Standard Bearer
Thomas Anthony Lewis

Past Grand Standard Bearer
Stephen Mark Rozier