On Wednesday 8th March 2023 a rare occurrence took place at The United Masonic Centre in Sheerness, when the Provincial Grand Master presented V.W.Bro. Graham Smith P.G.J.O. with a Certificate marking his 50 years as a member of Adams Lodge of Mark Master Masons No.6.

V.W.Bro. Graham was Advanced in Adams Lodge on 10th January 1973, just days after the UK joined “The Common Market” and when Little Jimmy Osmond was at No.1 with Long Haired Lover From Liverpool!

A distinguished Freemason, Graham is member of more than 10 Degrees and Orders most of which are administered from Mark Masons’ Hall, holding Grand Rank or equivalent in most. Here are just some of the highlights in our Orders.

The Degree of Mark Master Mason
1973 Adams Lodge of Mark Master Masons – Advanced
1991 Adams Lodge of Mark Master Masons –  W.M.
1991 Grand Steward
1992 Kent Mark Stewards’ Lodge – Founder
1996 P.G.J.D.
2004 P.G.J.O.
2005 P.Prov.G.S.W.

Ancient & Honorable Fraternity of Royal Ark Mariner
1974 Adams Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners – Elevated
1981 Lodge of Harmony Royal Ark Mariners – Founder
1983 Adams Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners – W.Cdr
1987 Prov.R.A.M.G.R.
1992 Kent Installed Commanders – Founder
1994 R.A.M.G.R.

As you can imagine, for such an important event, there was a bumper local and Provincial attendance to help Graham celebrate in style.