On Friday 3rd April 2020 the Grand Secretary, R. W. Bro. Ryan A. Williams dispatched emails to select members of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of England and Wales offering them appointments and promotions in Mark Grand Lodge.

We are delighted to announce that the Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO, has been pleased to appoint or promote the following Brethren from our Province;

First Appointments

Deputy Grand Inspector of Works (Active)
David Richard King

Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies
Peter Roy Smith Obit

Past Assistant Grand Sword Bearer
Richard Ernest Atkins

Past Assistant Grand Sword Bearer
Philip Charles Clare

Past Assistant Grand Sword Bearer
Elliott Neil Cowton

Grand Standard Bearer (Active)
Jack William Jarvis

Past Grand Standard Bearer
Philip John Crouch

Grand Inner Guard (Active)
David John Merrick

Grand Steward (Active)
Christopher Stephen Clark


Past Grand Junior Overseer
William Albert James Taylor

Past Grand Senior Deacon
John Edward Lacey

Past Grand Junior Deacon
Patrick Flanagan

Past Grand Junior Deacon
John William Linkin

Other Appointments

Deputy President of the Mark Benevolent Fund
David Frederick Ashbolt


Owing to the current suspension of Masonic activity the June Communication of Grand Lodge, when those receiving first appointments are scheduled be honoured, is extremely unlikely to take place. With this in mind it has been deemed that those receiving first appointments may assume their deserved new rank from 9th June, the date that the meeting would have been held. It is hoped that the investitures will take place in September when those honoured with promotion are normally recognised. More details will follow in due course.