Dear Brethren,

It has been the highlight of my Masonic career to be Provincial Grand Master for the Mark
Province of Kent. It is a wonderful province, full of wonderful people who have made my
time as Provincial Grand Master very special indeed.

As I near the end of my eighth year as Provincial Grand Master, I have decided that the time
is right to step aside to allow someone else to build upon what I have achieved and to take
the province forward. I therefore wish to announce that I shall retire as Provincial Grand
Master at midnight on Thursday 23rd September 2021, the day before the annual meeting
of Provincial Grand Lodge.

May I take this opportunity to thank every one of you from the bottom of my heart for your
kindness and support over the last eight years. I shall never forget what it was like to lead
this province and I shall remember my time as Provincial Grand Master with great fondness.

I am pleased to inform you that my successor will be V.W.Bro. Peter David Williams,
P.G.M.O. P.Dep.Prov.G.M., who is very well known to you. I wish Peter every success in his
new role. I know you will give him the same level of support that you have given to me.

I assure you that I shall watch with interest as the Mark Province of Kent goes from strength
to strength. My sincere best wishes to you all for the future.

Yours aye,
R.W.Bro. Archibald I. Torrance
Provincial Grand Master
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